Spot a rare troop of golden languor monkeys. Stop at the winter home of the rare black-necked cranes.
The revered King has taken an aggressive approach to environmental conservation declaring his land tobacco free. One-third of Bhutan is retained for nature parks, reserves and biological corridors. Forested land many never fall below 60 percent. However, a delicate balance must be maintained in the Buddhist tradition of ancient Dzongs and monasteries.
Climb the arduous path to one of the world's most venerated monasteries (at left), the spectacular Takstang, or Tiger's Nest, perched on a 10,000-foot vertical cliff.
Travel rough roads, expect to lodge in tents. And meet captivating Bhutanese in cities, villages and markets. You will be swept up in Bhutan's determination to make destiny a matter of choice not chance, as you capture the aura of 21st century Shangri-La!
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