Bhutan & the Himalayas
In royal footsteps to the happy Himalayan mountain kingdom of Bhutan, plus Nepal's cultural heritage and old Calcutta
Situated in the eastern Himalayas, the Kingdom of Bhutan has adopted a very cautious approach to tourism in an effort to avoid any negative impact on the country's culture and environment. Visitors are therefore rewarded with a unique and very personal experience.
Bhutan’s culture, lifestyle and spirituality permeate every aspect of daily life. The country’s rulers closely guard its heritage and value happiness over profit. By honouring and embracing its past, Bhutan gives visitors the chance to glimpse times gone by and appreciate how the old ways are sometimes the best. That said, it’s important to understand that this country isn’t a living museum – the people are well-educated, choosing which global developments to adopt and understanding which will not enhance the wellbeing of its people.
Rooted in Buddhism, all life is sacred in Bhutan. This philosophy has allowed nature to flourish – it is estimated that 770 species of birds thrive here, and you’ll discover an astonishing variety of rhododendron plants, orchids and wildlife on your journey. So important is the natural world here that it is the law that at least 60% of the country must remain forested for all future generations.
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Meet the Mountain People of the Himalayas with visits to Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon, plus experience the Thimphu Festival - a rich historical tradition through which the Bhutanese pass on their mythology, values and spiritual beliefs
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Weather & Climate
The climate varies with altitude, with the highest temperatures and rainfall occurring in the south.
When to go
Generally, October, November and April to mid-June are the best times to visit - rainfall is at a minimum and temperatures are conducive to active days of sightseeing. The foothills are also very pleasant during the winter.
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Enjoy a more intimate and sociable atmosphere, benefit from more personal attention from our guides and delve into your destination in more detail.
Within this compilation of travel arrangements we have sought to ‘amaze and surprise’ the first-time visitor and enthral the returning traveller.
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Without doubt, a trip to Bhutan is incomplete without a visit to the sacred Buddhist site, Tiger’s Nest Monastery, also known as Paro Takshang