More about the Kingdom of Bhutan
“The Land of Gross Happiness”
Bhutan is well-known for its dramatically varied topography. It boasts a great diversity of awe-inspiring landscapes of snow-clad mountains, lush valleys, dense forests and rushing streams that are considered to be abodes of the gods.
To the south lies India; to the north Tibet. Having only opened its doors to the tourism in 1974, Bhutan has remained relatively isolated from western influence and enabled to maintain a rich traditional based Buddhist culture.
Bhutan has gained quite a bit of interest from around the world for its adoption of measuring progress not by the popular idea of Gross Domestic Product but by through Gross National Happiness. Bhutan advocates that amassing material wealth does not necessarily lead to happiness.
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More about Bhutan
The mountain kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the old world’s last few strongholdsLearn More
Geography of Bhutan
To the south lies India, Tibet to the north. The topography of Bhutan is dramatically varied, featuring pine-clad valleys, terraced hills and towering, snow-tipped ranges with impenetrable heights. Monasteries cling to cliff sides and rivers snake through valleys. Orchards line their banks.
It boasts a great diversity of stunning landscapes of snow-clad mountains, lush valleys, dense forests and rushing streams that are considered to be the abodes of the gods.
History and people of Bhutan
Having only opened its doors to tourism in 1974, the ‘Dragon Kingdom’ has remained relatively isolated from western influence, enabling it to maintain a culture rich in traditions based on its strong Buddhist heritage. It influences every aspect of Bhutanese society from the pilgrims spinning their prayer wheels and chanting mantras to the red-robed monks performing sacred ceremonies in the monasteries. Prayer flags flutter across mountains and rivers, and chortens stand at every corner.
The architecture of fortresses and monasteries is astonishing, and wherever you go you will be greeted by friendly and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.
The entire nation is Buddhist, and retains deep respect for religious tradition.
The mountain kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the old world’s last few strongholds, as yet un-spoilt by civilization.
Bhutan has gained quite a bit of interest from around the world for its adoption of measuring progress not by the popular idea of Gross Domestic Product but by through Gross National Happiness (GNH). Bhutan advocates that amassing material wealth does not necessarily lead to happiness, and through this cautious approach to development, has been largely successful in avoiding the social and environmental destruction wreaked in other developing countries.
Bhutan is a destination that even the most seasoned traveler considers a privilege to visit.
Best season to visit Bhutan
Bhutan’s climate varies greatly depending on elevation – from the warm, subtropics of the south to the cool, permanent snow-covered Himalayas.Learn More
Spring and Autumn are the most popular time to visit Bhutan.
Spring (March to May): is usually cloudier with some rain, however the wildlife and flowers are at their most vivid.
Monsoon (Mi-June to early September): the monsoon season is not highly recommended for travel.
Autumn (September to November): is a great season to visit with the best mountain views and mild weather.
Winter (December to February): the temperatures can reach below freezing, though the day time temperatures are usually mild with clear skies. Snowfall is minimal.
Visa for Bhutan is not possible at arrival. We will make sure to take care of all formalities for an enjoyable trip in Bhutan.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What kind of outdoor activities are possible in Bhutan? 2. Personal equipmentLearn More
1. One of the principal outdoor activity to enjoy during your stay in Bhutan is trekking in the wilderness of the harmonious landscape.
2. Upon booking your Trip to Bhutan, we will provide you with all necessary information about the equipment you need to bring with you, depending on the season.