Distinctive and remote, Bhutan offers some extraordinary experiences. Soaring mountains, land of mystic splendour, imposing monasteries and dzongs. Enter a different world where
Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross national Product. The kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living
heritage of Buddhism. In effort to safeguard its rich natural and cultural environment, it has consciously adopted a controlled tourism and development policy. Bhutan is noted for its Tshechus, or festivals, which are held annually on dates which are chosen by the lamas according to the Buddhist lunar calendar. The festivals are generally preceded by rituals and dances performed by monks or trained laymen in beautiful costumes of brilliantly coloured silk and papier mache masks to the accompaniment of traditional
instruments. This is a great time to be in the Dragon Kingdom.