Want to experience some sweat breaking out on your forehead? You will find a plethora of activities to indulge yourself in once in Bhutan. Located amongst the spellbinding Himalayas, Bhutan is the bee heave of thrilling activities and extreme sports.
Depending on how far you are willing to go, you can either choose a simple one-day trek, or collect all of your stamina and venture to go on a rigorous 31-day hike! You will be pleasantly surprised with the variety of landscapes Bhutan has to offer: mountain ranges, mighty hills, magnificent lakes, exotic wildlife. Amongst the most popular routes are the Druk Path Trek and the Jomolhari Loop. Hit the road and explore the unspoiled magnificence of Bhutan.
If you are an adrenaline junkie, rock climbing is the activity to take your adrenaline to a new level. The country does not feature many spots offering this activity with the rock climbing tours being conducted only by the Vertical Bhutan Climbing Club. The most famous rock everyone should try climbing is called ‘The Nose’ and is located near Thimphu. You will find 13 thrilling climbing routes for all levels of fitness.
If you are a cycling frequenter, you will find the rugged terrain of Bhutan to be your paradise on earth! The choice of routes ranges from smooth trails to most challenging routes winding through rugged terrain and sucking all the energy out of you. The greatest advantage of a cycling tour is the possibility to explore the wild nature at your own pace and interact with locals. If you want a real adventure, there are special ‘off-the-beaten-track’ routes taking you to the most secluded areas of Bhutan. The majority of cycling tours lie through tiny villages, temples and rural areas, enabling you to get in direct contact with the Bhutanese environment.
Gangtey Goenpa Lodge is the prime place in Bhutan offering hot air balloon tours. You will contemplate the beauty of the Gangtey valley from the bird’s-eye view followed by rushing rivers and pine forests. The nest destination is the Black Mountain National Park and witness unique the Black Mountain National Park worshiped by the Bhutanese.
Fed by the glacial melt of the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan boasts 6 major rivers perfect for a rafting adventure. Those seeking to get adrenaline will get the kick out of taming the wild waterways of Bhutan.