This year, escape the cities and the holiday season frenzy and opt for the tranquillity of the Kingdom of Bhutan for a magical festive holiday. Nothing compares to experiencing the Christmas spirit in a new and beautiful place. With its calmness and breathtaking scenery Bhutan is also an incredibly romantic place to spend the holiday with loved ones. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Bhutan offers a highly memorable escape from the chaos of the festive season and invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture, pristine natural surroundings and spiritual serenity. While Christmas is not widely celebrated in Bhutan, hotels get into the holiday spirit with dazzling displays of lights, decorations, seasonal menus and festive-themed events.
The temperatures during winter in Bhutan vary depending on the region and altitude. While high-altitude areas experience snowfall and mountain peaks are snowy year-round, the lower valleys remain sunny but chilly and crisp. The majestic snow-covered Himalayan peaks create a gorgeous backdrop for winter adventures. Outdoor enthusiasts can trek through some of the most beautiful trekking trails in the region; while you trek through the lush green forests, the skies are often clear, providing unobstructed views of gorgeous snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, including Bhutan’s highest peak, the Gangkhar Puensum.
For those seeking family adventure, Bhutan’s pristine wilderness offers an ideal setting for hiking or camping. Hike through the beautiful forests of Bhutan, or sections of the Trans Bhutan Trail in Phobjikha valley, where you can even spot the rare and globally endangered black-necked cranes who migrate to Bhutan every winter from the north. Imagine waking up to a crisp, clear morning with views of the serene Himalayan valleys on Christmas morning! You can also hike up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery with your family and feel the living energy and spiritual aura permeating the place.
Known as the Land of Medicinal Herbs and for prioritising wellbeing, in Bhutan, wellness takes on a special significance, practices that nurture the soul, promoting mindfulness and fostering a sense of inner peace. You can take part in meditation and yoga sessions, escaping from the hustle and bustle of daily life, or get exclusive astrology readings from expert Buddhist masters. Experience the aroma of hot stone baths permeating the air, offering therapeutic relaxation and rejuvenation amidst the crisp mountain air.