Gawaling Tours & Treks "The land of Happiness"

The fourth king of Bhutan with his vision implemented GNH as the Development philosophy of a nation under his good leadership. When the rest of the countries still depend on the GDP as the indicator of development, Bhutan from decades have been depending on GNH as its indicator. The people of Bhutan are happy and the nation measures the Happiness based on 4 pillars: they are

1# the socio-economic development

2# Preservation of culture and Tradition

3# conservation environment

4# Good Governance

Gawaling Tours & Treks Came up with new tour, GNH tour, keeping in mind the Happiness as its core value and dealing with 4 pillars in the entire tour. We offer various kind of tour based on GNH. In a GNH tour our guest can learn and understand the values of GNH and will enjoy the following services :

# Cultural site seeing

# visiting of local traditional family house and having Bhutanese traditional cuisine

# Cultural program

# Meditation for mind peace at cultural place

# Home stay with local family

# Participation with local at traditional games

# visiting at small schools

# hot stone bath

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro, Paro to Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu

# Introduction of Gross National Happiness/talk on GNH

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha

Day 4: Punakha to Phobjikha

# interaction with local people and school children

Day 5: Phobjikha to Bumthang

Day 6: Bumthang

# hot stone bath

# Farm house Visit

Day 7: Bumthang to Punakha

Day 8: Punakha to Paro

Day 9: Paro (hike to Tiger’s Nest)

Day 10: Departure


  • Bhutan VISA fee
  • Government royalty & taxes
  • Dedicated English speaking tour guide
  • Dedicated tour vehicle and driver
  • 3-star accommodation (twin sharing)
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D)
  • Airport transfers
  • Bottled water
  • Entry fees to parks and monuments

Not Included

  • Flights to and from Bhutan
  • Personal expense/shopping
  • Beverages (soda/juice/alcohol)
  • 4 or 5 star accommodation (extra charges will apply)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver