Deep in the ridges of the Eastern Himalaya, an ancient Buddhist kingdom preserves its traditional way of life and primordial landscapes. Bhutan is the last Shangri-La - a land where imposing monasteries rise out of rugged clifftops, where snow-capped peaks meet swathes of forest, where glacial rivers and pastoral lands stretch as far as the horizon.
Bhutan is definitely a visual treat, but it is the country’s unique culture that is its main draw. This is the only place in the world that uses Gross National Happiness as an indicator of success, and that has chosen to embrace modernity delicately. Instead, Bhutan places immense importance on sustainability, and visitors will find incredible wildflower-carpeted meadows and Himalayan trekking routes to remote spots like the Lingzhi Valley. Even the cities - Paro and Thimphu - are magnificent centres of Buddhist heritage with imposing gilded chortens and whitewashed stupas framing the skyline. The markets burst with colourful hand-embroidered textiles and the cuisine is generously flavoured with cheese and chilli. Bhutan is an entirely new world, and we’ll take you deep into its heart.