April 24 – May 4, 2016
Bhutan: A Journey Through the Kingdom of Happiness
Nestled deep in the Himalayas, between the powers of India and Nepal lies Bhutan – one of the most beautiful and isolated places on earth. It is now the last living Buddhist kingdom, where, during the seventh century, the teachings of the Buddha became the country’s state religion. Over the last twelve hundred years these timeless teachings of wisdom and compassion have infused every aspect of society.
Shocked by the disappearance of Tibet as an independent Buddhist state in the 1950s, Bhutan began emerging from its isolation, seeking a seat at the table of sovereign, modern nations. It is bravely setting out to do this in a manner that protects its unique Buddhist heritage and culture and its lush, unspoiled environment.
In Bhutan, the government’s official development policy first articulated by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuk is known as “Gross National Happiness”. Facing the daunting challenges of modernization and globalization, Bhutan balances economic development with other values: maintaining the integrity of spiritual and cultural traditions and good governance.
The results of the balance of values represented by “Gross National Happiness” are immediately evident to the visitor. Bhutan is a country where the vitality of traditional culture and the purity and beauty of the natural environment make this one of the most unique and appealing countries in the world.
Trip price: $ 6,380 per person
Accommodations as listed in double occupancy / breakfast and meals as listed on our detailed itinerary / flights in economy between Bangkok and Paro / domestic flight in Bhutan / airport transfers / service of national English speaking guide / all sightseeing as listed with entrance fees / all transportation by bus / tips to guides and drivers/ Bhutan visa fee.
NOTE: The trip prince includes airfare between Bangkok and Paro. Should you prefer to travel to Bhutan via India, Nepal or Singapore your trip price will be adjusted accordingly.
This journey is limited to 12 travelers.
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Day 1. April 24. Thimphu
Fly from Bangkok to Thimphu. Sightseeing: Memorial Chorten, Painting School, Thimphu Town. Taj Hotel.
Day 2. April 25. Thimphu
Excursion to Cheri Monastery and visit to Textile Museum. Taj Hotel.
Day 3. April 26. Punakha
Drive to Punakha. Hike to Temple of Divine Madman. Densa Resort.
Day 4. April 27. Punakha
Sightseeing: Punakha Dzong and Talo Village.
Day 5. April 28. Trongsa
Drive to Trongsa with stop at Chendibji Chorten. Sherubling Lodge.
Day 6. April 29. Jakar/Bumthang Valley
Drive to Jakar. Mountain Lodge.
Day 7. April 30. Jakar/Bumthang Valley
Visit Babzur Community School, Pema Choling Nunnery and Kunzandrak. Mountain Lodge.
Day 8. May 1. Jakar/Bumthang Valley
Sightseeing: Membartsho Lake and Ura Village.
Day 9. May 2. Paro
Flight to Paro. Sightseeing: Avalokiteshvara Temple and Paro Dzong. Uma Resort.
Day 10. May 3. Paro
Excursion to Tiger’s Nest. Uma Resort.
Day 11. May 4. Departure