Top 8 Hidden Valleys in Bhutan-Gives you a lifetime experience

Top 8 Hidden Valleys in Bhutan-Gives you a lifetime experience

August 11, 2018 0 By the-admin

Bhutan, the land of mystery is landlocked country between India and China. It is being tucked in the mountainous eastern Himalayas, much of Bhutanese people staying in the valleys and lowlands. Bhutan is not just a country to explore snow-capped mountains’ views, sparkling rivers, and gushing waterfall, this country is also covered by the magnificent as well as greenery hidden valleys. Those unexplored majestic valleys of Bhutan are grooved into the Himalaya by Bhutan’s rivers which are fed by glacial melt and monsoon rains. However, Bhutan has developed as well as a modernized country including a national highway; travel from one valley to another valley is difficult. A journey through these hidden valleys can be done in shorter time by which you can explore the history and culture on locals, also offers day hikes or even a short trek and provide a glimpse of the modern lifestyle of Bhutan.

Explore Magnificent Hidden Valleys In Bhutan:

Hidden Valleys in Bhutan will not only mesmerized you with its beauty but also creates a beautiful impression in your mind. Your Bhutan tour is definitely incomplete without exploring the hidden valleys-

1. Bumthang Valley:

Bumthang Valley

It is one of the spectacular as well as awe-inspiring valleys in Bhutan. Bumthang is actually a district of Bhutan which is named as valley by combing 4 valleys together; those are Ura, Choekhor, Chumney, and Tang. The word ‘Bumthang’ means ‘beautiful field’.  And it is known that the most beautiful girls in Bhutan reside in these valleys. There are many farms in Bumthang Valley which produce various types of food products such as cheese, apples, honey, potato, rice, buckwheat and other dairy products.


Distance from Paro International Airport: 309.4km

Best time to visit: March-May and September-November

Nearby sightseeing Places: Jakar Dzong, Jambay Lhakhang, Tamshing, Koenchog Sum Lhakhang, Jakar Lhakhang, and Wangdue Choling Palace

Things to do: Trekking, Horse Riding etc

Nearby hotels – The village Lodge Bumthang, Valley Resort, Jaka village Lodge and Chumey Nature Resort

2. Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley:

Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley

It is one of the most beautiful as well as glacial valleys in Bhutan. It is situated at an altitude of 3000m near the Black Mountain National Park. This valley is famous for black-necked cranes, Yaks, Sambar Deer’s, barking deer and foxes. Besides all these, you can explore the luxuriant trees of pines, maple trees, and birch trees. The valley is enriched with the huge growth of dwarf bamboo that serves as food for the cranes.


Distance from Paro International Airport: 185km

Best time to visit: October to March

Nearby sightseeing Places: Gangtey Gompa, Kuenzang Choling Shedra, Kumbhu Lhakhang, Damchen Lhakhang, and Khewang Lhakhang

Things to do: Trekking and exploring the black-necked cranes festival

Nearby hotels – Gangtey Palace, Gangtey Lodge Bhutan, Wangchuk Lodge and Hotel Riverview

3. Haa Valley:

Haa Valley

Your trip to Bhutan cannot really be complete without witnessing the beauty of picturesque Haa Valley. It is one of least populated valleys of Bhutan with a narrow floor and through the valley Haa Chhu River flows. If you true nature lovers, you will definitely find Haa Valley to be a paradise of beauty.


Distance from Paro International Airport: 29.2 km

Best time to visit – October to November

Nearby sightseeing Places – Lhakhang Karpo and Nagpo-the famous White and Black temples, Haa Gompa, Dumchung Dzong

Things to do: Cycling

Nearby hotels – Hotel Dorjee-Ling, Kichu Resort, Khang Residency and Peaceful Resort

4. Lheunste Valley:

It is another popular valley of Bhutan which is also known as the Kurtoe Valley. This valley serves as the homeland for the colorful monarchs of Bhutan. Lheunste is famous worldwide for their art of weaving distinctive textiles called the Kishuthara. The valley’s landscape is extraordinary with impervious conifer woods and bare cliffs hovering over the valley.


Distance from Paro International Airport: 175km

Best time to visit – November to April

Nearby sightseeing Places – Lheunste Dzong, Kilung Monastery, Dungkar Nagtshang, Khoma village

Things to do: Weaving activities

Nearby hotels – Wangchuk Hotel, Bumla Inn, Wangdicholing Guesthouse, and Swiss Guesthouse

5. Paro Valley:

Paro Valley

The Paro Valley is a broad and flourished valley, which is recognized as one of the most beautiful locations in Bhutan. The beautiful valley of Paro is fenced in beautiful pine coniferous trees. This valley houses the monasteries of ornate architecture and National Museum. It is one of the most fertile valleys on which a bulk of red rice produced from its terraced fields. This valley is surrounded by tranquil Paro River (Pa Chu) which flows down the valley.


