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Explore Bhutan

Explore Bhutan with us at Bhutan Druk Adventure (Thimphu); we are a travel company with many years of experience to our credit. Give us an opportunity to take you around the beautiful landscape of Bhutan, often referred to as the âlast Shangri-laâ. Once you get acquainted with this stunning land that has still managed to retain its culture and much of its unique traditions, we guarantee you will want to return. The spectacular scenic beauty that abounds here & the myriad flora and fauna add to the enchantment of this land, & it will be hard for you to leave all this beauty and peace behind when your trip gets over.

It is not often that you will get a chance to come across a country which is the only one of its kind in the world, where progress is measured in GNH (Gross National Happiness), i.e. a measure of the wellbeing of the citizens. Come explore this enchanting and mysterious land - Bhutan, with us at Bhutan Druk Adventure.


Arts & Crafts
Bhutan is known for its thirteen traditional crafts.

Shing zo: In olden times temples were contrived with timber and resorting to woodwork. In Bhutan this art of constructing is known as Shing zo. The craftsmen are called Zow chen by the local people.

Do zo: Many temples in Bhutan have been constructed using stone. This art is called Do zo.

Par zo: The carvings done on stone, wood and slate are referred as Par Zo carft in Bhutan.

Lha zo: Painting is also part of Bhutanâs art and craft. The painting work accomplished
Culture and Tradition
Bhutan is a culturally soaked country and the natives practice many traditions.

Birth: The third day after the birth of the child is followed by a purification ritual. After that the outsiders come to see the new born and also bring gifts like clothes, dairy products and money for the child. The child is given a name associated with a deity or the day on which he/she was born, in temple.

Marriage: Conducting cross-cousin marriages is almost a shunned tradition in Bhutan. Away from the pomp and show, Bhutanese tie the nuptial knots in the most simplistic
The economy of Bhutan is primarily agrarian. Agriculture is the main source of earning for rural people, and animal husbandry is also one of the preferred occupations in the country. The main crops grown in the country are wheat, rice, buckwheat and maize, and two prime cash crops grown in the country are apples and potatoes.

The forests in Bhutan are characterized by Cane and bamboo trees and people are skilled in making products using these woods. Tourism also contributes to the economy of the country and generates jobs for the educated lot of people in the country.
Bhutan is geographically diverse and also witnesses varied climatic conditions. The country houses rugged mountains and beautiful valleys, which are also counted amongst the ten prime biodiversity regions in the world. The 65% of land in the country is covered with forest and 26% of land is the protected land and comprises of four parks and two wildlife sanctuaries.

Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park: It is Bhutanâs second largest protected area. The park houses ice peaks, and conifer and broadleaf forests. The musk deer, Himalayan black bear, golden langur, clouded
Flora and Fauna
Bhutan is divided zone wise: The Alpine Zone (4000m & above), Temperate Zone (2000 to 4000m), and Subtropical Zone (150m to 2000m). The various forests that constitute the flora of the country are Upland Hardwood Forest, Broadleaf mixed with Conifer, Fir Forests, Blue Pine Forest, Mixed Conifer Forest, Chirpine Forest, Lowland Hardwood Forest and Tropical Lowland Forests.

There are 300 species of medicinal plants in Bhutan and Blue Poppy is the national flower of the country. Some of the animals that can be found in the jungles and various regions of the country are snow
The natives in Bhutan in different regions speak 18 different dialects. The country has high mountain passes and many deep valleys where many tribes and urban communities reside and speak their own language.

Dzongkha is the national language of the country and the mother tongue of the Ngalops living in western Bhutan. The literal meaning of Dzogkha is the language spoken in the Dzongs and the administrative centers in the country. The other main language spoken in the country is Tshanglakha, which is the native language of Tshanglas residing in the eastern Bhutan. Lhotshamkha is
Gross National Happiness
Bhutan has never believed in the idea that financial satisfaction can only bring happiness to the individuals. The concept adhered by the Bhutanese is that human beings can only stay happy if their both material and spiritual needs are met. This is the reason why the government takes efforts and measures to increase Gross National Happiness rather than only focusing on Gross Domestic Product. His Majesty, the third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck also agreed that development could only be had by making âthe people prosperous and happy.â

In 1971 when the Bhutan was made
Bhutan is a South Asian country and slumps on the eastern Himalayas. It is bordered mainly by India from South, and China from north. Bhutan shares northern borders with the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and Tibet, the autonomous region under China.

It is separated by the two Indian states, West Bengal and Assam from South, and the borders on the West of the country meet the Indian state Sikkim. The country stretches up to the area of 38,398 sq km and is almost equal to Switzerland in size. Bhutan lies between 26°40â and 28°15 â longitude north and 88° 45â
People Society and Religion
There are three prime ethnic groups in the country: Tshanglas, Ngalops and the Lhotshampas.

Tshanglas: Tshanglas are also referred as Sharchops and are known to be the descendants of Lord Brahma. These reside in Trashi Yangtse, Mongar, Samdrup Jongkhar, Trashigang, and Pema Gasthel regions of the country.

Ngalops: Ngalops are of Tibetan origin and reside in the six regions of western part of the country. Their native dialect is Ngalopkha, which is very much similar to Dzongkha.

Lhotshampas: It is believed that Lhotshampas who now have
Political System of Bhutan
Bhutan is a parliamentary democratic country. In 1907 a significant event took place. The people in the country enthroned their Ist hereditary King of Bhutan, Ugyen Wangchuck. Eventually, in coming years, the monarchs from the Wangchuck dynasty succeeded the throne of the country consecutively. It was in 1953 that the Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who decided to form National Assembly (Tshogdu). The Royal Advisory Council (Lodoe Tshogde) was formed in 1963.

The institution of Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu (District Development Assembly) was established in 1981 and the Gewog Yargay
National Symbols of Bhutan
National Emblem
The National Emblem of the country comprises of a circle, which has a double diamond thunderbolt placed just above the lotus. It is embellished by a jewel on all sides and there are also two dragons that lie on the vertical sides.

National Flag
The country has a rectangular shape flag. The upper half is in yellow color and the lower part is in saffron orange. There is also a dragon in the flag that represents the name and purity of the nation.

National Flower
The national flower of the country is Blue Poppy