Known as the “Kingdom in the Clouds” in the West, Bhutanese call their home Druk Yul, or “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” Majestic snow-capped mountains, high mountain passes, dense forests, and lush valleys offer a spectacular backdrop to the ancient villages, sacred temples and dzongs, or fortresses, which are seemingly untouched by time. Relatively undiscovered until 1974, it is a land of pristine environment and amazing architecture, where cultural traditions remain deeply rooted in the everyday life of the people. Bhutanese tourism is based on the principle of “high value, low impact,” with great emphasis that tourism be environmentally friendly and culturally rewarding. Up to thirty-five percent of tourism fees go toward the medical care and education of the people. Although most popularly traveled in the spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov), a visit to Bhutan is possible all year round.
Our recommended luxury Bhutan tours
Land of the Thunder Dragon - 10 days
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro.
Comprehensive Bhutan - 12 days
Delhi, Thimphu, Gangtey, Bumthang, Punakha, Paro.
Mystical India & Bhutan - 17 days
Delhi, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro Delhi, Bandhavgarh, Jabalpur, Amritsar.
The trips recommended above have been carefully designed to provide a unique experience in the destination, promote cultural understanding and exchange, flow smoothly from place to place, allow time for relaxation and exploration on your own, provide maximum value, and very importantly to be enjoyable. Itineraries can be modified to suit your tastes, timeframe, budget, and special interests.