Fire in my belly

a culinary tour of Western Bhutan


Bhutanese cuisine has gained an unfair reputation of being boring and uninspired. Well, the Montane Bhutan team hopes to prove all the naysayers wrong with this tour package. On this tour, you will engorge yourself with delicious momos and some fiery ema datshi, imbibe the local rice wine known as Ara, and maybe try out some of the domestically produced beers such as Druk Lager and Dragon Stout. A word of caution – Bhutanese cuisine is not meant for those that are faint of tongue as the Bhutanese tend to be quite generous with their use of chili peppers while cooking.

Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan, and drive to the Capital

Day 2: A day of sightseeing and culinary delights in Thimphu

Day 3: Drive to Punakha, and sightseeing

Day 4: Sightseeing in Punakha, and a meal at a farmhouse

Day 5: Drive to the alpine valley of Punakha

Day 6: Hiking and sightseeing in Haa

Day 7: Drive to Paro via Chele La valley

Day 8: Excursion to Bhutan’s cultural icon – the Tigers’ Nest

Day 9: Departure from Bhutan



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