5 Things You Don’t Know About Bhutan

Maybe you’ve heard stories of the last Shangri-La on earth, a hidden gem in the wild Himalaya—Bhutan. This tiny Kingdom of less than one million people has been isolated from outside influences for thousands of years; its seclusion in part due to its geographic location, but also because of strict regulations on the development of

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4 of the Best Winter Rafting Adventures Across the Globe

Powder hounds chase snow year-round, so why not chase whitewater year-round if your adventure of choice is rafting? For those who want to escape winter, or just need to get their whitewater fix during North America’s off-season, you have options. Here are some of the best winter rafting adventures across the globe that rate from

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Punakha – The Ancient Capital of Bhutan

Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until and still it is the winter seat of Je Khnep (the chief abbot). Blessed with temperate climate and owing to its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers, the Punakha valley produces abundant crops and fruits. There are splendid views of the distant

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Generally rafting conjures of images of crashing through horrendous rapids and monstrous waves with laughing and screaming joyful rafters hanging on but in the context of Rafting in Bhutan, it is a gentle drift-down-the-river admiring the scenery and running a few small yet exciting rapids. The most of the rivers in Bhutan are very steep

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How are Bhutan’s River rapids graded?

Class I Fast moving water with riffles and small waves,  there are few obstructions, all obvious and easily missed with little training. Risk to swimmers is slight, self-rescue is easy. Class II Straight  rapids with wide, clear channels which are evident without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium-sized waves are easily

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Druk Rafting Service, Punakha

Little and big river adventures with Druk Rafting Service ensure you enjoy an outdoor activity that combines sightseeing with exercising. Rafting and kayaking day trips with this operator take you to rivers with small but exciting rapids, so you can admire the scenery while getting a nice hit of adrenaline. No prior experience is needed

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