September 17, 2014
The country that invented the quotient of Gross National Happiness wants you to experience its beguiling charms, but only on its terms. Closed off from the world for decades, Bhutan has only allowed tourism since 1974. Those willing to go the extra mile to come here are rewarded with a traditional Buddhist society that has also embraced modern conveniences. Visit the Taktsang Goemba (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), perched on a perilous cliff, or the Jigme Dorji National Park to see the Takin, Bhutan’s national animal, which resembles a goat crossed with a horse. Only two airlines are allowed to fly here, so the country remains difficult to reach, although that exclusivity is part of its allure. Completely independent travel to Bhutan is not allowed. You must have a guide and go on a government-approved itinerary. There’s also a minimum cost of $200 to $250 per day if you stay in the country’s most basic three-star hotels. Happily, this price includes your guide, meals, and transportation (except flights). Spring and fall are optimum times to visit for lush greenery and popular regional festivals. Read more
August 1, 2014
Until recently, the tiny Asian kingdom of Bhutan remained tucked away in total isolation from the rest of the world. That segregation helped to preserve its deep Buddhist traditions, importance of the family and pristine landscapes. It’s also made it a fascinating country to study. Here are a few facts you may find interesting about this mysterious Kingdom in the Himalayas:
1. The United Nations recognized Bhutan as a country only in 1974.
2. The word “Bhutan” translates to “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” It earned the nickname because of the fierce storms that often roll in from the Himalayas.
3. Bhutan is the first country in the world with specific constitutional obligations on its people to protect the environment. Among its requirements: At least 60 percent of the nation must remain under forest cover at all times making it the world’s only ‘Carbon Sink’, that is; it absorbs more Carbondioxide (CO2) than it gives out.
4. Rather than using the GDP as an economic index, Bhutan measures its overall “health” through the four pillars: sustainable development, environmental protection, cultural preservation, and good governance, which together form the Gross National Happiness or GNH. Read more
July 7, 2014
A truly authentic experience:
Bhutan is a place that reminds us of the true meaning of cultural authenticity. Tourism got here less than four decades ago. The hermit kingdom has preserved its rich cultural identity throughout years of isolation. On the streets, traditional dress remains the preferred attire and local languages Dzongka and Sharchop can be heard. Native Dzongka-style architectural features still grace every building and Buddhism colors just about every aspect of life. Read more
May 20, 2014
Nepal offers some of the finest biking trails on earth with virtually millions of track under its belt. The best way to see Nepal, it has long been said, is to walk. However, mountain biking is a remarkable alternative that offers a wealth of exotic places, varied landscape, rich flora-fauna and timeless cultures. Peddle through some of the hidden trails and experience Nepal like never before. There are myriads of adventures on offer, from village day rides in the Kathmandu Valley to challenging mountain trails that take you through some of the remotest corners of the country. Read more
May 5, 2014
For an invigorating experience of the last Shangri-La on earth, Bhutan Sightseeing, Trekking and Biking Tour is the ultimate getaway for you where you can hike, trek and cycle through the incredible land of Bhutan. This tour takes you through the cultural nerve-centers of Paro, Thimpu, Wangdue, Punakha to Trongsa including the widest valley of Bumthang. You will also visit some of the notable attractions of Bhutan such as the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Jele Dzong (fortress), Tashichho Dzong to name few. This trip allows you to thrive in the pristine natural beauty, rich culture and ancient history of Bhutan the best possible way taking you through icy glaciers, lush forests and stunning passes offering you surreal views of the Himalayas.
Not only you get an opportunity to immerse in the ancient history and vibrant culture that surrounds Bhutan but also enjoy exhilarating treks to Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha and Tsaluna. Your adventure does not just end here as thrilling cycling experience around Punakha, Trongsa, Jakar and Bumthang awaits you. Behold the breathtaking Himalayan panorama, spiritual temples, exotic villages and rural lifestyle in Bhutan the best possible way with us! Our Bhutan Sightseeing, Trekking and Biking Tour has it all for you. Please click the following link for further information.
May 5, 2014
Rich cultural history and stunning landscape
This last Shangri-La on earth is a sacred land with deeply spiritual people. You witness the sheer cultural and natural brilliance of this country as you submerge in the rich culture, ancient history, century old traditions warily and diverse natural landscape warily secured within this mystical kingdom. This trip not only takes you through a spiritual journey but also allows you to delve in unparalleled natural marvels which include blue pine forests, high ridges, black mountain ranges and pristine lakes.
Standing tall at 3,180 meters, Taktsang monastery is precariously perched atop a cliff face which gives it a surreal look. Surrounded by breathtaking panoramas, you can feel peace and tranquility enclosing you as you ascend the glorious Taktsang monastery, popularly known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’. You also visit Druk Wangyal Monastery which is popular for its elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works.
Druk Path Trek: Known as Bhutan’s finest short trek route, this scenic trek across the mountains separating Paro and Thimphu passes through blue-pine forests, alpine lake, and dwarf rhododendrons forests. While at the same time, the trek offers the opportunity to visit some of the ancient lhakhangs (temples), dzongs (fortresses) and villages. Read more
April 24, 2014
For those who wish to embark on a spiritual journey and long for a soul-cleansing experience, Bhutan is your ideal refuge. This last Shangri-La on earth is a sacred land with deeply spiritual people. You witness the sheer cultural brilliance of this country as you submerge in the rich culture, ancient history, exquisite heritage and century old traditions warily secured within this mystical kingdom. The fascinating Himalayan kingdom boasts of a rich and thriving culture, unique art and architecture and above all, the warm and happy Bhutanese people who will make your Bhutan experience unforgettable. Read more
March 25, 2014
The kingdom of Bhutan perches high on the lofty ridges of the eastern Himalayans, choosing to remain a hidden paradise, accessible only to a fortunate few. The hermit kingdom has preserved its rich cultural identity throughout years of isolation. It is a country with a strong ancient Buddhist culture which was almost completely cut off for centuries safeguarding its historic culture and tradition. Bhutan is home to more than 10,000 stupas or chortens and more than 2,000 sacred monasteries that were built centuries ago in honor of the Buddhist teachings. Druk Yul or the ‘Land of Thunder Dragon’, the country as called by Bhutanese is a land replete with myths and legends. It is a place that can remind us of the true meaning of cultural authenticity.
Bhutan is equally marked by raw natural beauty renowned for complex gorges and valleys, soaring snow-peaked mountains and steep slopes, humid jungles and foothills, magnificent lakes, waterfalls, fast flowing rivers and streams and the richest biodiversity of flora and fauna. This pristine environment is home to exotic wild life and is a last refuge for endangered species like the Black-Necked Crane, the Blue Sheep, the Golden Langur, even the Royal Bengal Tiger. This kingdom, often referred to as the last Shangri-la, is a land of spiritual people, remarkable scenery, natural wonders, and a proud and vibrant culture. Bhutan’s strategy of “low volume, high quality” tourism has made it a highly regarded destination among discerning travelers. Himalayan Glacier gives you the best of Bhutan allowing you to submerge within the scenic natural landscape, rich culture, ancient history, exquisite heritage and traditions warily secured within this mystical kingdom.
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