A Himalayan Kingdom: Bhutan
Tucked between China and India is a country that is about as mysterious as it is magical: Bhutan. Due to the High Value, Low Impact Tourism policy Bhutan enforces, only a small number of people visit each year, but that number is growing. The strict tourism policies protect what is so unique about Bhutan; its abundant natural resources, rich history and culture. Gross National Happiness, not Gross national product, is the metric Bhutan governs itself by.
And come September, I’ll be boarding a plane (0r three) to spend four months learning, trekking, and getting to know this incredible place.
I’ll be based out of the Bumthang region, at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment- which is the former palace of Bhutan’s first king.
Yup, a Bhutanese palace. I’m having trouble believing it.
As the trip approaches I’ll post a bit more about where I’ll be traveling and what I’ll be up to in Bhutan, so stay tuned!
“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.”– John Muir