Guided by Charley Hesse. This was a custom tour with a very similar itinerary to our set-departure trip, and included an extension to Kaziranga, India.
A trip to the Kingdom of Bhutan is like no other. Not only did we see a fantastic array of Himalayan specialties, such as Satyr Tragopan, Himalayan Monal, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Beautiful Nuthatch, Fire-tailed Myzornis, and Himalayan Cutia to name but a few, we found it a magical place that has preserved its culture and traditions more than most other places in the world. Almost every house is a visual wonder, and the majority of people wear traditional dress. The country has a delightful innocence and the brand new democracy aims to support the ‘Gross National Happiness’ and protect the natural environment. Buddhism is an important feature in the country, and our visits to temples and monasteries, including Tiger’s Nest, were a strong reminder of this. Bhutan is a country difficult to not to be enchanted by.