WHY VISIT BHUTAN?
Bhutan, the kingdom in the clouds, is a tiny landlocked Himalayan country in South Asia bordered by India and China.
Tour to Bhutan to Know About GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS
Ever heard of a country that pins happiness at the center of its development dreams? Well, that’s Bhutan, the country that believes in Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than Gross National Product, where people don’t kiss in the public but enthusiastically hang giant protective phalluses from the eaves of their homes.
In this ancient land, steeped in myth and legend, thrives an age-old Buddhist culture, one of the last remaining examples of a Himalayan Buddhist society.
Centuries of isolation and deep regard for the natural world have ensured that its natural environment is pristine, making Bhutan a natural paradise.
BIOLOGICAL HOT SPOT
Its astonishing diversity of flora and fauna has earned it a name as one of the biological hot spots in the world. Close to 700 bird species
and 200 mammals thrive in its tropical, temperate and alpine forests that cover 72 percent of the land area.
Home to some of the highest unclimbed mountain mountain peaks
in the world Bhutan is one of the most mountainous countries in the world with elevations rising from 300 m at the southern foothills to more than 7,000 m at its northern frontiers.
NATURAL & CULTURAL BEAUTY
It is one of the last remaining examples of a Himalayan Buddhist society with an ancient culture
and a pristine natural environment that is home to an astonishing abundance of flora and fauna.
HIDDEN GEM OF THE WORLD
Bordered by India and China, the land of the thunder dragon remained in geographic isolation for centuries. Bhutan cautiously opened up to modern development in the 1960s.
Hidden for centuries from the outside world Bhutan is known by many names.“Take Nothing but Memories, Leave Nothing but Footprints”
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Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom situated in southern part of Asia has some of the most untouched and virgin natural beauty when compared to other parts of the world. People here are strong believers of Buddhism which can be seen on almost every loop and corner on this land. The most interesting part is people worship the Thunder Dragon deity and hence city has beautifully painted and carved dragons all over. At every sight of Bhutan, you will experience a spiritual bliss!
If you wish to travel to a beautiful hillock place, then you must look for booking a Bhutan tour. This place is located between China and India, making Bhutan one of the smallest countries amongst all. But despite being small, the variety of flora and fauna here is unbelievable.
In Bhutan, you would be excited to see huge forts, monasteries as well as Buddhist relics. Moreover, adventure lovers would have multiple trekking spots which will make them fall in true love with Bhutan. Even shopping streets are colorful and happening! You will surely get something interesting may be a souvenir or a piece of cloth unique in its own self.
1. NOW, LET US GET CLOSE TO THE PEOPLE OF BHUTAN:--There are around 19 spoken languages in Bhutan. Out of which English is the most accepted and widely used language. Even schools here teach English to children and hence you won’t find any difficulty in communication with anyone here.
--There are around 7, 00,000 people residing here who are friendly and warm to meet.
--Residents love tourists on Bhutan Tours deeply and are always happy to help.
--People here are true believers of God and have ancient spiritual beliefs.
--When you choose one of the Tours to Bhutan, you would be able to choose your option of traveling for spirituality, travelling for natural beauty, travelling for adventure etc. Any tour Bhutan is worth the money spent and worth the time travelled.
2. Interesting Point about Bhutan is its Culture--You won’t stop getting surprised on your tour to Bhutan when you get in touch with Bhutanese Culture. Every activity or ritual here surrounds around Buddhism. This is the main religion in Bhutan.
--Even nature reflects the religious beliefs residing here.
--Prayer enchanting on the hill sides seems beautiful and very peaceful to one’s soul. You would surely be mesmerized by the holy enchanting on your tour in Bhutan.
--A real Buddhist when performing prayers won’t be affected by any disturbance around or any violence. Culture is very soothing and completely non-violent setting an example for all others around the planet.
--Cultural performances are even graceful with huge animal or dragon masks and heavy attires. They look stunning and even their dance style is ecstatic!
3. CLIMATE IN BHUTAN--In totality, theclimate in Bhutan is more of hot, humid and sub-tropical in nature. More or less all the months are having same temperature range.
--It varies from 15 to 30 degree Celsius.
--If you are tours of Bhutan include central country regions, and then they might be cool comparatively with hot in summer and cool and dry in winter.
