Adventures begin in Bhutan before you land in this once isolated Buddhist kingdom with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Set in a cool, leafy valley, capital city Thimpu is an appealing mix of the traditional and the modern. Its lively cafes and markets, and the fortified monastery of Tashichho Dzong, are watched over by the gold-plated Buddha Dordenma from a surrounding hill. Once you leave the capital, it’s a thrilling odyssey through mist-shrouded valleys and criss-crossing prayer flags to ancient fortresses and Tibetan temples, all the while framed by glorious Himalayan peaks. An extraordinary place where the country’s wealth is measured by the people’s happiness!