Can a country really be carbon neutral? Step forward Bhutan. Yes, despite its position between India and China - two of the most polluting countries in the world - Bhutan is in a carbon deficit. While we usually bemoan expensive visas, we're all for Bhutan's. Not only has it enabled the country to sidestep the culturally erosive blight of overtourism, but roughly a quarter of the fee goes towards strengthening public services in line with eco-credentials. While the country doesn't lack vehicle-oriented infrastructure - the first tarmac road was built in the 60s - its lush, tropical forests help to guzzle more than six million tonnes of carbon per year.
STAY: Gangtey Lodge, Amankora