Bhutan Buddhism & culture holiday
Description of Bhutan Buddhism & culture holiday
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PlanetBhutan is a country where it is mandatory by the law to protect the environment. More than 70% of the country is dense forest. This large amount of tree cover has seen Bhutan becoming a carbon sink – meaning that it absorbs more carbon dioxide than it produces.
Not many people travel to Bhutan. This is because the government of Bhutan has put steps in place to prevent large amounts of tourists from entering the country at any given time to become a 100% carbon-negative country by 2030.
Wildlife in Bhutan is diverse and there is Takin, a symbol of the country. Every animal is considered a God in Buddism so you will see big respect for animals and many are worshipped during the festivals. In November we will take part in a celebration for the Crane Festival, a sacred bird in Bhutan as it plays a significant role in the daily life of locals. We will visit the National Observation centre to learn about programmes and how you can be a part of them.
PeopleThe government of Bhutan is developing its economy but it doesn't want the economy to determine people. Once you travel to Bhutan you will see how culture and traditions are carefully preserved by locals. A way to support local communities is to go local and spend your money there. The tourism industry probably was hit by covid the hardest as this country was closed for over 2 years. So now when you travel to Bhutan no matter how many days, you support people and their small business who were left without jobs simply by being there.
We carefully choose our local suppliers who were certified by the government.
This country is still very conservative so we try not to change this balance. So while we are there we choose authentic hotels with a good history that are run by family generations and we choose restaurants that uses locally grown food. We support our guides and drivers so we pay them not just a minimum wage and we encourage you to tip your team during the tour if you were happy with the service just like you do at your home country.