Known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is one of the most unique countries on the planet. Famous for its monasteries, fortresses and dramatic landscapes, Bhutan has been isolated and tucked away from civilisation for a thousand years. Because of its secluded location, the culture of Bhutan has been preserved over the generations and many of the ancient traditions still thrive today. Tourists were only allowed into Bhutan in 1974, and Thimphu - the countries capital city - is the only capital in the world to not have a single traffic light.
Known as one of the happiest nations, the Bhutanese government use a GNH (Gross National Happiness) scale instead of using the traditional GDP as their economic scale. The scale measures happiness through four pillars: environmental protection, good governance, sustainable development and cultural preservation.
Similar to Nepal, many visitors come to Bhutan for the incredible trekking adventures on offer. The Snowman Trek is considered by many to be one of the greatest and toughest trekking challenges in the world. Despite being incredibly mountainous, Bhutan can be visited all year-round. Temperatures in the south and east of the country are actually fairly temperate whilst the higher parts in the Northern region often get well below freezing.