Bhutan – Land of the Thunder Dragon

 

Local name of the country : Druk Yul (Dragon Country)

 

Languages : Dzongkha (Tibetan dialect), Tshangla, Nepal

 

For more information :

Tourism Bhutan

Bhutan Trails : booklet describing 27 days hike

 

Activities

Bhutan has no infrastructure to support independent travellers so you will need a support team.

Hiking : Druk Path Trek, Jomolhari Trek, Snowman Trek I & II, Merak Sakteng Trek, Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek, Duer Hot Springs Trek

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Visit Bhutan : is an online travel unit of Eco Expeditions & Tours

Bokar Tours : local residents and communities are part of travel agency and receive benefits from tourism while doing trekking and hiking

Trekking in Bhutan : offers responsible trekkings

Bhutan Travelers : is committed to a practice of responsible and ethical tourism

Authentic Bhutan Travel : this agency offers different treks (The Snowman Trek, Salt Route Trek, Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek etc)

Bhutan Off-Road Adventures : if you want nature and flower tours or bird-watching experience, here is your agency !

 

Places to stay :

Wangdue Eco Lodge is built upon the concept of Green Architecture. Their rainwater harvesting, solar heating, biogas and waste recycling plants help reduce carbon emission. The Eco Lodge grows its own herbs, vegetables, free-range eggs, milk, cheese, butter & local rice for authentic Bhutanese cuisines and signature dishes. 

Bhutan Ecoldges : are guided by a high value & low impact tourism policy, they pledge to save the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling, for the future of the earth.

 

Gastronomy

Ngaja, tea with milk (yak or cow)

Suja, tea with butter (salty or sweet)       

 

Cultural characteristics :

 

Some words to learn :

Tashi Delek – Welcome

Kuzu zangpo la – Good morning / Good evening

Atsi zur nang – Excuse me

Nga gi ming … in – My name is …

Ing – Yes

Men – No

Kadrin chhe la – Thank you

Naba che gey – Goodbye

Goen Chim – Hotel

Chu – Water

 

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