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The KINGDOM OF BHUTAN
MONASTERIES, DANCE FESTIVAL AND WHILE CROSSING THE KINGDOM OF BHUTAN
The BEST OF BHUTAN
With DON MESSERSCHMIDT
Traveling across Bhutan is the Best part of this adventure. We’ll start in northeast India to enter Bhutan by way of the rarely used eastern border crossing between the Indian sub-continent and the mountain Kingdom.
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Where is Bhutan and How To Get There
Tibet / China to the north. India to the
East South and West.
How to get to Bhutan? Only Bhutanese airlines are allowed to fly in or out... and
you must be invited to the Kingdom.
Your agency (like RiAdvTvl) does all the paperwork.
* HMG requires that you be invited to Bhutan.
* Your invitation then creates your visa, internal travel documents and your flights arriving / departing the Kingdom of Bhutan.
The invitation is created when you reserve a trek, or tour, or program through an agency authorized by HMG of Bhutan. (like RiAdvTvl)
Cash is king inside Bhutan, credit cards are accepted at a few locations. Either USD or Bhutanese Nu work most everywhere.
What's it like there?
Kind Tolerant Relaxed Respectful
Centuries old traditions (king and Buddhist traditions) mixing with modern features of the 21st century (the king likes mt. biking).
Bhutan is a very Buddhist nation, in that Buddhism permeates everyone's daily lives in how they interact with others, what they (and you) are surrounded by, and what local folks (city and countryside) do and believe.
Education is highly prized and found throughout the mountain kingdom.
Forests abound throughout Bhutan and are protected in their constitution.
Buddhism protects life and so wildlife is found throughout Bhutan.
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