Bhutan is a small land-locked country in south Asia, it is located in the eastern Himalaya chain border by India on the East, west, and South and China on the North. Bhutan is a beautiful Himalaya kingdom with geographic diversity, and dissimilar cultures, full of mystery and magic. It is known as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" and “Gross National Happiness”. The majority (about 75%) people of here are following the Kagyu Drukpa sub-sect of the Kagyu sect of Mahayana Buddhism and 23% are Hindus, the rest of the 2 % are Bon, Christian, Islam, and others. According to Bhutanese law, Bhutan provides for freedom of religion; to promote the spiritual heritage of the country while also ensuring that religion remains separate from politics. The Government of Bhutan has been a constitutional monarchy since 18 July 2008 and it was an absolute monarchy between 1907 and the 1950s. The head of state is King and executive power has Prime Minister. Buddhism is the state religion of Bhutan; this is the only nation where Tantric (mystical, apocalyptic) Buddhism has been practiced. In ancient times Bhutan had influenced by Tibetan Buddhism in the 11th century. That’s why it is similar to Tibetan Buddhism; however, over the centuries it developed its own rituals and culture. There are some Hindus also. Who are Nepalese ethnic, and in recent years have experienced some discrimination and about 100,000 have fled as refugees to India and Nepal.
Bhutan has ancient Buddhist culture and tradition, that’s why it was almost completely cut off to visit foreigners for centuries to avoid foreign influences. It was open for travelers since the 1970s. Bhutan is virgin land to explore around, during the trip you have amazing mountain scenery, beautiful landscape, unique culture, charming festivals, and unbelievable Buddhist Monasteries and historic forts. You may travel a short tour for 4 days to above 3 weeks high altitude long trip through the national park and encounter various flora and fauna on the foot of the Himalayas. Now, tourism is the biggest industry in Bhutan, and since 1991 is become a popular destination for tourists. As Bhutan is restricted to travel, it is only possible as part of a pre-arranged package or guided tour.