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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,…

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.…

Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, Jetsun Pema

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan was born 21 February 1980. He is the fifth and current reigning Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan.He became King on 9 December 2006. A public coronation ceremony was held on 1st November 2008, an auspicious year that marked 100 years of Monarchy in Bhutan. His Majesty after completing his higher secondary studies at Yangchenphug High School in Bhutan studied abroad in USA…

Jambay Lhakhang Festival in Bumthang

Jambay Lhakhang is located at Bumthang valley, in the central part of Bhutan. It is one of the oldest and the most sacred temples in the Kingdom. The temple is a one storied complex and is located along the Chamkhar Chhu/river on a plateau. The temple is almost a Kilometer from the Kurje Lhakhang complex and around 2km from Jakar Town. History Jambay Lhakhang was founded by, King Songtsen Goenpo…

Bhutan travel information for first time visitors.

Bhutan Tourism policy is based on High value, Low volume From January 2014 the fixed daily tariff of US$ 200 per person per night was raised as per the Bhutan Government announcement to US$ 250 per person per night. The surcharges remains unchanged. 2.  Cancellation policy tour payment: 50% refund if tour is cancelled within 60 days from the start of the tour. 25% refund if tour is cancelled within…