The tiny mountain kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most magical, and remote, places you’ll ever visit. A mere 38,000 square kilometres (less than twice the size of Wales, and much of it inaccessible), it more than makes up in beauty for what it lacks in size.
With breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring peaks topping 7,000m, this is a place to challenge yourself and search for inner peace. Bhutan’s people place great emphasis on tranquillity, rating the nation’s happiness as more important than its economic output. A deeply traditional and reverent Buddhist nation, it has ranked very highly in standard-of-living and happiness indices and is one of the least corrupt countries in Asia. It is also one of the least developed; but therein lies its charm. A trip to Bhutan, which only began opening up to outsiders in the 1970s, is like stepping back in time – an ever-more-precious experience.
Essential stops are the monasteries, mountain trails and the fascinating capital, Thimphu. Tourism is well regulated to keep it high-end: that’s where we come in. However you want to go about visiting, call Tailored Journeys for the expert view.
Adventure, honeymoon, wellness
When to go:
October-April. Prepare for colder weather in January and February
Flight duration from the UK:
11 hrs plus stopover
Tailored Journeys is about helping you explore one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions on earth, in style. Even if – especially if – you don’t know where to start, call us now to talk about creating your own Tailored Journey – and let the dream begin.
Sample Itineraries - Bhutan