About Bhutan

Nestling in the heart of the great Himalayas, and called Druk Yul (Land of the Thunder Dragon), the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the worlds most beautiful tourist destinations.

Often referred to as the Last Shangri-La, this Himalayan Kingdom occupyes an area of 47 000 kms².
Bhutan is sparsely populated by 680 000 people of Tibetan, Indo-Mongoloid, Aboriginal and Nepalese origins. It is also the last surviving Mahayana Buddhist state.

Opened for tourism only in 1974, Bhutan has three regions that are opened to the visitors : western, central and eastern areas.
Many parts of the country have been declared wildlife reserves, and are the natural habitats of rare species of both flora and fauna. Travelers also experience the full glory of this ancient land as embodied in the monastic fortresses, ancient temples, monasteries and stupas which dot the countryside.

The prefix number to make a call in Bhutan is 975.

Bhutan can be visited throughout the year but due to the monsoon season in summer, it is advisable to come between September and May.