Distance from Paro International Airport- 8.3km

Best time to visit – March to April and October to November

Nearby sightseeing Places- Taktsang Monastery, Rinpung Dzong, Drukgyel Dzong, National Museum, Chele La Pass

Activities: Trekking, kayaking, and River Rafting

Nearby hotels: Le Meridien Paro, Como Uma Paro, Hotel jigmeling and Gangtey palace hotel

6. Punakha Valley:

Punakha Dzong Punakha, Bhutan. . The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang (meaning “the palace of great happiness or bliss”), is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, in 1637–38,it is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures. The dzong houses the sacred relics of the southern Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, including the Rangjung Kasarpani and the sacred remains of Ngawang Namgyal and the tertön Pema Lingpa. Punakha Dzong was the administrative centre and the seat of the Government of Bhutanuntil 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion. . 📷Photo By: @farzi.fotographer . . ⏺️Use Tag & HashTag @idophotography_idp to get Featured On Your Best Photographs. . #punakha #punakhadzong #punakhavalley #tigersnest #taktshang #buddha #buddhism #buddhist #silence #silent #longroad #traveller #travel #travelvlog #lovetotraveltheworld #lovetravel #life #idophotography_idp #hills #himalaya #nature #bhutan #love #instagood #photooftheday #tbt #beautiful #happy #followme #ig_bhutan

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Punakha valley is one of Bhutan’s most scenic destinations which is located at a height of 4265 ft. It is the perfect place to awaken the nature lover in you and known as the warmest valley in Bhutan. Here, you can witness the eye-catching views of the Himalayas, or you can simply soak up the serene beauty of this gorgeous valley. With the country’s two main rivers, the Mo Chhu and the Pho Chhu, local farmers are able to grow red and white rice along with peaches, pears, bananas and the ubiquitous chili.


Distance from Paro International Airport- 123.7 km

The Best time to visit this place- September to March

Nearby sightseeing places- Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, Punakha Ritsha Village

Things to do: Mountain biking, river rafting

Nearby hotels – RKPO Green Resort, Dhensa Boutique Resort, Punakha Residence and Dragon’s Nest

7. Thimphu Valley:

Thimphu Valley

The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan. With an estimated population of around 100,000, Thimphu is situated at an average elevation of 2300m. Flourished with Wang Chhu River, Thimphu draws attractions of the visitors with its vibrantly colorful valleys.


Distance from Paro International Airport- 47.6km

Best time to visit – March to April and October to November

Nearby sightseeing places- Tango Monastery, Cheri Monastery, Simtoka Dzong, Changangkha Lhakhang, and National Library

Things to do- Rock Climbing

Nearby hotels – Hotel Norbuling, Khamsum Inn, Peaceful Resort and Ramada Valley

8. Trongsa Valley:

Built in 1648, it was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. Both the first and second kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancient seat. All four kings were invested as Trongsa Penlop (“governor”) prior to ascending the throne. The dzong is a massive structure with many levels, sloping down the contours of the ridge on which it is built. Because of the dzong’s highly strategic position, on the only connecting route between east and west, the Trongsa Penlop was able to control effectively the whole of the central and eastern regions of the country from here. Photo by Our Chief Experience Officer, Sonam Dorji. . #WeKnowBhutan #YANATravel #WeLoveBhutan #Bhutan #Bhutan_Ig #InstaBhutan #InstaTravel #BhutanCustomTours #BhutanPrivateTravel #TravelWithYANA #BhutanTrekking #BhutanWalking #BhutanHiking #TrekWithYANA #BhutanBiking #BhutanCycling #BikeBhutan #BikeWithYANA #CycleWithYANA #TeamYANA #TrongsaDzong #Trongsa #TrongsaValley __________________________________________________ “Travel as Guests, Not as Tourists” ™ __________________________________________________

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A small but beautiful town, Trongsa is located in the central part of Bhutan at an altitude of 2300 m. The word Trongsa means ‘New Village’ in Bhutanese term which is a historical place of Bhutan as most of the kings ruled over here during the ancient times. The valley of Trongsa gives you a marvelous view which will make your trip more memorable. So don’t skip this place while exploring the all the valleys of Bhutan.


Distance from Paro International Airport- 230.4km

Best time to visit – March to April and October to November

Nearby sightseeing places- Trongsa Dzong, Chendbji Chorten, Thruepang Palace, and Semji Village

Things to do- Cycling

Nearest by hotels – Yangkhil Resort, Jakar village Resort, Dewachen Hotel and Wangdicholing Guest House

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