December, 2008

23rd Dec, 2008

Jhomolhari Trek

Jhomolhari Trek 14night 15days Mount. Jhomolhari This is a strenuous 10 days trek, starting from Drukgyel Dzong, Paro and ending at Dodina, Thimphu. This trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan, passing through scattered hamlets and farm land into densely forested valleys. It takes us to high alpine pasture land, where yak [...]

We are updating 2009 Exclusive Cultural & Trekking Itineraries as our research team from different areas have not reached our head office with their report but as soon as we have the reports we will keep updating this page. Wild East Rodungla Trek 18nights 19days Jhomolhari Trek 14night 15days Glimpse of Bhutan 4night 5days Following [...]

23rd Dec, 2008

Glimpse of Bhutan

Glimpse of Bhutan 4night 5days Day 01: Arrive Paro, Paro – Thimphu On a clear day, Druk Air’s flight to Bhutan provides a wonderful view of Himalayan scenery. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata, it is a breathtaking journey, culminating in an exciting descent past forested hills [...]

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Ministry of Health signed a technical cooperation support for the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in Bhutan today. The agreement was signed this morning by the Health Secretary Dasho Dr. Gado Tshering, the Resident Representative of JICA Tetsuo Yabe and Head of Development Cooperation Division of the [...]

RECOGNITION – Karma Yangchen with UNESCO’s programme specialist for culture Moe Chiba Karma Yangchen’s natural dyed cotton shawl proved a worthy symbol of Bhutanese craftsmanship. The shawl was among the 13 handicrafts Bhutan had submitted in the South Asia UNESCO award of excellence for handicrafts in September in Chennai, India this year. ‘Handicrafts’ here is [...]

December 21: Japan Overseas Co-operation Volunteers (JOCV) celebrated its 20th anniversary in Bhutan yesterday. Her Royal Highness Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck was the guest of honour at the function held at the clock tower square in the capital. As part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of JOCV in Bhutan, the clock tower square [...]

His Majesty addresses the Nation at Changlimethang Future generations of Bhutanese people will live longer. They will be better educated. They will have better communications and will travel further. They will be more prosperous. Their lives will be more comfortable. It was with this knowledge that the Bhutanese people around the country gathered to celebrate [...]

20th Dec, 2008

Bhutan recognition medals

Druk Thuksey Medal “As King it is my duty to recognise people, who have served their fellow countrymen and nation in an exceptional way. It does not matter who you are, whether you are from rural or urban Bhutan or from the private sector or government. In the end all that matters is your love [...]

From Trashigang in the east to Paro in the west, southwards in Sarpang and central in Bumthang, their Royal Highnesses the Princes and Princesses as His Majesty the King’s special representatives joined the people of different dzongkhags on December 17 to celebrate the historic Centenary National Day. It was a day marked by clear blue [...]

FROM NZ WITH XOXO – Remembering good times together “Let’s go back,” said many former Bhutan volunteers when they met in Kaikoura, New Zealand, recently. Twenty-one New Zealanders, who worked through Volunteer Service Abroad, met to catch up and discuss their time working in the Himalayan kingdom. They decided to start planning a return trip. [...]