Bhutan has been enchanting visitors since the 17th century. Those original visitors were a few in number as a visit to Bhutan entailed hardship and required adventurous spirit. Even today tourists are a few in number, often seeking to satisfy the same urge of adventure which their predecessors experienced. In today’s world of homogenized cultures and contrived re-enactments of outgrown traditions, Bhutan’s pure and genuine cultural heritage is a priceless jewel. Come, see, explore and discover it for yourself! It is the Bhutanese who make Bhutan so different from other holiday destinations. They make the visitors to Bhutan feel welcomed with their simplicity, warmth and openness rarely found today. Few visitors to the kingdom remain unaffected by the cheerfulness, the smiles and the natural good manners of the people. Travelling through the country, meeting people going about with their everyday life and to share with them a cup of suja – the traditional Bhutanese butter tea or a glass of ara – distilled rice wine, in their home or at a village festival, is an experience of a lifetime and a balm for the soul for many visitors coming from a more hectic environment. Even the humblest farmer will welcome a visitor into the family home with pride and self-confidence. This is a humane environment in which a stranger quickly becomes a friend. Even the well-travelled visitor feels that Bhutan is a country very special and very different. The Bhutanese are profoundly religious, and Mahayana Buddhism is deeply rooted in every aspect of their life. The kingdom, for outstanding success in preserving its natural environment, owes much to its religion which embodies respect for all living beings.

    Situated in the higher ranges of the eastern Himalayas.
    The world’s last remaining Mahayana Buddhist kingdom.
    A land, two-thirds of which is still covered with rich virgin forest.
    A land of peace and tranquility set in a magnificent mountains landscape with snow-covered peaks,rushing rivers,deep tree covered valleys and broad alpine pastures. One of the last countries in the world to open to visitors.
    Mass tourism does not happen here! The relatively few visitors feel privileged to experience a rich culture and simple way of life still untouched by the hustle.