Bhutan provides the opportunity to enjoy a unique cultural or trekking experience which is not available in any
other country in the world. After visiting Bhutan you will appreciate why it is frequently
called "The Last Shangri-La". Guests who have taken holidays in other countries in South East Asia know that the
cultural experience and landscapes are amazing. Many visitors however realize that many countries are very crowded
and often they are bothered by entrepreneurs selling tours and souvenirs to the point that it interferes with the
enjoyment of the vacation. In Bhutan the population density is one of the lowest in Asia and this type of pushy
sales tactics is almost non-existent. What remains is the ability to relax and enjoy the natural scenery and
traditional culture of the people.
Bhutan is located in the Himalayan Mountains with the Indian state of Sikkim to the West, Tibet to the North, the Indian states of West Bangal and Assam to the South, and the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh to the East. Bhutan is also only a 45 minute flight away from Kathmandu providing a way of viewing Mount Everest without having to pay for a mountain flight. People who are interested in trekking in the Himalayas can easily combine their trip with trekking in Nepal, Sikkim, or Tibet. A visit to Bhutan after these other destination can provide a way of relaxing of finishing their trip before returning home.
In order to provide a sustainable tourism industry in Bhutan, the Government of Bhutan has imposed a policy of low volume and high quality tourists. This ensures that the Bhutanese traditions and culture can be preserved without exploitation.
There is no restriction on the number of tourists that are allowed to enter Bhutan, however independent travel within Bhutan is not allowed. Tourists can travel to Bhutan only through all-inclusive package tours (includes hotel, meals, guides, and trekking support) and the Government of Bhutan sets the rate.
Bhutan Peak Adventure, a licensed Bhutanese Tour Operator and a member of ABTO (Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators) and TCB (Tourism Council of Bhutan), provides trekking and cultural tours to Bhutan. We are able to arrange all aspects of your tour including the Druk Air flight and all land arrangements. Feel free to contact us by e-mail to arrange for a trip to Bhutan.