the great natural barriers of the Himalayas
lies the hidden Kingdom of Druk Yul, the land
of the Thunder Dragon.
to the world as Bhutan, the last of the Mahayana
Buddhist Kingdoms, this remote, mystical country
is still one of the most unspoilt places in
the world. Wedged between India and China, the
Kingdom covers approximately 46,000 square kilometers
with an ecosystem ranging from sub-tropical
to alpine. The population of a little over half
a million mostly live in small villages scattered
along the mountain slopes and valleys.
years it lay hidden from the occidental tourist,
being a forbidden land for outsiders. Today,
however, Bhutan welcomes the discerning traveller
in search of a rare and singular experience.
The spectacular landscapes are some of the most
awe-inspiring to be found on earth. The grandeur
of the mountain peaks, the terraced hills, the
lush, green valleys, the dense forests filled
with rare flowers and diverse wildlife, the
fast flowing crystal clear rivers, the pure,
clean air, the unique architecture, art and
culture and above all the delightful people
who make the soul smile......... a trip to Bhutan
teaches one of life and real living.