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Journey To DrukYul

Bhutan, after all, is a country that measures its citizens’ Gross National Happiness, where no policy is enacted unless it passes the happiness filter first (cigarettes are banned since they lead to unhappiness, as do plastic bags, also banned; everyone owns land and if you somehow end up without any, the government gives you five acres and money to build a house.) Bhutanese, being Buddhist, don’t believe in harming sentient beings, so not only is stepping on bugs to be avoided, but so is cutting down trees. Mountaineering, as in technical climbing, is banned since it isn’t nice to the mountain. And as for Bhutanese behavior at archery contests, grown men perform a little song and dance when the other team scores, while pretty cheerleaders sing and dance demurely in traditional costumes their grandmothers would have worn. This is a country that takes nice to a whole new level.

  • Total Days: 17
  • Trip Dates: Open through out the year
  • Group Size: minimum 2 people / Maximum 16 people
  • Day 1 Arrive Paro, Check in Hotel
  • Day 2 Paro, Day excursion to Tiger’s nest
  • Day 3 Paro to Thimphu, Sightseeing
  • Day 4 Thimphu to Punakha
  • Day 5 Punakha to Phobjeykha
  • Day 6 Gangtey, valley hike
  • Day 7 Gangtey to Trongsa
  • Day 8 Trongsa to Bumthangr
  • Day 9 Bumthang, Sightseeing
  • Day 10 Bumthang to Mongar
  • Day 11 Mongar, Sightseeing
  • Day 12 Mongar to Tashi Yangtse, Tented accommodation
  • Day 13 Tashi Yangtse to Kurtoe, Tented accommodation
  • Day 14 Kurtoe to Tashigang
  • Day 15 Tashigang, Exlpore
  • Day 16 Tashigang to Samdrup Jongar
  • Day 17 Depart Samdrup Jongar

Service Includes

  • Accommodation at 3 to 4 *** hotel
  • Govt. licensed and experienced Guide service
  • 3 Meals per day in a govt. approved tourist restaurants and hotels.
  • Experienced driver and comfortable transport service

Service Excludes

  • Alcoholic beverages & telephone calls
  • Insurance
  • Air fares
  • Purely personal nature expenses