Best time to visit Bhutan

Kayaking and Rafting

New to Bhutan, these extreme activities have become very popular for tourists

Kayaking and Rafting in Bhutan - Best Time
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Zachary Collier

As the territory of Bhutan is overfilled with vast rocky formations, its rivers have a great chance to behave in all possible ways from calm flows to rocky rapids and twists and turns. As a result kayaking and rafting in Bhutan are really promising outdoor activities.

There are six rivers in Bhutan, and if you are a high-skilled sportsman, then you can choose a multi-day water trip and explore Bhutan's landscapes. But it may be more fruitful to choose a mixture of activities and interchange rafting or kayaking with some trekking. Such a combination allows tourists to have a closer look at some locations which aren't easy to reach from the road but are located near the rivers.

Kayaking the Paro Chhu
Kayaking the Paro Chhu

The best places to look for kayaking or rafting experience are Paro Valley, the countryside of the city of Trongsa, and Punakha Valley. As melting glaciers fill Bhutan's rivers, the water flow can be dangerous in March and April. But at the same time, this brings some additional excitement and joy. In November and December, the rivers are calmer, and the comfortable weather favours these great water activities.

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