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Bhutan – Land of the Thunder Dragon

WHY BHUTAN

Bhutan, closed off to tourism since 1974, as a sleeping beauty of sorts. Travelers began to visit the country only after 1991 and only from the year 2000 we have started seeing steady number of guests visiting us. After all, television was not introduced in Bhutan until 1999.

Starbucks and McDonald’s have yet to invade and traffic lights still don’t exist. Even in Thimphu, the capital, a white-gloved traffic officer directs cars from a quaint booth in an intersection. But change is afoot in this isolated kingdom hemmed between China and India.

Bhutan has thus far avoided the fate of other fragile cultures thanks to our tourism policy of high value, low-impact tourism model. The government all but forbids independent travel, a rule that gives independent travelers to pause. You can avoid prepackaged tours, but in Bhutan you are required to travel with our driver and guide who will shepherd you around a cookie-cutter tourist circuit of temples and treks.

By the end of your trip, You will be convinced Bhutan may be one of the world’s best all-inclusive deals.
You may start to believe that maybe this place is as close to a utopia as you’ll find in modern times.

Bhutan isn’t just carbon neutral, it’s carbon negative. Forests cover more than 70 percent of the Switzerland-size nation. Those mountains you admire here are off-limits to climbers, assuring that Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan’s highest peak at almost 25,000 feet, never becomes the next Everest.

Bhutan is the land, you had envisioned, a land of prayer-flag draped bridges spread over gin-clear water, lazing yaks, and tourist-free trails so silent you can hear the swoosh of rock doves flying up above. Bhutan is a lesson on sustainable tourism, a concept of giving back more to both the people and the land.

In an era when most people travel only to discover how closely countries on the opposite end of the world resemble their own, Bhutan is that unusual journey that proves there remains a land not quite trapped in time but refreshingly unique.

Testomonials

Most Amazing Tour of Bhutan

My family of four just returned from the most amazing tour of Bhutan made so memorable not just by the amazing country but also by Druk Heritage tours!
From our initial contact with them until they delivered us back to the airport they took such good care of us. Our guide Sonam and Karma made sure everything was perfect. They worked with us to make sure the tour was good for us and our two young children aged 7 and 10. We were nervous about how our kids would handle the trip but with the help of druk heritage they had an amazing time and are still asking when Sonam -our guide is coming to visit them so they can give him a tour of New Olreans.

Sonam was so knowledgeable that we even noticed tour guides from other comapanies and other locals listening to him as he taught us about Bhutanese and Buddhist culture and history.

Amy Mmahat Closs

Druk Heritage Tours
5.0
2018-09-03T07:03:46+00:00

Amy Mmahat Closs

My family of four just returned from the most amazing tour of Bhutan made so memorable not just by the amazing country but also by Druk Heritage tours!  From our initial contact with them until they delivered us back to the airport they took such good care of us.

Amazing Tailored Made Trip

Bhutan has always been on the top of my list of places to visit, so finding the right tour company was very important! Druk Heritage Tours was easily the best choice and turned out to be perfect (I recommend asking for Pelden as your guide - he's AMAZING)! The entire Druk Heritage team was phenomenal. They designed a trip that was tailored to my interests and allowed enough flexibility to add stops along the way! I highly recommend using this tour company and plan on using them again when I return to Bhutan in the future!

Travis Bluemling

Druk Heritage Tours
5.0
2018-09-03T07:06:49+00:00

Travis Bluemling

Bhutan has always been on the top of my list of places to visit, so finding the right tour company was very important! Druk Heritage Tours was easily the best choice and turned out to be perfect

Exceeded All Expectations

I'm extraordinarily grateful to Karma Dorji and his team for putting together an itinerary not just met my needs but exceeded all expectations. I was handheld from the off, from the documents I would have to present at the check-in counter at the airport to the amount of currency I would roughly require each day. The pace was great, giving the traveller the time to absorb, contemplate and dream. Being a food writer, I had requested to be brought to places patronised by locals and they took care of matters beautifully - I ate terribly well, and managed to sample foods one might not find in a restaurant geared towards tourists. I have to thank Prakith and Deepsh for taking care of me as we travelled on winding mountain roads (I'm slightly prone to motion sickness). I'll be back, for sure. X

Bryan Koh

Druk Heritage Tours
5.0
2018-09-03T07:12:41+00:00

Bryan Koh

I'm extraordinarily grateful to Karma Dorji and his team for putting together an itinerary not just met my needs but exceeded all expectations.

Exceeded My Expectations

The Team at Druk Heritage Tours was able to optimize my short 7 days in Bhutan, that it exceeded my expectations with its value-for-money. Creative and professional with a keen eye for details, I was charmed by the personalized human touch.

Gary

Gary

Druk Heritage Tours
5.0
2018-08-10T04:50:20+00:00

Gary

Gary
The Team at Druk Heritage Tours was able to optimize my short 7 days in Bhutan, that it exceeded my expectations with its value-for-money. Creative and professional with a keen eye for details, I was charmed by the personalized human touch.

Exhilarating Holiday

I’ve been telling my friends that I have just returned from an ‘exhilarating’ holiday in Bhutan. And here I am going tosay how this wonderful experience came about. My partner and I travel a lot – as much as our jobs and other commitments allow.

Anuradha Marwah

Anuradha Marwah

Druk Heritage Tours
5.0
2018-08-10T04:52:50+00:00

Anuradha Marwah

Anuradha Marwah
I’ve been telling my friends that I have just returned from an ‘exhilarating’ holiday in Bhutan. And here I am going tosay how this wonderful experience came about. My partner and I travel a lot – as much as our jobs and other commitments allow.
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