Located in southern Asia, between Tibet and India, Bhutan offers a staggering variety of landscapes, as well as an incredible array of fauna and flora, it is set within one of the world's most breathtaking mountain chains, famed for its high mountaintops and range of trekking opportunities. The country is filled with hiking and yoga retreat opportunities. There are numerous trekking or hiking to choose from in the Himalayan mountain ranges.
There are also running getaways and whitewater rafting experiences to be had.
While many of its yoga retreats have a dedicated yoga focus, there are others, that in addition to providing yoga sessions, also provide mindfulness practices, hikes to sacred sites, and cultural immersion activities.
Predominantly Buddhist, Bhutan's monasteries provide meditation retreats and the country has many meditation centers, which teach different types of mediation practices.
Bhutan is committed to environmental conservation and has strict policies on sustainable tourism. The country has maintained a carbon-negative status and is dedicated to preserving its pristine natural environment. Perfect for the eco-conscious travelers.
Interestingly, the country's s philosophy is to measure national progress through the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than GDP. This focus on well-being, sustainability, and of course the environment creates a sense of tranquility and contentment.
Bhutan is a land of breathtaking landscapes, ranging from snow-capped mountains to lush valleys and pristine forests. The country is predominantly mountainous and offers opportunities for trekking and exploring beautiful monasteries nestled in scenic locations.
Whether it's trekking in the Himalayas' mountains of Nepal, searching for yoga and mindfulness, or all three, Bhutan has lots to offer.