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officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China. Bhutan is separated from the nearby country of Nepal to the west by the Indian state of Sikkim, and from Bangladesh to the south by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal. Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefdoms until the early 17th century, when the area was unified by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who fled religious persecution in Tibet and cultivated a separate Bhutanese identity. In the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire, after which Bhutan continued strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence. In 2006, Business Week magazine rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world, based on a global survey. Bhutan’s landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan heights in the north, with some peaks exceeding 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism, and the population of 691,141 is predominantly Buddhist, with Hinduism the second-largest religion. The capital and largest city is Thimphu. In 2007, Bhutan made the transition from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy, holding its first general election. Bhutan is a member of the United Nations and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC); it hosted the sixteenth SAARC summit in April 2010. The total area of the country has been reported as 38,394 square kilometres (14,824 sq mi) since 2002. The area had previously been reported as approximately 46,500 km2 (18,000 sq mi) in 1997.

Currency Ngultrum (BTN )
Country code 00975
Spoken languages ​​



Passport: needed, with residual validity of at least six months and still beyond the expiry of the stay in Bhutan.


Endemic diseases are not. We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country. Warnings We recommend that you: · perform, after consulting a doctor, vaccinations against meningitis, rabies, tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis a. · always drink water or boiled or purified drinking water and bottled beverages opened in the presence of the consumer, without adding ice. · avoid consuming raw foods.


Tropical climate of high mountain, with strong differences depending on the altitude. Temperatures range from a minimum of-6 degrees at a maximum of 17 degrees and in July in a minimum of 13 degrees and a maximum of 30 degrees. The summer months, from June to September, may be particularly rainy. The tourist season is from September to November, despite the particularly severe climate.


Licence International (Geneva Convention 1949 model or Vienna 1968). Car insurance Temporary border. Links to other countries There is only one in Paro international airport with flights to some cities of Asia (Calcutta, New Delhi, Bangkok, Kathmandu, etc.). Internal transport Internal links are difficult due to the State of the roads and paths in the high mountains. The movements are carried out exclusively by taxi or rental car. There is only one international airport in Paro, with direct flights to some cities of Asia (Calcutta, New Delhi, Bangkok, Kathmandu, etc.).

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