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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…

Why Kingdom of Bhutan Charge Tariff of US$ 200-250 per night?

Generally when even my Guests arrive in Bhutan. This is one of the first questions that I am asked every time be it over coffee, dinner table or in bus. “WHY US$250 PER NIGHT?” And after I explain them the reason for the Royalty and Tariff imposed in Bhutan. They always tell me that it’s a very good initiative taken by the Royal Government of Bhutan, that Bhutan should increase…