Bhutan is no ordinary place, it sounds so magical and so mystical — like a Shangri-la. Who wouldn’t be charmed by an idea of a small Buddhist Kingdom perched high in the Himalayas whose core philosophy is enrichment of ‘Gross National Happiness’. Early Buddhist sites and undisturbed traditional culture sets Bhutan aside as the last remaining great Himalayan kingdom. Despite opening its doors to foreigners and being ranked as one of the world’s top destinations, Bhutan remains not too accessible to most not only because of its remote location but also because of its strict but impressive policy of ‘High Value Low Impact Toursim’. Within the folds of Bhutan's mountains lie sacred temples, stunning fortresses, dazzling rice fields and villages unchanged by time.
Their textiles are so vibrant and unique in pattern that people stand out along with the image of the kingdom. Trekking in Bhutan is a treat as are the stunning flora and fauna. It is also a kingdom of surprises and is not just a nation of saintly, other-worldly hermits. Bhutan is straddling the ancient & modern world and these days you’ll find monks transcribing ancient Buddhist texts into computers as traditionally dressed noblemen chat on their mobile phones. This is a kingdom where sale of tobacco is banned and chilies sometime make up an entire meal!
When you do visit Bhutan, you will become one of the few who have experienced the charm and magic of one of the world’s most enigmatic Kingdom also known as ‘The Last Shangri La’. You will be playing your part in this medieval kingdom’s efforts to join the modern world, while steadfastly maintaining its distinct and amazing cultural identity.