A magical mountain kingdom with its fair share of mystery. This week on Leaders of Travel, I speak to the spokesman for Bhutan about trekking… and toilets!
This week on the podcast, we are going to Bhutan! Well, sadly I’m not physically in Bhutan, but talking about it is the next best thing, right?
So, Bhutan is a bit of a mysterious country. That’s partly because not many people go there – there are only about 60,000 visitors a year, compared to millions in its neighbours like Nepal and India.
And part of the reason for the low numbers is because a visa can cost up to US$250 a day. Don’t think I’m not going to ask about that.
But the stories you do hear from people who visit are amazing – temples at the top of cliff faces, walking for days across deserted mountains, meeting nomadic tribes, and stunning Himalayan scenery.
The spokesman for the tourism sector in Bhutan is Damcho Rinzin. He is from there but has also spent time in Canada and Australia and now he gets to travel around the world, telling people about his country.
I know I’ve got a lot of things I would like to know about Bhutan, so let’s get straight into it.
Hopefully you enjoyed the chat – I did. All the previous episodes are on itunes, so you can jump on there and download them if you’d like to hear about some other things that are going on in the tourism sector. Why not leave a quick review while you’re there too!
Next episode – I’m going to be talking about cruising again but this time with a difference. Don’t think big boats with pools and cinemas. This one is a small boutique boat that gets you deep into a country.
Until then, my name is Michael Turtle from the travel blog Time Travel Turtle, and you’ve been listening to Leaders of Travel.