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Visit Bhutan

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Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is a Himalayan kingdom with a reputation for mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments. Low Volume, High Value Tourism The Bhutanese pride themselves on a sustainable approach to tourism in line with the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Firstly, to bust a myth: there is no limit to tourist visas. Visitors famously pay a minimum tariff of US$250 per day, making it appear as one of the world's more expensive destinations. However, this fee is all-inclusive – accommodation, food, transport and an official guide are all provided. You don't have to travel in a large group and you can arrange your own itinerary. What you won't find is backpacker-style travel.

Surprising Bhutan Bhutan holds many surprises. This is a country where the rice is red and where chillies aren't just a seasoning but the main ingredient. It's also a deeply Buddhist land, where monasteries are part of the mainstream, and where giant protective penises are painted beside the entrance to many houses. While it visibly maintains its Buddhist traditions, Bhutan is not a museum. You will find the Bhutanese well educated, fun loving and vibrant.

Bhutan's Gift to You When you visit Bhutan, you will become one of the few who have experienced the natural charm of the first country where Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross National Product. By law, at least 60% of the country must remain forested for all future generations. You will experience Bhutan's natural wonders first-hand when travelling the mountain passes – resplendent with rhododendron blossom in spring. Botanical riches and unique mammals and birds are protected in several national parks, and a mountain trek is one of the best ways to experience the Himalaya.

Shangri La? So why spend your money to come here? Firstly there is the amazing Himalayan landscape, where snowcapped peaks rise above shadowy gorges cloaked in primeval forests. Taking up prime positions in this picture-book landscape are the majestic fortress-like dzongs and monasteries. This unique architecture embodies Buddhist culture and sets the scene for spectacular tsechus (dance festivals). Then there are the textiles and handicrafts, outrageous archery competitions, high-altitude trekking trails, and stunning flora and fauna. If it's not 'Shangri La', it's as close as it gets.

 

Success stories

Raunak Thakar

Jan 12 at 13:36 pm
One of our college friend started a new business and this was his first tour. So while of my college group went on this trip. It was really an awesome trip. The awesomeness was doubled due to the location. Bhutan is really great place to visit. Such a peaceful and beautiful place. The people there were also so good and helpful. All the place as that we visited were worth visiting. Different Monastery's and The Buddha statue was magnificent. The cleanliness and the road safety rules which the follow are worth a praise. We even shopped in the local market at Thimpu and also again at Paro. We also tasted the yummy momos and don't forget the local brand of whiskey(was just great). They also made Indian food for us and it was really yummy. The best part of our trip was at chele La Pass, Paro, it is the highest motorable way and there we experienced the season's first snow fall. It was first experience of snow fall for us and such was such an unexpected fun for us. Last but not the least a trek to The Tiger's Nest was unforgettable. Actually it was my first trek and was really great and don't forget the view from above. Bhutan trip will always stay in my heart.

Camryn Tate

Jun 03 at 02:07 am
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