Adventure in Bhutan

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If you are a daredevil person who does not hold yourself from exploring the adventurousness of the world, then keep Bhutan in your top bucket list. It has all the aspects to be your remarkable trip. Bhutan is known for being one of the smallest countries in the world with a population of approximately 748,000 people. It is famous for many reasons like being a carbon negative country, bird watching and the last Shangri La in the world. Some of the tour packages that Bhutan provides which are unpopular are kayaking and rafting and trekking. Below are the 6 reasons why Bhutan is an adventure spot in the world.

  1. Magnificent Trekking in Bhutan

Majestic View of Lakes in Bhutan

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles”, said by Mary Davis, CEO of Special Olympics. If you go to Bhutan to achieve those miracles, I must say that you are on the right track.  While trekking you will get to experience the unlimited magnificent lakes in Bhutan. Out of many trekking routes, if I were to point out one, I would say Snowman Trek is very popular. It is a 25 day trek. It starts from Gunitsawa Village, Paro Valley and ends at Duer Village, Bumthang. It leads through the most remote areas up to very high altitudes like Laya, Lunana and Gangkhar Puensum. Snowman Trek is one of the most difficult treks in the world because of high altitude. Many trekkers fail in this trek because they are not able to cope with high altitude. Nevertheless, those who completed this trek describe it as one of the most rewarding achievements in life. Trust me! It is a worthy one.

  1. Are you an ornithologist?

Bhutan’s National Bird Raven

Did you know that Bhutan, one of the smallest countries in the world has over  770  species of birds and many more are yet to be discovered? Around 50 species of the known birds migrate in winter. It has 16 vulnerable birds which is very impressive. Some of the vulnerable birds of Bhutan are Baer’s Pochard, Beautiful Nuthatch and Black-necked Stork. Bird watching is very popular in Bhutan for Tourists. Tourists from all over the world travel to Bhutan to explore beautiful birds. Aren’t you excited to discover those birds who are not listed yet? Then be the one to do it! If you are ornithologist and simultaneously love trekking, then you are achieving two things at a time. 

  1. Bhutan’s rich biodiversity

Alluring Nature of Bhutan

If you are a Green Panther, Bhutan is famous for having a rich biodiversity. When the world needs environmental activists like Greta Thunberg to remind them of the impact of climate change, Bhutan is doing far better. Bhutan’s love for its environment is immense and it is the only carbon negative country in the world. When nature is beautiful, the joy of cycling is immense. There are a variety of cycling routes available in Bhutan, you can either ride on smooth journeys on paved roads or challenging off-road dirt trails, the choice is yours. While cycling in Bhutan, you can view the highlights of mystical and undiscovered mountains.

  1. Best Adventure for Aquaphilia

Rafting in Punakha District, Bhutan

Punakha district in Bhutan is one of the popular places for kayaking & rafting. It takes paddlers approximately 1.5 hours to complete 16 kilometers alongside the  Pho Chu river. Even if you want to explore the milder one, you can do it in Mo chu river which takes 10 kilometers. Whitewater rafting is one of the best family-friendly activities which you can enjoy as it is suitable for all ages. But when I mentioned Punakha for kayaking and rafting, don’t assume that it’s the only place for water sports because there are others too.

  1. Unique Festivals of Bhutan

Colorful Maks Dance in Thimphu Tshechu

Bhutan is famous for its unique culture, especially mask dances. This festival is known as Tshechu in the native language of Bhutan. Bhutan has 20 districts, each district has a festival on different dates. The Tshechu is one of the significant religious events celebrated on the tenth day of a month according to the lunar calendar corresponding to the birth anniversary of Guru Rimpoche. The mask dance is something that will grasp your attention. It is believed that by watching these mask dances, they can purify our souls and bring us good luck. In this festival, tourists can wear the colourful national dress of Bhutan, gho for boys and kira for girls. This occasion will definitely be one of the memorable adventures for you.

  1. Magnificent Tiger’s Nest In Paro

Dazzling View of Tiger’s Nest in Paro, Bhutan

If you are a  hiker, then Bhutan has many interesting religious places to hike. One of the popular hiking places is Taktsang Monastery popularly known as Tiger’s nest is one of the sacred places to visit while in Bhutan. The monastery lies 30000 meters above the Paro valley. Like a popular quote that says the best view comes after the hardest climb, when you reach the top, the peaceful and beautiful view is unrealistic . Its majestic view is what attracts the people mostly. It is said that the Guru Rinpoche, master of Buddhism performed medication and emerged in eight incarnated forms and later the place became a holy place.

In a nutshell, though Bhutan is considered as a small landlocked country, it has breathtaking adventure waiting for you to explore. If you love trekking, then snowman trek awaits for you. Have you ever felt like you want to go kayaking and rafting in the delightful rivers of Bhutan? Then you are absolutely welcome here. Even if it is your first time, we have experts here to guide you. It also has uncountable sacred religious places in every nook and corner, and all has an interesting folktale.  Rich culture of Bhutan is very captivating and adventures for any tourist that comes. Nevertheless, Bhutan also has so many bird watching sites for the ornithologist. Visit Bhutan, and you will have so many stories to tell in future.

“Fill your life with experiences not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show”- Viren Thakare

If you’ve enjoyed reading so far, you might also enjoy reading the 10 Best Day Hikes in and Nearby the Capital of Bhutan – Thimphu. 

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