Welcome to The Land of Happiness
If traveling is what you love and venturing out to a place significant to seamless nature is what you desire, Bhutan is undeniably the option to add to your list. The tiny Himalayan nation offers you world’s most original itinerant experiences. Celebrated as the Druk-yul (the land of the thunder dragon), Bhutan has features world has yet discover. Embellished with snow- capped mountains, pristine rivers and streams, Bhutan also boasts of varieties of flora and fauna, among which are many endangered species in the world. One feature Bhutan is synonymous with is the globally famed philosophy of the Gross National Happiness (GNH). This identity marks Bhutan as the only country in the world, which compliments people’s happiness along with the Gross Domestic Product. Over the years, GNH has garnered inspiration to many nations in the world. Buddhism is the most prevailing religion here, followed by Hinduism. In the recent times, Christianity has picked up. The constitution of the country allows the people freedom to choose their religion. With the visionary nurture and virtuous efforts of His Majesty the Fourth King of the country, the tiny nation embarked into the democratic leadership in 2008. With its second parliament elections in 2013, Bhutan is one of the youngest democracies in the world. The country that shied away from the world few decades ago maintains a consistent and considerable growth in economy today. It has opened up to the world, more so with the democratic culture now. A travel to this exclusive and exotic nation, which is also known as the last Shangri-La, is a MUST!
GNH - Gross National Happiness
For several decades now, Bhutan’s development has been guided by the philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH). It started in 1972. It goes beyond the concept of sustainable development and rather accentuates the concept of contentment and happiness. Although it is inevitable Bhutanese strive for economic development in order to acquire greater status and wealth, what makes Bhutan exceptional is the common understanding to nurture everything that is Bhutanese. Meanwhile, Bhutan is the first and only country in the world to have a government pronouncement the GNH as more important than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Conceived by our Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the philosophy is about belief that happiness can be achieved through development that balances the needs of the body with those of the mind within a stable and sustainable environment. GNH stresses material enrichment must not lead to spiritual impoverishment and that it must address emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of the individual. Above all, GNH requires that the Endeavor of the government must be to create conditions that would enable its citizens to pursue happiness. GNH has four pillars that set space to connect happiness with the people and the country. The four pillars are: sustainable and equitable socio-economic development, environment conservation, the preservation of and promotion of culture, and good governance. Although criticisms have come onboard from several countries, GNH has gained reputation worldwide. Bhutan is considered one of the happiest places to live on earth today. The four pillars of GNH are: 1) Equitable and sustainable socioeconomic development 2) Preservation and promotion of culture 3) Conservation of the environment 4) Promotion of good governance
Discover Bhutan With Us
Jamgoen Phuntsho Adventures is a reliable tour company registered under the Department of Tourism. We specialize in organizing custom trekking adventure tours to the most remote and beautiful parts of Bhutan, while combining special interests of the guests – whether that be it Cultural insight tour, bird watching, spiritual and wellness tour, experiencing village life or our unique festivals. We can proudly say that we have been working in the field of Travel and Adventure for many years and we are the local experts when it comes to planning unique and thoughtful trip itineraries taking you off a beaten path exploring remotest parts of the country. Our thoughtful trip itineraries will definitely take you away from any normal tourist itinerary and offer you once in a life time experiences in this land of the Thunder Dragon.
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Getting Into Bhutan
Carefully planned economic development has made the country much more accessible and there are now a network of roads entering and traversing the country. There are flights to and from destinations that include Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai.
Professional Tour Guides
Our Tours Guides are trained to specialize in either cultural or adventure tours. Many guides complete language courses in German, Japanese, Thai and other languages so that they can easily communicate with our guests and all are proficient in English. We employ only registered and certified guides.
A wide variety of accommodation is available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels and homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes and settings. Visitors can be assured of their warmth and comfort of the hotels. Similarly, the ambiance and hospitality offered by the hotels are incredible.
Authentic Travel Experiences
"I don’t have to explicitly mention that the beauty of Bhutan that I saw in pictures online had already captivated me. And that’s what naturally convinced me to travel here in the first place!" ~ Lin. A traveler to Bhutan; Ms. Lin took her sweet time to write wonderful and heart touching article on her experiences in Bhutan. Feel free to read the article on www.meipian.cn by clicking the button below:
“Not all those who wander are lost.”