Vajra / Dorji and its significant

Vajra is a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond.Additionally, it is a weapon which is used as a ritual object . In its symbolism we find the Vajra . The vajra is probably the most important symbol of Tibetan Buddhism. The term means “diamond” and refers to the indestructible nature of the mind itself , of awakening. This small scepter seems to be, at the origin, the diamond thunderbolt of Indra,…

Bhutan Cordyceps Sinensis

Bhutan Cordyceps Sinensis ‘The Magic Medicine’ The Cordyceps Mushroom supplement comes from an Asian mushroom known as Cordyceps sinesis (C. sinesis) or (Dong Chong Xia Cao, 冬虫夏草) which sprouts from the body of dead caterpillar in the wild. It is also known as the Himalayan Viagra “Yarsa gumba,” which translates as “winter worm, summer grass. Origin: It can only be found in the mountainous regions above 11,000 feet in Tibet,…

Bhutan Rhododendron

Dochula Rhododendron Festival

The three-day Rhododendron festival is held at the Royal Botanical Park in Lamperi, Dochula about 35 kms from Thimphu. This festival showcases about 29 types of Rhododendrons of the total of 46 species grown in Bhutan. This year the festival will be held on 19-21st  April.  The festival will showcase several interesting programs on environment, cultural and food theme. The festival features the rhododendron garden walk and exhibition, local culture and…

Self-Drive Central Bhutan Adventure

Paro Tshcehu festival 2019

The Paro Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Bhutan which begins on the 10th day of the 2nd month of the Bhutanese calendar. Paro Valley is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. In 2019 the date of festival is from 17th- 21st March. It is said that the chipdrel ceremony of escorting the chief abbot of the monk body,…

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Stop unethical practice of Undercutting  

My Dear Bhutanese Travel agents there, I hope that catchy title got your attention. I didn’t just write this title to shock you, it’s the truth.  “When you undercut your price to win a piece of business, you are not only screwing your competitor, you are screwing yourself, your industry as a whole and not to forget that you are going against the Bhutan Government policy of High End Destination.…