BHUTAN – the Last Shangri-La
Bhutan, much acclaimed as the last Shangri-La on earth, is natively called ‘Druk Yul’ (Land of the Thunder Dragon). It is a hidden Himalayan kingdom relatively isolated from the modern world. Its spectacular mountains, wide range of flora and fauna, age-old Buddhist culture, vibrant traditions, myths and mysteries have attributed to be a real ‘Land of the peaceful Thunder Dragon’.
Bhutan is small in size (38,394 sq. km. with a population of 741,822 only). Eventhough, its topography offers dramatic contrast ranging from its southern border of 300 m to the height of 7,000 m Himalaya in the north bordering with the Tibetan plateau of China, encircled by the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam in the south and Arunanchal Pradesh in the east.
Remote Lands will immerse you in the Bhutanese culture by providing an access to private events and extraordinary people. Our decade old experience introduces you to a multi-faceted representation of remarkable people, from government dignitaries and intellectuals to remote villagers and farmers. Your interactions with these people will be stimulating, edifying and enlightening, and you will have a well-rounded and profound learning experience that you will value forever.
Visit Bhutan with us, you will be fascinated!
FACTS ON BHUTAN
Population: 741,822 (2012)
Time: 30 minutes ahead of the Indian standard time
National Language: Zonkha
Lingua Franca all over Bhutan: Nepali
People: Dukpa (67%) and Nepali (30%) and others (3%)
Easy Access: By flight from Kathmandu to Paro (50 minutes only)