A Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

The Tiger's Nest :

Clinging to a sheer cliff face, 900m above the Paro Valley, Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest Monastery) is Bhutan’s Machu Picchu.It features in every brochure, book and website about the country, but thanks to Bhutan’s restrictions on visitor numbers, it doesn't feel overrun. That could also be because of a lung-bursting trek up a steep, rocky track. This cliff, only 10km north of Paro, was chosen as a meditation site by Guru Rinpoche who, according to legend, arrived here on a flying tiger. The temple has been rebuilt twice, after devastating fires in 1950 and 1998, and you’ll have no choice but to arrive on foot. But the view across the valley to the temple, and the quiet aura within, ensure that a visit to the Tiger’s Nest is a highlight of your visit to Bhutan.

Search for a yeti :

The most famous legend is the yeti, or migoi to the locals, and despite the likes of Reinhold Messner declaring that what people are really seeing is a Himalayan bear, the creature has a strong hold on local culture. Every villager has a tale about a close encounter with a big, hairy migoi and advice on how to escape one. Indeed, Bhutan has a National Park dedicated to the preservation of the yeti, a remote 740-square-mile wilderness in the east of the country called Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary. Your chances of seeing a yeti are still pretty slim, but the park is also home to other endangered species, including red pandas, snow leopards and tigers, so there's no shortage of other elusive creatures for you to see.

Trek into the unknown

Bhutan is the gold standard for trekking in the Himalaya. From treks through ancient rhododendron forests to a challenging, 25-day hike that traverses half the country, Bhutan offers something for trekkers of all levels. The Jomolhari Trek is Bhutan’s most popular and follows ancient trade routes through Jigme Dorji National Park to fantastic views of sacred 7,314m Jomolhari Peak on the Tibetan border. The Bumthang Cultural Trek avoids the high peaks and offers instead a timeless succession of picturesque temples, monasteries and traditional villages. And birdwatchers will love the Gangte Trek that focuses on spotting black-necked cranes

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Honest client testimonials based on their personal experience on the service provided by Team Fly bagna, with all the reviews and ratings.

Astha Gujar – February 20, 2020:

Our agent at Fly bagna was very good. We had an anniversary on 11th December and we told the agent that we have to have dinner in a local dress and our agent arranged all the things as per our choice. Thank you team Fly bagna.

Disha Salian – January 17, 2019:

The Bhutan trip was amazing. We loved Bhutnese culture and people. Hiking to Tiger's Nest was our Best Memory of the trip! Thank you team Fly bagna.


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