Entries by David Kneale

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Service launched

Bhutan’s first rotary air support during emergency for public was officially launched in November. Apart from emergencies the helicopter will also be used to ferry government officials to oversee and monitor developmental activity. The helicopter can be hired for private uses like transporting passengers, scenic flights for tourists, and transportation of cargo.

Bhutan Festival Scheduled Tours

With so many festivals on in Bhutan throughout the year, it can be difficult to plan and decide which one to attend. To help with this we have now included a number of Bhutan festival scheduled tours for 2015 on our festivals page.

New Tours

We’ve just added a range of new Bhutan tour itineraries to our website, as well as more information about getting Bhutan including Visa and Payment information.

2019 Festival Dates

The tentative dates for Tsechu festivals taking place in 2015 has just been released. Click here to visit our Festival Tours page to download them.

Son of the Dragon

Born in November 1977, Sonam is the youngest of five siblings and comes from Kyichu village in Paro. The son of a village farmer, he spent his early childhood in Paro and went to school there. In 1999, he joined the Royal Body Guards and served for 3 years. The years from 2003 to 2005 […]

New Kingdom in the Sky feature tour

‘A Kingdom in the Sky’ combines a tour of Bhutan’s cultural western valley’s of Paro, Thmphu and Punakha with a fabulous day camping trek to Bumdra monastery which includes a night in a wilderness campsite high in the Himalaya. This tour is specially tailored to provide insight into Bhutan’s Buddhist culture at a deep and […]

Paro Festival 2014

The Paro Tsechu has just finished for another year, with spectators enjoying sacred rituals and dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes. Paro Tsechu is one of the most popular festivals in Bhutan. Tsechus (festivals) are one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. A […]

Gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue

Visitors can begin their day in Thimphu with a pleasant drive to the Buddha point at Kuenselphodrang, which offers a magnificent panoramic view of the valley below and great photograph opportunities. Marvel at the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue which houses over a hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the main statue itself […]

Gangtey Goenpa Lodge

Gangtey Goenpa Lodge will offer a luxurious and interactive experience in the Phobjikha Valley when it opens its doors for a soft launch in June 15th 2013. The Lodge draws upon the inspiration of the unique and beautiful Bhutanese rural architecture down to the very last detail. Designed by Mary Lou Thomson, who has worked […]

Chorten Kora Festival

The Chorten Kora festival, also known as ‘Dakpa Kora’, is set in Trashiyangtse, the easternmost district of Bhutan that borders Arunchal Pradesh. This years festival begins on the 16th of March and continues until the 30th of March. It is dedicated to a young girl from Tawang, believed to have been a Khando (Dakini) who agreed […]