Bhutan adventure travel Packages
Essentially promoted as a cultural destination, adventure tourism is a relatively new area for Bhutan that is gaining rapid popularity.
Bhutan’s rugged Himalayan landscape offers exciting opportunities for adventure sports. The choice is wide from trekking, kayaking, river rafting, mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing, to motorcycle expeditions.
Bhutan truly offers a special experience for those seeking adventure in an unspoiled and unexplored environment. So if you are looking for a unique time outdoors the Bhutan adventure travel package or adventure Bhutan travel package could be what you are looking for.
As the least urbanised nation in the world and with more than two thirds of the country under forest cover Bhutan is a natural paradise and a trekker’s dream. There a numerous trekking packages to choose from that vary from two days to a week to a month. One of the popular short treks is four-day Druk path that takes you from Paro valley to Thimphu crossing a pass with spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks following the ancient walking trail.
The snowman trek, billed as one of the toughest treks in the Himalayas, last for about a month and crosses five mountain passes over 5,000 metres high. This gruelling excursion challenges even the most seasoned and professional trekkers.
Trekking in Bhutan is challenging so physical fitness and acclimatization to the Himalayan heights and thin air is a must before embarking on a trek. All treks are guided and accommodation is in tents at designated spots with cooked meals and water. Pack animals carry gear and luggage and emergency helicopter evacuations is required for all treks.
Most of the Bhutan’s snow-fed rivers have been coursed graded by professionals for rafting and kayaking. Bhutan’s rivers, which flow in a north south direction toward the Indian plains have stretches suitable for the novice to the professional. Professionals guide all rafting and kayaking trips and all gear are checked for safety standards.
Mountain biking has grown into a popular past time in recent years, which has resulted in the development of numerous trails that go deep into the rural areas and through pristine stretches of forest. Mountain biking excursions can also be organized which go across the country go on and off the national highway. September is the month when The tour of dragon mountain bike race is held, considered to be the most gruelling one day bike race that is 268 kms and goes over four passes. In 2016 a Canadian won the race that starts at 2 am in the morning.
If you are a motorcycle enthusiasts Bhutan provides an exciting ride with its numerous hairpin bend highways that snake along the rugged landscape. Bikers generally ride into Bhutan from the Indian border at the southern foothills and exit from the eastern end traversing the entire length of the country.