Travel and adventure (photo by Luc Mehl)
Nice Pics! When were you in Bhutan? Did you sample many good rivers?
We got back from Bhutan about three weeks ago after spending three weeks there -- what an amazing place. We were looking for iceworms and so had less time for boating than we'd have liked but we did spend a day running parts of the Mo Chiu (Class II) and Po Chiu (class III) above and below Punakha Dzhong (last three pics).There are several good rivers right in the towns! Paro River looks class I to maybe IV between the airport (only one international airport with two jets totals) and the turn-off to Thimpu, the capital.Thimphu also has a nice river running both above and below the city.Hight in the mtns we didn't see anything we could really paddle until we were above 13,000 feet.It would be great to go back on a packrafting trip, especially floating out into India.
Brilliant!Give us a shout if you ever plan to come this side. Bhutan is a few kms due north of us here.
Awesome pics - however, i thought travelling to bhutan solo is not possible. I thought a guide is mandatory?
Yes, we had a guide. And a driver. And a cook. And a cook's assistant. And a horse packer. And a horse packer's assistant. And 10 ponies and mules!
No joke. That's what you get for the daily fee.It was a nice change for us.
packraft + bhutan = envy...
Roman,Imagine you must spend the rest of your life alone, recreating within the rectangular bounds of just one page of the Alaska Gazetteer. You can never leave. You have unlimited money, food, gear, and shelter, but no motorized craft or vehicles. The villages, towns and cities of Alaska are erased.Which page do you choose? Mike in Fairbanks