Things To Do In Bhutan
Bhutan is a great place to travel in the most beautiful way possible. Everyone should visit Bhutan at least once in a lifetime that will leave you coming back over and over with so many activities in Bhutan. Bhutan is gifted with a great landscape despite being a landlocked country in South-eastern Asia. The place is a hub for many adventure sports. There is no shortage of things to do in Bhutan.
Mountain biking is gaining its popularity in the country including among the tourists. It can be hard over long distances because of several steep passes to cross. But it is pleasant in the upper Thimphu and Paro valleys among many other places. Biking through a serene and pristine environment gives an intimate experience and to interact with the people. Most biking trips go through well-paved roads while others trail on to dirt roads and trails.
The river courses available in Bhutan offer something for all visitors. There are a few rivers in Bhutan where certain stretches have to be designated for rafting and kayaking. These white rivers include the Wang Chhu, Sunkosh, PunatsangChhu, Mangde Chhu, Kuri Chhu, and Dangme Chhu and their tributaries. They cut through high valleys and low plains to meet up with the Brahmaputra River in India.
A hot stone bath is one of the most coveted activities by the tourists and the best way to travel in Bhutan. It is a highly recommended activity for anyone visiting Bhutan. Soaking in a Bhutanese hot stone bath for an hour is a healing process that has been practiced for generations. It is believed to have numerous health benefits. Many homestays across the country also offer hot stone baths. Some use Menchu (medicinal water). But this bath has the most beneficial effect.
Butter lamps are one of the main offerings that Buddhist practice in the country. Every sacred site in the country offers an opportunity for visitors to light the butter lamp. The important Buddhist understanding is to eradicate darkness and ignorance by the offering of wisdom and light of knowledge. It is believed to get rid of ignorance and darkness is the best thing one can do by lit the lamp.
Bhutan is one of the last strongholds of Vajrayana Buddhism and it continues to adapt creatively to the modern world. A meditation retreat is a common practice among Monks and Buddhist practitioners. Many tourists come to Bhutan for meditation and retreat with amazing opportunities for practicing meditation in the unique spots ever. Some hotels provide yoga sessions, retreats and meditation facilities within the hotel premises.
The whole experience of visiting Bhutan is a rejuvenation in itself. Bhutan Homestay is all about participative and creative travel. It gives a chance to explore the valley and gain a deeper experience of the local culture. It is perhaps the best way to experience the amazing culture. Tourists can learn to make Bhutanese cookies and biscuits. Enjoy home-cooked meals and a glimpse into the daily life and chores of farmers. The Tourism Council has 132 certified homestays in 10 districts.
Horse riding is an exciting adventure and Bhutan offers this special service to tourists. This makes the journey easy and allows tourists to participate through some most beautiful valleys in the Himalaya. The tour is a mix of horse riding, trekking and sight-seeing to include all the highlights of Bhutan. The needs will be always anticipated and this experience will be far exceeded expectations.