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Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

Following our Northeast India tour, join us in 




“Nothing is bigger than necessary. Every sign of human settlement repeats the mantra of contentment: ‘This is just enough.’” – Jamie Zeppa


 Tucked in a crevice between Northeast India and Tibet lies a magical destination

Bhutan, the happiest place on earth

February 18–28, 2018

–       Economic progress via Gross Happiness Index instead of GDP

–       World’s only net carbon emitter

–       No traffic lights, only white-gloved traffic cops

–       108,000 trees commemorated birth of prince in 2016

–       Progressive, yet rooted in tradition

–       stunningly beautiful.  Glorious textiles too.

Such a place does exist. 


Why this tour?

  • Led by guest leader Ann Shaftel, world-renowned expert in Buddhist sacred art

  • Co-led by E.Y.H.O. owner and travel expert, Shila

  • Hands-on immersion in the unique textiles, arts and crafts of this region

  • Insider visits with directors of national musuems, head monks and nuns of monasteries

  • Soft landings in boutique accommodations 

About Ann Shaftel

Ann at Dzong thimphu

Ann Shaftel is a Dalhousie University Adjunct Scholar, and has spent her career studying Buddhist sacred art, visiting Bhutan six times over the course of her work. She’s the Director and lead instructor of Treasure Caretaker Training, an award-winning project that combines scientific and traditional techniques to conserve and protect Buddhist sacred art. Ann conducts  workshops and lectures at universities and monasteries across the world, including Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Art Institute of Chicago, Royal Ontario Museum, Yale Beinecke Library and Rubin Museum of Art.

“Bhutan is truly a Shangri La. The little jewel of Asia, nestled between its large neighbours, Bhutan is a relatively new travel destination with many undiscovered secrets in its natural scenery and quiet townships. Add priceless textiles and thangka paintings in monasteries, chorten, and dzongs that decode this region’s deep spirituality and stand testimony to the artistry of its peoples. The amazing Punakha Festival has a unique historical procession and traditional costumed and masked dancers with live music.” –Ann

Read an interview with Ann on our blog.


Set your calendar for February 2018!

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11 days with select boutique accommodations and inclusions

Double occupancy: USD 3980/ Single supplement: USD 1380

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This tour complements our North East India tour India’s “Wild East” is a possibly the world’s last intact anthropological sanctuary. Diverse peoples, wildlife, tribal cultures, tea plantations, ancient riverine settlements . . . Read more and join us!

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