We Start On
Decode the Happiness Index on a spiritual adventure to Bhutan! The rest of the world struggles to achieve GDP goals, but this country's got a different vision. Here, Gross National Happiness is the goal – and this mountainous land is well on its way! With its great mix of natural beauty and culture, Bhutan is as close as many of us might get to heaven. There are plenty of things to do – both inside and out, and we’ll be making the most of it.
Our Alpha Mike Foxtrot (military slang for Adios, motherf*****s!) program is the best job in the world: 3 hosts travel for 6 months straight!
You’ll be travelling on this one with Chief Alpha. Like all our chiefs, Alpha’s a die-hard travel junkie, and has shed the city-slicker persona to go exploring with you. We’ve heard Alpha’s trips are all non-stop parties – lots of laughing and harmless prank-playing – sure to be a hoot!
Bhutan is a land of mountains, forests and monasteries. So we’re going to climb up to a monastery through a forest. The trek is a beautiful journey upto Bumdra monastery, and the descent is via Taktsang monastery, so we are hitting two spiritual birds with one stone!
(Zachary Collier/ Northwest Rafting Co/ Flickr.com)
We go river rafting past the majestic Punakha monastery (or dzong), and maybe catch sight of birds like the white Heron and Kingfisher.
(Zachary Collier/ Northwest Rafting Co/ Flickr.com)
Not only are we camping by the river on our first night in Punakha, we are also staying at a luxury campsite near Bumdra Monastery after the trek. Expect cozy nights, skies full of stars and lots of campfire stories!
What’s more fun than exploring a new place on two feet? Doing it on two WHEELS. We’ll be cyclng through the Valley, villages and trails to get a different view of Phobjikha.
We’re channeling the archers of yore by learning archery, the national sport of Bhutan. The locals can get quite competitive in this martial art, so we better pull up our socks and shoot straight!
Throughout our trip, we’ll be eating local food in interesting places – from dining with Bhutanese families, learning to cook a local dish, having a 4-course sit-down meal, to trying out a yak burger if you’re upto it!
We’ll be visiting monasteries, temples, and even a nunnery of female monks.
We’ll attend prayers, explore the beautiful structures and learn a bit about the country's spiritual and religious legacy.
We’ll be exploring the capital White Collar Hippie style – meeting locals, eating local food, exploring the markets & monuments, and even checking out the nightlife.
We’ll try the Bhutanese style of relaxation with the medicinal bath after coming down from Taktsang Monastery, to relieve fatigue from our trekked-out feet and city-cluttered minds.
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The best thing about WCH is that these guys are totally customer centric, right from booking accommodations to setting an itinerary! The itinerary itself doesn't feel like you're on some tour with a rigid schedule. It is pretty free flowing, but extremely well thought out at the same time. I recently went for their Windrush Rising trip in place of my cancelled Eurotrip and I genuinely believe it was one of the best decisions I made.
Trekking with WHC has been one of the most beautiful experience & with perfect team cordination & arrangments provided even at the top of the mountain Wouldn"t expected more, the vibe was just right with like minded people waiting for sunrise. Would highly reccomend everybody to go with WHC (you guys rock!!) thanks for being patient. Thanks Kunal for helping me till the end & Kuntal for sharing your experiences. & would love to trek again in any furture treks.