Senior Travel to Bhutan, the Last Frontier

There are few places left in the world that are still frontiers in the sense of offering an exclusive glimpse into culture. Senior travel to Bhutan, the last frontier is possible. Seniors are undervalued in the west. But in some cultures in the east such as Bhutan, Indonesia, parts of India, Japan, people are honored for their wisdom and time on the earth.  Bhutan opened its arms to the world a mere 24 years ago when the country first allowed outsiders to visit. In 1999, Bhutan became the last country in the world to introduce television and the internet. There are five distinct seasons in Bhutan, and the climate varies from sub tropical in the south, to polar in the northern parts.

Central Bhutan

Central Bhutan

 

Senior travel to Bhutan, the last frontier, is a place that is rather challenging to get to, however don’t let this deter you from making those plans to travel there. In an article in the Huffington Post,

The country of Bhutan is a hard place to visit — and not just because the land-locked nation is high in the Himalayas, hidden between India and China, east of Nepal.

The government puts a cap on the number of visas it will dole out to visitors annually, and in 2010, fewer than 29,000 tourists made it into the country. A government-mandated “tariff,” or amount visitors are required to spend daily, discourages independent tourism. Currently visitors must spend $250 a day for the high-season months of March, April and May; almost all visitors book a package tour that complies with the rules.

So it’s rare to get a look at the country off the beaten path, though a few foreign news sources have published stories about the country recently, including a look at Bhutan’s festivals, its luxury hotels and its incredible (and under-appreciated) hikes.

 

An image tells the story far better than words. Senior travel to Bhutan, the last frontier, can be witnessed in these wonderful images taken by Hadeel Halim. You can read more about Bhutan here.

 

 

 

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