When you trek the Himalayas in Ladakh, Sikkim, and Bhutan, you discover a timeless and evocative world of Buddhist temples, festivals, and rituals.
My stay at Uma Paro hotel and my visit to Bhutan will be forever inextricably linked. If I discovered Shangri-la at all, while I was in Bhutan, it was at the Uma Paro.
A happiness index, benevolent monarch, pristine air and gentle people: Is Bhutan the new Shangri-la? I spent five days in Paro and Thimpu to find out.