Visit Bhutan 2018
Bhutan has been inhabited by people as early as 4,000 years back. There is archeological evidence indicating settlements in Bhutan dating back to 2,000-1,500 BC. Bhutan in ancient times had many different names; it was known as Druk Yul or the Land of Thunder Dragon in the 17th century. The outside world however called it Bhutan, derived from a Sanskrit word Bhu-Uttan meaning ‘High Land.’
Bonism was the main religion in Bhutan before the arrival of Buddhism. It was only in the 8th century that an Indian saint Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rinpoche brought Buddhism to Bhutan. Warlords battling constantly with one another ruled Bhutan until Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal from Tibet unified the county in 1616 AD, establishing a dual system of governance – the Choe Sid (Spiritual and Religious tradition). After the long period of civil strife that followed the death of Zhabdrung in 1651, power was finally consolidated with the crowning of Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck as the first hereditary monarch in 1907.
The monarchial system continued till 2008 before the fourth King stepped down and introduced democracy in Bhutan. Today, Bhutan is a Democratic Constitutional Monarchy.
We have planned the present itinerary to include as many aspects of this mysterious nation, including opportunities to meet the people, artists, religious communities, festivals, urban and village life, and nature. Professional guides will introduce the popular and high cultures. Your accommodations have been selected to help you enjoy the country and the included delicious full board will complete your experience in Bhutan.
The price includes
Article 01. Included from the Rate a. Toyota Coaster Bus, Toyota Minivan, b. Fluent English Speaking Cultural Guide c. All Accommodations in Twin Sharing 3 star hotel. d. All Three Meals. e. Air Tickets (Bumthang to Paro, Domestic Flight and Bangkok to Paro and Back) f. Visa Fee g. Museum Fees h. Road Permit / Special Permits i. 1 liter mineral water per day
The price does not include
a. Bar bill – can be paid for directly b. Personal extras such as phone calls, laundry, shopping, spa use etc c. Luxury Hotel. (additional surcharge applies ) d. Travel Insurance e. Riding pony to Tigers Nest f. Tips for Guide and Driver g. Single room supplementary $ 30 per night. h. single traveller additional surcharge of $ 40 per night i. 2 people additional surcharge of $ 30 per night per person.