I do receive the question, why Bhutan? Well, it is a country that limits tourism, builds within parameters of sustainable development and preserves cultural values. The government protects the environment and the spiritual values of the predominant Buddhist population. The days flow with a state of harmony and presence. Bhutan has synergy- between government and the people, between the religious body and the government, between the communities. Bhutanese people honor nature, light incense, pray, support ritual, and family values. Joy is apparent so the name Gross Nation of Happiness fits this small jewel in the Himalayas.
There are many places to visit and many in Asia but Bhutan is unique and the country follows the motif of “happiness.” What can be better than that?
Join us for a trip of a lifetime!
Cathy Shill, owner of The Hole Hiking Experience, has partnered with an established company in Bhutan to share this spectacular country. She is promoting two fall trips and details are listed below. Private trips or personalized itineraries for your group are also available.
2012 participant joining again in 2013!
“My wife and I had the opportunity to spend 14 glorious days with Cathy and Kinlay in Bhutan. What made the trip incredible was not only a terrific balance of both adventure and culture, but also Kinlay’s ability to bring specific requests to fruition. Bhutan is a very unique country with wonderful people. They are on the cusp which leads to a sense of excitement at every corner. Cathy and Kinlay covered all corners, plus, so much so that I will be going back to Bhutan for another adventure with them in the fall.”
Chomolhari Mountain Trek
September 30-October 13, 2013
Trek deep within the Himalayas to the sacred peaks. Hike along cascading water through a rich, diverse forest to the Chomolhari base camp. Experience the high country which is home to yak herders, blue sheep, and unparalleled beauty. It’s the perfect mix for a trekker: three acclimating date hikes, cultural exploration, and eight days of camping. Contact Cathy for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Peaceful Kingdom– a Personal Journey & Cultural Tour
November 2-15, 2013
Explore Bhutan for a memory of a lifetime! Experience the tranquility and synergy of this magical country, a true jewel of the Himalayas. The trip does it all! Four day hikes, cultural exploration, time in nature, two days of camping, and a visit to the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival. Contact Cathy for additional information at email@example.com.
The Peaceful Kingdom- trip details and price