The Kingdom of Bhutan is a tiny landlocked mountainous country in South Asia, located in the eastern Himalayas mountain range between Tibet (China) in the north and India in the south. It is called Druk Yul meaning The Land of The Thunder Dragon, more than 72 percent of the country is under forest cover and a sanctuary for many rare and endangered flora and fauna. Its pristine and protected natural environment makes it a trekker’s paradise and an environmentalist’s dream.
Bhutan is also the last bastion of the Vajrayana school of Mahayana Buddhism, which provides the essence of its unique identity, ancient culture and traditions. Having opened up to modern development only in the 1960s Bhutan is a unique blend of the old and new and visitors have described this land, blessed by Buddhist masters through the centuries, as a unique, deeply spiritual and mystical experience.