The Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan, where progress in measured in Gross National Happiness, is famous for spectacular mountain landscapes, wildlife treasures and Buddhist monasteries (called Dzongs and flaunting mysterious fortress-like architectures) hidden in the Himalayan folds. The country remains unexplored, mainly due to opening up of tourism in 1970s, and is a paradise away from chaotic urbanization. National parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Bhutan are home to exotically rich Himalayan biodiversity. Crossing paths with tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, wild water buffaloes, clouded leopards and hispid hare promises fascinating wildlife expeditions.
Not to forget, the country ensures delightful rendezvous with hornbills, black-necked cranes and plenty of other beautiful birds. Trekking to explore lush green meadows, dense rhododendrons, juniper and magnolia forests and cultural assets of Bhutan attracts flocks of tourists. Countryside biking, archery and festive celebrations, specially the energetic mask-dances, are among other must-do things here. Some of the top highlights of Nepal include Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest Monastery, gorgeous valleys of Punakha, Paro and Gangtey; Royal Manas National Park and Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, Tshechu Festival and Bumthang Owl Trek and Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek.
Bhutan is a country small in size, but majestic in beauty. It is located in the midst of the majestic Himalayas and exhibits the splendors of nature to its best.