Bhutan is a stunning Himalayan kingdom located between China and India, renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage and its commitment to preserving its natural environment. A Bhutan tour offers a chance to explore this unique and beautiful country, with its verdant forests, soaring mountain peaks, and picturesque villages.
A must-visit is the Paro Valley, home to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, a sacred Buddhist site perched high on a cliff. Another highlight is the capital city of Thimphu, where visitors can explore traditional Bhutanese architecture, visit the National Museum, or take in panoramic views from Buddha Point. Though the west has called it “Bootan” since the time of Marco Polo, natives call their country “Druk Yul”, meaning “Land of the Thunder Dragon”.Bhutan has also earned itself the popular epithets “The Last Shangri-La” “Last Place on the Roof of the World”, and “Window in the Sky”.
The small landlocked country is positioned between Tibet in the north, and the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam in the west and south, and Arunachal Pradesh in the east. Thimphu is the capital city and home of the Bhutanese royal family. Buddhism is the dominant religion, but there is also a Hindu population.