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Our guide (Buddhi) was a great guy, very friendly (as were all the Nepalese!), knowledgeable and amended the trek to match our abilities.
Richard Mooney and Libby White (Australia) | Lantang and Naya Kanga, Nepal

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About The Kingdom Of Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan, land of the peaceful Dragon, can be found in a hidden corner of the eastern Himalayas between Tibet and the Indian states of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The Bhutanese people have succeeded in maintaining their cultural heritage that was preserved in age-old traditions due to its isolation from the rest of the world until 1970s.The environment has always been held in the highest regard by the Bhutanese people with a result that the Himalayan Kingdom’s spectacular mountain and forest landscapes are pristine and unspoilt.  New buildings must be made in the old Bhutanese style to blend in with the unique Bhutanese architecture seen throughout the country as exemplified by the superb Dzongs (monastery fortresses).

The Royal Government of Bhutan recognises that tourism is an important source of revenue and means of promoting understanding between nations. At the same time it wishes to minimise any possible adverse effects on the local environment and culture which some other developing nations have experienced with the rapid growth of tourism.

For this reason the Bhutanese Government regulates the number of tourists permitted to visit the country and consequently has maintained the tourist tariffs at a relatively high level, however we are certain that the wonderful experience of visiting this unique land will more than justify the expense. It is worth pointing out that a significant proportion of the daily permit fee paid to the Bhutan Government goes directly to fund health and education projects throughout the Kingdom.

Bhutan has a number of classic treks including the epic 28 day Lunana Snowman that traverses northern Bhutan along the border with Tibet covering 356km and crossing eight Himalayan mountain passes.  The mountain views throughout this trek are spectacular with many peaks along the Bhutan and Tibet border un-named and un-mapped, you will see several mountains over 7,000m such as Chomolhari and Gangkar Punsum the world’s highest unclimbed mountain.