Perhaps the last bastion of Mahayana Buddhism in the Himalaya, Bhutan meticulously retains its age-old traditions and unspoilt culture. Colourful festivals that include mask dances liven up the Spartan life in its numerous monasteries. Majestic fortresses, called Dzongs, dominate the landscape in several towns.
In clear weather, Druk Air’s flight to Bhutan provides a wonderful view of Himalayan scenery culminating in an exciting descent past forested hills into the valley of Paro. This short tour discovers the magic and mystery of Bhutan, covering the rich sights of Paro and Thimphu and takes in a visit to the amazing fortified monastic dzongs of Punakha. We have included the beautiful valley of Gangtey, famous for the migrant black-necked crane and is an excellent base for walks.