Touch down in Bhutan and you immediately feel the sense of remoteness.
Himalayan peaks provide a majestic backdrop to the formality of local Bhutanese dress. You’ll immediately notice men and women wearing elegant traditional wear on their journeys to the dzongs – the monastic and political centerpieces of local life.
Monasteries and temples dot a bucolic valley around Paro, each a memoir to everyday life. Paro’s lanes have an ascetic simplicity, shunning the excesses of commercialism.
You’ll spend a full day exploring the area with a guide, both the old city of Paro and its surrounding valley, where the country’s second oldest temple helps introduce the country’s various legends.