Best Time to Travel to Bhutan

Bhutan is swiftly developing its reputation as a premier destination for adventure sports. Set amongst the majestic Himalayas our kingdom is the perfect location for all manner of exciting activities including Hiking, Trekking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking and Fishing. Whether it’s rafting down crystal clear, glacier-fed rivers or trekking through lush, virgin forests Bhutan offers a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers seeking adventure in an unspoiled and unexplored environment.

Rafting usually conjures up images of crashing through rapids and waves but in Bhutan it is a gently drift down the river admiring the scenery passing through a few exciting rapids. Most of the rivers in Bhutan are very steep and highly rushing. Thus only a few rivers are opened for rafting considering their safe course and easy access.

The rugged, mountainous landscape of Bhutan lends itself well to both on-road or off-road mountain biking and the sport is seeing increasing popularity among both visitors and Bhutanese alike. There is a variety of biking routes available ranging from smooth journeys on paved roads to challenging off-road dirt trails that wind through rough terrain.

The sport offers a certain intimacy with the environment that is seldom experienced in vehicles. With better roads replacing the old and the increasing number of off-road roads, biking is now becoming a very unique and original way of seeing and interacting with the country, people and the Bhutanese environment.

This section only covers kayaking & rafting and cycling. Trekking is covered under the sub-head trekking and so are bird watching and nature tours. Please check out the specific sub-heads for more information.


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