Bhutan is a country unlike any other. A kingdom hidden from tourists and development until recently where the gross national happiness of the people is the governments main priority. 60% of Bhutan’s forests can never be logged, protecting the unique mammals and birds found here.

Visas are easy and there is no restrictions on where you can travel to or how large a group you need to travel with. The only catch is the USD 250 per day fee. This sounds expensive but it includes everything; guide, food, porters, accommodation, and transport.

It is a country deeply Buddhist, where respect for nature is as mainstream as the monasteries here, or the giant statues of penises protecting the entrance to homes. The rice is red, chillies aren’t a condiment but the main ingredient, and dance festivals are spectacular.