Bhutan cultural tour, Land of the Thunder Dragon
This week-long tour in the Land of the Thunder Dragon takes in all the highlights from traditional arts, crafts and Budhist culture to spectacular Himalayan vistas and cliff top monasteries
Thimpu (Late King's Memorial Chorten, Handicraft emporium etc) Dochu La Punakha Punakha Dzong Gangtey (Gangtey Monastery, Black Neck Cranes viewing) Phobjikha valley Wangdiphodrang Bhutan's national museum Rinpung Dzong Bhutanese farmhouse visit Hike to Taksang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
US $1420 excluding flights
Description of Bhutan cultural tour, Land of the Thunder Dragon
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe do our best to apply the principles of responsible tourism, enshrined in the charter of the Association for Responsible Tourism in Bhutan. This means all will be informed of the different ways in which you will be able to contribute to local environment. In particular, we focus on ensuring we adhere to the following criteria:
– We select accommodations, restaurants and transport that demonstrates sustainable environmental stewardship, using local materials and produce whenever possible;
– We pay attention to the impact of travel on seasonal, natural and agricultural events (harvest, plant growth, endangered wildlife, or mating seasons, etc.)
– We partner with associations and organizations that select experiences and accommodations based on the energy sourcing and consumption, favouring local and sustainable energy suppliers.
– We also attend trade shows with them and select local vendors together, further encouraging sustainable energy practices locally.
We take only small groups with a maximum of 4 to12 people help to minimize the impact on the environment.
PeopleWe have always believed is tourism industry which attempts to make a low impact on the natural environment and local culture. Also helping to generate income and employment for local people. And to promote the conservation of local ecosystems. It is responsible tourism which is both ecologically and culturally sensitive.
The locals have major roles to play in sustainable tourism. It involves locals participating actively and taking responsibility in this tourism industry. During the trip we use local products like; fresh fruits, vegetables, drinks etc. through purchasing from locally sourced providers where they can generate some income for the local community. And we encourage local people to sell local handmade authentic handicrafts or simply talk with tourists to give them an authentic image of the local culture.
In Bhutan, The tourism royalty of about 35 percent of your tour payment paid to the government of Bhutan is your contribution to ensuring the sustainability of Bhutan’s public services, including the free education and health care services. Tourism earnings, therefore, benefit the people of Bhutan by improving their quality of life.
We are in partnership with registered Charity Organization “Chhahari Group Nepal”, 10% of its profits, goes to charity organization and also we support educational and medical materials. The organization has served in Nepalese society since 2001. Most projects funded by them directly benefit the local community who has suffered by Natural or political issues. Many other projects directly or indirectly benefit our citizens, e.g. Orphanage Home, Community School, Health Camp, scholarship program etc. At the moment helping to run a free community school for very poor families children who can’t afford to send their kids to School.