Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayas between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India.
Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of
culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbours. Bhutan is the
only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and
exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom
of Bhutan has been called "The Last Shangrila." Although geographically quite small, Bhutan’s weather varies from north to
south and valley to valley, mainly depending upon the elevation. In the North of Bhutan on the borders with Tibet, the
country is perennially covered with snow.
Bhutan is a unique country both culturally and environmentally. Perched high in
the Himalaya, it is the world’s last remaining Buddhist Kingdom. It has developed the philosophy of Gross National Happiness;
where development is measured using a holistic approach of well-being, not just based on gross domestic product.