Travel Inspiration: Bhutan
This month, our travel inspiration is the happiest place on earth -
Known for its mystical beauty and jaw-dropping landscapes, the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan offers what many Southeast-Asian itineraries no longer can: a truly rare travel destination.
There are so many reasons why you should make Bhutan your next holiday destination that it would be impossible to include them all here. So, instead, we've listed some of the kingdom's key facts and highlighted some of its unmissable attractions below.
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Sandwiched between the Asian giants of India and China, the Switzerland-sized Himalayan nation, nicknamed The Land of the Thunder Dragon is in the heart of Himalayas, standing at 8,000ft.
Bhutan's unique way of life and timeless traditions are remarkably untouched from the influences of the 21st century.
The country is famous for focusing on "Gross National Happiness” which places well-being on par with economic development.
The only two airlines that fly to Bhutan are Drukair and Bhutan Airlines, typically from cities in India, Singapore & Thailand.
Paro is the kingdom's international airport.
Best time to go: March - April & September - November
Bhutan's tourism model is based on exclusivity and caters for the wealthier travellers.The imminent opening of hotel group Six Senses new lodges (pictured below) will add to the country's already incredible selection of places to stay.
There is so much to see and do in Bhutan.
Discover Bhutan's spiritual heritage in a picture-book Himalayan landscape, as you hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery - a 17th-century place of worship perched precariously on a clifftop.
Trek through golden rice paddies and scented pine forests to discover sacred temples with intensely decorated interiors such as Kichu Lhakhang in Paro and Khamsum Chorten in Punakha.
Try your hand at Bhutan's national sport, Archery. Or, if you're an extreme sports enthusiast, take part in The Tour of the Dragon - the “toughest one-day bike race in the world” - a gruelling 268km consisting of four mountain-passes each more than 10,000ft high (3,050m).
No visit to Bhutan would be complete without attending a Tshechu - a religious festival held in various temples, monasteries and dzongs throughout the country.
These are just a few of the magical offerings of Bhutan. If you're curious to know more about this incredible place and to start planning your own tailor-made experience, click on the request button to contact our Travel Manager, Rafael.