Spiritual Kingdom of Happiness
Majestic mountains and monasteries
Enigmatic, unspoilt and deeply spiritual, the Kingdom of Bhutan is regarded as one of the world’s last ‘Shangri‐La’s’. It measures its wealth not by GDP but by ‘Gross National Happiness’, is carbon negative by absorbing more carbon than it emits and has environmental legislation which stipulates that least 60% of the country must remain forested for all future generations; it currently stands above 70%. For a limited number of visitors, this means peaceful forests, authentic cultural heritage and a sense of spiritual purity.
Visiting Bhutan you can spend your time hiking among the pristine Himalayas, admiring fortress-like dzongs, attending cultural festivals and visiting teetering monasteries such as the famous ‘Tigers Nest’, perched on a rocky ledge 900m above the Paro Valley ﬂoor. Nature lovers will delight in spotting 700 species of birds, over 50 species of rhododendron, and plenty of wildlife including golden langur, blue sheep and even snow leopards. Browsing and shopping for textiles and handicrafts you’ll find artisanal craftsmanship is proudly preserved along with age‐old social customs and traditions. If you are jaded by having ‘done and seen it all’, a visit to this beautiful and unique pocket of Asia is a must for you.
You Will Love
• A slice of Himalayan heaven
• Fascinating cultural heritage
• Ancient monasteries clinging to cliffs
• High value, low volume tourism
• A spiritual haven
Land of the Thunder Dragon
Authentic five-star experience
A peaceful work of art
Bhutan HeartlandInspiration Itinerary | Exploring an ancient way of life
Nestled between India, Sikkim, Assam & Tibet lies the magical, mystical country of Bhutan. Historically cut off from the rest of the world by its own desires, and its geographical positioning, Bhutan now welcomes visitors to explore. Travel to a land where the religion is uplifting, the air is pure, the architecture inspiring, the mountains magnificent and the people are absolutely delightful!
Wonders of BhutanA small group journey for women
The tiny kingdom of Bhutan remains enigmatic, unspoilt and deeply spiritual. Oﬀ limits to travellers until 1974, today the country continues to preserve its customs and age‐old traditions and is regarded as one of the world's last ‘Shangri‐La's’ and an absolute 'bucket list' destination!
Bhutan’s Mountains & MonasteriesItinerary Inspiration | Explore the tiny kingdom of Bhutan
Chant with monks, explore temples and marvel at monasteries and museums that house hundreds of years of treasures! Hike to Tiger's Nest, natter with nuns, be inspired by the fresh air and the endless stunning scenery. Bhutan is truly one of the last 'shangri las' and this journey can be tailored to as energetic or as gentle as you wish. Explore the country where happiness reigns supreme!
Private: Land of HappinessItinerary Inspiration | An active journey in Bhutan
This example itinerary will have you explore the highlights of Bhutan in an active way - walk through various valleys, to the Taktsang Monastery, through forests and meditation shelters, all while enjoying multiple cultural experiences throughout and interactions with the local Bhutanese people.
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