As winters are closing in, people have started planning their holidays. Winter is the best season to enjoy vacations as every place is filled with immense beauty after the monsoon. Nature is at its peak and there is no way that you can waste these vacations by staying home and missing out all the mesmerizing landscapes.
Bhutan is one of the best places to visit in winters. The climate is moderately cool and calm. You can avoid peak time rush in winters, that will make your trip much easier. A well planned trip is much better than a trip that is planned on the way. You might miss some of the must visit places there. Here is a brief How to Spend Winter Holidays in Bhutan :
1. Gangtey Monastery
Gangtey Monastery is one of the best places to visit in winter. It is located in Phobjikha valley and known by the name of its surrounding village “Gangten”. Its beautiful structure makes it a treat for the people who are interested in monuments and design. The place is a must visit in winter because of the black necked crane that migrates to the place in winters. Trekking on this route will give you the amazing view of black mountains and u-shaped gelid Phobjikha valley.
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2. Royal Manas National Park
This national park is titled as the “crowned jewel” that is totally justified. It is considered as the “conservation showpiece of the kingdom”. It is the oldest national park in Bhutan. It houses number of species of flora and fauna. It is a must visit site in winter because of the Tsechu festival in the region. You can see tigers, elephants, golden languor and many more. It also has rare migratory fish called mahseer.
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3. Buddha Dordenma
This place is known for a 51 meter huge statue of Lord Gautam Buddha. It is located on a hilltop in the capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. The statue is not any ordinary statue. There are more than 100,000 tiny Buddha statues cocooned in the statue. People visit the place seeking for the blessing of everlasting happiness and enlightenment.
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4. Trek to the Tiger’s Nest
Bhutan is enchanting in winters, trekking can make your trip thrilling and memorable. Trekking to the Taktsang monastery, which is located 9480 ft above the ground on the rocky windy path, is the challenge to all the adventure seeking travelers. Trekking through the colorful flags and praying wheels will give you a spiritual vibe and the views will take your breath away.
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5. Dochula Pass
It is located at an elevation of 3100 meters from sea level, making it a decent place for hiking. Main attractions are the 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens”. One of the best reasons to visit Dochula pass is the view from the Gangkar Puensum, which is the highest peak in Bhutan.
Bhutan is blessed with beauty and enlightenment. There are numerous things to do in Bhutan all year round, but the natural beauty in winter is incomparable. Plan your next visit to Bhutan with Special Holidays and be awestruck by the magnificence of the place.