The Kingdom of Bhutan is wedged between India and China along the lofty mountains of the eastern Himalayas, between longitude 88°45' and 92 degree10' east and latitude 26 degree40' and 28degree15'. With an area of approximately 46,500 sq. kilometers, Bhutan is comparable to Switzerland in both size and topography, being largely mountainous. The country with these borders form a giant staircase, from a narrow strip of land in the south at an altitude of 10,000 feet, up to some of the unclimbed Himalayan peaks on Earth.
For centuries, the people and the rulers have vehemently protected their independence and Bhutan is one of the few countries that escaped the yoke of colonization. The independent state of Bhutan today is one of the last bastions of Mahayana Buddhism. Thus, Bhutan today remains one of the most sought after destinations in the world of tourism and Travel.