(9 nights / 10 days)
Deeply spiritual and refreshingly magical, Bhutan is its own reality. You won’t find anything like it anywhere else in the world. The last great Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan has always been independent and an oasis of the purest form of Buddhism. Being in harmony with nature and themselves, the people here live by their own measure of “Gross National Happiness.”
It’s easy to see why, as you wander this land of pristine forests, snow-capped mountains and lush valleys. Bhutan so jealously protects its natural beauty it is the only country in the world that is carbon negative – it actually absorbs more carbon than it emits. Every day you spend here, the quality of this hidden paradise grows and flourishes!
Such is the magic of this self-sufficient kingdom. Here, the educated and fun-loving population takes special pleasure in their ancient culture. Their Tschus – colorful dance festivals, are a fantastical virtuoso display out of another time. You will be dazzled by the massive monasteries of Bhutan and amazed by their spectacular archery competitions. Nothing is ordinary here. This deeply mystical land may be as close to Shangri-La as you will ever find.