Welcome to Bhutan
In a world that is always on the go, Bhutan provides sanctuary. Here, you can find earthly pleasures: archery and age-old crafts, dishes of home-made cheese and fearsomely hot chillies, breathtaking treks and restorative hot-stone baths.
But there’s another Bhutan, too – the one hinted at by the prayer flags strung across gorges and fluttering on every hillside. It’s where irreverent humour meets deeply held beliefs, and epic landscapes and slow journeys create room for quiet awe. In this Bhutan, you can enhance your well-being, immerse yourself in wonder and embark on exhilarating adventures.
More than 70% forested, and the first carbon-negative country in the world, we’re also planting the seeds of science and tech innovation.
There isn't just one Bhutan to discover; there are many. From storied cities to soaring mountains, the door to the kingdom is open once again to old and new friends.
From our reopening on September 23rd, visitors to Bhutan will make an active contribution to Bhutan’s economic, social and cultural development. The Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) enables investment in transformative programmes that preserve our traditions, protect our heritage and environment, upgrade infrastructure, create opportunities for our young people, and build resilience.
Bhutan has recently announced incentives for longer stays in Bhutan. Click here to read more.
Short distances long journeys
Trans Bhutan Trail
Samuh and Shangreela
One of the world’s most sought-after, and expensive, mushrooms, the matsutake draws fungi fans from around the globe to Ura and Genekha. These tranquil villages are now the unlikely epicentre of a mushroom-powered transformation, attracting visitors from far and wide keen to try their hands at finding the matsutake on our forested mountains, and to sample their rich culture and gentle pace. The Matsutake festivals in August are a perfect time to visit, giving you the chance to pick and taste these marvellous mushrooms, as well as a rare opportunity to enjoy mask dances and local food.