A Bhutan Adventure
The remote mountain kingdom of Bhutan, sitting proudly at the base of the Himalayas, is an adventure enthusiast’s paradise. Offering activities including kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing the country is fast becoming famed for its excellent choice of high-altitude adrenalin sports. Biking routes range from smooth paved routes to more challenging, off-road terrain which takes you through the rugged landscape and offers a more unique vision of the country from the saddle of your trusty bicycle.
Rafting and kayaking are increasingly becoming popular on six Bhutanese rivers, including the Paro Chhu and the Mo Chhu, all fed by crystal clear glacial waters from the Eastern Himalayas. Levels of difficulty range from gentle float experiences to high water runs for experienced kayakers only – the views up the steep valley gorges are simply spectacular and well worth the effort.
However the most famous of the adventure activities in Bhutan is definitely the wonderful trekking offered by the country’s rugged mountain ranges. This can be anything from a days walk around remote Bhutanese villages via crystal clear mountain lakes and subtropical forest up to the tough, 25-day Snowman camping trek which skirts the Jigme Dorji National Park and takes you into the most remote areas and up to very high altitudes. The Jomolhari trekking routes are the most popular with visitors as they offer a wide range of landscapes, flora and fauna and stunning views of the impressive and iconic Mt Jomolhari. With its host of routes and grades to choose from, any trip can be tailored to include trekking suitable to your preference and fitness level.