Rafting & Cultural Tour of Bhutan Named 2011 Outside Trip of the Year
We've been bragging about Bhutan for over a year, and now even Outside Magazine agrees! They've named our Rafting and Cultural Tour of Bhutan as one of the ten best trips of 2011.
With stunning views of the Himalayas, this country has nurtured their natural world by revering all living things. We'll visit stunning shrines, marvelous monasteries and interact with citizens that boast of their gross domestic happiness.
Foreign visitors are strictly limited, so don't miss the boat to raft the whitewater of Bhutan. We have 2 trips to choose from and both are open to rafters or kayakers. Click here to learn more!
Last year I wrote about the World's 13 Legendary River Trips, a list of the best expedition style, multi-day river trips. That post was the catalyst for some great discussions about the most legendary single day rafting trips. What makes a trip legendary? The gold standard for a legendary rafting trip is one that is frequently inquired about, remembered, and rehashed around the campfire. The most important factor is great whitewater, but I also considered scenery, length of season, and reputation. I've attempted to order these...
Few rafters and kayakers have ventured into Bhutan due to its policy of "high value and low impact tourism," which requires a minimum $250/day minimum fee to visit, leaving many of the rivers and creeks unexplored. After four years of guiding trips trips in Bhutan I was fortunate paddle one of those unexplored rivers. The Paro Chhu (Paro River) begins on one Bhutan's highest and most sacred mountains, Mount Jomolhari (24,035 feet) and then tumbles through the Himalayas to the town of Paro, which is home...