Amanda said: September 5 2011 11:41 AM
Donna @ Little Gulliver said: September 8 2011 2:06 PM
our family would also love to go there! My husband recently saw a documentary on Bhutan and has been talking about it ever since (in fact he’s talking about it right now)!
I cannot personally recommend any tour companies, but have put a shout out on our Facebook page. I’ll let you know if any of our readers have any ideas. I’ve listed a few suggestions which you may like to look at, all of them profess to have a love for the country and a unique perspective to share;
I wondered if it may also be worthwhile contacting the Australian – Bhutan Friendship Association? They may be able to recommend someone or provide answers to any questions you might have during your planning. The website has some good information too, under “Bhutan facts”
Then there’s the Bhutan consulate in Sydney;
Consulate of Bhutan in Sydney, Australia
78 Louisa Road
New South Wales 2041
A little about Bhutan
For those of us needing a refresher, here’s some general information about Bhutan – the last Shangri-La (source);
“Bhutan is one of the most isolated and least developed nations in the world. Kingdom of Bhutan is known for its culture, architecture and archery, but in many ways, it has remained a mystery until half a century ago.
The serene country, is cradled between its neighbours China to the north and India to the south. Its lands include subtropical savannah’s to forests, to the Himalayas guarding the country’s eastern border.
Its isolation, domestic policies and decision to limit tourism have helped to protect its culture and its natural beauty. These are among the reasons it is referred to as the Last Shangri-la and the crown jewel of the Himalayas.
On the other hand, the Bhutanese call their country Druk Yul, Land of the Thunder Dragon, because of the violent snow storms.”
Thanks for your question, it seems like a magical place. I would love to hear more about how your trip goes!