The tiny Kingdom of Bhutan lies hidden in the folds of the eastern Himalayas
sandwiched between the two giants of Asia, India in the south and China in the
north. With a total area of 38,398 sq kilometers, approximately the size of
Switzerland, Bhutan lies between 88° 45’ and 92°10’ longitude east and 26°40’
and 28°15 ’ north. It is a mountainous country except for a small flat strip in
the southern foothills. In the north we border with Tibet, the autonomous region
under China, the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and in the south with the
Indian states of Assam and West.
Breathing may be a concern for some travelers, however its not as bad as you may think. While true that many regions of the country extend high above sea level, our tours usually stay below 4000 meters unless otherwise requested. Also keep in mind that Bhutan is nearly equatorial, so the air is dense and climate warmer than you would see in the Rocky Mountains or the Alps.