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Why to visit Bhutan

When you do visit Bhutan, you will find yourself a few who have experienced the Peace and Happiness of most enigmatic countries in the world-the ‘last Shangri La’. There is no limit to the numbers of tourist. Visitors famously have to pay a minimum tariff of US$250 per person per day, making it appear as one of the world’s most expensive countries to visit. However, this fee is all inclusive of accommodation, food, transport and an official guide are all provided.

So why spend too high tariff to visit Bhutan?  A policy epitomized by “high value low volume” tourism, which is sustainable and sensitive to preservation of its heritage in a rapidly changing world. There is the amazing natural resources and mountainous landscape, where snowcapped peaks rise out of primeval forest in every shade of green. Religion and faith ply a fundamental role in all aspects of lives of the people. The Buddhist festivals or tsechus are one of the prime examples of the living culture of Bhutan that many have come to admire and treasure. The unique Buddhist architecture embodies the traditional and sets the scene for spectacular religious dance festivals, all architectural structures are strictly based on the unique designs preserving them in their finest forms.

Being a country where nearly three-quarters of the terrain still thrives as virgin wilderness, the real charm of Bhutan lies in its remote back woods. Composed of a smattering of rugged mountain folds, snowy passes, icy summits, pristine forests, turquoise lakes, Rolling Meadows and a healthy sprinkling of exotic wildlife, this is perhaps one of the world’s best preserved landscapes.

The country is a true biodiversity heaven for nature lovers and specialists and the best way to experience the untamed natural beauty of this wonderland is by walking one of the many treks that cut into its magical depths. Trekking in Bhutan can involve treading through passes as high as 5,500 m with spectacular landscape and breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayan Mountains.

The climate in Bhutan varies with elevation, from subtropical in the south to temperate in the highlands and polar-type climate, with year-round snow in the north, Bhutan experience five distinct seasons. Western Bhutan has the heavier monsoon rains; Southern Bhutan has hot humid summers and cool winters; Central and eastern Bhutan is temperate and drier than the west with warm summers and cool winters. Bhutan has a rich primate life, with rare species such as the golden langur. A variant Assamese macaque has also been recorded, which is regarded by some authorities as a new species.

The eastern Himalayas have been identified as a global biodiversity hotspot and counted among the 234 globally outstanding eco-regions of the world in a comprehensive analysis of global biodiversity undertaken by WWF between 1995 and 1997.

Masked dances and dance are common traditional features at festivals, usually accompanied by traditional music.