It can be a bit jarring sometimes when you make the switch from travel to reality and vice versa. One day you're living your comfortable life, driving your car, using your fancy modern technological gadgets, and the next day you're walking through a valley half-way around the world.
The simpleness of life can bring great happiness, even if it does seem quite hard in comparison to sitting in a desk chair all day. Gone are the worries and distractions of social media, of attaining one item and immediately wanting the next, even more luxurious or new item, and many other considerations. So perhaps that's part of the secret to the high level of happiness of those in Bhutan.
Whether it's the vast natural beauty of this country, the devotion to making Gross National Happiness a priority, or a simpler lifestyle that brings the most happiness, I'm not sure. But one thing's for sure - this place is stunningly beautiful and has a peaceful, calming effect.
Trekking through the valleys of Wangdue Phodrang, searching for the secrets of happiness.