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Eastern Bhutan

The Eastern region of Bhutan is the most remote and least visited; however, it offers some of the most spectacular scenery and is well worth visiting.

The area is very densely populated and roads between towns are rugged and tough but exploring this part of the country is definitely worth the challenge, as it is home to some of the most beautiful, remote and isolated valleys and local ethnic groups.

Accommodation and standard of living are very different from that of the western regions. The small selection of hotels that exist do so on a basic level, and the cuisine is not up to much, but it does try and incorporate as much local produce as possible, which mainly includes home-brewed Arra or rice wine and green chillies.

The Eastern province of Bhutan offers a vast comparison to the more traveller-friendly areas in the west including Paro and Thimphu but the remoteness is beautiful and offers a contrasting viewpoint into life in a different region in Bhutan.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way. In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.
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