Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayas between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India. It is a mountainous country except for a small flat strip in the southern foothills. Perched high in the Himalayas, it is the world’s last remaining Buddhist Kingdom.
Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors. Bhutan’s high, rugged mountains and valleys boast of spectacular biodiversity, earning it a name as one of the world’s ten most important biodiversity hotspots.
Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called “The Last Shangrila.”
While Bhutan is definitely one of the smallest countries in the world, yet the cultural diversity and its richness are profound. As such strong emphasis is laid on the promotion and preservation of its rich cultural diversity.
|Trip Duration||Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)|
|Activities||Trekking & cultural sightseeing tours in Kathmandu|
|Best Seasons||(Mid-September to end-November) & (mid-March through May)|
|Accommodations||nights at Kathmandu & nights in lodge/teahouse during trek|
|Meals||Breakfast, Lunches & dinners|
|Transportation||Private vehicle / flights|