Bhutan & Beyond – Specialist Bhutan Wholesaler:
James & Nicola Irving founded Bhutan & Beyond in 2003, pioneering private travel to Bhutan from Australia. They visit Bhutan annually and have forged long term relationships with Bhutan’s key tourism suppliers, including all the luxury hotels & lodges. Based on their expert knowledge, James & Nicola have created a tantalising range of private & small group experiences to suit all budgets.
*Please note to gain a visa to enter Bhutan an all-inclusive, fully prepaid & pre-arranged tour must be purchased.
Bhutan is a true ‘well-being’ destination. Perfect for culture-seekers, trekkers & lovers of nature, motorcyclists, textile addicts & yoga practitioners. It also boasts some seriously good luxury accommodation including Aman Resorts, COMO Uma resorts, Six Senses Lodges, Gangtey Lodge, Le Meridien Hotels, Taj Hotels, Zhiwa Ling Hotels, Dhensa Resort, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary and more. It is the safest destination in Asia by far, and in fact would easily rate in the top 10 safest destinations on the planet. Bhutan is extremely suitable for single female travellers & families.
Bhutan is renowned for its sustainability and conservation. As at JAN21 it is the only carbon-negative nation on earth. It has banned smoking, banned the use of plastic bags and embraces the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) over GDP! Simply put all legislation passed by the Bhutan Government must take into account how it will affect the happiness of the people as opposed to commercial gain.
The Bhutanese speak exceptionally good English. Chatting with the locals is easy & relaxed. No beggars in Bhutan, and no tipping except for your guide & driver at the end of a tour. Easy to get to as well with regular flights to Paro from Delhi, Kathmandu, Bangkok and Singapore. We do the visa too. No paperwork required!
Tashi delek, James & Nicola / Bhutan & Beyond