Bhutan, the “land of the thunder dragon”, lies in the Eastern Himalayas, bordering the eastern peripheries of our country. The country got a special mention in the World Happiness Report of 2022 for the effective use of gross national happiness (GNH) parameters. It ranks among the world’s top happiest countries. Bhutan is a picturesque country with its mountains, monasteries, and colourful culture.
Bhutan enjoys a diverse climate ranging from sub-tropical in the South to freezing cold in the North. The temperatures can vary between 15-30 degrees Celsius (59-86 degrees Fahrenheit). In the capital city of Thimphu, which is in a valley located at an altitude between 2,200 and 2,600 meters (7,200 and 8,500 ft), the average temperature ranges from 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) in January to 20 degrees Celsius (68 degree Fahrenheit) from June to August. The country has four distinct seasons – spring, summer, monsoon and winter.
Travel and Tourism
Therefore, it is a favourite among travellers and offers unique travel experiences - be it trekking in the Himalayas or visiting the seat of Buddhist culture or just enjoying the colourful atmosphere. However, the country believes in promoting environmentally sustainable tourism by following the principles of GNH.