Top 10 things to do in Bhutan

  1. Tiger's Nest Monastery
    Paro Valley, Bhutan
    This iconic monastery, perched on a cliff 3,000 meters above sea level, is one of Bhutan's most famous landmarks. Visitors can hike up to the monastery, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valley.
  2. Punakha Dzong
    Punakha, Bhutan
    This stunning fortress, situated at the confluence of two rivers, is one of Bhutan's most impressive architectural wonders. Visitors can explore the intricate murals and ornate wood carvings inside the dzong.
  3. Buddha Dordenma Statue
    Thimphu, Bhutan
    This massive bronze statue of Buddha, standing at 51 meters tall, is one of the largest in the world. Visitors can climb up to the base of the statue for panoramic views of Thimphu.
  4. National Museum of Bhutan
    Paro, Bhutan
    This museum, housed in a former watchtower, offers a fascinating glimpse into Bhutanese history and culture. Visitors can see traditional costumes, weapons, and religious artifacts.
  5. Dochula Pass
    Thimphu, Bhutan
    This mountain pass, located at an altitude of 3,100 meters, offers stunning views of the Himalayas. Visitors can stop at one of the many chortens (Buddhist shrines) and enjoy a picnic lunch.
  6. Chele La Pass
    Paro, Bhutan
    This high-altitude pass, located at 3,988 meters above sea level, is the highest road pass in Bhutan. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas and hike to nearby lakes and monasteries.
  7. Jigme Dorji National Park
    This vast national park, covering over 4,000 square kilometers, is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including tigers, leopards, and red pandas. Visitors can go on guided hikes and wildlife safaris.
  8. Phobjikha Valley
    Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan
    This scenic valley, located at an altitude of 3,000 meters, is known for its stunning natural beauty and endangered black-necked cranes. Visitors can go on guided hikes and visit local monasteries.
  9. Chimi Lhakhang
    Punakha, Bhutan
    This temple, dedicated to the "Divine Madman" Lama Drukpa Kunley, is famous for its phallic symbols and fertility blessings. Visitors can receive a blessing from the resident monk and explore the temple's colorful murals.
  10. Bumthang Valley
    This scenic valley, located in central Bhutan, is known for its stunning landscapes and rich Buddhist heritage. Visitors can explore ancient temples and monasteries, go on guided hikes, and sample local cuisine.