Traveling to Bhutan

Bhutan travel

Bhutan is small and low populated countries on the south asian region with some unique natural and culture heritage along with some great travel destinations. Bhutan offers a great learning experience to any form of travelers. Bhutan is mainly famous for trekking and cultural tours but it has now extended its horizon to  trekking, cultural tour, Festival tours, Buddhism tours, mountain biking tour, home stay tour, bird watching tour  and many more.

Land area of Bhutan is 38,394 square kilometers with a population of 742,737 according to 2012 estimate. Bhutan is a himalayan and mountainous country with buddhism as the main religion for majority of people. Bhutan has its own unique civilization and unique identity thanks to rich religious and cultural heritage.

Bhutan is known for its Mahyana Buddhism. It is also a small kingdom which was never colonized with the population kind of detached from rest of the world and they have a limited contact with rest of the world until the 21st century.

Far south side of Bhutan has temperature of about 15°C in winter (December to February) and 30°C in summer (June to August). In capital Thimphu average temperature is -2.5°C in January and 25°C in August with average rainfall of 100mm. In the high mountain sides temperature averages 0°C in winter and hits 10°C during summer.

Major cities of Bhutan includes Thimphu, Jakar, Mongar, Paro, Punakha, Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar, Trashigang and Trongsa.

There are four national parks in Bhutan namely Jigme Dorji National Park, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, Royal Manas National Park and Thrumshingla National Park. There are five wildlife sanctuaries (nature reserves) namely Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary, Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary and Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve.

Paro International Airport (PBH/VQPR) is the only international airport in Bhutan. Paro airport is situated at the south west part of the country and Druk Air is Bhutan’s flag carrier. You can travel to Bhutan from Kathmandu by using Durk air. Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) is one of the popular Buddhist site in Bhutan and deserves a visit. Festivals or Tshechu is also an attraction.