Bhutan is a small mountainous country situated in South Asia on the eastern slope of the Himalayas. It is a landlocked country bordered to the south, east and west by India and to the North by China with total area of 38,364 square kilometres. Bhutan shows that at a mere 38,364 square KM, it is one of the few countries blessed with a wide variety of ecosystems, high peaks, and dense forests with different species of flora and fauna. You can definitely expect adventure filled travel in this ‘land of roaring dragons’.
One of the most distinct and unique characteristic of Bhutan is that it is the only nation in the world that measure its progress in terms of Gross National Happiness unlike other nations which measure progress by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). With GNH approach, the country tries to ensure every citizen is happy and enjoy sufficient well-being. This concept, coined by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck in the 1970s, is gaining huge popularity worldwide and has made Bhutan ‘the country of Gross National Happiness’.
Home to an extraordinary cluster of wildlife, Bhutan is one of the ten “bio-diversity hot stops” in the world. It is estimated that there are about 770 species of birds and over 50 species of rhododendron. Apart from that, Bhutan provides a home to diverse sub-tropical forests, evergreen oak forests, chir pine forests and alpine meadows among others. It has also rich wildlife with animals like snow leopard, tiger, water buffalo, elephant and blue sheep.
The Bhutanese are deeply religious and follow Mahayana Buddhism. Buddhism has been the major religion of Bhutan since the seventh century and is inculcated in every aspect of their life. Given such a belief which respects the natural environment, it is not surprising that Bhutanese have always lived in harmony with nature. Their culture and the environment is still unspoiled and intact as it was century ago.
Today, when all parts of the world have seen an increase in tourists, Bhutan has kept on following an approach of controlled tourism in order to safeguard its rich natural environment and culture. They follow the philosophy of Low Volume, High Value, which is extremely important to the country that so aggressively guards its natural beauty and values. Though the country opened its door to the world in the 70s, it has instituted strict rules and regulations regarding travel making Bhutan one of the least travelled nations on the planet. However, for the very few who are fortunate enough to travel to Bhutan, there are a wide variety of activities- from trekking to majestic Himalayas to panoramic mountain flights to take part in.
Tours in Bhutan
Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, situated in the lap of the Himalayas in South Asia is best described as the last Shangri-La, hidden in centuries old mystery. This small Himalayan kingdom offers a fascinating insight of culture, natural resources and landscapes that has remained unspoilt for centuries. It is definitely one of the few countries blessed with ancient monasteries, monks and mountains along with rich cultural heritages. So, if you are someone who love travelling to a place important to seamless nature, then ‘Tour to Bhutan’ is the option you must add to your travel list.
Today, Bhutan is considered as one of the most praised travel destinations in the world. This remarkable country, with its immense natural beauty as well as friendly and traditional people, has been successful to attract thousands of tourists from every corner of the world. However, to every one’s surprise, this small kingdom remained unexplored and hidden for centuries. For much of the 20th century, this country was almost forgotten by the world. So much so, the door to this Buddhist kingdom was opened to tourists only about 3 decades earlier.
At this time when tourism leads national economy of most of the countries, Bhutan’s controlled approach to tourism has been the unique factor about the country. It has not only helped it safeguard its valuable culture, but also maintain Low Volume, High Value philosophy of Bhutanese. Here, the deeply rooted sense of hospitality of the people ensures every traveler the best stay that any nation has to offer.
The Himalayan kingdom Bhutan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. For travelers who are lucky enough to visit Bhutan, it has a wide variety of activities to offer. With snow clad mountains, Bhutan has in store adventurous tour awaiting you. Here, you can indulge in some of the most enthralling activities like trekking, hiking, camping, cycling and many more. Apart from taking part in some of the most adventurous activities, you can also visit different places holding cultural and historical importance. Places like Thimpu, Paro, Bumthang, Mongar, Haa, Punakha, Lhunthe which are known for natural beauty, and great mountain valley are the must visit places in Bhutan.
Hence, Bhutan happens to be the perfect place to enjoy with your family, friends and loved ones. Travelers are allured to visit Bhutan to admire its natural beauty, visit the remote monasteries and spiritual temples as well as trek the Himalayan routes. So, be among the privileged travelers to visit the land of Thunder Dragons.
So, if you are ready for the trip to Bhutan, so are we! We, Base Camp Adventure, will make sure that your trip is led by a competent guide and a team who are well versed with the tourism policy of Bhutan and let you experience every facet of this incredible country. So, be part of this exciting journey to unravel the mystery of this incredible country.