Bhutan is no ordinary place. The small, mountainous kingdom is aware of the downsides of rapid modernisation and globalisation. Consequently it has decided to engage cautiously and thoughtfully with the rest of the world. It’s government has placed sustainable socioeconomic development as well as the preservation of culture, tradition and nature at the forefront of its policy.
Linked to this, Bhutan follows a ‘high value, low volume’ tourism policy. This means there’s a cap to the number of tourists that can enter the country every year. When you think of the numerous beautiful places around the world that have suffered from mass tourism, the policy makes a good deal of sense. This stance has resulted in Bhutan retaining an astonishingly different look and feel altogether. It’s a visual and spiritual feast for all visitors!
At Follow Alice we’ve put together an exciting itinerary that takes in the very best that this mountainous kingdom has to offer. We’re talking cultural exploration like sightseeing in Thimpu and trying our hand at the national sport of archery. We’re also talking engaging in outdoor adventure activities like hiking to Tiger’s Nest Monastery and white-water rafting along the Mo Chu River. And we’re talking R&R, like indulging in spa massages and tasting locally produced wines. It’s an exciting trip that dives into the many treasures of this remote and beautiful nation.