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This Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge is a secluded land of monasteries and fortresses. If you are looking authenticity, this is the place. Isolation often means preservation. Bhutan has a rocky landscape with snowcapped peaks and glacier covered terrain, so hiking will be an adventure there. The country purposeful regulated the number of tourists to avoid being swamped with visitors. Go this year because you may not get a chance soon. The government has adopted a strict policy of “High Value, Low Impact Tourism.” The aim is to attract discerning tourists that will respect the unique culture and environment.