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7 reasons that will inspire you to travel to Bhutan

Published on 30/01/2015 by Mahima Shantitravel

travel to Bhutan in 2015If you love to travel but haven’t set foot on Bhutanese soil so far, here are 7 alternate reasons that will surely inspire you to travel to Bhutan in 2015. Continue reading

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A TREK IN BHUTAN IN SPRING

Published on 06/01/2014 by Clemence Shantitravel
Clemence & Alice on a trek in Bhutan

Clemence & Alice on a trek in Bhutan

Fancy a trek in Bhutan? Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons to visit the last Himalayan kingdom. Of the two, spring has a better reputation. Just out of winter, the temperatures are mild and landscapes reveal their most beautiful avatars. Continue reading

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TREKKING IN BHUTAN – A DAY’S ACCOUNT

Published on 31/12/2013 by Alice ShantiTravel
Trekking in Bhutan

Trekking in Bhutan

What could you expect during a day while trekking in Bhutan? Here’s a small idea of ​​what could await you when you go hiking in the mountains of the Himalayas!

6:30 – Alarm clock: The assistant chef brings us a cup of tea to encourage us to get up! We are then entitled to a small bowl of hot water for a quick wash in the tent as it is still cold outside (acrobatics guaranteed!). Continue reading

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THE FESTIVALS OF BHUTAN: DRAGONS IN THE DAY

Published on 14/11/2013 by Julie ShantiTravel

The festivals of Bhutan are key religious events that depict true stories of Bhutanese life. These celebrations take you to the heart of the culture of the last Himalayan kingdom.

Bhutan has opened its doors and heritage to the world

Festivals in Bhutan

Festivals in Bhutan

Year after year, more and more travelers are being charmed by the authenticity and hospitality of Bhutanese people and the richness of its culture. Bhutan’s admission in to the UN in 1971 enabled the country to become more open to the modern world. However, the kingdom of Bhutan places great priority on the preservation of its religious and cultural heritage that has been passed down the generations for millennia. This is what makes this Himalayan abode so unique. Continue reading

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TOP TEN TIPS ON TRAVELLING TO BHUTAN

Published on 18/09/2013 by Janet Becker
Bhutan Woman with jewelry

A Local Woman with Ethnic Jewelry

Bhutan is a tiny Buddhist kingdom situated up in the Himalayas Mountains making it very hard to get there. There are usually a few daily flights to and from Bhutan, and this makes it even harder to get there. The best time to visit Bhutan is during early fall. The topography of the place makes it even harder to predict what to expect and so listed below are some tips that will make your trip to Bhutan worthwhile.

1. Carry enough cash:

Costs for tours and accommodation are managed through the partnership of the government and private travel agencies. Minimum daily tariffs are set by government regulators. Even though there are some ATMs, they only serve the local customers. Tipping is discouraged but to get good service you need to tip the service providers. Some shops accept US dollars should you wish to purchase a major item. Local banks do not offer credit card facilities. Continue reading

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