February 6, 2016

And the Royal Price is born

The King and Queen 
Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th February 2016.
Our Prince, the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema, was delivered safely at the Lingkana Palace, Thimphu. His Majesty was at Her Majesty's side during the time of the delivery. Following the Royal Birth, His Royal Highness was first presented to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and His Royal Highness are both in perfect health.
All sacred Bhutanese traditions were observed for the auspicious occasion, with His Holiness the Je Khenpo presiding over the religious ceremonies.
Their Majesties and members of the Royal family are filled with profound joy on the birth of His Royal Highness.
Their Majesties expressed appreciation to the Bhutanese medical team for their service.

Their Majesties also expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Zhung Dratshang, Rabdeys, and other religious organizations who performed prayer ceremonies in all the Dzongs and Lhakhangs across the country for the wellbeing of His Royal Highness, Their Majesties, and the people of Bhutan.
We join the people of Bhutan in our heartfelt prayers for the wellbeing of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, and in the expression of our joy on this momentous occasion.
(Image: This photograph was taken on the 20th of January, 2016)

February 4, 2016

Special Bhutan Japan Offers

We are offering a very special Bhutan tour package for Japanese nationals this summer. Do contact Adventure Planet Travels for detail information.


January 22, 2016

First Snowfall of 2016 in Bhutan

The first snowfall of 2016 in Bhutan started in the night of January 19. The snowfall happened after two years of gab. However, the snow was not heavy and by the 20th mid afternoon, the thin snow blanket, especially in the valleys completely disappeared.
Scenic view of North Thimphu

Thimphu Golf Course under snow cover

In perfect harmony  
View of Upper Motithang in Thimphu

View from Sangaygang Hill

Thimphu Dzong 

January 19, 2016

Launch of Bhutan-Japan friendship offer

 Tourism Council of Bhutan; Press Release (19.01.2016)
 The year 2016 marks three auspicious events in the history of Bhutan
  1. It is the birth year of Guru Rinpoche, the Precious Teacher who introduced Buddhism in Bhutan.
  2. It is the 400th anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal’s arrival in Bhutan
  3. Bhutan will welcome and rejoice in the birth of a Crown Price
Against this historical background Bhutan and Japan are commemorating 30th years of bilateral relations and friendship.

Bhutan Japan Friendship
Bhutan and Japan will celebrate 30 years of close diplomatic relations in 2016. Japan has been an important development partner since formal relations started between Japan and Bhutan, especially in the area of agriculture sector. Late Dasho Nishoka played an important role in promoting agriculture in Bhutan. 

A group of first Japanese tourists visited Bhutan in 1975; a year after Bhutan allowed tourists to visit Bhutan. Ever since, Japan is an important source of tourism market for Bhutan.

After the visit of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen in 2011, the awareness of Kingdom of Bhutan increased among Japanese. This led to huge increase in arrivals in 2012 and developed positive perceptions of Bhutan.

Therefore, in this very auspicious year, the Royal Government of Bhutan is happy to present the “Bhutan-Japan Friendship Offer” as part of the celebration to mark the occasion.

The “Bhutan-Japan Friendship Offer” is for Japanese nationals for the months of June, July and August 2016.

The offer includes the following:


  1. ·  Visitors will not pay the mandatory minimum daily package rate of USD 200 per person per nigh, Indtead, the government will only levy the daily royalty of USD 65 per person per night.
  2. ·   Airlines will offer 50% discount on the airfares.
  3. ·   Hotels will offer discounts up to 50%.
  4. ·   Flexibility in service choices.

Terms and Conditions
  1. All visitors should book their trip to Bhutan trhough a licensed Bhutan tour Operator.
  2. The Office is Valid from 1st June to 31st August 2016
  3. The Offer if valid is for Japanese nationals only.
T      ***To book this special tour please contact Adventure Planet Travels 


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