From the moment you start your descent into the Paro Valley the excitement begins; as the plane weaves down through the foothills, occasionally you feel that you are so close to the mountains that the tips of the wings might just touch the valley side - amazing, but perhaps not for nervous flyers.
Miranda, Original Traveller
Bhutan is about as unusual a country as you could hope to find. Tucked away between Tibet and India in the eastern Himalayas, the geography of this small, landlocked kingdom ensured its isolation from the rest of the world for centuries, in the process preserving the country’s Buddhist culture and traditional lifestyle very much intact.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Bhutan is also the country that famously values Gross National Happiness above Gross National Product, and a few days in the fresh air and majestic scenery here should enhance your general net happiness
- The food is amazing - try delicious cheese and pork-filled momo dumplings. Farmers fatten up their pigs on the plentiful Bhutanese marijuana, but that might be coincidence
- Bhutan is so wonderfully unspoilt by the outside world, and they stick by their traditions and beliefs. To go to Bhutan and not climb up to Tigers Nest is like going to India and not seeing the Taj Mahal. We can arrange a wonderful overnight camping experience where you stay overnight high up the mountain on a sheltered plateau and then descend down in the morning - a very special experience