this is a page for

Category: Bhutan

Wanderlust Photo Diary: Bhutan

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We were lucky enough to be able to go to Bhutan in 2008.  With the recent royals visit to the country, I was reminded of what a great trip it was and  wanted to share some of my favorite pics from our Hope Pre-Kids trip there.   Bhutan is one of the 25 least touristed countries in the world.  The Bhutanese government purposely limits the number of tourists by requiring you have a guide and imposing a daily fee of $250 per tourist to cover accommodations, food, and services.  The goal of this is fewer “higher value” tourists and less impact on local culture and environment.  On the personal level, it feels very “untouristy” and authentically Bhutanese; I hope they are able to keep this feeling forever.  Bhutan is known for its adventure trekking (not us), hiking, unique culture, and festivals.