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Bhutan, nestled next to Tibet and Nepal, is a kingdom of mystery and intrigue that defies expectations at ever bend and corner. Its population accounts for less than one percent of the people in the world, and despite the popularity of the surrounding nations, the country only opened its doors to the outside world four decades ago.

It boast the title of the happiest country on earth-its government invests in the well-being of its people, and restricts the price of growth by insisting that 60% of the county’s forest remain untouched.

There are strict laws for those who want to visit as well. Travellers need to book with a national agency where treks, tours, accommodation, guides, and food are included in a package. 

For those who take the journey, the tiny country enchants and excites with Buddhist festivals that date back thousands of years, visits to the Tigers Nest Temple, high on the sides of an overgrown valley and built in the 6thcentury- and treks into the Jigme Dorji National Park to the base of Mount Jomolhari. The mountain is a sacred site and stories tell of that it is home to the diety Aum Jomo, who led her people out of Tibet and into the mountains where they found safety and solitude. 

Ground Control Tours partners will a vetted agency in Bhutan to give our clients five different tours. Explore the sweeping Himalayan peaks and valleys of the country, discover a Buddhist culture that has remained in isolation for centuries, and jump into a photography tour that takes you far off the beaten path and back again to capture the stunning beauty of the country through a camera’s lens. 

These tours are adventure at its best-breaking out of the mold of importing the culture of the western world to parts unseen and plunging you into a land where monks make up a large percent of the population and internet didn’t arrive until 1999. 

For more information about the adventures that await in Bhutan and the excursions that Ground Control Tours offer, contact a member of our team for details and options. 

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