People of Bhutan

Bhutan consists of mulch-ethnic and mulch-lingual population of around 700, 000.

Brokpas

The extreme north-east of the country is home to the Brokpas, the semi-nomads of the villages of Merak and Sakteng. Their main occupation is rearing yaks and sheep. Their houses are normally built of stones with small ventilation to protect from the piercing cold weather.

Tsanglas / Sharshops

To the east of the country are the Tsanglas, popularly known as Sharchops, or the easterners, who speak Tsangla. Besides cultivation of maize, rice, wheat, barley, and vegetables, they also rear domestic animals to supplement their living. The women weave clothes mainly of silk and raw silk.

Kurtoeps

Kurteops inhabit the Lhuentse district in the east, and speak kurtoep. The district is known as the land of Kishuthara, due to the expertise of Khoma women who are talented with skills in weaving the kishuthara.

Bumthaps, Mangdeps and Khengpas

These groups of society live in the central districts of Bhutan, viz, Bumthang, Trongsa and Shemgang and they speak Bumthap, Mangdep and Khengkha respectively.

Lhotsampas

Lhotsampas inhabit the sountern region of the country and speak Nepali. Most of them practice Hinduism as their religion.

Ngalops

They occupy the western region of the country and speak Dzongkha, the national language of Bhutan. They cultivate rice, wheat, barley, maize, and etc.

Layaps

To the extreme north-west are the Layaps who speak the layapkha. Like the Brokpas of Merak and Sakteng, they are semi-nomads whose source of livelihood is dependent on yaks and sheep.

Doyaps

These are the other tribal community and are settled mostly in southern Bhutan. They are considered the aboriginal inhabitants of western and central Bhutan, who over the years settled in the present areas in Dorokha. They have a dialect of their own and dress in their own unique style.

Activities in Bhutan

Choose your activities based on your interest.

Cultural Tours

Cultural Tours

Cultural tours provide a greater opportunity to visit villages and temples and to a get a closer look into the local culture and lifestyle of the Bhutanese people more than any other type of tours in Bhutan.
Festival Tours

Festival Tours

Bhutan is legendary for its delightful religious festivals, held in the major cities and towns of Bhutan-Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Bumthang. When schedules allow, we include these festivals in our itineraries.
Special Tours

Special Tours

Bhutan has many activities available for those visitors seeking a place of meditation, peace and retreats. The other activities can be flora & founa, bird watching, spiritual tours, photography, rafting, kayaking etc.
Trekking Tours

Trekking Tours

Bhutanese treks are along remote paths through the wilderness. More than half of astounding landscape is covered by natural forest, pristine, protected lands rich in vegetation and wildlife in its natural habitat.