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Rafting in Bhutan

07 Nights & 08 Days

Overview

Bhutan’s exquisite natural wonders include not only high mountain passes, but also frothy rivers, ideal for the adventure traveller. Expect this to be a year all round itinerary, which offers a thrilling time in Bhutan’s rivers with Grade 2 and 3 rapids. Along with that one also gets time to see the countryside, local life and the spiritual Dzongs on the way. The best part is the three whole days dedicated to the excitement of bobbing down a river in the raft.

Top Places

Paro-Thimphu | Thimphu | Punakha | Wangduephodrang | Punakha | Paro

Highlights

Chuzom | King's Memorial Chorten | Trashichhoe Dzong | Tango Goemba | Textile | Folk Heritage Museum | Dochu La | Chimi Lhakhang | Rafting on Puna Tsangchu River | Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang | Simtokha Dzong | Ta Dzong | Taktsang Monastery | Drukgyel Dzong



Paro-Thimphu / Day 1

The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in the entire Himalayan region. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata, the journey offers fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom. Bhutan’s first gift to you as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, […]
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Thimphu / Day 02

This morning after a breakfast at the hotel, depart for a visit of Tango Goemba monastery. This was founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa in the 12th century and the present building was built in the 15th century by the ‘Divine Madman’, Lama Drukpa Kunley. Afternoon visit the National Library, the library houses an extensive collection […]
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Punakha / Day 03

After an early breakfast drive to Punakha via Dochu La. Dochu-la pass located at a height of 3,088m/ 10,130 ft is a scenic location with chortens chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, it may be possible to see the following peaks from this […]
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Wangduephodrang / Day 04

This day is reserved for rafting on Puna Tsangchu River, where we raft from Punakha Dzong to Wangduephodrang for 11km.This section of the Puna Sang Chhu has little in the way of white water but offers some potential as a float trip to link Punakha Dzong with Wangdue rather than going by road. The river […]
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Punakha / Day 05

Pho Chhu River becomes the focus on this day, where we raft from Rimchhu Chhu    to Punakha Dzong – a distance of 8km. It takes about 4-5 hours. For the intermediate / advanced kayaker or for rafters , the lower Mo Chhu is a wonderful river in a splendid setting. Small farms with terraced rice […]
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Paro / Day 06 - 08

After breakfast we continue our fascinating journey towards Paro, en route visit Simtokha Dzong. Simtokha Dzong was built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it stands on a low ridge 8 km down the valley from Thimphu. The Institute for Language and Cultural Studies is located within the premises. The most noteworthy artistic feature of […]
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