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BHUTAN: Blossoms Birds & Beasts

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Bhutan: Blossoms Birds & Beasts
Leading this adventure through Bhutan will be *Dr. Don Messerschmidt, PhD: Cultural Anthropologist, Writer, Editor, university professor and rural development specialist. Don has spent most of his life in the Himalayas (Nepal, Bhutan & Northern India). He is the author of several award-winning books, and is an editor and writer on Himalayan cultures, natural history, travel, memoir, and biography. You may check out his Facebook pages ‘Don Messerschmidt’ as well as his blog: Himalayan Snows for more information on Don’s unique background and life in the Himalayas.

Perched high in the eastern Himalayas, the Kingdom of Bhutan has defied globalization and chosen to remain a hidden (almost) treasure. Here’s one place on earth that even the seasoned traveler considers a privilege to visit. Life in the villages and mountains remains largely unchanged for centuries (with the exception of solar panels). Over 65% of Bhutan’s forests are mandated to not be cut so as to maintain a healthy environment. All citizens may vote, there is free healthcare and primary school. The King is well liked by the people and can be found hiking trails and visiting remote villages. In Bhutan there are centuries old monasteries, fluttering prayer flags that line the high ridges, and red robed monks begin chanting prayers at 5:00 a.m. Frequently Bhutan seems to be lost in another time. Colorful birds and endemics are the norm here, as are FORESTS of rhododendrons, and exotic wildlife. This is why we particularly enjoy visiting the more remote areas of Bhutan.
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Bhutan: Blossoms Birds & Beasts

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