Bhutan is the best-kept secret in travel industry. Due to its isolation, the country is not known to the outside world until 1960. Western visitors rarely visit Bhutan. Burt Kerr Todd, the first American to ever visit Bhutan , wrote in a National Geographic Article as the Land of Thunder Dragon.
Bhutan is protected by the mighty Himalaya from the rest of the world and enriched by the essence of Drukpa Kagyu School of Buddhism.
Unlike neighbouring countries which encourage mass tourism, the Royal Government of Bhutan has chosen a more cautious policy on tourism largely to preserve its natural and cultural heritage. Less than 5,000 travellers discovered Bhutan last year (compare this with half a million tourists who visited Nepal in the same time period). Visitors to Bhutan can feel the benefits of this policy and have a rich and unique travel experience. Some travellers can spend their entire time in Bhutan without ever coming across another tourist. There has never been a "visit Bhutan year" rather the country awaits to be discovered and Beyond Himalaya will be your guide and fellow traveller on this journey of discovery.