Saturday, 16 April 2016

Bhutan, great but how much does it cost?

Punakha Valley ©Solange Hando

How much ?
From US$200 a day, depending on group size and season

Expensive or value for money?
You decide
Here's what's included:

Bhutanese Guide (included)  ©Solange Hando

qualified guide 24/7
full board in traditional comfortable hotels
all internal transport in private vehicle
all entrance fees / festivals 
trekking staff  / equipment if applicable
all taxes

Traditional Bhutanese Hotel (included) ©Solange Hando

Any extras?
supplement for 5 star accommodation
drinks (other than water and tea)
personal purchases, tips at your discretion

Now, consider the cost of one night -room only- in London
What do you think?

Traditional Festival (included) ©Solange Hando

Basics aside, what else do you get for your money?
An amazing insight into a unique culture:
Where else is Gross National Happiness enshrined in the Constitution?
Where else would a king stop his car to chat to a farmer?
Or join in an archery contest on his coronation?

Bhutan's National Sport ©Solange Hando

a pristine natural world
gentle people
superb arts and crafts
and to top it all
unrivalled views of Everest along the way

Everest /Himalaya on the way to Bhutan ©Solange Hando

After four visits, I can't wait to return

For more information, see other blogs on this site or check Blue Poppy Bhutan for tailor-made trips.


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