The King's Challenge creates the world's most meaningful travel experiences - experiences that forever change both the traveller and the countries they visit. We call it Impact Travel - a travel-led solution to preserve for future generations what attracts us to a destination in the first instance: its environment, culture and people.
The country's ancient endowment of pristine nature and happy, vibrant people, is a legacy that my family has secured and nurtured through the perpetual journeys of the 5 Kings to Bhutan's most remote and wild reaches - travels motivated by their unyielding love for the people and places of this magical country.- His Royal Highness, Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, Global Ambassador to The King's Challenge
The King's Challenge Journey is an historic opportunity to travel with me in the footsteps of my family, experiencing the Kingdom through the eyes of Kings and sharing in this legacy by helping to preserve and sustain it for the world's generations to come
The King's Challenge invests in best-in-class development initiatives that help the communities we visit sustain and grow the things that matter most, because for us, the end of a King's Challenge Journey is just the beginning of our relationship with the special places we are privileged to explore.
Highlighted here, are three of the impact initiatives that will benefit from your Journey. The King's Challenge team has incubated each of them in collaboration with our local partners to ensure maximum alignment with Bhutan's development vision, and to best serve the needs of the Kingdom's environment, culture and youth.
Lack of organized health and physical education (HPE) and sport discipline in schools
Creating a national platform to provide professional development for in-school practitioners in the field of HPE and sports
Implementation of HPE and sports education across all 600 schools impacting over 149,000 students
Threat of loss of culture and rapid urbanization
Creating ancillary sources of income with controlled community-based tourism and investing proceeds to increase agricultural yields
Pilot program to provide ancillary income to 3,400 impoverished remote community residents followed by National rollout
Fostering a new generation of scientists who can lead Bhutan into the future
A national science program for Bhutan's youth which delivers engaging educational content, profound scientific experiences and rich social interactions
60 life-changing student scholarships, one enhanced national science curriculum, 530 schools participating, 450 teachers trained and 30,000 students educated