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BHUTAN:  


The kingdom, nestled between India and Tibet, high in the Himalayans, is about the size of the State of Indiana.  Travel is highly regulated and can be pricey.   Most tourism is restricted to group tours.  Fewer than 25,000 tourists visit Bhutan annually. 

CURRENCY: ngultrum  Nu.   

MAJOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS: 
 
Mid April:  Paro Tsechu - colorful Buddhist ceremony (Paro).   

BEST TIME TO VACATION IN BHUTAN:  Late April, May, September till mid-October.  These months offer the best festivals and best weather. 


MOUNT JHOMOLHARI:  Mount Jhomolhari has an altitude of 22,995 feet at the summit.   


PARO: 

TIME ON YOUR HANDS IN PARO: 

Be sure to visit the Taktsang Monastery in Paro Valley, and Rinpung Dzong, a fortress monastery. 


THIMPHU: 

Thimphu is the nation's Capital.