The Kingdom of Gross National Happiness
Bhutan is famous for its economic growth model, Gross National Happiness. During this tour, you will explore Bhutan’s centuries old traditions and unique way of life based on Himalayan Buddhist beliefs. Days will be filled with unforgettable sights. Starting in Thimphu where you have two days to explore the charming capital, you then venture to Bumthang. You will arrive in time for a tsechu (festival) where masked dancers in brilliantly coloured silk costumes will intrigue. You then set off on a three day cultural walk and may encounter endangered black-necked cranes. One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to Paro’s Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) clinging to a rocky cliff. This tour is an active adventure involving walking and for those who want, a short bike ride and rafting, and a chance to try the national sport of archery. If you are interested in a rich culture, distinctive architecture, traditional arts and crafts, majestic scenery and most of all, insights into one of the happiest places on earth, Bhutan has it all!
TOUR MANAGER: Lindsay Cumberpatch
A passionate traveller and tramper, Lindsay loves photographing and documenting his various adventures both in New Zealand and overseas. He has trekked in Nepal, Bhutan, Patagonia and Tanzania and has travelled in the United States, the Pacific, and Morocco and Middle East. Lindsay is excited at the prospect of leading the 2017 tour to Bhutan with Calder & Lawson Tours.
TOUR DATE: Monday 30 October – Thursday 16 November 2017 (17 nights)
- Economy class airfares (airline taxes are additional)
- The services of our New Zealand Tour Manager
- 1 night accommodation in Singapore, including breakfast, northbound
- 15 nights’ accommodation in Bhutan
- Local and national guides
- Meals included: daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
- All gratuities and tips for national and local guides.
PRIC: Ex Auckland
Twin Share Per Person NZD$11,935
Single Supplement NZD$ 899
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: Single accommodation is limited. Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours.