7 Reasons to travel Bhutan in Autumn

Bhutan is one of the gems of the Himalayan countries in the world gaining popularity as “The Last Shangri-La”. This small kingdom is not only enriched with natural beauty but also has well preserved their cultures and traditions successfully. If you seek for tranquility and soulful gratification along with adventures, plan a Bhutan trip now. Bhutan is considered to be one of the happiest country in the world as they take their happiness not as an outcome of money but as the consequence of being religious and spiritually healthy.

Autumn is the loveliest season to travel to Bhutan and explore its mesmerizing terrain, cheerful and very hospitable natives, lively festivals, ancient monasteries with great architecture and much more. The clear blue sky and the mild weather are best preferred by most of the people. We give you a plenty of reasons to travel Bhutan in autumn as follows:

  1. Jambay Lhakhang Drup:

Jambay Lhakhang Drup is one of the most popular and spectacular festivals in Bhutan to attend. This festival usually lasts for 5 days and according to the calendar, this year, it lies in 4th -6th November, 2017. This festival is held in the evening where crowds gather to witness fire ritual with the traditional naked dances.

  1. Tiger’s Nest:

Tigers’ Nest built in 1692 around the cave by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye is an elegant structure which has now become the cultural icon of Bhutan. Also known as Paro Taksang, this structure is located 10 km to the north of Paro and stands on a perilous cliff at an elevation of 3,120m above the valley. Its well-designed architecture is appreciated worldwide with religious beliefs of Padmashamvaba having meditated inside the cave for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. All the buildings are interconnected through steps and stairways made in rocks with gorgeous combination of white, yellow, red and green colors. And in autumn, under the clear blue sky, this structure looks even more sophisticated than ever before and after in a year.

3.     Punakha Dzong:

Punakha Dzong is a magnificent white washed fortress of Bhutan. It has been a promising fortress for many years. It used to be the capital of the kingdom until Thimpu was made the capital in 1955 but is still an administrative centre of the Punakha district. Built between 1637 and 1638, this building is one of the finest structures of Bhutan with marvelous architecture on the inside and a gorgeous view of turquoise colored running water. Exploring this place in the lovely fall will take you through a world of beauty and color.

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4.     Mount Jomolhari:

Mount Jomolhari is the highest peak of Bhutan with an altitude of 2,700 meter (8,900 ft). This sacred Bhutanese mountain stands as a border between Yadong country of Tibet and the Thimpu district of Bhutan. This gorgeous mountain has initiated two rivers named as paro Chu flowing from the south and the Amo Chu flowing from the north side. This pure and holy mountain never fails to mesmerize its viewers with its diverse colors in lovely autumn. This partially snowcapped mountain is the perfect focus for people to gaze their eyes on.

5.     Samtse and Sarpang rice fields:

In terms of natural beauty, rice fields are not impressive as the plants dry soon with light brown color but the harvesting of golden colored rice fields are absolutely glorious. The Bhutanese harvest rice by the ancient traditions. It will be a treat to watch all the men and women harvesting if you are lucky enough to catch them into action.

6.     Thimphu Tshechu:

Thimpu Tshechu is one of the biggest festivals in Bhutan. This festival begins from the 10th day of the 8th month according to lunar calendar for 3 days. This lively festival is witnessed by thousands of people among which many are from all over the world and many are from the neighboring districts. In this festival prayers are carried out for days and nights in order to summon the gods. This joyous festival of monks takes place in the capital, Thimpu, Wangdue, Phodrang, Gangte, Bumthang, Gasa, Ura, Jakar, among many more during October and November.

7.     Phobjikha Valley:

Phobjikha Valley  is the flat wide large area with no trees but full of spectacular natural beauty, untouched and unspoiled scenery, local residents and their traditional culture. This area has been completely untouched by any outer modern advancement and hence, the cultural preservation has been successfully into action. This valley provides constant marvelous views wherever you walk. And when its autumn, black-necked cranes move here almost at the end of Autumn. Therefore, November becomes the most suitable place for bird lovers as well as photographers.

So, these are only the few reasons that you should visit Bhutan in autumn but if you want to explore more and looking for a good experienced team to travel with, feel free to contact us anytime anywhere.

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