Discover the mystery of the Last Shangrila- Asia’s best kept secret!
This ten days trip is specially designed to give you the very best of Bhutan in a limited time frame. It is a combination of a remarkable trek through the pristine wilderness and mountains of Bhutan and an astonishing cultural tour through this Buddhist country, steeped in ancient traditions, which has managed to preserve many aspects of life that has changed little in generations. From dramatic mountain scenery and rural landscapes, to colorful traditional dress, imposing dzongs (fortresses) and ancient monasteries with their religious rituals religious rituals, this trip has it all.
Bhutan, a tiny Himalayan Kingdom, never cease to amaze the world with its incredible policies which can only be a dream for most of the countries. The Bhutanese government considers that the happiness of the people is the most important thing in any decision or policy that it makes, so Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross domestic product.
Bhutan is the only country in the world where its citizens have constitution obligation to protect their environment, which means 60% of the nation have to stay forest. It is the only country in the world to be carbon negative.
Bhutan regulates tobacco and tobacco products, banning the cultivation, harvesting, production, and sale of tobacco and tobacco products in the country. However in 2012, Parliament passed urgent amendments with the effect of greatly increasing permissible amounts of tobacco and reducing penalties, although sale and distribution remain prohibited.
Although a small country, and considered as the least developed country in Asia, it actually comes 1st in economic freedom and ease of doing business and peace and ranks 2nd highest in per capita income in all of south east Asian countries. It is indeed the Happiest country in the world!
No wonder Bhutan has become the favorite vacationing destination for celebrities!
Some of the celebrities who have vacationed in Bhutan– Prince William and Kate Middleton (Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), Their Majesties The King and Queen of Sweden, politician Aung San Suu Kyi to Hollywood superstars like Brad Pitt, Richard Gere, Keanu Reeves, Drew Barrymore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mick Jager, Justin Timberlake, Cher, Michael J Fox , Cameron Diaz, Bryan Adams, K.D. Lang, Demi Moore, Sting, Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman, Steven Seagel , Micheall Yeow, Eva Mendes, Nathalie Kelley, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, Emily Blunt and John Hoskins, Ricki Martin, Jet Li, and South East Asian celebrities like Charm Reya Osthanond, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Khalil Ramos, Enrique Gil, Xiong Naijin, Gretchen Barretto, Martinez, Tony Leung, Carina Lau and many more.
Bhutan at a glance:
- Area: 38,394 km2
- Population: 742,737
- Capital: Thimphu
- Currencies: Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee
- Official language: Dzongkha Language
- Government: Unitary state, Constitutional monarchy, Parliamentary system
- Explore Bhutan, the most mysterious and diverse of all the Himalayan kingdoms
- Experience Bhutanese art and culture in the museums of Thimphu
- Trek to ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery
- Visit the dzongs and ancient monasteries of Paro
- Explore the picturesque town of Punakha, draped in a regal and peaceful aura, and which had been Bhutan’s capital from the 17th century up to 1955, when it shifted to Thimphu.
- Sightseeing of the peaceful and beautiful city of Paro
- Travel back in time while visiting the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong
Day 01: Arrive Paro in the morning/ sightseeing/ Overnight hotel at Paro
Day 02: Hike to Tiger’s nest monastery/ Overnight Paro
Day 03: Drive to Shana and trek to Thangthankha/ Overnight camping
Day 04: Trek to Jangothang/ Overnight camping
Day 05: Excursion around Jangothang/ Overnight camping
Day 06: Trek to Soi Yaksa
Day 07: Trek to Thombu Shong/ Overnight camping
Day 08: Trek to Paro and drive to Thimpu/ Overnight hotel at Thimpu
Day 09: Sightseeing around Thimpu/ Overnight hotel at Thimpu
Day 10: Depart Paro