Bhutan

The Bhutan Region Trek (Link to Itineraries  )

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The Kingdom of Bhutan is a Country nestled in the Eastern Himalayas known as Drukyul (in Dzongkha) “Land of Thunder Dragon”, and its people are known as ‘Drukpas’. Bhutan, the last Shangri-La, independent Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom fondly maintains its tradition. It has one foot in the past and one in the future. The Himalayas in the north separate the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, while the rugged eastern region borders the Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh, in the south by Assam and west Bengal and in the west by Sikkim.

Bhutan is a sanctuary of magnificent scenery in the heart of Himalayas. The country’s history stretches back to the origins of Buddhism and its spiritually rich people are enterprising, Pragmatic and delightfully humorous. They live in harmony with nature and have evolved a unique identity’ derived largely from a religious and cultural heritage. The Kingdom of Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas, between Tibet to the north and the Indian territories of Assam and west Bengal to the south.

Monsoon influences promote dense forestation in the region and alpine growth at higher altitudes. The cultivated central uplands and Himalayan foothills support the majority of the population. In the south, the Daurs plain drops sharply away from the Himalayas into large tracts of semi- tropical forest savannah grassland and bamboo jungle

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