What Not to Miss on Bhutan Women Only Tour

If you and your girlfriends have not had an adventurous experience in a long while, you should definitely consider a Bhutan women only tour. The Himalayan wonderland, predominantly Buddhist, is one of the few places in the modern world that has managed to hang on to its roots, traditions and cultures. It has to do with the approach of the people of the country, which has always been about preserving peace and happiness, instead of embracing capitalism. As a result, Bhutan doesn’t just look pretty, it feels pretty too.

Being a country nestled in the Himalayas, Bhutan is not just beautiful. It is a cherished destination for adventure lovers. With numerous attractions to visit and many adventures to take part in, it’s a country that is sure to leave you and your girlfriends wanting more!

The Ideal Adventures for Women in Bhutan

Trekking: If a Himalayan trekking experience is what you seek with your favourite ladies, and then Bhutan definitely is the ideal place to go. Teeming with trekking trails, the country’s Himalayan landscape offers trekking opportunities not just to the most experienced trekkers around the world, but also amateurs and novices.

If you are looking for a relatively easy-moderate trek, you should go for the Bumthang Owl Trek. On this trek, you would pass through some very remote villages that offer visitors a glimpse into the world of the rural population of Bhutan. The highlight of this trek is definitely the trail’s highest point, which is around 11,800 feet at the top of the Drange La pass. From the pass, you can soak in the amazing views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Bhutan’s tallest peak, the Gangkar Puensum, which is a whopping 24,836 feet high.

If you and your girls want something far more challenging on your women only tour of Bhutan, then the trek that you should consider is the Jhomolhari trek. Even though it is one of the most popular trekking trails in the country, it is quite testing, as you have to trek for 8 days to complete it. The trek requires immense stamina as you have to cross over two high-altitude passes, the Bhonte La and the Takhung La over the 8-day period. However, what is sure to bring you and your friends relief are the views of the mighty Mt. Jhomolhari. With its peak at a height of 24,000 feet, the mountain is fondly referred to as the “Bride of Kanchenjunga”.

Kayaking and River Rafting: Water sports such as kayaking and river rafting can generate a great sense of adrenaline rush and where better to pursue these activities on your Bhutan women only tour than the pristine rivers of the country?

The Dangme Chhu, Kuri Chhu, Mangde Chhu, Puna Tsang Chhu, Sunkosh and Wang Chhu rivers, along with their tributaries, boast of both easy and difficult sections. As a result, kayaking and rafting are activities that even a beginner can try out in Bhutan. Water sports were previously not very popular in Bhutan. However, with ever-increasing demand, more and more operators are providing kayaking and rafting experiences for clients.

Cycling: Cycling your way through the mountainous landscape of Bhutan is also a great way to explore and know more about the land and the people of the Himalayan country.Thanks to great demand for cycling adventure trips, there are many places in the country where you can hire quality cycles for your adventures.

There are both on-road and off-road trails for you to explore. If you want a more casual cycling experience, you should stick to on-road trails. Off-road trails are not just much more adventurous, they require a great deal of fitness as well.

Other Interesting Attractions in Bhutan

Some of the other places to visit and things to do on your women only tour of Bhutan are:

Visit the Taktsang Palphug Monastery: Popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest, this is a must-visit destination in the country. The monastery, perched upon a hilltop at a height of 10,236 feet, is iconic for both its setting and its architecture. The origins of this holy Buddhist place go back to the late 8th century when Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated here.

Eat at the Best Restaurants in Paro and Thimphu: If you want to enjoy the thrill of adventure on your Bhutan tour for women, you also need good food along the way. Bhutan has a very unique local cuisine, which you can enjoy if you visit some of the local restaurants.

When you are in the capital Thimphu, be sure to visit the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant. Many people rate it as Bhutan’s best restaurant and it is the ideal place to try authentic Bhutanese food. Some of the things that you simply must try here are the butter tea, buckwheat pancakes and the bean and eggplant delicacies. The restaurant is a part of the famous Folk Heritage Museum, which you can also visit before you go in for dinner to take a look at some of Bhutan’s most treasured historical artefacts.

If you are in Paro and want a good place to try out authentic Bhutanese dishes, pay a visit to the Bukhari restaurant, which is a part of the prominent Uma Hotel. Even though the restaurant is a bit on the expensive side, its quality cannot be doubted. The staff is extremely courteous and friendly and you simply must try its cheese-infused food when you dine here.

Ride through the Bhutanese countryside in an SUV: The Bhutanese countryside is magical to explore, and even more so when you have an SUV to take you around. The rugged roads require heavy-duty cars, and no type of car is better suited for the Bhutanese landscape than an SUV. Go ahead and do an SUV exploration on your Bhutan tour for women. You are sure to love it!

Himalayan adventure is best experienced in a place like Bhutan; a place that has all the mountain features that make the Himalayas the most stunning and unique mountain range in the world. Experience Bhutan, and carry it in your heart for the rest of your life.