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Bhutan officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas, located in Southern Asia between China and India. It is a mountainous country. Bhutan is known as "Druk Yul," or "Land of the Thunder Dragon".

Bhutan is perhaps the most mysterious and diverse of all the Himalayan kingdoms, where for centuries a traditional Buddhist culture has thrived in isolation from the rest of the world. It is a land of contrast with lush forested valleys, fortified monasteries, sacred mountains, art and architecture unique to the region.

This tiny Himalayan kingdom only been open to visitors for 45 years, Bhutan puts its environment, culture and wellbeing ahead of economics. This place absorbs more carbon than it creates and a Bhutan tour is perfect for trekkers, nature-lovers and Buddhist pilgrims. From the jaw-dropping Tiger’s Nest to the prayer halls of Gangte Goemba, you’ll experience moments – and people – that make happiness seem like the norm, not a pursuit.

Facts About Bhutan

  • Area: 38,394 sq. km
  • Capital: Thimphu
  • Altitude: Varying from 180m to 7,550m above sea level
  • Language: Dzongkha
  • Religion: 74.8% Buddhism (official), 22.6% Hinduism, 1.9% Bon or Folk, 0.4% Christianity, 0.1% Islam and 0.1% Other
  • Currency: Ngultrum

Travel With Rajbala

Since we began in the early 90s we have always strived to keep our environmental footprint as small as possible and to give back to the many villages we pass through on our trekking itineraries. Today we still embrace this responsible travel approach when devising and operating our small group travel holiday experiences in Nepal. We invite you to trek in Nepal with the Himalayan trekking specialists Raj Bala Treks and Expeditions.