This small, Himalayan kingdom is awash with historical, religious and adventure-filled attractions. Its awe-inspiring mountainous landscape is matched in its brilliance by the country’s enchanting and vibrant culture.
Travellers seeking to explore the many wonders of Bhutan were only allowed entry as late as 1974, and, to date, the country still ensures a certain amount of travel visas are allocated each year. This sustainable approach to tourism guarantees a wonderfully authentic and much sought-after travel experience.
- With only around 14 800 square miles (38 400 square kilometres) of territory, Bhutan is roughly half the size of Indiana -just slightly smaller than Switzerland.
- The population of Bhutan is 750 000.
- Druk Yul – the local name for Bhutan – means “Land of the Thunder Dragon.”
- Bhutan is the only country in the world to measure national happiness by way of an index known as Gross National Happiness. Rather than place emphasis solely on productivity and Gross Domestic Product.
- The King of Bhutan handed the crown to his eldest son in 2008. At the age of 28, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck became the youngest reigning monarch in the world.
- The state religion of Bhutan is Vajrayana Buddhism.
A wide variety of accommodation can be found, however what we recommend and use are the award winning property mostly in the five star category. It is strongly recommended that you reserve all your accommodation as far in advance as possible, especially if you want to travel during their festival period.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world’s little-known treasures, where quality of life is measured in terms of Gross National Happiness, rather than purely material measures. Till recently, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” has remained in splendid isolation, dedicated to preserving its deep Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes. A journey among ancient monasteries, Himalayan peaks, glacial rivers and peaceable villages reveals this mythical country’s singular beauty.
There aren’t any activities offered in Bhutan that are focused for children. Thus we rarely recommend it as a destination for children.
Summer (June – August)
Winter (December- February)
The days are usually sunny yet cool but once the sun sets the evenings can be very cold so be sure to pack warm clothing