Black Diamond Expedition, as a part of its itinerary, also offers trip to Bhutan, the beautiful Himalayan Kingdom as a tourist destination. This tiny kingdom has a lot to offer you. The natural sceneries such as wildflowers, spruce, charming mountain villages, dzongs and monasteries give you the true meaning of cultural and natural authenticity and magnificence while you travel to Bhutan. There are other numerous things that make your visit to Bhutan remarkable. When you visit Paro, Thimpu and Punakha, you will see various cultural hubs with temples, dzongs, monasteries as well as sacred sites. These sites give you breathtaking and awe inspiring experiences.The eye-catching Prayer flags fluttering on the hills, dzongs and other sacred places such as shrines and temples definitely make your holiday in Bhutan an unforgettable experience. The historical Taktsang Monastery or the Tiger’s Nest located in Paro showcases the splendid architecture, arts and crafts. They definitely introduce you the Bhutanese identity.
Takstang Monastery is hung on a cliff above the beautiful forest of blue pines and rhododendrons. This enchanting and unique monastery can be reached by climbing up the hill of about 900m. However, those who have difficulty climbing can make up this with a pony ride more than half a way and then a short climb up the steep stairs lead you to the monastery. The chapel with butter lamps and the waterfall by the Snow Lion Cave also give you a sheer joy and delight. The breathtaking view of the Paro valley from this monastery evidently gives you a holy feel. This monastery has a religious importance becuase this is the place where Guru Rinpoche introduced Buddhism for the first time in Bhutan. Punakha, another destination in Bhutan is just 3 hour's drive from Thimphu. Punakha Dzong or Pungthang Dewachen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness) is another Highlight of tourist destination in Bhutan. This gorgeous Dzong is the second oldest and the second largest Dzong in Bhutan. We pass through gorgeous mountains and breathtaking landscapes while traveling towards Punakha from Thimphu. Punakha Dzong lies between two rivers called Pho Chu and Mo Chu. These two rivers are taken as amle and female rivers respectively as they have noticeable color differences between the rivers and the water. Punakha Dzong, which contains many precious reics from lang back, has connected the mainland with a curved wooden bridge. The Dzong has a temperate climate and lilac colored Jacaranda trees during the spring season. The bird's eye view of the entire Paro Valley can be seen from the peak of the Zuri Dzong, the another highlight, Trek. The Zuri Dzong, the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, has a cave where Buddha came for meditation in the 8th century. This awe inspiring and peaceful place allows the visitors to soak in the tranquil radiating from the peculiar views.
The Gangtey valley, another stunning valley in the Himalayas, often known as the Shangri-La of Bhutan, is a well known destination for the tourists. The flat valley has no trees and is accessible only after the hard climb through dense forests. This moderate trek takes you to the villages of Gogona and Khotokha, passing through the forests of Juniper, rhododendrons, meadows and fields. The historical Gangtey monastery and the black-necked crane information centre are the highlights of this site.