Bhutan can offer many hiking , biking and outdoor activities .The mountain landscapes of Bhutan make some of the best hiking, biking trails in Bhutan. The untamed rivers and waterfalls that cascade down narrow river gorges are ideal for white water rafting and kayaking. To unplug the adventurer and thrill seeker in you , you may include mountain biking, hiking , white water rafting in your itineraries, albeit for a nominal additional fee. You can also venture in Bhutan day hikes and meet the monk on hill top.
The water of Punatsangchhu river in Punakha district is best suited for gentle river rafters and the views across the banks are unsurpassed as you row pass golden rice fields and old manor houses that you are, for a moment , carried to a world that is completely medieval, carefree and straight out of fairy-tale book.
For the more serious breed, The Tour of the Dragon, an annual cycling event, and one of the toughest one day cross country mountain biking races , is the ultimate show stopper & one that demands respect. The other popular off road biking can be The Trail of Divine Madman.
As far as hiking is concerned, Bhutan has so much to offer. Bhutan is a haven for hikers with spectacular hiking routes. So on your Bhutan Tours, you can always include some outdoor activities. You can also choose to meet the monks on mountain top or try local Archery matches or go camping.
So, though there are many places to visit and many things on your ‘to-do list'. You can always try to add some outdoor activities in your Bhutan tour itinerary to get the taste of authentic Bhutan.
Tips for Outdoor Safety
Here are a few hiking, biking and Bhutan outdoor activities that you can include in your schedule.