Bhutan

A abode in the heart of the vast Himalayan region, but little known to the outside world just being wedged between giant neighbors and secluded by some of the highest mountain ranges. A Hidden in the mighty Himalayas, between India and China, the independent Bhutanese people have largely lived a life of totally isolation from the world. They have succeeded in maintaining their cultural and spiritual heritage preserved in age-old traditions.

Bhutan-the last paradise on the earth reflects age-old religion, culture, arts & architecture in its golden peaks in the background of deep green valley and hillside. Bhutan exudes a special a feeling of calm and serenity, which envelops each the very instant they set foot in the Kingdom. People are deeply religious following the Mahayana form of Buddhism. The air of spirituality is evident, even in the urban centers where the spinning of prayer wheels the murmur of mantras and the glow of butter lamp in the houses are still important feature of everyday life. Monastery, temples and religious monuments are doted across the landscape, bearing witness to the importance of Buddhism. Different age of monks are everywhere in Bhutan.

Bhutan is very rich at Himalayan flora and fauna. Nearly three quarters of the total area covered by Jungle. Snow-capped peaks lush valleys and unbelievably beautiful rural landscapes imprint themselves upon the mind forever. We heartily welcome you to join one of our tours to explore the country.

Bhutan at a Glance:
Area: 38, 394 sq KM
Geography: Landlocked between the two great Asian civilizations, Tibet (China) to the north and the Indian States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & West Bengal in the East, West, & South.Â
Capital: Thimpu
Population: 683,407 (2008 - 2009).
Language: Dzongkha is the National Language.Â
Currency: Ngultrum
Political system: Monarchy
Religion: Mahayana Buddhism, Hindusm in the South, Bon, Animism and Shamanism still exist. Â
People: Mahayana Buddhism, Hindusm in the South, Bon, Animism and Shamanism still exist.Â

Location
Located in the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas, the kingdom is landlocked between the two great Asian civilizations, Tibet (China) to the north and the Indian States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & West Bengal in the East, West, & South. The country lies between latitudes 26' 45’N & 280" 10’N, and longitudes 88' 45'E & 92' 10’E. It has a total area of 38,394 square kilometers.

Topography
Its physical geography consists mostly of steep and high mountains crisscrossed by a network of swift rivers, which form deep valleys before draining into the Indian plains. The land rises from 200 in the southern foothills to 7000 meters high northern mountains. Within this latitudinal range are found a diverse biodiversity rich enough to be considered as one of ten global environmental ‘hotspots’. About 72.5 per cent of the area is under forests, and the law requires the country to maintain 60 per cent forests cover for all times to come.

Climate
The climate varies hot subtropical climate in south to cold alpine slopes in the north. Human settlement is confined mostly to interior river valleys and a swath of southern plains; nomads and other tribes live in the north, raising sheep, cattle and yaks.

SPRING: March-May
SUMMER: June-August
AUTUMN: September-November
WINTER: December-Febuary

Activities in Bhutan

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