--There is a beautiful tourist place in Bhutan by the name of Thimphu. Almost all best Bhutan tours packages include Thimphu in their itinerary because of its lovely natural surrounding and better climate varying from -2.5 degree Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius.
--Hence no matter what month of the year you plan your Bhutan tour package, it will be completely rewarding as well as enrich for you!
About Bokar tours – Your ultimate Bhutan adventure planner and guideOur founder Mr. Karma Chime has an enviable experience of more than 10 years in Bhutan tourism. He is a native of Bhutan and has always been passionate about his country. Earlier he used to be an individual guide for themajority of tourists to Bhutan. His love for beauty in Bhutan made him open his own travel agency by the name of “Bokar Tours”. Bokar is a monastery in a small village of Yalang in eastern border regions of Trashiyandtse. This is Chime’s home town where his parents used to lie and he grew up.
Now Bokar Tours are one of the most popular and chosen Bhutan travel agency which offers the best Bhutan package tours.
We also have Mr. Dirk who actually was a tourist to Bhutan several times and soon become too friendly. He is now associated as a Sales representative with Bokar and hence many foreign tourists are taken care off well on their package tour to Bhutan.
“We make sure that every tourist with us fined their true love and peace in Bhutan!!”
Take a sneak peek into our tour packages for Bhutan: Not one, not two but we have around 25 different packages for touring in Bhutan. We have classified them into four categories:--Cultural Packages
--Special Interest Packages
You may choose any desirable package based on your interests and likings. We assure you to have complete satisfaction and value for money when you travel with us. Even our festival tour packages are very popular like “Paro Festival tour, Jampa Lhakhang Drup 2017, Thimphu Festival and Punakha Festival 2017. They vary from 7 to 11 days’ duration and can always be customized to suit your travel needs and dates.
Even Adventure packages include hiking, kayaking, mountain climbing, rafting, mountain biking, helicopter ride etc. You just choose which adventure excites you and we will have the correct person to guide and protect you. Your security will always be our priority in all ways.
For us, every client is a friend whom we accompany to show the best of our country and hence send them home with endless new memories and good vibes about my people! Our guides best choosen locals who will help you explore every bit of Bhutan.
Looking forward to serve you with best of our knowledge of Bhutan!!
BEST 3 ATTRACTIONS IN BHUTAN TOURS
1. Tiger’s Nest the icon of Bhutan
---Located around 900 meters above Paro Valley, Taktsang Monastery, the “Tiger’s Nest”
is one of the most visited hotspot tourist attractions in Bhutan
---Precariously clinging at 3120 meters above the sea level on a vertical mountain cliff, Taktsang Monastery is a wonderful and spectacular sight for foreigners visiting
---The temple is in the sacred rock, which was believed to have been blessed by Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century
2. Gross National Happiness (GNH) pioneer vision by the fourth king
---The philosophy of GNH expresses the unique and holistic perception of the Bhutanese, ensuring peace and harmony
---Four Pillars of GNH encompasses all developmental activities: socio-economic development, conservation of environment, preservation and promotion of culture and good governance
---GNH provides opportunity to focus on collective happiness achievable through public policies and consultations
3. Pristine Nature and Highest Unclimbed Mountains in the Himalayas
---The giant and towering snow-capped mountains, untouched by the humans provides special scenic beauty that would remain forever as the true jewels of Bhutan
---The Mystical Forbidden Mountain of the Himalayas, though unforgiving and cold would remain unexplored shrouded in myth and magic
---As enshrined the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, more than 60 percent of the total land area will remain under forest cover for all times to come
BHUTAN BOKAR TOUR ACTIVITIES
– Overnight Trekking in the pristine nature
– mountain biking including a biking guide
- Traditional & Mask Dance Performances
– meditation with a Lama in a temple or in meditation house
