Few countries throughout time have stirred the imagination among travelers than Bhutan when it cracked its door ajar four decades ago. The privileged few who have made the journey have been amazed to find the last intact Buddhist Himalayan kingdom.
Known as the Dragon Kingdom, many have heard that Bhutan measures its wealth by GNH and not GNP. That is to say, “Gross National Happiness” as opposed to “Gross National Product.” This is quite true but what does this really mean? Well, to start, Bhutan has cultivated both a fiercely guarded traditional culture and one of the most well tended natural environments. It is a mesmerizing land of peace and spiritual richness, and appears to have solved the puzzle on many social, environmental and cultural levels that plague so many countries. Even so, Bhutan is changing quickly: Seize the day, and travel to a land on the brink of transformation.