The capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu located on the western part of the city is famous for its Buddhist structures, Taschichho Dzong monastery that has been there since 1216 and the government palace that is decorated with a roof made of gold leaves. The region is known more for natural beauty than its buildings and structures, as it is surrounded by the mountains and hills that are a part of the Himalayas. Its location makes it an ideal place for adventure tours in Thimphu like hiking, trekking, rappelling and whitewater rafting. The Bhutan hiking tour takes visitors to two of the largest cities of the country namely Paro and Thimphu besides other locations. The nine mile trek starts at Paro and after a sightseeing tour at the National Museum and the carvings of Buddhism’s history at Tshogshing Lhakhang; it moves to the viewpoint of Taktsang monastery. The tour then moves on to Thimphu for detailed exploration of its attractions like Memorial Chorten, national library, Simtokha Dzong and the Zorig Chusum or Painting School.
The Pho Chhu River has all classes of rapids so rafting teams are divided according to their ability to handle the water speed. While the upper sections have class 3 and 4 rapids, the lower sections of Pho Chhu has class 2 and 3 rapids that takes the tiny rafts across the river at a furious pace, if the people manning the raft are not able to set a strong pace of their own. The Bhutan Climbing club conducts thirteen rock climbing exercises at a location called The Nose near Thimphu for people with different levels of expertise. There are several beautiful monasteries built on peaks and hills, several centuries ago which give stunning views of the valley but travellers have to hike towards them. The most famous among them are Tango Buddhist Institute, Changangkha Lhakhang, Trashichhoe Dzong and the Druk Lhakhang Temple. Check out the best adventure tours in Thimphu for a truly rejuvenating and fulfilling experience here.