– To experience making The Traditional Bhutanese Prayer Flag Printing
– Archery Bhutan National 140 meters target
– Inner Tubing, Kayaking, Rafting (8 persons/raft)
– fly fishing in river form Himalaya glacier
– Bird watching with Bird Specialist
--Cooking Class in the farm house
– learn Bhutanese cooking rice and ema-datsi (Chilli and cheese)
– 9am to 5pm, closed on Monday, 9 hole golfing in capital city Thimphu
– horse or pony ridding in Paro valley
--Hot Stone Bath
– The Village Hot Stone Bath which is equivalent to Swiss sauna
– Khuru the dart 45meters distance with 2 small wooden target
– Traditional archery competition in ground with decorations
– to predict the future and learn past life
--Beer Brewery Visit
– tasting beer(Red Panda) and visit brewery factory
--Butter lamp lighting
– 108 butter lamps in Dzong or Monastery to gain good merit
--Blessing Rimdo ceremony
– whole day auspicious ceremony to extend long life, bestows prosperity
--Blessing Thrisel Ceremony
– "cleansing of spirit, mind & soul with holy water"
– Tshewang for longevity
--Khabsay Making class in the farm house
– learn to make Bhutanese cookies and biscuit
--Donating a meal to the monks
– donate the meal to monks and nuns in temple or monastery
--Farmhouse Visit & Lunch
– Visit Farmhouse to see the traditional living and taste traditional cuisine
--BBQ lunch or dinner
– Private Riverside BBQ lunch or dinner (with archery & khuru lesson)
--BBQ lunch or dinner
– Fire pit with cultural programme
– marriage ceremony in the temple or monastery altar
– Gross National Happiness, Textile and Weaving & discussions with High Lamas (Rimpoches) regarding Buddhism
– Protection of Nature, History of Bhutan, Gangtey Khenpo, The Head LamaNote
: Activities can confirm at the time of booking tour with Bhutan Bokar
Facts about Bhutan--Capital: Thimphu
--Currency: Ngultrum (1 Nu = 1 Indian Rupee)
--Dialing code: +975
--Time Zone: GMT +6
--Languages: Dzongkha(National Language), English and 18 local dialects
--Population: 700,000 (estimated)
--Agriculture Population: 70%
--Peak Season for Tourist: March – May & September – November
--Special Occasion: 17th December National Day of Bhutan
--Climate: Tropical in Southern Plains, Cool Winters and Hot Summers in Central Valleys, Severe Winters and Cool Summers in Himalayas.
--National Animal: Takin
--National Flower: Blue puppy
--National Bird: Raven
--National Butterfly: Ludowi Swallotail
--Food: Rice Staple Diet
--Government: Constitutional monarchy
--National Development Philosophy: Gross National Happiness
--Life Expectancy: Avg. 65 years
--Transportation: SUV Car, Mini Van, Toyta Coaster Bus
--Accommodation: 3 star hotel, 4 stars hotel, 5 stars hotels and Luxury hotels
--Culture and Religion: Buddhism
--Major Export: Hydroelectricity
--Location: Southern Asia, between China and India
--Toal Area Size: 38,394 Square Kilometer(size of Switzerland)
--Water: 0 square kilometer
--Forest Cover: 72.5%
--Agricultural Land: 13.6%
--Elevation Extremes: Lowest point is 97m(Dangmechu), Highest Point is 7564m
--Natural Resources: Timber, Hydropower, Gypsum & Calcium Carbonate
FAQ'sIs Bhutan a safe travel destination?
Yes, the crime rate in Bhutan is very low and people are peace-loving and generous.When is the best time to visit Bhutan?
The most excellent time to visit Bhutan would be all the months except June, July and August.What is not included in the Package?
Airfares, airport taxes, visa fees, excess baggage, insurance, emergency evacuation, medical and all other personal expenses.Kids Entry is Free?
Entry for Kids under 5 yrs age is free but for 6 and 12 years accompanied by elders/guardians, will be given 50% discount on daily royalty.Tobacco Consumption allowed in Bhutan?
Tobacco products is banned in Bhutan, but 200 cigarettes for personal consumption is ok, for which you have to pay 200% import duty.Read more >>
Festivals & Events
The Tshechu is a festival
in Bhutan honour of Padmasambhava Indian saint- "one who was born from a lotus flower", popularly known under the name of "Guru Rimpoche", the Precious Teacher.
During Tsechus or Festivals in Bhutan, the dances are performed by monks as well as by laymen. The Tsechus is a religious festivals in Bhutan and by attending it, it is believed one one gains merits. It is also a yearly social gathering where the people come together to rejoice dressed in all their finery. You can find the Bhutan festival calendar for year 2017 in Bhutan.Click here to see all Festival Dates