Bhutan is a land apart, a land lost in time. The small nation is set amidst the eastern Himalaya region where mountains rise from the earth to tower above the landscape like giants.
Known as the ‘Land Of The Thunder Dragon’ due to the enormous storms that sweep in across the country from the Himalayas, Bhutan is a country unlike any other. Bhutan’s government does not use Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as their economic scale, but instead measures the countries economic state through the Gross National Happiness scale (GNH)!
80% of the country is covered in forest and Bhutan is one of the few carbon sink holes on earth. Pristine lakes, huge glaciers and some of the world’s most endangered species await adventurous trekkers in this stunning nation.
Tucked away in the Himalayas, Bhutan’s isolation has led to the preservation of much of Bhutan’s traditional and cultural lifestyles that dates back a millennia.
One of the best things about trekking in Bhutan is the lack of crowds. Unlike neighbouring Nepal, Bhutan strictly controls how many tourists are allowed across her borders each year. Tourism only began in the mid seventies and last year less than 40,000 tourists were allowed into Bhutan. Compare this to the million plus in Nepal and it becomes clear why trekking in Bhutan is becoming so popular.
Bhutan offers a truly unique trekking experience. Trails are far less crowded, tea houses are not around every corner and trekkers can experience that lost feeling of getting off the beaten path and exploring a region untouched by industry.
On this page of the website we have provided a comprehensive overview on everything you’ll need to know before trekking in Bhutan.