Our various Cultural Tours introduces visitors to the unique aspects of Bhutanese culture including visits to sacred festivals and pilgrimage sites and on whichever tour you go, there are fascinating excursions to villages, temples or scenic spots for a close look at the culture and a land which remains the most unspoiled and most beautiful example of the Himalayan way of life in existence today.
The scope for trekking in Bhutan is immense - from short walks around the valleys to arduous treks up to the snowline and beyond. Trekkers are fortunate people, as they can experience the kingdom of Bhutan at its most magnificent. From the towering snow peaks of the inner Himalayas to the verdant forests which cloak the hills above its peaceful valleys, the trails are clean and unspoiled, and the wilderness still pristine in its beauty.
Festivals or tsechus are living manifestations of centuries old tradition and faith celebrated at various times of the year. The most popular tsechus are Thimphu, Paro and Bumthang. Rare masked, sword and other ritualistic dances are usually performed in the Dzong’s courtyards. The Dzong comes to life with colour, music and dancing as Bhutanese dress in their finest and join together to exorcise evil sprits and rejoice. Certain festivals end with the unveiling of huge religious appliqués or Thongdrels. It is believed that the mere sight of the Thongdrol liberates a person from suffering and blesses the person with good fortune and long life. All festival dates are based on the Lunar Calendar and so will vary from year to year.