Welcome to the land of thunder dragon
is a landlocked Kingdom in the eastern Himalayas, which opened its doors to the world only during the 1970s. The unique culture and rich age old traditions preserved by the Bhutanese people are an extraordinary sight the world should experience. Many People view Bhutan as an experiment of sustainable change. This is conveyed by the tourism policy of”high value,low volume”. Even as Bhutan accepts the realities of globalisation, the world appreciates the need for humanity to preserve its socio-cultural, environmental and spiritual heritage. Therefore, in Bhutan progress is not measured by Gross Domestic Product but by Gross National Happiness. The Gross National Happiness philosophy of the country which was envisioned by His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who stated that “Gross National Happiness is more important than the Gross National Product”.
For those who know Bhutan it is both a nostalgic effort to preserve the past and an exciting attempt to step into the future.
Travelling with AROUND BHUTAN
AROUND BHUTAN was founded with a guiding principle “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Travelling with AROUND BHUTAN you can discover Bhutan’s ancient palaces and fortresses, learn about the unique history of Bhutan and experience the diverse cultures of Bhutan at special festivals which happen all around the country at different times of the year. You can explore the Himalayas and and mountain cultures on the Great Himalayan trail and engage yourself for an insight into Bhutan’s rural life. We assure all who visit the Kingdom a rare opportunity to experience the magic of Bhutan as you have never seen it before. Bhutan is a land of short distances and long journey, which will remain unforgettable as they take you through lush flora of incredible diversity. As you travel from west to east of Bhutan you can see how different and exotic this country turns out to be. In particular the East of Bhutan offers you a unique opportunity to see a culture that exists nowhere else on the planet.
The friendly people of Bhutan are eager to welcome you and share their pristine environment, profound religion, timeless culture and stunning architecture.
Travelling to Bhutan is an opportunity to experience a Himalayan Buddhist culture that has had little disturbance by outside influence, all set to a background of magnificent landscapes.
From exhilarating treks through majestic mountainous terrain to inspiring cultural tours, Bhutan offers a variety of programs to suit all interests ranging from bird watching, mountain biking, walking, photography, and Buddhist pilgrimages.
AROUND BHUTAN ensures that tourism is not a commercial objective. It is a part of the kingdoms evolution as it seeks the middle path to progress. Tourists are therefore Guests of the Bhutanese people. You are invited to come and share as well as to preserve what Bhutan has to offer and take extraordinary memories back home.
AROUND BHUTAN tours and treks is registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan.