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Experience a gorgeous country drenched in natural beauty, brimming with traditions and rich culture. This is Bhutan, a vibrant Buddhist Kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge. Known as a trekking destination, you’ll have endless hiking adventures through lush valleys and subtropical plains. 

Though caressed by Mother Nature, Bhutan’s human-made structures are just as mesmerising, including ornate monasteries and mountain fortresses. With world-famous textiles, extraordinary beliefs, spicy dishes, and a remote allure, Bhutan should be your next travel location. 

Best Times to Visit Bhutan

Ready to start planning your trip to beautiful Bhutan but not sure when to go? I can honestly not give you a straightforward answer. The best time to visit Bhutan depends on your personal preferences, expectations, and what you’re doing. 

I suggest visiting between March and May if your primary objective is trekking. If you’re going for all the iconic attractions and swoon-worthy photo ops, then it’s best to plan your trip between November and February. 

Top Tourist Spots and Things to Do in Bhutan

Speaking of iconic attractions, would you like to know all the best tourist places in Bhutan? Don’t miss the following sites and activities: 

National Museum of Bhutan

This cultural museum is home to 3,000 Bhutanese art pieces that span 1,500 years of history. Now, if that doesn’t sway you, the museum houses the country’s most precious object: a 19th-century egg believed to have originated from a horse in Trashiyangtse.

Plus, its newly renovated Ta-dzong building boasts stunning views over Paro. 

National Weaving Centre

Pop in at the National Weaving Centre if you want to learn all about Bhutan’s weaving industry and its significant role in the national dress. Known as the kira for women and the gho for men – these carefully woven dresses are flattering and stunning. 

Apart from appreciating how these detailed fabrics are created, it’s also the perfect opportunity to shop for souvenirs like scarves, purses, and boots. 

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

A refreshing and splendid hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery should be on anyone’s bucket list. Trek through breathtaking scenery and face the unexpected as you tread along jagged cliffs. 

Once you reach this UNESCO-listed site, you can’t help but feel a sense of spirituality and tranquillity (it’s no wonder Bhutan is one of the world’s most peaceful countries). 

Some Bhutanese believe that the location was anointed by Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche or the second Buddha), who flew here on the back of a tiger. Since then, Tibetan saints and religious figures have visited the monastery to meditate.

Enjoy a Traditional Meal on a Farm

There’s no better way to learn about a people and their culture than embracing their traditions, especially around the dinner table. Experience a traditional Bhutanese meal cooked by a local on their farm.

You couldn’t have asked for a more authentic Bhutanese outing, and I suggest organising one with MyBhutan, a local tour company. Just a warning: Bhutanese are not shy about using chilli as they consider it a vegetable rather than a spice or flavour. Most dishes contain plenty of fresh veggies, and I can’t recommend the Ema Datshi or chilli cheese enough.