At Artha Bhutan Tours and Trek, we are a family run company with our base in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan; the small and mysterious Himalayan Kingdom believing in “high-value, low-impact tourism”. Ultimately, we are here to host and guide tourists with genuine interest in Bhutan and introduce you to the depths of beauty hidden in the folds of our young and growing mountains.
It is after passing a rigorous standards test conducted by the Tourism Council of Bhutan that we were awarded a license by the Royal Government of Bhutan, in order to be able to operate our travel agency. So Artha Bhutan Tours and Trek is an agency full accredited by the Government, meaning that we are trusted to maintain national standards with the task of arranging travel for tourists coming into the country. We strive to enrich your stay with us through experiences we have acquired over time. Travelling long distances and envisaging a trip to a part of the world completely unknown to you may be daunting to say the least. It is for this reason that our company is adamant on holding high the values of professionalism in everything we do so as to ensure that your trip lives up to your expectations and passes smoothly from beginning to end; all while providing services that you feel have excellent value for money.
With us, there are an unlimited number of activities that we can arrange for you throughout the country. For example, you can sign up for some beautiful cultural tours or trek through the exquisite beauty of the Himalayan Mountains. Even if your interests do not fit in with the tours and packages offered, we can tailor make an itinerary just for you, according to your personal interests and taste. So whether it is orthinology that interests you, or biking through the unbeaten trails; or if you want to get your adrenaline pumping, there is white water rafting, on the pristine gushing rivers of Bhutan. You name it and we will work tirelessly to arrange it for you! You may be aware that in Bhutan, we are guided by what is now a world re-known principle of “Gross National Happiness”, an expression coined by the Great Fourth, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk of Bhutan. Simply put, it means that the Government cares more about the happiness of the people than the gross domestic product of the nation. This is a unique model of governance that immediately set our country apart from the rest of the world.
Therefore, we believe that Bhutan is worthy of a visit, to come and experience the authenticity of the Bhutanese culture, whether it be though the spicy national dish of red chillies with cheese that you may eat (or attempt to at least), or whether it is through the overwhelming view of the intricate age old Bhutanese art and architecture dominating almost every nook and corner of the mountainous country, or simply through interaction with the local people – you definitely must come experience for yourself the pulse of gross national happiness that beats within the fabric of the Bhutanese society. Moreover, if you choose to get acquainted with Bhutan with us, the minute you set foot on Bhutanese soil, you will be met by our friendly staff, duly qualified, enthusiastic, eager to meet every need you may have throughout the duration of your stay, as your guide, driver and… yes, friend; and of course all with a smile!So do come…… so we can introduce you to Bhutan – truly one of the last remaining Shangri Las of the world!