Bhutan Myths, Travel and Tours

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What is the best time to travel to Bhutan? While many guidebooks will recommend making your reservations for the fall or spring months, more and more “in the know” Bhutanese travelers prefer to travel during the wet summer or the cold winter months. These exotic vacationers reason that during the off season, fewer western tourists show up, and the privacy and serenity allows them to enjoy and get to know Bhutanese culture in a more natural context.

Another myth which pervades Bhutanese tourism literature is the notion that the monastic festivals held in places like Paro and Thimphu are by and large the biggest tourist draws the country offers. While these festivals at centuries old  monasteries and fortresses, called dzongs, are certainly exciting, unique, and culturally edifying, Bhutan above all offers lush landscapes, stunning vistas of the highest unclimbed peaks in the world, dense forests, and incredible wildlife. As a veteran traveler, you want to trek pristine valleys where few have gone, explore a truly “off the beaten path” location that is treasured by historians and cultural anthropologists all but largely off limits to run of the mill tourists from western nations. To do that, and to penetrate the veil of this closed kingdom, however, you need to obtain the services of an experienced travel organization.

If you are searching for a Bhutan tour company that can provide unique cultural opportunities and safe trekking passage in the Thunder Dragon Kingdom, consider working with the amiable, educated staff at Extereme Tours to plot your itinerary. Extreme Tours Bhutan is not a travel agency–it is a dedicated, tailor-made private tourism group with great references and decades in the business. A sub-service of the widely acclaimed Extreme Tours Travel Guides, Extreme Tours Bhutan offers expert cultural insights, no stress entries into some of the country’s most esteemed sights and their website is a goldmine of valuable information where to start.

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