When somebody mentions Bhutan, in your mind you instantly think of a mysterious land, with smiling Lamas, beautiful monasteries, high mountains and clear running streams. But we urge you not to do the usual stuff when you go to Bhutan this year. Try to be different, listen to you heart, instead of the travel guide this time, or just follow our tips. The beautiful prayer flags beckon you to take a break in this happy nation this year.
Do not come back without seeing the Mount Everest
We are not asking you to climb it, but you sure cannot miss glancing at the Daddy of all mountains in the world. If you manage a seat on the left side of the aircraft, then you will be able to see it even before the plane lands. And that’s not all. You get the bonus of seeing Mount Kanchenjunga, too, from the flight.
Disconnect from the real world, even for a few days
If you have wanted to take a break from stressful real life, then Bhutan offers you ample opportunities to do so. The moment you step out of the plane, the air, the sights will help your nerves relax and transport you to a new state of peace and tranquility. A simple fact that every home in Bhutan is three storied and has a shrine on the third floor, will make you feel so much at home and blessed.
Soak in nature’s beauty like a sponge
Do not make the mistake of comparing Bhutan to any hill station in India. You have to see it to realize that God has been extra kind to its people and its lands. With 60% of land under forest cover, the green all around will refresh your soul and mind. Choose from a long list of national parks and forest reserves.
Get your adventure bone ticking in Bhutan
Bhutan is perfect for people who adore adventure sports and outdoor activities. The mountains, the lakes and the glaciers give you stunning locations and urge your adventurous side to get dominant. You can literally do a trek everyday and they range from a few days to weeks.
Do not come back without tasting Ema Datshi
Ask any Bhutanese about his favourite dish and he will say – Ema Datshi. It is a steaming hot dish made of cheese and chillies. They can have it in all three meals and as a main course or side dish. Vegetarians can choose from a long list of dishes made from delightful fresh locally found vegetables. Do not be stuck up on having momos, try the ethnic dishes like red rice and nettles.