A very special trip through Bhutan, created especially for those of you who enjoy hiking through nature and mountains, but who also want to take a journey through the culture and life of its inhabitants. A very broad vision of the richness of Bhutan in all its dimensions.
16 days / 15 nights full trip (13 days in Bhutan + 3 days in Nepal)
Local guide English-speaking
Accommodation in hotel (~3*)
Transfers in private vehicle
Best in spring and autumn. During winter or summer, some hiking routes may be impracticable.
This is a truly exceptional trip through Bhutan. It is a trip specially created for those of you who enjoy walking in nature and mountains, but don’t want to do a long trek, and also like to know the culture, old temples and monasteries and the way of life of the Bhutanese people. Therefore, we combine both sides in one itinerary, which offers a very complete view of the reality of Bhutan, going far beyond just visiting the main villages and a series of dzongs and Lhakhangs. You will find hiking days, some more leisurely and some more demanding, combined with stays in the villages and visits to the country’s highlights.
The programme we present here it’s quite long and therefore also implies a high cost. However, if you need it, you can shorten it by choosing the excursions you are most interested in and eliminating -sure with pain- part of the route to adapt it to your schedule and financial needs.
Druk-Yul is what the Druk-pa, the inhabitants of the “land of the thunder dragon,” call Bhutan, the emblem on their flag.
It was one of the most isolated countries in the world until tourism was allowed in the 1970s, but there are still restricted areas of the country. This fact has preserved its traditions and culture from Western influence, while it has become the main attraction for tourists. And Bhutan has been able to take advantage of it with a good tourism organization and rates that are not suitable for all budgets, making it a relatively expensive and exclusive destination, allowing its battered trade balance to recover in a country where 80% of the population lives off agriculture. Their traditions and culture have survived quite unchanged for centuries, and in fact, many of them are regulated by law, from clothing in certain situations to the way houses are built.
With a population of about 700,000 inhabitants, they have managed to take their own path between their powerful neighbours, India and China. Bhutan became famous for its GNH, the Gross National Happiness Index, as opposed to GDP (Gross Domestic Product), a concept they developed in the 1970s and included in the constitution. For the rulers of Bhutan, it does not make much sense to live and work just to produce more (GDP) but to live to be happier (GNH). It has been a democracy since 2008, curiously because of the determination of its monarch and not for the will of the people who did not consider it necessary. A king, or we could say better, a royal couple, revered and loved by the population.
Lush forests and high peaks of the Himalayas in the north define a majestic landscape, almost undisturbed by the few existing roads, friendly and calm people will welcome the traveller who sets out on the road through the so-called last Shangri-la on earth.
Let’s go! or as we would say in Dzongkha, Jogay!
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