Bhutan International Marathon - Running in the Himalayas
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a land of high mountains and deep valleys where compassion and wisdom are the benchmark against which all things are measured, and where the King rules by ‘Gross National Happiness’. The vibrant culture of Bhutan, the imposing himalayan peaks, friendly people and one of the most scenic marathons in the world are enough reasons for you to run in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan International Marathon is organized by Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) on 3rd March every year. Over the past two years, the race has blossomed into a popular event for participants from all over the world. You have to choose between a full (42km) or half (21km) marathon in men’s or women’s Open and Veterans categories. Embark on this unique 7 Days trail and experience the Bhutan International Marathon amidst the scenic Himalayas.
Bhutan Homestay Expedition
The farmhouse visit brings an opportunity to learn and experience the true culture, the living style of Bhutanese people in a Bhutanese way, why & how the Bhutanese people are happy? Known for its un-touched ancient culture and tradition, Bhutan still has its past in its present, where almost all the countries in the world have lost. You will have a greater experience in your lifetime and you will rightly say that Bhutan is the right place to see the past lives of this world.
The following are some of the main activities that we can experience during our visit to farmhouses in each region;
- Hoentoe (Buckwheat noodles) it is a special dish and associated with celebration and good fortune. It is made only by Haaps (habitants of Haa). So we can try with family how to make this and also taste its real delicacies.
- We will try to cook the Bhutanese food in the Bhutanese Kitchen. Prepare the world's most spicy dish 'Ema Datshi' here in Bhutan. We will also try to cook other Bhutanese dishes like “Pasha Pa” and so on.
- We can also work in the field with the Bhutanese framers.
- Hot -stone bath-, Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan. We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits.
- We will see how our Bhutanese alcohol (Ara) is made and taste it.
- We can see the milking of the cows-if the farmhouse has the milking cows. We can try to milk also.
- If we are lucky, we can also see how the butter and cheese are made in the farmhouse in Bhutanese way.
- In all the farmhouses, the Bhutanese alcohol is served.
Bhutan - A Journey through the Kingdom of Happiness
This trail is basically curated to escape the heat that has crossed the limit accross India. June would be a very favourable month in Bhutan with moderate climate. Bhutan will be extremely green in June with the locals busy harvesting Potatoes and planting paddy. You can see the serene beauty of Bhutan with little rain sometimes. The coldest place like Bumthang in the central part of Bhutan will alos be so pleasant to visit, which actually crosses negative 9 in winter. This trail will take you through the central part of Bhutan from West. You will visit the most favourable places like Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Trosngsa & Bumthang including the amazing hike to Paro Taktshang (Tiger's Nest). You shall know Bhutan better through this excluisve trail!
Bhutan - The Land Of Happiness
Bhutan is located in the eastern region of the Himalayas, a small country roughly the size of Switzerland and fondly referred to as Druk Yul (Land of the Thunder Dragon). Bhutan has remained a country where age of customs and traditions are still part of the everyday lives of the people, even while modernization, development and strains of global influence are felt more and more. Bhutan is holy land with many tales of miracles, myth and legends. The eighty percent of the country’s population live in villages and small hamlets, many located a few hours and some takes many days to reach. Bhutan is considered as a spectacular destination with a living culture that goes back to the centuries. Experience Bhutan - The Land Of Happiness on this epic 7 days trip to Bhutan and discover this majestic Himalayan country in a unique way.
Bhutan at a Glance
Bhutan, a buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ is a sovereign state landlocked in the Eastern Himalayas in South Asia. Bhutan borders China to the north and India to the south, east and west. To the west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian State of Sikkim; and further south it is separated from Bangladesh by the Indian states of Assam andWest Bengal. Thimphu is Bhutan's capital and largest city. Bhutan is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or Dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley. Experience Bhutan at a glance on this epic 6 days trip to Bhutan and discover this majestic Himalayan country in a unique way.
Bhutan - Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival Expedition 2018
The Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival was established in 2011 in commemoration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and the Armed Forces’ victory over Indian insurgent forces residing in southern Bhutan in 2003. The festival is held annually on December 13th at the Festival Ground near Druk Wangyel Lhakhang which is located at Dochula Pass.
Dochula Pass is one of the most scenic passes in Bhutan, which offers spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain ranges.
Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple) was built over a period of four years from 2004-2008 by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (the Queen Mother of Bhutan) as a tribute to His Majesty the fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck and armed forces after His Majesty led a successful operation against Indian militants who had occupied certain areas of Bhutan. The gallery of the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang has beautiful murals depicting some of the important events in the reigns of the Kings of Bhutan. This 7 nights 8 days tour program also includes visits to culturally rich valleys of Western Bhutan such as Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangduephodrang and Phobjikha.
Bhutan Bike Expedition 2018
This Excluisve 8 Days Biking Expedition to Bhutan covers the most beautiful places of Western Bhutan and one of the highest passes in Bhutan. The ride will lead you towards the least and most travelled passes, the Chelala Pass and Dochula Pass respectively. This expedition will introduce you to a land of rich diversities. From food to culture to people, every element contributes in making this country a splendid one. An hour's drive from Thimphu will take you to the Dochula pass (3140 m) where one can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on a clear day with a powerful binocular telescope. Visit the beautiful 108 Chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo for the security and well being of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. Also visit Druk Wangyal Temple which was built to honor His Majesty, the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Don't forget you still have the Punakha Fortress, one of the best and holiest fortressess in Bhutan build in the midst of two rivers. Experience the spirit of Bhutan bike expedition and rest assured, there is no better way to explore the Land of Happiness.