Road Trip To Bhutan
Bhutan By Road
A Road trip to Ancient palaces, timeless temples, gravity-defying monasteries, majestic mountains, long-held traditions and an endless parade of jaw-dropping landscapes. This is what you can expect from a holiday to the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan is one of the last unspoilt corners of Asia. Almost 70 per cent of the country is blanketed in thick forest and there are high plateaux filled with wildflowers. It supports a number of elusive species of flora and fauna such as blue poppies, black-necked cranes and snow leopards that prowl the high slopes of the Himalayas. Half the world's population of white-bellied herons live in Bhutan. Join the expedition and explore bhutan by road.
Why you'll love this Self Drive Expedition
It's a remote Buddhist stronghold of soaring, Himalayan peaks; tranquil countryside dotted with traditional farmhouses, monasteries and temples, claret-robed monks, fluttering prayer flags; and fast flowing slate-coloured rivers. The Bhutanese call it Druk Yul or "Land of the Thunder Dragon" in their native tongue, Dzongkha. Breath-taking mountain scenes continue in Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, where the star attraction is the mighty Trashi Chhoe Dzong with its striking red-and-gold triple-tiered roofs. In Punakha, you will be shown some of Bhutan’s most celebrated landscapes and historic sites, including the imposing Punakha Dzong, before driving through rich forests of bamboo and oak to the country’s spiritual heart – Bumthang. You’ll finish back in Paro, and what better way to end your trip than by climbing to the legendary Tiger’s Nest – perhaps the most famous monastery of all. Would you want to miss this road trip to bhutan by road ?
Is this Road Trip right for you?
Accommodation on the this Road Trip is Twin share Luxury hotel. You'll spend some nights of the trip sleeping at camping grounds in a self setup camp (Overlanding - style) , Camping tents. This is all part of the adventure.
This is a true Bhutan road trip, and the journey is a big part of the experience. On some days of the trip, you will spend several hours driving, often through very sparse areas of Himalayas. Crank up the tunes and sit back to enjoy landscapes that you would miss in any other form of travel.
This trip requires a decent level of agility and stamina, as it involves a bit of long drives, allowing you to really get among nature. Drive in Bhutan is particularly not challenging since bhutan has some finest roads.
Temperatures in regional Bhutan can be extreme. During the day the weather can be hot (and the Eastern sun is strong) so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop, so ensure you have base layers and warm clothing. Try carrying some Waterproof apparels as a backup.