Tuesday, 31 May 2016

6 Enticing & Thrilling Treks in Bhutan for Adventure Lovers

Famed for its well preserved ancient Buddhist culture, pristine nature and breathtaking mountain scenery, Bhutan is a tiny country that is today an ideal destination for camping and adventure-loving tourists. Every year Bhutan welcomes thousands and thousands of tourists who get off the wondrous Bhutanese landscapes and enjoy trekking in Bhutan. About 80% of the landscapes in Bhutan are covered by forests that provide the tourists, complete wilderness. Most of the trek routes pass through protected areas, where you will be glad to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Ranging from short soothing walks to high altitude treks, Bhutan offers an unequalled experience to the tourists who love trekking and adventure.

The major Treks in Bhutan that are highly acclaimed among the tourists are:

1. Druk Path Trek

This trek leads from Paro to Thimphu and vice versa. The trail goes through spectacular rhododendron forests, high pasture lands with great views of Jomolhari and Himalayan peaks. On this trail, you can easily find yaks and yak herders, along with a great opportunity for fishing in Bhutan in the most beautiful lakes. The highest point of this trek is Phume La Pass that provides a view of Gangkhar Puensum.

2. Jomolhari Trek

This trek basically starts at Drukgyel Dzong. Hiking through apple orchards, rice paddy fields, rushing streams and forests; the trek gradually becomes challenging and exciting. Reaching the Jangothang base camp, you will get a stunning view of Mount Jomolhari (7513m). The major feature of this trek is high ridges, snow-capped mountains, conifer forests, yaks, musk deer, blue sheep, and elusive marmots.

3.Laya Gasa Trek

This trek encompasses picturesque farmland and forests, alpine pastureland and high passes. The highest pass on this trek is Shingche La. You may find ample chance to spot blue sheep, yaks, vultures and various rare birds. Additional features of this trekking route are its spectacular campsites, such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. Further, this track also provides a great deal of cultural interest.

4. Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

The ideal way to experience Adventure in Bhutan is to explore the wonderful treks, including Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek that is a quick trek passing through picturesque high altitude lakes. This trek even offers the most stunning views of numerous chains of Himalayan peaks.

5. Snowman Trek

Passing through the remote Lunana District, this trek is considered as the most difficult trek in Bhutan and the entire world. Hence, you have to be very fit for the purpose of trekking on this challenging but thrilling trek. Trekking here can be a lifetime relishing the experience for you. The altitude, distances, weather and remoteness are the major attributes that make it tough and adventurous.

6. Wild East Rodungla Trek

This trek involves a tremendously long and steep descent. Thus, it is really important that you confirm that your Bhutan Tour Operator offers precise and accurate services for the safety measures of your family. Also, you must stay abreast with the camping and trekking facilities.


Parting Tip

Ensure that you choose the best season to go trekking on the world’s best treks. Ideally, March to April and September to November is recommended for trekking purposes. However, you can go to have fun and adventure in Bhutan any time or season of the year. You will be welcomed with sheer warmth. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Adventure Oriented Bhutan Cycling Tours for Friends & Family

Owing to the scenic beauty, mesmerising locations and excellent paved roads with minimal traffic, Bhutan is gaining immense popularity as a perfect cycling destination. Amidst the stunning landscapes and diverse ecosystems, cycling in Bhutan has won the hearts of many, since years. The rides are challenging and highly adventurous, as well as cyclists are rewarded with spellbinding views of forested valleys that are dotted with ancient Dzongs, monasteries and temples. Hence, exploring the beauty of Bhutan via cycling can be a memorable and a visual treat for your friends and family.

Specifically, Bhutan Cycling Tours are famous for providing a variety of biking routes to the tourists that range from smooth journeys on precisely paved roads to challenging journeys on dirt trails that wind through rough terrain. The choice of cycling route totally depends on you. However, it is generally advisable to choose the biking route as per your fitness level.
As per your love for adventure and fitness level, the cycling Tours of Bhutan offer unfading experiences of a lifetime, on account of the following:

1. Short Biking Routes

If you are a person who is not used to cycling but still desires to have some fun with a cycling trip, then you are surely the perfect one to try out the relatively shorter routes. These routes have comparatively a lower difficulty quotient. Hence, it can be the apt option for your family. Cycling through the highest unforgettable passage in Bhutan (Chele-la), you will explore the exquisite beauty of Haa valley and the monuments in Paro and Thimphu valleys.

2. More exciting and longer Ascends

Certain routes are specifically designed to bring you closer to the mountains and make the cycling trip as one of the thrilling moments of your Holidays in Bhutan. The excitement and audacious level definitely increase here, as the roads are related to some remote places. Also, the tourists get closer to the pristine Phobjika valley in the Black Mountains, a castle on the foothills of the Himalayas and enjoy the majestic Gasa Dzong.

3. The Paradise Route

The route from Paro to Bumthang is regarded as the best route to explore the Scenic Beauty of Bhutan. Hence, it is no less than a paradise. Be prepared for long ascends and cultural sightseeing on this route. You may even get the view of the Paro valley from the high cliff as well as visit Tiger’s Nest, one of the most popular destinations in Bhutan.

Condition of the Roads

Now, when you know what makes this trip exciting and thrilling; you must also be mindful of the conditions of the roads, to be on safer side with your family. The traffic is quite moderate in Bhutan and the main roads are paved. Hence, cycling with your family would not be messier or dangerous. Occasionally there would be damaged dusty part, but basically, that is what adventure is all about. However, Bhutan Tour Operators offer complete safety measures to the cyclists.

Hence, no need to be concerned about the safety measures of your family or friends. Just carry your own cycle or hire one from Bhutan and enjoy the relishing moments of your life.