Known as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon," the Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the eastern Himalayas, is considered the most mysterious country in Southeast Asia. A leading expert on the Tibetan plateau, Gyurme Dorje presents extensive cultural background and essential information for accessing remote and restricted areas. Footprint Bhutan recommends the best places to eat, stay, and explore, with details on cultural sites such as Buddhist monasteries and sacred caves, plus a calendar of special events, religious festivals, and archery displays. Invaluable to adventure travelers, a comprehensive trekking guide covers the foothills to the highest mountain peaks. Footprint travel guides are packed with practical information and lively descriptions of all the must-see and lesser-known attractions. Each guide provides eye-opening, accurate, and reliable information, ensuring that every trip is memorable, enlightening, and informing.