BHUTAN – Beyond the Guidebooks
Bhutan is the last Mahayana Buddhist kingdom in the world. The lush green valleys, virgin forests, clear fast flowing rivers and an enthralling landscape have made Bhutan an exclusive tourist destination today. The Kingdom has some of the most famous sites in the world for Buddhist pilgrims. Your Bhutan holiday can be the ultimate spiritual experience. It is home to one of the most vibrant un-spoilt traditions and exciting cultures on earth.
Bhutan is a unique country known for its scenic beauty and traditional culture dating back to centuries. The serene countryside is brought alive by colourful Tsechus (festivals) celebrated with dance and music. Religious fervour is all pervading force – it determines the lifestyle of the people and moulds their thoughts.
For travellers who look for more than conventional tourist attractions, and desire to experience Bhutan’s fascinating traditions, YANA Expeditions opens doors and takes you into the heart of a rich and thriving culture, unique art and architecture and above all, the people whose simple lifestyle will make your Bhutan experience unforgettable. With YANA Expeditions you do not travel in a tour group, but join us as our private guests. Thus, as a member of small, select circle we are able to share with you experiences that cannot be enjoyed by ordinary visitors.
A visit to YANA Expeditions owned farmhouse would offer you a closer look at the Kingdom’s unique culture, which dictates simple hospitality extended to any and all guests, even to perfect strangers. We plan each trip separately, making sure you get exactly what you request, and ensuring little special extras for every member of your party. There is abundance of wonderful opportunities, especially for photography, while on a journey through the interior of our Kingdom. YANA Expeditions ‘ dedicated professionals know the great historical sites and natural locations dotted across the landscape, and they are always there to help you take marvelous pictures.
The natural heritage is more rich and varied in Bhutan than any other Himalayan countries. With more than 70% of its area under forest cover, Bhutan is one of the leading countries in environmental preservation. Various parts of the Kingdom are declared as Wildlife reserves, and they are the natural habitats of rare species of both flora and fauna.
Bhutan is free of air pollution, traffic jams and any of kind of criminal activities that would definitely make your trip to Bhutan a wonderful and unique travel experience. An added bonus would be the friendly charm, ready sense of humour and gracious hospitality of its people.