About Bhutan

About Bhutan

Welcome to Bhutan – the Land of the Thunder Dragon – one of the most sought after travel destinations today. The land of the thunder dragon kingdom is a trekker’s paradise and an environmentalist’s dream. With 72 percent of the country under forest cover, Bhutan’s pristine ecology is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna. This spiritual land is…

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Arts & Crafts

Zorig Chusum: the thirteen traditional crafts of Bhutan Though the thirteen traditional arts and crafts were practiced right from the immemorial times, it is commonly understood that it was formally categorized during the reign of Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay, the fourth temporal ruler of Bhutan. The thirteen arts and crafts are categorized as follows: Shing zo When considering the history of…

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Culture and Tradition

While Bhutan is definitely one of the smallest countries in the world, yet the cultural diversity and its richness are profound. As such strong emphasis is laid on the promotion and preservation of its rich cultural diversity. It is believed that ensuring protection and preservation of our unique culture would assist in protecting the sovereignty of the nation. Birth The…

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Economy

Bhutanese economy is characterized by its small size given its small population size. With the majority of the Bhutanese people illiterate and residing in rural areas, about 31% of the population still lives under poverty line. However, in general all Bhutanese have a shelter and are self – sufficient to a large extent. With rapid modernization the living standard of…

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Environment

Besides others that Bhutan can offer to the world, is its pristine environment that is almost intact. Our ecosystem is rich and diverse, because of its location, great geographical and climatic variations. Bhutan’s high, rugged mountains and valleys boast of spectacular biodiversity, earning it a name as one of the world’s ten most important biodiversity hotspots. Recognizing the importance of…

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Flora & Fauna

Physically, Bhutan can be divided into three zones: Alpine Zone (4000m and above) with no forest cover; the Temperate Zone (2000 to 4000m) with conifer or broadleaf forests; and the Subtropical Zone (150m to 2000m) with Tropical or Subtropical vegetation. Because of its wide altitudinal and climatic range, the flora and fauna is diverse and rich. Forest types in Bhutan…

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Language

Bhutan is linguistically rich with over eighteen dialects being spoken in the country. The richness of the linguistic diversity can be attributed to the geographical disposition of the country with its high mountain passes and deep valleys that contributed to their survival. The national language is Dzongkha, which is the native language of the Ngalops of western Bhutan. Dzogkha literally…

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Gross National Happiness

Gross National Happiness: Development Philosophy of Bhutan Economists the world over has been arguing that the key to happiness is obtaining and enjoying material development. However, Bhutan tries to argue the case differently by advocating that amassing material growth does not necessarily lead to happiness. Defying this notion, Bhutan is now trying to measure progress is not by the popular…

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Location

Bhutan is a landlocked mountainous country in the eastern Himalaya. To the north lies China and to its south is India. It is a country roughly the size of Switzerland with a population of nearly seven hundred thousand. People of the north and central parts of Bhutan belong to the mongoloid race while the people from the south belong to…

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People Society and Religion

Bhutanese people can be generally categorized into three main ethnic groups. The Tshanglas, Ngalops and the Lhotshampas. The other minority groups are the Bumthaps and the Khengpas of Central Bhutan, the Kurtoeps in Lhuentse, the Brokpas and the Bramis of Merak and Sakteng in eastern Bhutan, the Doyas of Samtse and the Monpas of Rukha villages in Wangdue Phodrang. Together…

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Why Cruising to Paradise?

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"I am glad to recommend Raj to all of you. He is a charming,clever & friendly man. His responsability helps me to travell alone in such remote part of the world. We enjoy together the wonder of nature & get all the advice I need to enjoy this adventure. I am glad to recommend Raj to all of you. He is a charming,clever & friendly man. His responsability helps me to travell alone in such remote part of the world. We enjoy together the wonder of nature & get all the advice I need to enjoy this adventure. Thank…
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