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Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is a land of monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are a destination for serious trekkers. Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery, a sacred site, clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Capital: Thimphu
King: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Prime minister: Tshering Tobgay
Currencies: Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee
Official language: Dzongkha

Visiting historical places, Tajj Mahal, etc
The flight into Paro provides a most dramatic view of the Himalaya as you fly alongside it. The tiny town of Paro, bursting with colour and tradition, is overlooked by a dramatic dzong. Fields, cover most of the valley floor, while hamlets and isolated farms dot the countryside - the houses here are considered to be among the most beautiful in the country.

Thimphu lies in a wooded valley, sprawling up a hillside on the west bank of the Thimphu River. Quiet and peaceful, with its streets lined with traditional shop fronts, this town seems almost too small to be a capital – it is often said to be the only one without traffic lights. Beautiful textiles in wool, silk and cotton, basketwork, silver jewelry, thangkas and other traditional crafts of the Kingdom are available in various Handicraft Emporiums.

The road to Punakha and Wangdue crosses the Dochula Pass (3150 m), offering a great view of the Eastern Himalaya. Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is perched on a spur at the confluence of two rivers, completely covering it and commanding an impressive view .

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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