Nestled in the Himalayas and steeped in Buddhist tradition, this little country has a mystical charm that few others can match. Its background dotted with soaring cliffs, gushing waterfalls, gorgeous bridges, and winding highways through lush greenery also make Bhutan an excellent road-trip destination.

It's here that you can witness the colourful religious festival of Tshechu - an annual masked dance which is believed to cleanse the soul of all those who witness it; experience a gruelling trek up snow-capped mountains peppered with some of the holiest monasteries, and unwind at a meditation retreat.