Bhutan – natively called ‘Druk Yul’ (Land of the Thunder Dragon) is regarded as the last paradise on earth. Its isolation from the modern world, spectacular mountains, wide range of flora and fauna, age-old Buddhist culture, vibrant traditions with mystic aura have made it a real ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’.
Although Bhutan is small in size (47,000 sq. km. with a population of 600,000 only), its topography offers dramatic contrast ranging from its southern border of 300 m to the height of 7,000 m Himalaya in the north bordering with the Tibetan plateau of China, encircled by the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam in the south and Arunanchal Pradesh in the east.
Bhutan is a magical little Buddhist kingdom of enchanting people set high up in the Himalayas between India and China. Bhutan was untouched by the outside world until just a few years ago when television and internet were finally allowed in; visiting the country still feels like going back in time and entering another universe far, far away. The proud people hold on fiercely to their rich cultural heritage, and they dress in traditional gho and kira robes as they have for centuries. Every building follows the charming old-fashioned architectural style, so walking down the streets feels like entering a child's fairytale book. Bhutan is a remote Eden like none other on this planet - a McDonald's or Starbucks is absolutely unfathomable - and it hopefully will retain its Arcadian charm indefinitely.
Remote Lands immerse you in Bhutanese culture by providing ousiders an access to private events and extraordinary people. Our decade old experience introduces you to a multi-faceted representation of remarkable people, from government dignitaries and intellectuals to remote villagers and farmers. Your interactions with these people will be stimulating, edifying and enlightening, and you will have a well-rounded and profound learning experience that you will value forever.
Visit Bhutan with us, you will be fascinated!