Festivals Of Bhutan
Magnificent mountains, spectacular scenery and colourful festivals
Protected by the mighty Himalaya, the isolated kingdom of Bhutan is an unforgettable place to visit. The landscape is stunning, with steep forested hills and misty mountains rising from fast flowing rivers. However it's the fascinating culture that makes this country unique, boasting several colourful annual festivals. At these festivals hundreds gather to see the monks, dressed in brightly coloured robes, perform ritual dances. For several days there are masked dances and prayer meetings, and a general carnival atmosphere prevails. On the spring departure we will visit the Paro Festival, which culminates with the unfurling of a giant Thanka, whilst in June we visit the lesser known Nimalung and Kurjey festivals. We also see all the main sights in and around Paro and Thimpu, as well as the superb Dzongs (fortresses) that dot the valleys and hilltops.
Nepal & Bhutan Discoverer:
Travel through the magical lands of Nepal and Bhutan, the mountain abode of the gods Travel to the abode of the gods - the mountain lands of Nepal and Bhutan. The mighty Himalaya straddles some of the most spectacularly beautiful countries, crowned by snow-capped peaks and lush green valleys. Nepal is a former kingdom with old towns that are awashed with history, where the stone and intricate lattice-works hide centuries of religious and political intrigue. The mighty Annapurnas form a majestic backdrop to terraced valleys, whilst the lush Chitwan National Park is home to magnificent wildlife including the great Indian rhino. Bhutan has long been an enigma, due to its isolation. Visitors now are beginning to discover the wonders of this magical kingdom where quality of life is measured in 'gross national happiness'. With its Buddhist monasteries, mountains, valleys, lakes and secluded hamlets, one can also add spirituality and beauty to all that.
Bhutan: Land Of The Thunder Dragon: