Be tutored in the ancient art of Bhutan’s national sport, archery, using traditional bamboo bows, or while your time in the richly populated rivers where trout are teeming; if you crave the thrill of adventure indulge in white water rafting through sparkling deep valleys, or try Zen time-out with a round of golf in splendid isolation in the heart of Thimphu.

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outdoor sports


From traditional bamboo bows to advanced Olympic compound bows, archery is Bhutan’s national sport. Tutors in the art of archery are available as is practice with a traditional bow.


Bhutan’s rivers are teeming with trout in large part because fish is not a traditional part of the Bhutanese diet. Originally introduced to Bhutan by an officer of the British military, a day spent in the river valleys wetting the lines offers anglers an opportunity to enjoy the pristine surroundings while enticing their wily quarries. Equipment, guides and licenses can be arranged with advance notice.


Bhutan’s 9-hole golf course is located in the heart of Thimphu, 2,800m above sea level, with a majestic backdrop of the capital’s administrative Tashichoe Dzong. Tee times can be arranged by Amankora.

white-water rafting

From September until May white-water rafting is possible in the Punakha Valley. During the earlier part of the season, trips provide an exhilarating ride through the deep river valleys. Later on in the season, the pace is more leisurely with an opportunity to admire the passing wildlife, farms, small villages and occasional dzong.

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