Of all the Asian destinations appealing to enlightenment seekers, perhaps no where delivers quite the immersive experience of luxury travel to Bhutan. A country nestled in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a cultural goldmine visited by many saints, scholars, mystics and pilgrims from all over the world to gain personal fulfillment and to see the legacies of Bhutan for themselves.
The landscape itself plays a large role in Bhutan’s peaceful presence. With a profound solitude unique to these remote reaches of the Himalayas, the landscape encourages meditation and reflection for the many on their own journeys for wisdom, enlightenment and peace. Here, mankind feels like a small part of a vibrant world, humble amid the grandeur of nature and the simplicity of life.
Yet at the same time, the honor and care the Bhutanese bestow upon each other is extended to their guests. In a country that does not believe in excess, opulence is replaced with attentive service, and exquisite detail.
Steeped in a history of Buddhism and simple, peaceful living, Bhutan offers a grand story of South Asian ways of life, different from the imperial conquests of her neighbors. The country is one of only a few that have been independent throughout their history, focusing on its own unity and defense. Without political turmoil upsetting its traditions over the last few centuries, life has continued to evolve along the Buddhist pathway. Another benefit of it’s relatively peaceful past has been the preservation of monasteries and fortresses. The monasteries continue to play an integral role in the everyday lives of the Bhutanese, creating a seamless connection to their history, and highlighting the continued relevance of religion in modern Bhutan.
When you experience luxury travel to Bhutan, you can take part in traditional Buddhist ceremonies and celebrations, or simply enjoy the serenity of the destination. Travel to this fascinating region with Ker & Downey’s Bhutan vacation packages, and experience your own search for truth and beauty among the cultural heritage and tranquil atmosphere of the country of Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”.