Winter is a wonderful time in the Kingdom of Thunder Dragon !
Winter is a wonderful time to be walking in the kingdom of Thunder Dragon !
Celebrate your winter holidays high in the mountains of Bhutan where you can truly appreciate the beauty of the kingdom. There aren’t many tourists in the kingdom; the crops are in, village rooftops are bright red with the colors of drying chillis, and the pace of life in the villages is slow as villagers spend most of their time basking in the winter sun– more often involved in the national sports of Archery. The sky is crystal clear – most of the time and as far as the eye can see– with snowcapped mountains forming a backdrop of brilliant white against the azure skies. Walk up to the celebrated Tiger’s Nest, wander around in the remote valley of Haa and hike to the remote Kila nunnery. Enjoy the great peaks of the Inner Himalaya in the crisp clear air of the winter’s sun, when days are usually brilliantly sunny and nights full of stars. Discover the colorful market in the capital, Thimphu, then go east to the warm Punakha valley, where you can hike to a hilltop chorten and visit the temple of the Divine Madman (famous for fertility blessings), cross the Black Mountains into central Bhutan into Gangtey, winter home of the beautiful and endangered Black-necked cranes considered the sacred Birds of the kingdom and who make Bhutan their refuge from the icy snows of Tibet.
Our Winter walking tour is also a cultural exploration for active people who enjoy short day hikes with nights spent in comfortable lodges. Your wanderings will take you over ridges and into wonderful landscapes… inside small hilltop monasteries and scattered villages with no motor roads with prizewinning, fantastic views of landscapes with the silvery shining river snaking its way across the valley floor… you will quench your curiosity as to what lies on the other side of the hills…. get into the heart of the countryside and measure its pulse… Our walking tours are flexible, adventurous and highly oriented toward learning, exploring and interacting closely with the people and places of the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon.
Clean air, pristine flora and fauna, unique architecture, smiling people and preserved social and cultural heritage make this country an exotic destination– specially in the winter– when hardly anyone is there.