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About Bhutan 

Monastery of BhutanBhutan FlageBhutan is situated in the Eastern Himalayas of southern Central Asia and is bordered on the north and Northwest by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and to the west, southwest, south and east with Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked nation in the Himalaya Mountains, sandwiched between India and China in South Asia. The Bhutanese call their country Druk Yul (land of the thunder dragon). Historically Bhutan was known by many names, such as Lho Mon (southern land of darkness), Lho Tsendenjong (southern land of the Tsenden cypress), and Lhomen Khazhi (southern land of four approaches). The origins of the name Bhutan are unclear; historians have suggested that it may have originated in variations of the Sanskrit words Bhota-ant (the end of Bhot – another word for Tibet, which Bhutan is immediately south of), or Bhu-uttan (highlands). The word Bhutan as a name for the country dates from the late 19th century.
BhutanPalace of BhutanBhutan is one of the most isolated and least developed nations in the world. Nonetheless, survey data from the country suggest it is also one of the happiest (see the section on the Economy). Foreign influences and tourism are heavily regulated by the government to preserve the country's traditional culture and national identity. The landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the Himalayan heights in the north, with some peaks exceeding seven thousand metres. Vajrayana Buddhism is the state religion and the population is predominantly Buddhist, with Hinduism being the second most dominant. Thimphu is the capital and largest city.
Temple of BhutanBhutan is the last unspoiled Himalayan kingdom often known as Shangri-La. For a country of its size, Bhutan is a land of spectacular contrasts and stunning beauty. It was the mighty Himalayas, which protected Bhutan from the rest of the world and left the kingdom blissfully untouched. The Drukpa Kagyu School of Mahayana Buddhism provided the essence of a rich culture and a fascinating history. The Bhutanese people protected this sacred heritage and unique identity for centuries by choosing to remain shrouded deeply in a jealously guarded isolation.
Because of a deep traditional reverence that the Bhutanese have for nature, the kingdom is one of the leading countries in environmental preservation. Bhutan is also the Champions of The Earth Award 2005 from the United Nations Environment Programme. More than 65 per cent of the land area is still under forest cover. Its rich Himalayan flora and fauna, dazzling white peaks and lush valleys provide Bhutan's stunning beauty and aesthetic grandeur. It is often said that even the most experienced traveler will find Bhutan to be 'a revelation'. Bhutan is perhaps the only nation in the world where billboards and tobacco are banned.
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Hotels in Bhutan  
Hotels in BhutanHotels Vary in style and quality but are generally considered one of the welcome surprises for visitors. There is a variety of hotels in Bhutan, ranging from simple huts that cater to Bhutanese yak herders to Paro's fancy Olathang Hotel, which was built for royal guests. There is no International chain of hotels and not much imported hotel equipment; what you get is a Bhutanese version of what the tourists expect. In most cases, the facilities and service is good. The Tourism Authority of Bhutan approves the hotels for the International Tourists.All government approved hotels are reasonably modern with running hot and cold water in Thimphu ... more details
Bicycle Tour Bhutan  
Bicycle TourBhutan’s mountainous terrain’s offer a fascinating adventure for bicycling enthusiast. The route along Bhutan’s West-East Highways (approx. 600kms) is an exciting route with challenges of surmounting a new pass over 3000 meters every day. The highways winding up an shown mountains with drops of thousand of feet keep one too high an adrenaline to feel the slightest pinch of monotony. As one progress along the route, there is a discernible change in the flora and temperature when one gradually descends, from the aping height, into the temperate regions of the east. All along the route the interruption by picturesque, and almost medieval ... more details
Tours in Bhutan  
Tours in Bhutan Bhutan is situated in the Eastern Himalayas of southern Central Asia and is bordered on the north and Northwest by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and to the west, southwest, south and east with Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Bhutan is a landlocked mountain kingdom roughly the size of Switzerland, in the eastern Himalayas. With a population of 7,500,000 spread over 46,000 sq km. Bhutan is the last unspoiled Himalayan kingdom often known as Shangri-La. For a country of its size, Bhutan is a land of spectacular contrasts and stunning beauty. It was the mighty Himalayas, which ... more details
Bhutan Trekking  
Bhutan TrekkingNo one seems to know exactly the meaning of the word Bhutan but it is believed that it is derived from `Bhot’ which is the name given by Tibetans to their own country and `Tan’ which is a corruption of the word `stan’ meaning Land. The Bhutanese however prefer to call their country `Druk-Yul’ which means `The Land of the Dragon’. Bhutan is renowned for its undiluted cultures and unspoiled natural wonders. Bhutan’s past is still its present. The term trekking is traditionally applied to overland journeys made on foot, usually involving the support of a trek crew to carry personal belongings, along with any tents, food and cooking equipment ... more details
