Archery competition with a local
Archery is not only the national sport, but it is also a bit of an obsession in Bhutan. It is very much part of their cultural identity and one of the few sports in which the country participates at an Olympic level.
There are tournaments held throughout the country and so you may well be able to see one when travelling around Bhutan. However if you want to get a little more ‘hands on’ then how about having an archery lesson which we can arrange with some of the hotels and having a shoot off with a local which always leads to endless laughter and entertainment for all and a wonderful way to interact with the people.
As with other countries in the Himalayas, there are many wonderful treks to enjoy ranging from short day hikes to week long and even month long treks for those with time and stamina!.
Bhutan is a wonderfully photogenic country and these treks will take you on a journey through a huge variety of amazing scenery, including rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, rhododendron forests, terraced paddy fields and highland Yak grazing pastures.
Treks are typically supported by a full trekking team including your guide as well as a cook and pony team who carry the luggage, put up your tents and serve up delicious meals throughout the day. The tents are comfortable, but not luxurious, the food is good especially when you consider how remote you are and the quality of guiding is wonderful. In some areas it is also possible to stay at local farmhouses with the local people, which is a fun experience, but arguably more basic and rustic than camping.
Please do contact us and we can tailor a trek to suit your requirements and time schedule.