Bhutan Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 46%, Bhutan is a land of tall, snowy peaks that is in the midst of rapid modernization. This change has opened the gates to PlanetHoppers, who have been waiting for a long time to experience the wonders of this reclusive mountain kingdom. However, while you're now more than likely to see the influence of the outside world in the more urbanized areas, this hasn't fully penetrated the more remote areas, where little has changed for thousands of years. This provides the perfect backdrop for a classic alpine experience in the form of the Snowman Trek and the Jomolhari Trek, both of which will take you into the very heart of the eastern Himalayas. Here you'll find the real Bhutan, where Buddhist monks carry out their daily devotions at such places as Taktsang Monastery (the Tiger's Nest), which is perched literally within a crevice on the side of a mountain. So, if you're looking for a place where you can trek in the shadow of the world's highest, unclimbed mountain - Gangkhar Puensum - and rub shoulders with monks, then Bhutan is just the place that you've been looking for.
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PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Brave the highest peaks in the world by taking a Snowman Trek through the Himalayas. It is perhaps the most difficult trek in Bhutan – if not the entire world – and is not recommended for everyone. But if you're a PlanetHoppe....
|Coordinates:||27 30 N, 90 30 E|
|Government:||Unitary Parliamentary Democracy|
|Currencies:||Ngultrum (BTN), Indian Rupee (INR)|
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- Location: Bhutan