50 Stunning Photos Of Bhutan That Make You Want To Go
Photographic evidence of an epic 3 weeks in Bhutan with Gray Langur Tours, through 50 of my favorite photos of Bhutan.
Together at the top of a mountain, we watch ominous storm clouds roll in the distance. Biting winds tangle hair as prayer flags slap and clap behind us, but we’re all too distracted by the view to care. A green valley sprawls below us, forests and roads and rice paddies intertwining to weave a lush Bhutanese vista.
For the umpteenth time, the beauty of Bhutan overwhelms me.
I’ve been in the country for almost three weeks, but every time I look around, it feels like I’m seeing the country for the first time. No matter which direction you look, everything is too surreal, too beautiful. I say as much to Sebastiaan and Gabriel (founder of Gray Langur Tours), my trekking companions atop the mountain.
“I know what you mean,” Gabriel laughs into the wind. “Sometimes I look at a view and want to shout ‘Oh come on, this can’t be real!’”
I grin. That’s exactly it.
Is Bhutan really so beautiful?
Since that moment atop the mountain, I’ve met endless numbers of people deathly curious about Bhutan.
I attempt to describe my love for Bhutan and its people, and though my conviction (and/or foaming at the mouth) seems to get my point across, I struggle to verbally do Bhutan justice.
Seeing is believing; it’s hard to wrap your mind around the fact that such an idyllic kingdom exists without some photographic evidence.
So let’s go on a little visual jaunt of my time in Bhutan… because sometimes words just don’t cut it.
Photos of Bhutan: a visual journey through one of the most beautiful countries in the world
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I traveled to Bhutan with Gray Langur Tours, who sponsored the entirety of my three weeks in the country, both off and on the beaten track. In case you didn’t notice, I had a blast, and totally fell in love with the country. I recommend them (and, more importantly, their guides) to anyone interested in visiting Bhutan.
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