is snugly lodged between Tibet and India, protected and isolated
for centuries by the Himalayas on its northern border, malaria-infested
jungles to the south and lines of impenetrable valleys to
the east and west, Bhutan is an untouched gem of a destination
even for the most jaded of world travelers. Independent since
the eighth scentury, and only recently opening its borders
to a limited number of guests, it is unique example of a Himalayan
Kingdom where Tibetan Buddhism thrives and an environment
and a culture have been deliberately and painstakingly preserved.
The Bhutanese exhibit a wonderful sense of
dignity and great pride in their heritage. Their spiritual
wealth is manifested in the importance of their high lamas
and red-robed monks, and the numerous dzongs, gompas, chortens,
mani walls prayer flags, prayer wheels and monasteries filling
their landscape. The Bhutanese have a richness and purity
of language, culture, architecture, music and dance, dress
and sports that we in the West
only have envy.
Bhutan CULTURAL TOUR PROGRAMS
for tourism only in 1974, Bhutan is one of world's most exclusive
tourist destinations. Those few travelers who journey to this
magical kingdom will find themselves in a land of pure and
exotic mysticism. Our various Cultural Tours introduce visitors
to unique aspects of Mahayana Bhutanese culture, including
visits to religious festivals and pilgrimage sites and on
whichever tour you go, there are fascinating excursions to
villages, temples and scenic spots for a closer look at a
culture and a land which remain the most unspoiled and beautiful
example of the traditional Himalayan way of life in existence
today. The sample Cultural Tour Programs given below can be
modified to meet travelers' individual preferences.
Suggested Tours in Bhutan.