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Reiser til Bhutan

Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments.

In Bhutan the scenery is awesome with steep forested hills and misty mountains rising from fast flowing rivers. But it is the fascinating culture that really makes the country unique. Bhutan is one of the very few areas in the Himalaya where the traditional way of life survives unchanged by the passage of time. The unusual architecture and national dress demonstrate the people's national pride and governmental policies such as GNH (Gross National Happiness) are evident in the people’s manner. Exodus offers a number of walking, cultural and cycling trips to Bhutan

Høydepunkter
  • Taktshang Goemba - The 'Tiger's Nest Monastery' is one of the Himalaya's most incredible sites, miraculously perched on the side of a sheer cliff 900m above the floor of Paro valley. It's the goal of every visitor to Bhutan and while getting there involves a bit of uphill legwork, it's well worth the effort. The monastery is a sacred site, so act with respect. Bags, phones and cameras have to be deposited at the entrance, where your guide will register with the army.
  • Paro - Archery Ground - After a visit to Paro's weekend market or Druk Choeding temple, it's well worth wandering down to this local archery ground to see if there's a traditional archery game on.
  • Haa to Chhuzom - The road from Haa to Chhuzom allows an alternative to returning to Paro over the Cheli La, and offers a short cut if you are heading directly from Haa to Thimphu or Phuentsholing. There are several little-visited sights to explore en route
  • Punakha Dzong (buddhist monastery in Punakha & Khuruthang) - is arguably the most beautiful dzong in the country, especially in spring when the lilac-coloured jacaranda trees bring a lush sensuality to the dzong's characteristically towering whitewashed walls. This dzong was the second to be built in Bhutan and it served as the capital and seat of government until the mid-1950s. All of Bhutan's kings have been crowned here. The dzong is still the winter residence of the dratshang (official monk body).

The Last Shangri La? - So why spend your money to come here? Firstly, there is the amazing Himalayan landscape, where snow-capped peaks rise above shadowy gorges cloaked in primeval forests. Taking up prime positions in this picture-book landscape are the majestic fortress-like dzongs and monasteries. This unique architecture sets the stage for spectacular tsechus (dance festivals) attended by an almost medieval-looking audience. Then there are the textiles and handicrafts, outrageous archery competitions, high-altitude trekking trails, and stunning flora and fauna. If it's not 'Shangri La', it's as close as it gets.
 
Hvordan er været i Bhutan? Himalayan views tend to be best between October to December, as the weather is generally clear with sunny skies. From March to May the valleys are awash with colour when the famous rhododendrons bloom; the country has over 45 wild species.You will experience a range of temperatures during the trip depending on the altitude. During the day temperatures will be approx 10ºC-20ºC. At night temperatures will drop in autumn to about 3ºC-4ºC. Although these departures do not fall inside the normal monsoon season there is always a chance of rain in Bhutan and you should be prepared for this. If it rains on trek the trails become very muddy. There can sometimes be snowfall at the higher altitudes on trek especially in spring.
Beste tiden å besøke Bhutan? Between September and November is the most pleasant period, with a clear time, which allows the practice of the trek in good conditions, and it is the same in spring, from March to May, with in addition the flowering Superb rhododendrons. In December and January, you will encounter a colder weather, but as tourists are less frequent, it will be more interesting financially. Avoid, the period from June to August, because of the monsoon. If you want to make your trip coincide with the traditional festivals, know that there are almost all the year round.
Smoking: Please note that smoking is technically banned in Bhutan. Tourists are permitted to smoke in certain designated areas but must bring their own cigarettes (up to 200 cigarettes). They must, however, pay duty on any tobacco product they import (up to 200% tax). Smoking in a public place can result in a fine as long you have proof of having paid the duty. If no proof of having paid the duty can be produced then there is the risk of a minimum 3 years imprisonment.
Travelling in Bhutan - is still in its infancy. All foreigners must travel through an official travel agent and be accompanied by a Bhutanese guide. Exodus uses well trained Bhutanese guides, but please be aware that the guides are sometimes restricted in what they are allowed to do and where they are allowed to take you. There is plenty of time to enjoy the differing features of each centre whilst travelling through the magnificent countryside. There is time to study the monasteries, browse in the bazaars, or relax with a cup of tea in incredible surroundings. This trip is varied, although not demanding, and should appeal to those who like to see something a little different.
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Myntenhet: Ngultrum (BTN) - er bundet til indiske rupee = 100 chertrum
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