Bhutan remained isolated from the world till 1974, when the first tourists arrived. The country feared that the entry of non-Bhutanese people would dilute their culture and traditions. But in 2008, a new modernising king realised that growth in tourism was necessary, and his people were capable of embracing modernity without giving up on their way of life.
Today, Bhutan tops many travellers wish-lists. Most itineraries usually feature elaborate temples, fascinating dzong monasteries, and colourful local festivals. But one of the best ways to access the real Bhutan in its unspoilt and untouched glory, is to trek through its mystifying landscape. There are many treks in this stunning country, ranging from easy and scenic hikes, such as the Druk Path, to one of the toughest treks in the world, the Snowman Trek.
Here's a selection of the best treks in the country in order of increasing difficulty: