Cities Visited
Thimpu, Punakha, Paro

Enrollment
All year round 

Duration
7-10 Days

Price
From $1899

Bhutan

Bhutan, the last great Himalayan Kingdom, is a truly unique – culturally, geographically and environmentally. Shrouded in mystery and magic, Bhutan will astound, charm and mystify. On this exclusive educational travel experience, students and teachers explore the monasteries, mountains, rivers and cities of this stunning country to gain an unforgettable first-hand insight into Bhutan’s incredible implementation of Gross National Happiness, Carbon Negativity, Buddhism and their commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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This CAS Trip integrates the following UN SDGs:

We at CAS Trips strive to develop conscientious young global citizens who experience new cultures and adventures whilst implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals UN Sustainable Development Goals.

How CAS is incorporated into your trip to Bhutan

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Creativity

13 Traditional Arts & Crafts
Buddhist Meditation Workshops
Gross National Happiness Practices
Cook Bhutanese Dumplings
Organic Cooking Challenge

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Activity

Exclusive visit to Royal Palace
Himalayan Hikes
Visit Ancient Hilltop Monasteries
Inter-Cultural Team Sports Challenge
Village Farm Homestay

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Service

Organic Farming Challenge
Bhutan Youth Development Fund
Local Schools Service Challenge
Village Community Service
Monk/Nun Fundraising Challenge
UN SDG’s CAS Project Challenge

C

Creativity

13 Traditional Arts & Crafts
Buddhist Meditation Workshops
Gross National Happiness Practices
Cook Bhutanese Dumplings
Organic Cooking Challenge

A

Activity

Exclusive visit to Royal Palace
Himalayan Hikes
Visit Ancient Hilltop Monasteries
Inter-Cultural Team Sports Challenge
Village Farm Homestay

S

Service

Organic Farming Challenge
Bhutan Youth Development Fund
Local Schools Service Challenge
Village Community Service
Monk/Nun Fundraising Challenge
UN SDG’s CAS Project Challenge

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Top highlights

Rich in history and breathtaking landscapes, Bhutan’s Buddhist culture has a uniquely progressive, constitutional monarchy, which is carefully embracing global developments, while pioneering some truly remarkable geo-political concepts.

All itineraries are 100% flexible and can be customized from scratch to suit your groups’ desires.

Tasting traditional Bhutanese cuisine

Visiting Pangri Zampa – Bhutan’s School of Astrology

Exploring Tiger’s Nest

Learning more about the Gross National Happiness concept

Gross National Happiness

Since the 1970’s, Bhutan has sought to measure its success and wellbeing not by using the prevailing Gross Domestic Product methodology of many countries, but instead by measuring Gross National Happiness (GNH).

GNH values the collective happiness of the people of Bhutan as the goal of governance. It does this by emphasizing harmony with nature and traditional values, as expressed in the 9 domains of happiness and 4 pillars of GNH.

Carbon Negativity

Intrinsically linked to Gross National Happiness is Bhutan’s pioneering approach to environmental conservation. Two of the 4 GNH pillars are sustainable development and environmental protection.

By law, a minimum of 60% of Bhutan must be covered by forest. Combined with minimal pollution and the promotion of organic farming methods, this has resulted in Bhutan becoming the world’s only carbon-negative country.

Fundraising Challenge

The CAS Trips Bhutan program engages with some exceptional institutions doing incredible work in tackling some of the world’s biggest issues. Without our fantastic partner organizations in Bhutan, this program could not be possible.

CAS Trips passionately believes in responsible, sustainable travel, which gives back more than it takes.

For this reason, it is obligatory for each participating school to commit to a pre-trip fundraising goal of at least €1000 which will be donated to the local charities, NGOS and causes which the students will encounter during their stay in Bhutan.

CAS Trips will provide a Fundraising Challenge Information Pack outlining the causes and featuring resources for specific Bhutan-focused projects to engage students in the task of fundraising.

Visa Information

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Bhutan: Bangladesh India & Maldives. All other citizens are required to organize a visa in advance.

The price of a tourist visa is normally $250USD per a day. Due to CAS Trips’ exclusive relationship with the Bhutan government we have arranged to have this cost waived.

CAS Trips will assist but are not ultimately responsible for the visa process.

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