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  • Bhutan Festivals
    remote Mongar and Trashigang Festivals in our Bhutanese Epic For a full list please see our Bhutan Festival Tours page FESTIVAL 2015 2016 Location Takin Festival 21st Feb Damji Gasa Nomads Festival 22nd Feb Nagsephel Bumthang Bhutan International Marathon 23rd Feb Annual Event organised by Bhutan Olympic Committee Punakha Drubchhen 23rd 27th Feb 12th 16th Feb Punakha Dzong Punakha Punakha Tshechu 28th Feb 2nd Mar 17th 19th Feb Punakha Dzong Punakha Tharpaling Thongdrol 5th Mar Tharpaling Lhakhang Chummi Bumthang Chhorten Kora 5th 20th Mar 22nd Feb 10th Mar Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Gomphu Kora 27th 29th Mar 17th 19th Mar Gom Kora Lhakhang Trashigang Gasa Tshechu 27th 30th Mar Gasa Dzong Gasa Zhemgang Tshechu 27th 30th Mar Zhemgang Dzong Zhemgang Paro Tshechu 31st Mar 4th Apr 20th 24th Mar Rinpung Dzong Paro Talo Tshechu 7th 9th Apr Talo Gonpa Punakha Rhododendron Festival 18th 20th Apr Lamperi Botanical Garden Dochula Thimphu Domkhar Tshechu 28th 30th Apr Domkhar Chummi Bumthang Ura Yakchoe 30th Apr 4th May 24th 26th Jun Ura Lhakhang Bumthang Nimalung Tshechu 24th 26th Jun 13th 15th Jun Nimalung Dratshang Chummi Bumthang Kurjey Tshechu 26th Jun 15th Jun Kurjey Lhakhang Choekhor Bumthang Haa Summer Festival 5th Jul Town Festival Ground Haa Masutaki Mushroom Festival 22nd 23rd Aug Ura Bumthang Tour of the Dragon Bicycle Race 5th Sep Bumthang to Thimphu Thimphu Drubchen 19th Sep 7th Sep Tashichho Dzong Thumphu Wangdue Tshechu 21st 23rd Sep 9th 11th Sep Wangdi Dzong Wangduephodrang Tamshing Phala Chhoepa 23rd 25th Sep 10th 12th Sep Tamshing Lhakhang Choekhor Bumthang Thimphu Tshechu 23rd 25th Sep 11th 13th Sep Tashichho Dzong Thimphu Gangtey Tshechu 26th 28th Sep Gangtey Gonpa Phobjikha Wangduephodrang Jomolhari Mountain Festival 8th 9th Oct Thangbi Mani 27th 29th Oct Tangbi Lhakhang Choekor Bumthang Chhukha Tshechu 20th 22nd Oct Chhukha Dzong Chhukha Jakar Tshechu 21st 23rd

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Bhutan Trips
    kept the country unbelievably unspoilt It is likely that there is much more to be discovered in Bhutan s unexplored territory Forest still covers more than 50 of the country and glaciers cover 10 of the area Rocky ranges heathlands made up of alpine dwarf bushes and pasture make up a further 25 Only 8 is under cultivation growing crops to feed around 600 000 people Bhutan stretches over an area of 46 500 sqkm with high moutains in the north and subtropical jungles in the south The highest peak is Gangkar Punsum at 7 497m and the lowest point is on the Indian Border 150m above sea level Such conditions have created a variety of habitats rich diversity of species within a small area The country is divided further by seven southward flowing great rivers Ravines with depths of up to 3 000m act as natural boundries for many plants as well as some animals 580 species of birds have been recorded The Common raven is the most revered bird The god Mahakala took the form of the bird to lead Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyl to Bhutan Around two hundred black necked cranes migrate from Tibet to Bhutan in winter These can be witnessed at Gangtey where the birds are celebrated at a festival in their honour The colourful Rufous necked hornbill Mrs Gould s sunbird and Satyr Tragopan are also to be found here The country s devotion to Buddhism has meant that hunting of animals is strictly forbidden The tlargest of Bhutan s mammals are the Asiatic Elephant and rare Indian Rhinoceros The country also boasts the tiger leopard red panda and the national animal of Bhutan the strange goat like Takin In the mointains the grey wolf preys on horned animals such as the blue sheep serow

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Bhutan Trips

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Bhutan Trips
    The low lying southern border has subtropical temperatures with high amounts of rainfall the central areas of Bhutan are temperate highlands and the Himalayan regions have a polar climate with all year round snow Western Bhutan has heavy monsoons but eastern Bhutan is drier than the west with warm summers and cool winters Bhutan s generally dry spring starts in early March and lasts until mid April From mid April until mid June there are occasional showers as the temperatures rise and the summer monsoon lasts from late June through late September bringing heavy rains from the southwest high humidity flash floods and landslides and numerous misty overcast days Autumn from late September or early October to late November is characterized by bright sunny days and some early snowfalls at higher elevations From late November until March winter sets in with frost throughout much of the country and snowfall common above elevations of 3 000 meters At any time of year conditions can change quickly in the Himalayas and the weather and climate can be diverse as you traverse high mountain passes decend into warmer valleys ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Bhutan Trips
    experienced drivers ROADS AND DRIVING TIMES The mountainous terrain and winding roads mean that distances are covered slowly but the landscape is ever changing and often breathtaking With spectacular views of snow capped mountains terraced rice paddies villages in lush green valleys and turquoise rivers the journeys are never boring but any longer journeys will be broken up by stopping along the way to see sites of interest admire the

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Bhutan Trips
    Fauna Religion Travel Essentials When to go Transport Accommodation Food Drink Getting to Bhutan HOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES We carefully select accommodation based upon comfort character and locaton We usually choose locally run accommodation over international 5 star hotels although there are some very nice Bhutanese run luxury 5 star hotels available on an upgrade Most standard rooms have twin rather than double beds and have western style bathroom facilities and hot showers with 99 ensuite HOMESTAYS We can also arrange at request accommodation with a local family in a home stay This will be much more basic accomodation but it will be an intimate and enriching experience as you will be welcomed as one of the family for your stay CAMPING For those embarking on a trek as part of your itinerary we will provide top quality tents as well a kitchen tent toilet tent and shower tent for your group Cooks will accompany you and mules or yaks help with your packs ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities Blog Order Calendar How to Book Booking Form Visas Special Offers Gers Links Media Services Sitemap WHERE WE GO Trip List Mongolia

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  • Getting to Bhutan
    or Nepal at the beginning and end of the Bhutan itinerary please see individual itineraries for details We can book intercontinental flights for you or if you would prefer to book your own flights help out with flight research and advice Flight Options Bhutan only has one international airport Paro PBH and one airline Druk Air It is possible to fly into Paro from India Delhi Mumbai Kolkata Bagdogra Gaya Bangladesh Dacca Nepal Kathmandu Thailand Bangkok and Singapore There is a huge choice of flights including direct flights to these destinations We are able to book scheduled flights from the UK The Druk Air flight schedule changes by season and times are subject to change at the last minute When booking your international flights we recommend that you leave enough transfer time preferably 24hrs between your Druk Air and onward flight to allow for these changes Overland It is also possible to enter Bhutan from India overland at Phuentsholing which is about 4 hours drive from Baghdogra Airport and 5 6 hours drive from either Kalimpong Darjeeling or Sikkim in India Paro and Thimphu are about 6 hours drive north from Phuentsholing It is also possible to enter and exit

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