a quest for happiness, bhutan

take a journey back in time that few people have had the opportunity to experience.

Bhutan is a global pioneer, the first nation of the world to systematically measure its success not by the strength of its economy but by the happiness of its people.

Such a unique approach befits a country unlike any other – a wild, spiritual and majestic mountain kingdom where tranquility reigns and everything is off the beaten track.


The first resort in Bhutan and with five lodges across five valleys, Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang, has been a part of this legendary Buddhist Kingdom for almost 20 years. Each lodge is a sanctuary designed to complement its uniquely beautiful setting. Five distinct lodges offer a circuit of Himalayan sanctuaries.

Begin your journey with a visit to the Buddha Dordenma and a talk on Gross National Happiness, then explore the capital of Thimphu.

On your second day, visit the Draktsho Vocational Training Centre for Special Children and Youth or spend time with the children of Gawaling Happy Home, reading stories and playing games.

Journey to Punakha and stop along the way at Dochula Pass for a picnic with 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-laden giant Himalayas. Visit Chime Lhakhang then take some time to visit the first Retirement Home for Buddhist Monks in Bhutan.

Travel to Gangtey to visit the magnificent Gangtey Goemba Monastery. Stop by the town’s meditation centre and learn more about the life of hermits.

After the scenic transfer to Bumthang, you will visit the Trongsa Dzong, the Watch Tower Museum and Wangdicholing Palace, as well as Shingkhar and Nga Lhakhangs. Day eight will see you embarking on a spiritual exploration of Jakar Valley’s most sacred sites and visiting remote temples such as Dorji Tse Goempa and Lugi Rawa Lhakhang.

The fertile valley of Bumthang is the breadbasket of Bhutan. Spend time visiting various farming communities in which weaving, herbal tea cultivation and beekeeping are important cottage industries.

The next morning, take your flight to Paro. Visit the National Museum and Paro Dzong. On your final day, take a pilgrimage to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, and cap off your journey with a farewell dinner in traditional gho and kira garb.

This is only a guideline. We will tailor it to your needs and interests.