Bhutan is swiftly developing its reputation as a premier destination for adventure sports. Set amongst the majestic Himalayas our kingdom is the perfect location for all manner of exciting activities including Hiking, Trekking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking and Fishing. Whether it’s rafting down crystal clear, glacier-fed rivers or trekking through lush, virgin forests Bhutan offers a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers seeking adventure in an unspoiled and unexplored environment. All the necessary arrangements for adventure activities can be made through your local tour operator. They will provide you with well-trained and experienced guides to ensure your safety at all times.
Possibilities for day hikes are enormous all over Bhutan. Whether it is a short one or two hours walk or a strenuous hike for a whole day, small chortens, little monasteries, beautiful lakes and gorges or enchanting Bhutanese village along the route will always be rewarding you for your efforts.
Rafting & kayaking
Rafting and Kayaking in Bhutan is at its initial stages, but has the potential for some of the best white water sports on earth. Amazing vegetation and wildlife along the rivers house high boulders within the rivers make Rafting and Kayaking in Bhutan to an awesome adventure.
Only a couple of hundred mountain bikers have so far come to Bhutan to bike up to lonely Chortens, picturesque Bhutanese villages or beautiful lakes. Since the foundation of the Bhutan Mountain Biking Club, new routes are discovered every year and trails are increasingly being improved and signposted!
The Royal Thimphu Golf Course is a challenging nine holes (par 33 golf) course beautifully set up between Thimphu’s Tashicho Dzong and the views of spectacular mountains. The course’s water hazards are man made and is strategically placed for a challenging game on the narrow fairways. . A different set of tees for the back nine makes it a great double round of 18 holes. The restaurant at the golf course is said to be one of the best in Thimphu
Bhutan is one of the last unexplored fishing destinations in the world. Here, you will experience the unique joy of fishing in beautiful trout streams that blend harmoniously with mountains and cultural scenes. Fishing in the crystal clear rivers set against breathtaking landscape is what every angler dreams for. About forty species have been recorded, with new species discovered every year. Fishing spots range from large rivers to crystal clear spring-fed streams. Altitudes range from a low of 1,200 m. to 3,000m. The most common varieties are the snow trout and the brown trout. The best times for fishing are in spring (March to May) and fall (September to November).