Festival of Bhutan  
Festival of BhutanThe Festivals in Bhutan have reputations for being raucous, joyous affairs, but they are holy spiritual events with attendees gaining merit for the next life. At various times of the year, Bhutanese in towns and villages congregate to witness the masked dance festivals known as Tsechus. These colorful events draw thousands of locals, some of whom walk for days in order to attend. While the underlying purpose is spiritual, dances are more often like plays where good triumphs over evil or depict significant historical events, especially surrounding the life of Bhutan’s patron saint, Padmasambhava (also known as guru Rinpoche). There is inevitably ... more details
Places of Interest  
Places of Interest Bhutan is the only country in the world to retain the Vajrayana form of Mahayana Buddhism as its religion. The Buddhist faith has played a fundamental role in the cultural, ethical and sociological development of Bhutan and its people. Annual festivals (Tsechus and Dromchoes) are spiritual occasions in each district. The Dzongs, which were built in every districts in the Middle Ages as fortresses function as the centre of both religious and secular activities now a days. The district monk body practices their faith through dzongs. The dzongs remain most of the time closed and are open to visitors during festival time for preserving kingdom's religious ... more details
Rafting in Bhutan  
Rafting in BhutanA blend of culture and mild adventures. In Bhutan, we have not only monasteries and Dzongs to show our visitors but some beautiful rivers with immense rafting possibilities. In this trip you will visit the highlights of Thimpu, Paro and Punakha and have some fun with the gentle rapids (2, 3+) of Pho Chu. If you want a bit harder, Mo Chu challenges with its grade 4 rapids. For rafting purpose, March till May and September to November are the ideal months. Rafting is not so popular in Bhutan. Some of our clients prefer to embark on this adventurous sport as a part of their cultural tour. Water sports in Bhutan is at its infancy stage, we ... more details
Botanical Tour Bhutan  
Botanical Tour & Treks in Bhutan Bhutan is as individual as a country can be; it is a land of boundless and beautiful forests. If the natural history of this small mountain kingdom is as yet little known, we do know that its unspoiled forests and valleys hold the best of the great variety of flowers and birds for which the eastern Himalaya is famous. This holiday focuses on Bhutan’s fabulous flora with most time spending on a nine-day trek below the great peak of Jhomolhari. To enjoy seeing the best of Bhutan’s flora, one has to schedule the trip coinciding with the beginning of the monsoon, the peak flowering season for temperate and alpine Himalayan plants. Otherwise ... more details
Bird Watching Bhutan  
Bird Watching Tour & Treks in BhutanBhutan to exclusively specialize in birding tours. Whether you are an ornithologist, a naturalist, a casual birder, or a bird photographer, Bhutan Adenture Silk Road has the ability to cater to all your birding interests. Bring your binoculars and let Adenture Silk Road organize your bird watching tours to the Kingdom of Bhutan - where the White-bellied Heron feeds by the Pho-chu river; where the Black-necked Cranes spend their winters in the high mountain valleys scattered throughout central and eastern Bhutan, and where the Beautiful Nuthatch hides in the tall forest cover. With a high concentration of bird species in a ... more details
Fishing in Bhutan  
Fishing in BhutanBhutan is one of the last unexplored fishing destinations in the world. For centuries, with its back turned to the outside world, Bhutan had remained a mystery. You will experience the unique joy of fishing in Bhutan, in which beautiful trout streams, mountain vistas, and cultural scenes from 8th century intermingle. All our fishing trips offer a creative combination of fishing in the best areas and cultural activities. To organize a trip for only fishing would be a mistake. With its ancient culture, mystical religion, many historic sites, exotic festivals, and rich environment, Bhutan has many attractions to offer. The high light of this trip is the fishing ... more details
Filming in Bhutan  
Filming in BhutanThe photography opportunities on a trip are immense. Photography is permitted nearly everywhere in Bhutan and the local population has no aversion to being photographed. If you wish to record the local population, their houses, shops etc, always ask by gestures if it is okay to do so. Photography inside the Dzongs and Monasteries are not permitted. Please follow your guide's instruction carefully while visiting Dzongs, monasteries and religious institution. Of late, the Royal Government encourages the filming groups. Any commercial Filming must pay a royalty to obtain the permit from the Royal Government of Bhutan. Adventure Silk Road Inc ... more details
General Information  
As far as the terrain is concern, Bhutan is similar to Sikkim and Darjeeling but that is where the similarity ends. Bhutan, with Thimphu as its capital, is an independent kingdom and a member of the UNO. Culturally and ethnically, it is also slightly distinctive, having more of a Buddhist population who speak a language called Dzonkha, which is similar to Tibetan. The Drukpa Karugpa system of Buddhism is the religion that is by and large being followed by Bhutan. Bhutan is a landlocked country surrounded in the north by Tibet, south by West Bengal and Assam, east by Arunanchal Pradesh and west by Sikkim and Tibet, roughly the size of ... more details

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