Bhutan history tour

An eleven day, tailor made tour of Bhutanís historic valleys, tailor made and travelling with your own driver guide. Staying in hotels.
Paro Drukgyal Dzong View of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m) Kichu Lhakhang Taktsang monastery National Memorial Chorten Thimphu Dochula pass Punakha Hike to Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery Gangtey Wangdiphodrang Black necked cranes Trongsa Bumthang
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Duration
11 Days
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Tailor made
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Description of Bhutan history tour

A Bhutan history tour which has been tailor made to suit your interests, travelling with an expert, driver guide who will take you through the countryís most historic valleys. These valleys are the homelands of Bhutanís Drukpa people, majority Buddhists whose faith dates back to AD 746, when the Tibetan sage Padmasambhava was said to have flown here on the back of a tiger, to the site of the great Taktsang Monastery. This is just one of many sacred and spectacular sites that we will visit on this historic tour of Bhutan.

Over the centuries, Buddhist llamas have followed in their great guruís footsteps, building monasteries and temples all over these valleys, in the shadow of the Himalayas. These fortress style monasteries are called dzongs and some of the great ones that we visit include Ta Dzong, Tashichho Dzong and Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang , otherwise known as Palace of Great Happiness.

Historians will certainly find happiness following our history itinerary, learning about the various chieftains and power struggles that Bhutan has seen over the centuries, as well as taking time to enjoy the natural heritage that these valleys have to offer. From the famous black necked cranes of Phobjikha Valley or Gangtey to wolves and bears that inhabit its blue pine forests.

Price information

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

The environment has always been our major concern. We try our best to implement the policy of environmental conservation on every service and tour.

We have also conducted various plantation and river cleansing campaigns, in order to contribute to environmental conservation.

Explanations are given during any trekking tours of how to conserve scarce fuel resources, as well as reducing litter & waste production (for example by not ordering numerous different items from trekking lodge menus, and by treating water rather than buying numerous mineral water bottles).

We have recycling information booklets we provide to every client on arrival wherever possible. We do not produce a glossy brochure, concentrating on a comprehensive website, and providing as much information to our travelers as possible electronically, reducing the use of paper and inks.

In the field, guides, porters and clients are all oriented in responsible travel. A zero litter policy is in place so that it minimizes wastage in the region.

People

Our Company ensures that the journeys we take benefit the local people and their surrounding as much as possible and any potential negative impacts at the destinations are minimized. We are dedicated to giving something back to the local community.

We understand and appreciate the hard work the guides and porters perform. Therefore we treat and obey the following Guide and Porter Policy to ensure the conditions for our guides and porters are of a humane standard. We work towards eliminating avoidable illness, injury and death.

All our staff are from local communities. Our guides are English speaking and have years of experience as they live locally. Each guide comes fully equipped and supported by us, having obtained the training in the related tourism sectors including Department of Tourism, Guide Association of Bhutan and Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators.

We also organize a small donation foundation where the travelers can also help the locals by supporting one student by giving educational materials such as pencils, crayons, books and paper etc.

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