|Area||47,000 Sq.Kms (about the same size as Switzerland)|
|Population||More than 600,000|
|Language||English, Bhutanese, Nepali and other Dialects|
Introduction to Bhutan: Bhutan is a landlocked country. It is about 47,000 kilometers – roughly the size of Switzerland. It is located between Tibet in the north, Indian states of West Bengal and Assam in the south, and Arunachal Pradesh in the east. Bhutan is a land of soaring snowcapped peaks, alpine meadows and densely forested hills and ravines abounding in exotic flora and fauna. From May to August, hills are covered with an awesome variety of flowers decorated with waterfalls and streams gushing in wild abandon.
Economy: The economy, one of the worlds smallest and least developed, is based on agriculture and forestry, which provide the main livelihood for 90% of the population and account for about 40% of GDP. The economy is closely aligned with India’s through strong trade and monetary links. The industrial sector is technologically backward, with most production of the cottage industry type. Most development projects, such as road construction, rely on Indian migrant labor. Bhutan’s hydropower potential and its attraction for tourists are key resources.
Literacy: Persons aging 15 and over can read and write total population: 42.2% male: 56.2% female: 28.1% (1995 EST.)
Religion: Unity of the people and independence of the country is under control of the state religion, Buddhism. There is very limited religious freedom, government and social pressure do not allow for public expressions of other faiths.
BUDDHISM: 70% HINDU: 25% MUSLIM: 4.9% CHRISTIAN: 1%
Wonderland Treks & Tours is having following special Chosen Programmes for Bhutan.