Boasting soaring views of rugged, snow-capped mountain ranges decorated with fluttering prayer flags and dotted with ancient monasteries, Bhutan never fails to inspire plans and tease travellers from far and wide, and whole-heartedly enchant those visitors who make the journey. This astoundingly stunning nation – which seems to have been dealt more than its fair share of natural beauty – sits at the eastern end of the Himalayas, sandwiched between India and the Tibetan Plateau. From the iconic fold mountains that dominate the horizon to the forested hills and fast-flowing fivers of the valleys, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is home to a great variety of well-conserved ecosystems, and remains as wonderfully biodiverse, as it is spiritual.
Historically the country has had little interaction with the outside world, resulting in a strong historical cultural identity and a populace keen to make new friends. Holidays here enjoy the endless potential for adventure, cultural emersion and exploration, from hiking to Taktshang Monastery which clings to a steep Cliffside, to watching the vibrant festival celebrations at one of the country’s energetic ‘Tsechu’ festivals or heading out in search of the mystical yeti in the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary.