As a saying goes in Bhutan -Happiness is a place, and Bhutan is definitely that place. Filled with new and exotic destination, Bhutan is a trekkers paradise which has offers more than one anticipates. Sandwiched between two Asian giants, China and India, this place serves the home of a mere 700,000 people humbly safeguarding their pride, ethnicity and culture. It is a place where one can find his pursuit of happiness.
Since many years, the last Shangri-La, Bhutan, has succeeded to flourish its tourism sector with many low-volume high-value visitors. Trekking in Bhutan is expensive and dangerous. With the whopping average costs of $250 per day and dangerous trails to climb besides the Himalayas, surely it is usual for the faintest of the heart to have a second thought before going there. The capital Thimphu and western city of Paro are the most important centres for tourism. Foreign guests are welcomed in Bhutans capital Thimphu, by traditional music and song under bright blue chilly skies of late winter. A sacred monastery to Buddhist overlooking the Paro valley is a must-see destination.Buddhist prayer flags flutter violently at Che Li La Pass, almost 4,000 meters above the Paro Valley.The land is of no question a diversity in cultures, but it is the pursuit of happiness that attracts most tourists to this wonderland.
You may be wondering what might be this Pursuit of Happiness that holds the tongue of many trekkers; it is one of the toughest mountains to climb in the world. To top that off, climate of Bhutan is different from other trekking sites like Laddakh and other Himalayan trekking patches. One can only find narrow window of time to experience the high-altitude treks, for a few months about a couple of times in a year. And of course, there is the risk of losing ones life as rescue services are hard to reach given the impediments of the high altitude. However, the sight of the heavenly sun shining amidst the snowy rocks sure takes you to the peak of happiness.
So maybe finding true happiness is not as hard as you might think. That is what I feel after scaling the pursuit of happiness.
Duration - 18 Days | Max Height:
The monastery, built in the 17th century, is perched on a cliff wall with a 900m drop to the valley below. This monastery holds a special significance for Buddhists in Bhutan.
Duration - 12 days. | Max Height: 4950 Meters.
Also known as Jumolhari Trek, this intimate wilderness trek offers a great variety of trekking conditions, from remote farmland and blue pine forests, to alpine pastureland and breathtaking mountain views.
Duration - 10 Days. | Max Height: 3300 Metres.
Bhutan is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Particularly in Asia, Bhutan provides with the essence of mixed cultural backgrounds with a hint of cultural influences that gives you the taste of the cultural diversity it harbours.
Duration - 11 Days. | Max Height: 3400 Meters.
Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon, is a place full of mysteries and exciting cultural diversities. The Hidden Valley tours give visitors a chance to witness the perfect insight in Bhutanese tradition that highlights many traditional landmarks and the culture of the people there.
Duration - 9 Days. | Max Height: 4090 Meters.
Being some of the easiest, yet one the most spectacular, treks the Druk Path trek is the one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. Although the trek trails short, only about six days.
Duration - 11 Days. | Max Height:
One of the most popular treks in Bhutan is the Bhumthang trek. This trek route takes you through the hearts of Bhutan guiding you through the four sacred valleys of Bhutan: Paro-Thimpu, Punakha, Trongsa and Bhumthang.
Duration - 16 Days. | Max Height: