BHUTAN KOREA FRIENDSHIP OFFER

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Korea and Bhutan celebrates 30 years of diplomatic relations

2017 is a special moment in the history of relations between the Kingdom of Bhutan and the Republic of Korea as it marks three decades of diplomatic relations, which began on 24th September 1987.

To commemorate this happy occasion, the Royal Government of Bhutan presents the “Bhutan – Korea Friendship Offer” to welcome all Korean nationals to visit Bhutan in 2017, with special travel relaxation in June, July & August. So the Royal Government of Bhutan will not levy the mandatory minimum daily package rate of US$ 200 per person per night to South Korean nationals. Instead only daily Royalty (Government levy) of US$ 65 will be levied. Other charges will be as per the quotes from service providers.

What is the ‘Bhutan – Korea Friendship Offer’?

It is a one-time special offer that allows all Korean nationals to visit Bhutan in June, July and August of 2017 with the following offers and options:

  • Visitors may choose not to pay all-inclusive mandatory minimum daily package rate of US$ 200 per person per night. Instead, they will pay only government royalty of US$ 65 per person per night. Other charges will be as per the quotes from services providers in Bhutan.
  • Visitors can avail 30% discount fare on Drukair & Bhutan Airlines.
  • Visitors can avail up to 50 % discounts in Hotels.
  • Visitors have flexibility / choice of services.
  • Visitors do not have to pay surcharge of US$40 per person per night and US$ 30 each for two persons per night.
  • Special airport reception on arrival of the 1st Group by His Excellency the Ambassador of Korea to Bhutan and officials from the Royal Government of Bhutan.

Terms and conditions:

  • The offer is valid from 1st June 2017 – 31st August 2017.
  • The offer is for nationals of the Republic of Korea.
  • Visitors should book their trip through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator.

Some highlight events in June, July and August 2017

Following are some of the events in June, July and August.

The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition [4 – 8 June 2017]
Location: Ugyen Pelri Palace, Paro

The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was instituted to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen first held in April 2015. It was initiated by His Majesty the King to promote floriculture and tap the talents of Bhutanese people in creating beautiful landscape and for the people to witness it with their families.

Haa Summer Festival [5 – 6 July 2017]
Location: Haa is a district near Paro & Thimphu.

The Haa summer festival is a lively and uplifting celebration of traditional / nomadic yak herders lifestyles displayed through unique Bhutanese cuisine, traditional sports and religious provides insight into the lives and traditions of Bhutan’s nomadic herders.
Visitors can experience home stays and enjoy the hospitality of the local people of Haa Valley.

Matsutake Mushroom Festival [15 – 16 August 2017] Location: Genekha, Thimphu

During the festival, the native mushroom and other local products, cultural programs by the school & local community will be showcased. The objective of the festival is to create awareness on the sustainable harvesting of the local mushroom and enjoy the organic natural flavors of our nature.

 

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Marathon – Cycling Project

National Adventure Tour and Trek is organizing Marathon – Cycling Project on 5th to 6th August, 2017.

Joint our marathon – cycling group from worldwide from 5-6 August 2017. We will be here to asset you for anything you want. For more information please contact us at +975 2 365474 / 17111120 or write to us at nationaladventuretour@gmail.com.

Please go through our full list program:┬áMarathon – Cycling Project

GNH BHUTAN

GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS

The concept of Gross National Happiness is a Development philosophy in Bhutan. The Late Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck expressed his view on the goal of development as making “the people prosperous and happy”. The importance of “prosperity and happiness” was highlighted in the King’s address on the occasion of Bhutan’s admission to the United Nations in 1971. This vision was further elaborated by the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck who declared in the first years of his reign that “our country’s policy is to consolidate our sovereignty to achieve economic self-reliance, prosperity and happiness for our country and people”.

While the emphasis is placed on both, prosperity and happiness, the latter is considered of more significance. The Fourth DrukGyalpo emphasized that for Bhutan “Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product” and this is now being fleshed out by a wide range of professionals, scholars and agencies across the world.

Concerned about the problems afflicting countries that focused only on economic growth, Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck decided to make the nation’s priority not it’s G.D.P. but its G.N.H. (Gross National Happiness). He suggested that the progress of nations be measured by “Gross National Happiness” for the rich are not always happy while the happy generally consider themselves rich. While conventional development models stress economic growth as the ultimate objective, the concept of GNH claims to be based on the premise that true development of human society takes place when material and spiritual development occur side by side to complement and reinforce each other with Directive Principle of State Policy to give Fundamental Right to the people.

Gross National Happiness consists of four pillars:

  • Fair socio-economic development (better education and health)
  • Conservation and promotion of a vibrant culture
  • Conservation of environment and
  • Good governance.

Guided by Gross National Happiness Bhutan has tread the trail of economic development but not to the detriment of the Happiness of her people. This development philosophy has made the lives of the Bhutanese comfortable by embracing the Middle Path. Bhutan has savored immense stride of economic progress that had complemented in the preservation and promotion of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness. Thus, Bhutan extols its forest cover and diversity of flora and fauna when elsewhere many species are disappearing and are on the verge of extinction. GNH is a unique approach to national and global development.

CONTACT

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  • Thimphu, Bhutan
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  • Email: nationaladventuretour@gm

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Gross National Happiness

GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS

The concept of Gross National Happiness is a Development philosophy in Bhutan. The Late Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck expressed his view on the goal of development as making “the people prosperous and happy”. The importance of “prosperity and happiness” was highlighted in the King’s address on the occasion of Bhutan’s admission to the United Nations in 1971. This vision was further elaborated by the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck who declared in the first years of his reign that “our country’s policy is to consolidate our sovereignty to achieve economic self-reliance, prosperity and happiness for our country and people”.

While the emphasis is placed on both, prosperity and happiness, the latter is considered of more significance. The Fourth DrukGyalpo emphasized that for Bhutan “Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product” and this is now being fleshed out by a wide range of professionals, scholars and agencies across the world.

Concerned about the problems afflicting countries that focused only on economic growth, Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck decided to make the nation’s priority not it’s G.D.P. but its G.N.H. (Gross National Happiness). He suggested that the progress of nations be measured by “Gross National Happiness” for the rich are not always happy while the happy generally consider themselves rich. While conventional development models stress economic growth as the ultimate objective, the concept of GNH claims to be based on the premise that true development of human society takes place when material and spiritual development occur side by side to complement and reinforce each other with Directive Principle of State Policy to give Fundamental Right to the people.

Gross National Happiness consists of four pillars:

  • Fair socio-economic development (better education and health)
  • Conservation and promotion of a vibrant culture
  • Conservation of environment and
  • Good governance.

Guided by Gross National Happiness Bhutan has tread the trail of economic development but not to the detriment of the Happiness of her people. This development philosophy has made the lives of the Bhutanese comfortable by embracing the Middle Path. Bhutan has savored immense stride of economic progress that had complemented in the preservation and promotion of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness. Thus, Bhutan extols its forest cover and diversity of flora and fauna when elsewhere many species are disappearing and are on the verge of extinction. GNH is a unique approach to national and global development.