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Bhutan

Bhutan is an enchanting Buddhist kingdom situated in the Himalayas, nestled between India and China. In the 1800s, various European maps conflated it with Tibet, and it has remained remote and relatively untouched down to the present day; TV and Internet, for example, were only introduced in 1999. It’s no surprise, then, that Bhutan retains an aura of mysterious allure, and visiting can still feel like stepping back in time. The land is rugged and largely virgin; the people, who always wear the national gho and kira dress, are regal yet friendly. It is a beguiling place where tobacco is illegal but marijuana grows wildly; where archery remains the national sport, and where progress is measured not in GDP but “Gross National Happiness.”

Remote Lands’ deep knowledge of Bhutan and its culture goes beyond the five valleys (Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang) to far-flung eastern locales like Mongar, Lhuntse, Trashigang and more. 

Bhutan is an enchanting Buddhist kingdom situated in the Himalayas, nestled between India and China. In the 1800s, various European maps conflated it with Tibet, and it has remained remote and relatively untouched down to the present day; TV and Internet, for example, were only introduced in 1999. It’s no surprise, then, that Bhutan retains an aura of mysterious allure, and visiting can still feel like stepping back in time. The land is rugged and largely virgin; the people, who always wear the national gho and kira dress, are regal yet friendly. It is a beguiling place where tobacco is illegal but marijuana grows wildly; where archery remains the national sport, and where progress is measured not in GDP but “Gross National Happiness.”

Remote Lands’ deep knowledge of Bhutan and its culture goes beyond the five valleys (Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang) to far-flung eastern locales like Mongar, Lhuntse, Trashigang and more. 

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Cycling Chelela Pass in Bhutan

Cycling Chelela Pass in Bhutan

Author : John McMahon
On a cross country highway that averages 17 curves per kilometer, bicycles are the perfect mode to explore Chelela Pass and Bhutan's almost infinite hill trails.
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Royal Highlander Festival: Trek to the Home of the Layap

Royal Highlander Festival: Trek to the Home of the Layap

Author : Jay Tindall
Jay Tindall treks 20 kilometers to the Royal Highlander Festival to meet the Bhutan tribes of one of the most under traveled regions in Asia.
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The Three Must-See Dzongs of Bhutan

The Three Must-See Dzongs of Bhutan

Author : Elisha Donkin
Many dzongs were originally Buddhist places of worship; today they are the administrative offices, museums, and cultural stages that make up some of Bhutan's best tourist attractions.
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Bhutan as Few Others Know It

Bhutan as Few Others Know It

Author : Nazima and Earl Kowall
Yaks, golf, cham dances, and traditional garb – veteran writers and photographers Nazima and Earl Kowall share their unique Bhutan experiences.
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Luxury at Both Ends of the Druk Path

Luxury at Both Ends of the Druk Path

Author : Travelogues
With Aman destinations at Paro and Thimphu, this trek through Bhutan's Druk path has luxury at the start and the finish.
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Aman’s Upcoming Global Private Jet Expedition will Span Asia and Europe

Aman’s Upcoming Global Private Jet Expedition will Span Asia and Europe

Author : Tyler Roney
“This extraordinary voyage will incorporate nine unique destinations,” Roland Fasel says of 2018's exclusive Aman Global Private Jet Expedition – a journey that stretches from Tokyo to Venice.
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FEATURED JOURNEYS

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Aman Private Jet Expedition: Bali to Luang Prabang

Aman Private Jet Expedition: Bali to Luang Prabang

Indonesia - Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos
September 6 - 21, 2020
Kyoto to Greece Aman Private Jet Expedition 2020

Kyoto to Greece Aman Private Jet Expedition 2020

Japan - Philippines - Indonesia - UAE - Turkey - Greece
October 1 - 17, 2020
A Mindful and Cultural Journey - Aman Private Jet Expedition 2020

A Mindful and Cultural Journey - Aman Private Jet Expedition 2020

Vietnam - Laos - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 10-26, 2020
Venice to Utah Aman Private Jet Expedition 2021

Venice to Utah Aman Private Jet Expedition 2021

Italy - Morocco - Dominican Republic - Turks and Caicos - USA
February 16 - March 2, 2021
The Grandest Tour – Aman Jet Expeditions 2021

The Grandest Tour – Aman Jet Expeditions 2021

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Greece - Montenegro - Italy
March 21 - April 11, 2021
Kyoto to Greece Aman Private Jet Expedition 2021

Kyoto to Greece Aman Private Jet Expedition 2021

Japan - Philippines - Sri Lanka - Indonesia - UAE - Turkey - Greece
April 18 - May 4, 2021
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