Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Bhutan That Will Calm down Your Adrenaline Rush
Bhutan, the house of Gross National Happiness, is one of the majestic countries in the world which covers almost 38,394 square kilometers area. Bhutan is a mesmerizing country with eye-catching high mountain peaks, glittering rivers, and lush green landscapes. Bhutan is being decked with serene valleys, tranquil monasteries, and holistic weather attracts a wide range of visitors from all over the world. Whether an adventure junkie/ a honeymooner/ a family get-together or friends hangout, Bhutan is an ideal holiday destination.
Popular Outdoor activities in Bhutan That will give you an enthralling Experience-
Bhutan is not a place just showcase the beauty of nature with its alluring sightseeing places but it also offers some thrilling activities. It is well known that there are many adventure activities in Bhutan which will give everyone a Goosebumps. Beside adventure sports, outdoor activities in Bhutan will give an ultimate unforgettable experience. Outdoor activities not only give you a thrilling experience but also make your mind and body refresh from the exhausting daily chaotic life.
To make your hunt easy about the top outdoor activities in Bhutan, we provide detailed information about it which is described below-
1. 9 days Druk Trek Path from Paro to Thimphu:
A 9 days Druk Path Trek from Paro to Thimphu is one of the most thrilling outdoor activities in Bhutan for your ultimate memorable trip. The route of this trek passes through stunning landscapes, high Himalayan ridges and pristine lakes at altitudes ranging from 2400m to 4200m with rich flora and fauna. Trekking in autumn and spring offers an opportunity to interact with yak herders around one of the campsites and understand their high altitude semi-nomadic lifestyles.
Best time to visit: March to June and September to November
Note- It is advisable to avoid this trek during the rainy season as this time the trails become very slippery.
2. A day hike to Taktsang Monastery:
Taktsang Monastery or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is said to be one of the most beautiful monasteries in Bhutan. The white building with colorful flags, serene prayer wheels, and a cave temple of this monastery mesmerizes every tourist and devotee. A day hike to Taktsang Monastery from the Paro Valley is another popular outdoor activity in Bhutan which is about 900 meters above the Paro. You can hike here 365 days in a year and 7 days in a weak. This trail is especially crowded during local auspicious and Buddhist special events.
Opening hours: (October-March) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm; (April-September) 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm daily
Duration of this tour: 2-3hrs
Tips- Please eat altitude sickness relief medicine before embarking on this trek
3. Walking & Hiking Holiday:
Walking and Hiking Holiday in Bhutan will give you the chance to witness Bhutan’s natural beauty as well as the spellbinding snow-capped mountains views of its sightseeing places such as Paro, Thimphu & Punakha.
Day hike to Paro- Explore Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Taktsang Monastery
Day hike Thimphu- Explore Cherry Monastery, Buddha’s point
Day hike to Punakha- Explore Punakha Dzong, Khamsum Chorten
4. Archery Lessons in Bhutan:
Archery was declared as the national sport in Bhutan in 1971. There are many archery tournaments held in Bhutan during every festive occasion. Some highlighted points-
- The archers use arrows and bows which are made of wood.
- The participants of the tournament can also use modern equipment.
- Colorful dancing is also a part of this competition.
- The sport has become a way to celebrate the life of Bhutanese people.
- In this completion, there were two teams shooting at small wooden targets placed 140m.
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5. A day hike to Kuensel Phodrang in Thimphu:
It is another famous outdoor activity which leads a lovely hike from Kuenselphodrang to Changangkha monastery. Some highlighted points-
- The hike will take about 3 to 4 hours which is through the pine forest.
- The hiking trail was made as a mountain biking trail but it’s a good trail to go hiking.
- During winter it could be a little chilly where ever there is shade so you should carry some lightweight warm clothes.
- This trail is part of the 60th birth anniversary celebration of the fourth king of Bhutan.
Note- Do not hike alone on this trail as some people have encountered the black Himalayan bear.
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