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 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 in the luxury hotels is yummy - try delicious cheese and pork-filled momo dumplings made from pigs fattened up by farmers on the plentiful Bhutanese marijuana
- To go to Bhutan and not trek up to Tiger's 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
- Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide