If these women’s Bhutan trip stories don’t make you take a trip to Bhutan, then we don’t know what will. These beautiful ladies have truly captured the essence of Bhutan, and we are going to too. Read their stories, get inspired, and book your Bhutan Trip right away!
Rashmin Jennifer Lobo
Rashmi says “Bhutan is the Land where I discovered myself”. This Bhutan trip was her first solo escapade and even though it was very daunting to not travel alone, she knew she had to do it at least once, so why not get it off her checklist. She says that she went to discover a new place, but indeed ended up discovering a new side of her. She was always fearful of the unknown; the ‘ifs’ and the ‘buts’ would always be running in the background of your head making stories.But this trip brought her a lot of positivity, a lot of inner strength and confidence that if you put your heart to something then you can do it.
She says Bhutan is rightfully known as the happiest place in the world. Not only for its residents, but also for tourists. Even after holidaying there for 10 days, her heart wasn’t content and she wanted to stay for longer. Owing to its warm hospitality, this place became one of her favourite destinations. She further adds by saying that her Bhutan trip had everything. From scenic beauty where you can spend your forever to the love of locals and their local cuisine, the place is mesmerising It’s an absolute bliss to listen to the sounds of the river flowing, the wind chimes ringing and gazing at the starry sky, which is definitely a rarity if you are used to a city life.
Rupali is a nature and mountain lover, and Bhutan was indeed the first place which connected her to the Himalayas, and she can’t thank Bhutan enough for that. The land of Thunder Dragon gave her memories of the gleeful kids, the stories shared by friendly monks, the soulful sounds of Dungchen (Tibetan Horn) at every Zhong & belief in the Lungdar (prayer flags) tied at many unseen corners. For her Bhutan was the land of mesmerizing nature, endless pure breeze, infinite peace and a contenting feeling which will live with her forever.
Bonnie A Jose
Bonnie & her friend Madhuri have always dreamt about running away: not from, but to the unexplored, the uncertain and the unconnected. (Cliché much?) They have talked about taking a trip together, right from when they turned 20. She says that the first person time she paid attention to Bhutan was in her Economics class, when the professor said, “Every country in this world measures its progress by GDP, except for Bhutan. Bhutan’s progress is measured by GNH — Gross National Happiness.’ Fast forward to November 2016, and she found herself planning for her Bhutan trip. From convincing their parents (yes, they had to) to their boss (who had to grant them a 10-day leave) figuring out a 10-day vacation window our bosses would be cool with, to convincing the parents (yes, we had to), to pouncing on the overload of information available online on Bhutan — itinerary, food, accommodation, transport, must-see places, must-avoid places, safety concerns, immigration information, winter clothing —they were reading it all. Towards the end of it, they just had two conditions: A. They wanted their Bhutan trip to be unstructured, with a lot of room for random, spontaneous desires. B. New year 2017 would be welcomed in Bhutanese soil.
So off they went to the land of happiness on 29th Dec, 2016 for a 10 day/9 night trip. From being awed by the colossal Buddha Dordenma in Thimphu, to cracking PJs with the nuns at Zilukha Nunnery, to revisiting their spiritual sides at the holy temples, to hiking up to the centuries old Tiger’s Nest Monastery, they did it all. And so, they built a Dzong of memories that would last them a lifetime. To read more about her escapade, click here.
So what are you waiting for, book your dates for your Bhutan trip right now! If you are looking for an all women’s group tour, consider this.