Bhutan is best known to the world today as the last Shangri-la. The few visitors who make the rare journey into this extraordinary kingdom will discover that there is no other destination like this land of pure and exotic mysticism. In this country known as Druk Yul or ‘Land of the Peaceful Dragon; the fortunate visitor will find a rare combination of harmony and accord amidst a landscape of incredible natural beauty.
The Royal Government, since the inception of tourism in 1974, has adopted a very cautious approach to its growth and development. The Bhutanese tourism industry is based on the principal of sustainability, which says that ‘tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable.
As per the Royal Government of Bhutan Tourism’s policy, all tours to the country are in the form of all –inclusive package tours for which the tariff is set by the Government. Independent travel is not permitted, and tours need to be booked through a local tour operator. The price is all –inclusive of accommodation in the best hotels and lodges, inland transportation, guides, museum fees and meals. There is no restriction on the number of persons traveling toBhutanand even individual travelers are welcome.