Welcome to Bhutan: The Dragon Kingdom of Himalaya
Bhutan often revered as the “Land of the Peaceful Dragon”, is still regarded as one of the last “Shangrilas” in the Himalayan region because of its remoteness, its spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries. It is in the relatively unexplored pockets of Asia, which allows only a limited number of discerning travellers in order to protect its fragile environment and culture.
Bhutan, a purely Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom, is unsurpassed in its scenic majesty and vibrant culture. The kingdom shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. The fifty minutes flight from Kathmandu to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a first hand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks become a reality. Biweekly flights between these two kingdoms have made travel easier to the long isolated Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan.
It can also be accessed by air from air from Delhi, Kolkata, Dhaka and Bangkok.
Explore Himalaya works in the closest of relationship with the best local tour operator in Bhutan. With its wonderfully unspoilt environment, friendly people and Buddhist stupas, chortens and prayer flags abounding, Bhutan really is an idyllic place to visit.
Facts About Bhutan
Capital City: Thimphu
Area: 18,147 sq mi
Calling Code: +975uddh
Goverment: Absolute Monarchy 2% other
Highlights of Bhutan Adventures
Dragon Heart Experience
Classic Laya Trek
Druk Connection – Mountain Biking