The Last Shangri La: Bhutan
8 –14 March, 2020 | 7 Days/6 Nights
Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, sandwiched between Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh is a bewitching country full of quirky surprises.
This is a country where the absolute monarch voluntarily and peacefully ceded power to the people, where wellbeing & happiness trump income & wealth, where forests can never cover less than 60 % of the country by law, where buying cigarettes is illegal, where national dress is proudly compulsory at work and in school and where the ultimate ambition is not to be the world’s top exporter in this or that but to be the first nation to become 100 % organic.
This deeply Buddhist land opened its doors to limited tourism only in 1974 and continues to keep everybody (except happily; Indians) at arm’s length or more which is why it is still commonly referred to, by jealous Westerners, as the Last Shangri La.
Bhutan with its tree-covered hills and snow bedecked mountains, its verdant valleys dotted with whitewashed wood & stone cottages, its cliff-hugging monasteries manned by lamas of all ages & sizes, and its charming towns filled with friendly mirchi-eating people is a bucket list topper and will remain so for years to come.
So if you are a woman who loves the mountains as much as we do, come and experience Bhutan with us in March 2020 and take back a little bit of its Happiness with you.
We have been to Bhutan a few times now and it’s one of our most successful destinations.
Wonderful World helps like-minded women see the world in ways they can never dream of with husbands, kids, and parents in tow.
We keep our group sizes small so that you can make new friends and yet find your own space. And so that when you get to our serene destinations, the dictates, dynamics and timetables of a large group don’t dent your enjoyment.
You should come with us and here is why:
March is a great time to go – It’s springtime and the weather is great. Himalayan peaks are most visible with clear skies and the valley comes alive with flowers in bloom.
The standard of the three-star hotels in Bhutan is a mixed bag.
We have personally picked some of the better hotels available and can assure you the standard is superior to those being used by some of the other travel outfits.
Our itinerary includes a trip to Gangtey – Phobjika valley – a beautiful, quiet valley, a must-do as per us and not included in most itineraries to Bhutan.