Sandwiched between Tibet in the north and India on the three sides; and popularly known as the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ and the ‘Last Shangri-La’, the state of Bhutan offers a mesmerizing and unspoiled cultural and natural grandeur. Predominantly Vajrayana Buddhism being the state religion, Hinduism is the second-largest religion mostly followed by the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese in southern Bhutan.
The Bhutanese landscape is characterized by rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys from subtropical plains in the south through the temperate zone to the Sub-alpine Himalayas exceeding 7000 meters. The Druk Tashel culturally and religiously rich Bhutan remained entirely disconnected from the rest of the world until the 1960s. Remarkable is that very careful attention has been paid by the Bhutanese government to preserving and promoting Bhutanese culture now.
Sometimes slowing down one’s daily pace turns out to be the best form of rejuvenation. And that’s why we also provide homestays and village tours, where families can live, work and enjoy an authentic rural farm experience to promote the ideals of family togetherness, community, and a sense of getting back to the basics in nature, an opportunity one will miss in hotels.
To gain an insight into living a minimalistic life like many Bhutanese in the villages, village tours, and farm stays can be a good experience where you can eat earthen pot-cooked food with the family and be part of the family and experience their daily life. One can even take part in their off days by playing archery and darting with the villagers. Farm stays also provide relaxing hot stone baths.
It’s not only a peaceful retreat but also provides opportunities to improve community livelihood. Through these kinds of tours, we try to provide the local community with alternative sources of income.