Nestling in the eastern Himalaya, the kingdom of Bhutan is a land-locked country with an approximate area of 38,000 sq. km. Its unique location along with altitude and climatic variations attribute to a huge variety of plant and animal life within its boundaries. Bhutan today has some of the best remaining representative samples of the unique Himalayan eco-system.
The vegetation varies dramatically over short distance, ranging from tropical broad leaves to temperate conifers forests, to alpine shrubs and meadows. In addition, a rich assortment of medicinal herbs are found all over the country.