Travel Destination :: Himalaya Mountains In Bhutan
I had no expectations travelling to Bhutan. I knew the architecture would leave me speechless. The people I imagined would be nice. In fact, the Bhutanese are beyond incredible and I love that they love quiet.
It was not until I was high in the Himalayas that I found heaven on earth. There are mountains, which are majestic in many ways, and then there are the Himalayas. Only here can you stand higher than you’ve ever been on earth and touch the clouds without reaching high above your head.
On the verge of tears, I stood in awe as the clouds rolled in swirling around my head. The fog engulfed my entire body making it near impossible to see a foot in front of me. If it is possible to have a spiritual moment with nature, this was it.
Travelling within Bhutan west to east there is no choice but to negotiate a variety of mountain passes. Do beware. There are few straight roads (as in none) and there might be more bumps than your accustomed to. Bumps and curves are all part of the adventure. The beauty that awaits you at the top of the world surpasses how you get there.
For an experience of a lifetime, add Bhutan to your travel destination list. The memories and stories you’ll collect will last a lifetime.
The Tourism Council of Bhutan states this about the environment ::
Bhutan pristine environment, with high rugged mountains and deep valleys, offers ecosystems that are both rich and diverse. Recognizing the importance of the environment, conservation of its rich biodiversity is one of the government’s developments paradigms.
The government has enacted a law that shall maintain at least 60% of its forest cover for all time. Today, approximately 72% of the total land area of Bhutan is under forest cover and approximately 60% of the land area falls under protected areas comprising of 10 national parks and sanctuaries.