At the Tiger’s Nest Monastery you can light a butter lamp amid fluttering prayer flags that string between cliffs a thousand feet high. Amid the beautiful glacial landscapes and ancient farmhouses of the Gangtey Valley you can visit shrines built over streams, where prayer wheels spin constantly under the gentle flow of water. And everywhere you’ll meet the gentle, smiling Bhutanese people, whose culture remains more vibrantly alive than anywhere else in the Himalayas.
Only opened to travellers in the 1970s, the Land of the Thunder Dragon maintains a uniquely creative way of doing business. Values such as social equality, good governance, environmental conservation and preserving cultural traditions are vital ingredients of the country’s most important economic measuring stick – the “Gross National Happiness”.
Join The Blue Yonder on a journey into this magical Buddhist kingdom, and give your own Gross Personal Happiness the biggest boost ever!