- Bhutan

Bhutan, the untouched top of the world

Bhutan is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas in South Asia. It is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and India to the south. It is one of the last unspoiled places on earth, a peaceful, country with the Himalayas always insight and you are never under 2200 meters altitude. Welcome to a different, kind, peaceful world.

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You can probably travel to Bhutan in 2021.

“What you see is what you get. In Bhutan, you will encounter a completely undiluted culture that gives you a completely authentic experience of the country.

Traveling in Bhutan can be challenging and sometimes physically hard, but the country’s premises and opportunities also give you a very clear sense of where you are. It’s both liberating, inspiring and quite adventurous, and it’s perhaps the closest you get to being an explorer.

– When you travel here, you are in the higher air layers at 1,200-7,000 meters altitude, and you are therefore in a constant state of light exhaustion. There are no highways here, the trip over a mountain pass can take eight hours along a gravel road, and the journey through wild nature and villages can be both marvelous and hard. Bhutan is not always an easy country to travel in, but the rewards are great. ”

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What and where is Bhutan?

Bhutan is geopolitically in South Asia and is the region’s second-least-populous nation after the Maldives. Thimphu is its capital and the largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial center. In South Asia, Bhutan ranks first in economic freedom, ease of doing business, and peace and is the least corrupt country in the region as of 2016. It continues to be “a least developed country”, but expects to graduate from this status by 2023. Hydroelectricity accounts for most of its exports. The government is a parliamentary democracy; the head of state is the King of Bhutan, known as the “Dragon King.” Bhutan maintains diplomatic relations with 52 countries and the European Union but does not have formal ties with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. It is a member of the Uniated Nations, SAARC, BIMSTEC, and the Non-Aligned Movement. The Royal Bhutan Army maintains a close relationship with the Indian Armed Forces.

Gross National Happiness index

Bhutan is also notable for pioneering the concept of Gross National Happiness. The policy has been criticized as a disguise for regressive and racist policies by some foreign critics and this has not resulted in significant improvement in the living standards of the ordinary citizens. The subalpine Himalayan mountains in the north rise from the country’s lush subtropical plains in the south. In the Bhutanese Himalayas, there are peaks higher than 7,000 meters (23,000 ft) above sea level. Gangkhar Puensum is Bhutan’s highest peak and may also be the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. The wildlife of Bhutan is notable for its diversity.

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Gangkhar Puensum, the highest peak of Bhutan at dawn.

Gangkhar Puensum, the highest peak of Bhutan at dawn. Never climbed by man or beast

Gangkhar Puensum, the highest never climbed moutain in the world, yes in Bhutan

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