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Bhutan National Day

Bhutan National Day

Taking place each year on the same date every year, December 17th, Bhutan’s National Day commemorates the coronation of the first king of Bhutan, Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuk, in 1907. If you book Bhutan treks... Read more

Off For a Run at Annapurna

Off For a Run at Annapurna

While most people take the Annapurna Circuit at a walk, be it a challenging pace or an amble, a few actually come to the region to go running. No, they’re not running the Annapurna Circuit itself – that would take... Read more

Bhutan Treks – Walk and Be Happy

Bhutan Treks – Walk and Be Happy

We’re always pleased to read about different experiences walking in Bhutan, and especially so when the result of the Bhutan treks we read about are in a good cause. So when we came across the Bhutan... Read more

Bhutan - Trekking to a Haunted Television

Bhutan - Trekking to a Haunted Television

When you have finished your Bhutan trekking holiday, and are taking time to relax in Paro before heading off home, take a trip to Tsento, a small village nearby, and take a look at the haunted television set they have on display there.... Read more

The Meaning of Prayer Flags

The Meaning of Prayer Flags

If you go on an Everest Base Camp trek, you’ll come across numerous prayer flags along the way: bright rectangles of cloth strung along mountain ridges and peaks or tied to sacred places. In the often stark high altitude... Read more

Who is Annapurna?

Who is Annapurna?

While on your Annapurna circuit treks you might find yourself wondering just who this Anna Purna is? The truth is that Annapurna wasn’t named after a person, but rather after Annapurna, the Hindu Goddess of nourishment.... Read more

Black-Necked Crane Festival

Black-Necked Crane Festival

Those on Bhutan treks during November may be able to enjoy the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival, if Gangtey Monastery is on their route. Every winter the cranes return to the Phobjika Valley in Bhutan... Read more

Bhutan’s National Sport

Bhutan’s National Sport

If you’re planning to enjoy the local customs and culture on your Bhutan treks, one unique experience is to witness the national sport of Bhutan: archery. Here we explain a little about this much-loved past time.... Read more

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