Bhutan Activities & Points of Interest

Here is a list of things (activities, point of interest, etc) that often appear as part of a trip to Bhutan.

When planning a trip to Bhutan, you could ask the tour operator to give you an itinerary of so many days and they will fill it with things that the tour operator assumes that you will enjoy. You can also just hand over a list of things that you are interested in and let the tour operator put it together for you. Just remember some places can be quite far and may require a longer trip to Bhutan in order to see the items.

I keep the original list in Google Sheets and you can find the live sheet here. Over time, this will be updated as I start to assemble the review pages and galleries for the item. If there is no link to a review, then you could use Trip Advisor or Google to research the item to see if it is something that you would be interested in including as part of your trip to Bhutan.

NameTypeAreaNotesLink To Review/Gallery
Nimalung MonasteryMonasteryBumthang
Jakar DzongDzongBumthang
Jaka LhakhangMonasteryBumthang
Jambay LhakhangMonasteryBumthang
Swiss Cheese FactoryManufacturerBumthangOnly between 2pm – 4pm, should arrange in advance
Red Panda Beer BreweryManufacturerBumthangOnly between 2pm – 4pm, should arrange in advance
Kurjee LhakhangMonasteryBumthang
Tamshing LhakhangMonasteryBumthang
MebartshoScenicBumthangBurning Lake
Gangtey TrulkuMonasteryBumthang
Ugyen Cholling MuseumMuseumBumthangThere is a nice 1 to 2 hour hike available
Ura ValleyScenicBumthangNice 1 to 2 hour hike available
Gangtey GoempaMonasteryGantey
Black Necked Crane CenterMuseumGantey
Gasa DzongDzongGasaVery long drive for just a dzong
Taksang MonasteryMonasteryParoFantastic 2-4 hour hike.
Kichyu LhakhangMonasteryParoOldest monastery in Bhutan
Paro Archery GroundArcheryParo
Paro DzongDzongParo
Paro Ta DzongMuseumParo
Airport View PointScenicParo
Tamchog LhakhangMonasteryParo
ChozumScenicParoConfluence of the Paro and Thimphu rivers
Drugyel DzongDzongParoCurrent in renovation
Chele La PassScenicParoHighest motorable pass in Bhutan
Chele La to Kila Goenpa HikeHikeParoAbout 4 hours at high altitude past sky burial area.
108 StupasMonumentPunakha
Chimi LahkhangMonasteryPunakha
Punakha DzongDzongPunakha
Suspension BridgeScenicPunakha
Khamsum YuelleyMonumentPunakhaHike 1 hour hike
Dochu La to Hongtscho HikeHikePunakhaAbout 3-4 hours hike
Royal Botanical GardenScenicThimphu
Kuensel PhodrangScenicThimphu
BBS TowerScenicThimphuBest view of Thimphu.
Semtokha DzongDzongThimphu
Takin SanctuaryZooThimphuSmall zoo with takin and some deer
National ChortenMonumentThimphu
Taschicho DzongDzongThimphu
Thimphu Archery GroundArcheryThimphu
Clock TowerScenicThimphu
Traffic PoliceScenicThimphuThe human version of a traffic light.
Post OfficeMuseumThimphu
Vegetable MarketScenicThimphuOnly on Saturday and Sunday
Handicraft MarketSouvenirsThimphu
National Textile MuseumMuseumThimphu
Royal Academy of Performing ArtsMuseumThimphu
Simply BhutanMuseumThimphu
Folk Heritage MuseumMuseumThimphu
Thimphu Golf CourseGolfThimphu
Zilukha NunneryMonasteryThimphu
Jungshi Handmade Paper FactoryManufacturerThimphu
Dechenphu GoempaMonasteryThimphu
Cheri MonasteryMonasteryThimphuNice 1-2 hour nature hike
Tango MonasteryMonasteryThimphuNice 1-2 hour nature hike
Phajoding HikeHikeThimphuQuite strenuous 6-8 hour hike with a great view of Thimphu
Chendebji ChortenMonumentTrongsa
Trongsa DzongDzongTrongsa
Trongsa Ta DzongMuseumTrongsa
Wanduephodrang DzongDzongWangduphodrangCurrently in renovation

Did I miss something?

It is quite likely that I have missed something. You can just enter it as a comment below and it will get added. If I don’t have recent photos then the review/gallery will probably stay empty for some time.