Cable News Network (CNN) of the US has featured Bhutan as one of the 17 best places to visit in 2017. This isn’t surprising as Bhutan is sought after as one of the happiest countries in the world. Call the slogan stereotypic or to explore the land to discover the real essence of happiness is now choice of the travellers. 4B Tours and Treks will caters to efficient entry and give a cherishing guided tour in Bhutan.
“Not only does this mountainous Buddhist nation focus on happiness as a national indicator but by some accounts is the world's eco-friendliest nation. As of 2016, it was reported to be the world's first carbon negative country.” The article reads.
|Jichu Drakey on Jomolhari Trek.|
Bhutan by far is one of the greenest countries in the world with 72% of the total land attributed to forest cover, thus presenting a serene and clean natural environment. Having borne the harshness of cold winter in the temperate Bhutan, the spring would be full of blossoms. Basically, the passes and hills would soon be covered in the beauteous variety of the blooming rhododendrons. While the prayer flags would flutter in the warm yet clean breeze, the passes also would offer a wonderful glimpse of the northern snow-capped mountains. In to the woods, it is the songs of the birds that reverberates and by the valleys, peasants would be sowing the seeds of happiness in their field. And round the season, the rhythm of change would continue to flow. Though the summer’s rain would often obstruct the smooth ride, soon it would be over to finally welcome the season of festivity, bounty and colours.
|Thimphu Tashi Choedzong|
|The Mystery of Masked Dances|
From the intricately carved marvels of the magnificent dzongs and temples, one can hear the sounds of conch and trumpets, which calls for your attention. Having entered into it, one would be astonished to find the beauty of Buddhist arts, depicting the perilous flow of life between the various realms; everything is ephemeral, sending a strong message of impermanence. And there are grand festivals known as tsechus, which attract the largest audience, all in their best traditional attires. Tsechus instil the family values, unity and coexistence, and of course realization of the impermanence. The laymen and monks would perform the mask dances which are associated with the lives of various saints and masters and men and women would perform classical folk dances. Also filled are the wits and humours by the Clowns. It is time to rejoice realizing the impermanence.
|The innocence of Kids|
|The patterns of fabrics.|
And there are hamlets by the river valleys where farmers reap the fruits of their spring toils, singing with the rhythm of autumn winds. Up in the alpine meadows, our Yak herders graze their yaks amidst the floating clouds. There our sacred mountains submit to the skies and turquoise lakes reflect the glitters of permanent crystalline snows and glaciers. Trekking into such serene places would leave us in awe.
|A typical Bhutanese dwelling.|