Welcome to the land of thunder dragon. Bhutan is a landlocked Kingdom in the eastern Himalayas, which opened its doors to the world only during the 1970s. The unique culture and rich age old traditions preserved by the Bhutanese people are an extraordinary sight the world should experience. Many People view Bhutan as an experiment of sustainable change. This is conveyed by the tourism policy of “high value, low volume”. Even as Bhutan accepts the realities of globalization, the world appreciates the need for humanity to preserve its socio-cultural, environmental and spiritual heritage. Therefore, in Bhutan progress is not measured by Gross Domestic Product but by Gross National Happiness. The Gross National Happiness philosophy of the country which was envisioned by His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who stated that “Gross National Happiness is more important than the Gross National Product”. For those who know Bhutan it is both a nostalgic effort to preserve the past and an exciting attempt to step into the future.
Nestled in the heart of the great Himalayan range, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, is one of the world’s most beautiful trekking travel destinations. Often referred to as the last Shangri-la, almost 72% of it under forest cover, high mountain terrain and deep fertile valleys.
There are many religious festivals. The best known festivals are the Tsechus which are held at different times of the year in different locations. Tsechus are celebrated for three to five days with both monks and laymen taking part in the ritual mask dances.