An Orientation to Gross National Happiness (GNH)

The concept of GNH was created by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King of Bhutan in the early 1970s. His Majesty questioned the prevailing measurement system that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) alone could deliver happiness and well-being to society, firmly believing that happiness is an indicator and a sign of progressive development for the Bhutanese people. GNH is defined as a holistic and sustainable approach to Bhutan’s development, which balances material and non-material values with the conviction that humans want to search for happiness. The objective of GNH is to achieve a balanced development in all the facets of life that are essential; for our happiness. The itinerary is designed as a learning one, focussing on:

  1. The 4 Pillars (culture, sustainable socio-economic development, environment and good governance)
  2. The 9 Domains (psychological wellbeing, health, education, living standards, good governance, culture, community vitality, time use, environment)
  3. Sessions with national experts
  4. Site visits to community areas
  5. Sightseeing

You will meet people who work in this capacity, visit places of cultural significance and integrated sightseeing as well. Some key highlights of this itinerary include presentations, talks by experts in the above field and the opportunity to visit government agencies as well. This itinerary is suitable for a group of 5-10 people.

*Due to the nature of this itinerary, there may be some extra costs for  some sessions (presentations and talks) 

*To tailor this program, we can include places and activities of your interest – however, the duration may change due to the distance to different locations. All clients will receive individual itineraries upon finalization.

What's covered:

  • Tigers Nest
  • All meals during your stay
  • Guide, driver, and transportation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Visa and travel permits
  • Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • First aid medical kit
  • Mineral water throughout your trip

Cost Excludes:

  • Airfare
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Personal shopping
  • Bar bills
  • Laundry
  • Hot stone baths
  • Presentation and speaker fees

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