Six Senses Bhutan
Six Senses provide some of the finest lodges in this remote region
From amazing wildlife to fascinating religious sites and challenging mountain treks, you will certainly make lasting memories in this interesting country. The Bhutanese people extend a warm welcome to visitors to this Himalayan hideaway which features majestic mountains and impressive valleys. This sparsely populated country is like nowhere you’ve ever been before and one where the Buddhist population has created an abundance of shrines and monasteries.
You can soak up the mesmerising culture of Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital. If you head along the banks of the Thimpu River, you’ll be rewarded with the spell-binding beauty of the natural surroundings plus there are great examples of Bhutanese architecture along with many dzongs, chortens and monasteries. Thimphu is home to the Buddha Dordenma; a giant statue of Lord Buddha in the seated pose. The statue is located on top of a hill and we feel it’s a must-visit place where you will get a real feel of Buddhism and the local culture.
A cultural and architectural masterpiece is Punakha Dzong, the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. This most beautiful and peaceful dzong is absolutely resplendent in spring when the lilac-coloured jacaranda trees are at their best.
Of course, the number one attraction for most visitors to Bhutan is the world famous Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. You can trek up to this sacred site and temple complex which is perched precariously on a cliff ledge – definitely challenging but very rewarding.
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Time Difference: GMT +6 hours
Currency: Bhutanese Ngultrum
Bhutan has a variable climate depending on altitude and the monsoons. There is a hot sub-tropical climate in the south of the country which is almost constant throughout the year. Temperatures in the south range from 15°C in winter (December to February), to 30°C in summer (June to August).
In the mountainous north, it is cool with snow on the high peaks across the year.
The monsoon season runs from July to September.
For the more adventurous, a trip through the beautiful Paro Valley is worth consideration. You can travel by car or take one of the many treks organised locally. It’s the land of the elephant and tiger, so be prepared to be amazed.
Tigers Nest Monastery
Taktsung Palphug Monastery, or Tigers Nest Monastery as its also known, is probably the most photographed site in Bhutan. Clinging to the side of a cliff face, 900 metres above the Paro Valley, the monastery can be reached via an 8 km hike up a steep rocky track. First built in 1692, it’s a sacred destination for Buddhist monks and is a peaceful and tranquil place with stunning views across the valley.
Situated on the slopes of the Himalayas, Bhutan is a haven for wildlife. There are several national parks, including the most well know Jigme Dorji National Park. It is home to an abundance of diverse animals including snow leopards, Bengal tigers, Himalayan black bears and black musk deer and over 300 species of bird.