Bhutan is called Druk Yul by the local people, translating to Land of the Thunder Dragon. It is a remote constitutional monarchy in the eastern Himalayas, nestled between India and China.
Pioneering the concept of Gross National Happiness as it’s primary measure of success, Bhutan is often called The Last Shangri La. Unaffected by the ravages of consumerism, steeped in Buddhism and ancient traditions, it is a land of mystique and natural wonder.
Roughly the size of Switzerland and even more beautiful, Bhutan is famous for its many monasteries, fortresses and dramatic mountain landscapes. Visit Bhutan to immerse in the spirit of Buddhism, rather than simply pass through it.
Located on the ancient Silk Road between Tibet and India and South east Asia, Bhutan has always been independent and never colonised. Furthermore, tourism policies have ensured that low cost tourism is deterred thus protecting it from overtourism and preserving it’s main attractions of peace and happiness.
|Visa requirements||Visa required/pre-approval + permits|
|Languages spoken||Dzongkha (Bhutanese)|
|Currency used||Ngultrum (BTN)|