In early March of 2020, I took the trip of a lifetime to the south Asian country of Bhutan, one of the destinations I’d wanted to explore ever since I became a world traveler. Unfortunately, what was supposed to be a 12-day trip had to be rescheduled on the fly and then cut short by four days due to the mounting COVID-19 crisis exploding around the world.

That said, I had an epic adventure with my friends at MyBhutan, who took me on an unforgettable road trip through the cities of Punakha and Thimphu before a quick 24 hours in Haa Valley, and finally, to Paro, where I realized my dream of hiking to Tiger’s Nest Monastery! If you’d like to get a taste of where I went, check out the interactive map above. And for a complete look at my time in the country, please check out all of my Bhutan articles and travel episodes below!

ARTICLES

Below, check out all of my articles about Bhutan. Click an image to navigate to the article you want to read! 

Top 5 Things to Do in Paro, Bhutan

Top 10 Things You Must See and Do in Punakha, Bhutan

18 Things You Must See and Do in Thimphu, Bhutan

Things to See, Do, and Eat in Haa Valley, Bhutan

Western Bhutan Road Trip Guide: What to See and Eat

Why Does it Cost $280 Per Day to Visit Bhutan?

Top 10 Places to Visit in Western Bhutan

Please check out my travel/lifestyle website, Jetset Lifestyle Blog!

TRAVEL EPISODES

Below, please find all of my Bhutan episodes curated in order. I hope they help you plan your trip to Bhutan! If you like what you see, please feel free to give each video a like and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more travel/food content from around the world!

PARO

Episode 1: Landing at the Most Dangerous Airport in the World! Traveling to Bhutan

Episode 2: Traditional Bhutanese Food Tour – Momos, Butter Tea & Squash Chili | Paro to Punakha, Bhutan

PUNAKHA

Episode 3: Hellishly Spicy Bhutanese Food + Famous Punakha Festival | Punakha, Bhutan

Episode 4: Chili Loaded Bhutanese Food + Punakha Cultural Festival | Punakha, Bhutan 

Episode 5: Bhutanese Homestay Food + Bhutanese Whisky, Brandy & Rice Wine | Punakha, Bhutan 

Episode 6: Authentic Bhutanese Foods + Shocking Village of Fertility Tour | Punakha, Bhutan 

Episode 7: Medieval Bhutanese Village Food & Tour + Bhutanese Puris | Wangdue, Bhutan 

THIMPHU

Episode 8: Spicy Bhutanese Noodle Breakfast + Largest Sitting Buddha in the World! | Thimphu, Bhutan 

Episode 9: Bhutanese Village Food in the Capital + Archery, Ara & Cultural Performances | Thimphu, Bhutan 

Episode 10: Bhutanese Street Food at Farmers Market – Chili Momos, Honey & Dry Chilis | Thimphu, Bhutan

Episode 11: Exotic Bhutanese Food & Buckwheat Pancakes + Hike to Buddhist Monastery | Thimphu, Bhutan 

Episode 12: Massive Bhutanese Food Dinner – 15+ Spicy Dishes! + Sightseeing in Thimphu | Bhutan 

Episode 13: Crazy Spicy Bhutanese Food + Buddhist Monastery Hike | Thimphu, Bhutan 

Episode 14: Trying Indian Nepali Food in Bhutan + Fungus Tea Tasting | Thimphu, Bhutan 

HAA

Episode 15: Exotic Bhutanese Street Food + Driving Through the Himalayas to Haa Valley | Bhutan 

Episode 16: Rare Bhutanese Dumplings in Haa Valley + Haa Village Tour | Bhutan 

PARO

Episode 17: Hiking to Tiger’s Nest Monastery + Spicy Bhutanese Food | Paro, Bhutan 

Episode 18: Bhutanese Craft Beer & Food Experience at Bhutanese Brewery | Paro, Bhutan 

Episode 19: Flying Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Bhutan to India to USA

And there you go, my friends! My time in Bhutan was life-changing, to say the least. Exploring a new country at the beginning of a global pandemic is an experience I’d rather not repeat, but you have to roll with the punches and keep going! That said, I would not trade my time in Bhutan for anything. The memories I made there are so special and will stay with me for the rest of my life!

I hope you found the information in these articles and videos valuable, and that they help you with your future trip planning! If you liked what you saw and read, or if you have any suggestions for me, please feel free to send me a message on Instagram!