About Bhutan

Bhutan MapBhutan information: Bhutan climate ranges from tropical in the south, to temperate in the center of the country, to cold in the north and like much of your adventure in the Himalayas it will be quite erratic. In the Thimphu and Paro valleys, the winter daytime temperature averages 60 degrees Fahrenheit during clear winter days but drops well below cold during the night. Mid December to early January can be a superbly clear and dry time in western Bhutan. Late December through mid February is the period of heaviest snow fall in the higher elevation. We hope that visitors who make the trip to Bhutan enjoy their skill and revisit home with bright memoirs. Cultural heritage is proudly evident and offers a unique cultural setting.

Facts and Figures
Land area: 38,394 Sq.Km
Forest area: 72.5 %
Altitude: between 240metres and 7541metres above sea level
Inhabitants: 634,982
Language: official language “Dzongkha”, English widely spoken.
Religion: Vajrayana stream of Mahayana Buddhism (Also known as Tantric Buddhism)
Currency: Ngultrum (equal to Indian Rupee)
Capital: Thimphu
National Tree: Cypress
National Bird: Raven
National Flower: Blue Poppy

Bhutan's climate ranges from tropical in the south, to temperate in the center of the country, to cold in the north...and like much of your adventure in the Himalayas it will be quite unpredictable. In the Thimphu and Paro valleys, the winter daytime temperature averages 60 degrees Fahrenheit during clear winter days but drops well below freezing during the night. Mid December to early January can be a beautifully clear and dry time in Western Bhutan. Late December through mid February is the period of heaviest snow fall in the higher elevations Bhutan is a landlocked south Asian country located at the eastern end of the Himalaya Mountains and is bordered to the Republic of India to the south east and west and People’s Republic of China to the north. It is best known as Druk Yul means Thunder Dragon Kingdom, a truly mystical bliss developed in its natural splendor. Protected by the mighty Himalayas from rest of the world and enriched by the Drukpa Kagyu school of Buddhism, Bhutan has managed to remain shrouded deeply in a jealously guarded isolation.

 

The rich Himalayan flora and fauna, dazzling white peaks and lush valleys provide Bhutan’s stunning beauty and aesthetic grandeur. It has gently opened its door to the visitors who respect the delicate sensitivities of this pristine land and shares the sacred values of its people. Bhutanese architecture in Dzongs, buildings and houses are very striking. Paro, Thimpu and Wangdiphodrang are the main destination in Bhutan. Those fortunate enough to visit Bhutan describe it as a unique, deeply spiritual and mystical experience.