Kayaking Tours in Thimphu, Bhutan
The crystal clear rivers of Bhutan are one of the kingdom’s best kept open secrets. Fed by the glacial-melt of the Eastern Himalayas, six major rivers (Wang Chhu, Sunkosh, Puna Tsang Chhu, Mangde Chhu, Kuri Chhu and Dangme Chhu and their tributaries), have been scouted for kayaking and rafting. They cut through high valleys and low plains to meet up with the Brahmaputra River in India. The pristine natural setting and the sheer variety of the rivers’ courses provides a unique opportunity to explore Bhutan’s beautiful wilderness. Adventurous travelers will not be disappointed by the rugged, untamed waterways of Bhutan. The rivers are plentiful with strong currents varying between slow, gentle flows in some places and powerful, raging torrents can be found throughout the country. Although adventure sports and tourism are relatively recent introductions to Bhutan, they are rapidly gaining in popularity. The river courses available in Bhutan offer something for all visitors, regardless of experience: There are easy routes for beginners and hair-raising runs for the veterans. Besides the rafts and the kayaks, Bhutanese agents also organize walking and trekking expeditions along the scenic river banks. The best time for rafting and kayaking is from March to April and November to December. Safety Bhutanese rafting and kayaking guides are well trained and will do everything to ensure that you enjoy the adventure while minimizing the risks. The rivers of Bhutan were first surveyed for potential routes for water sports in 1997 by Gerry Mofatt and Peter Knowles, both experienced rafters/kayakers at the invitation of the Royal Government and the Department of Tourism. Kayaking and rafting tours with a capacity of 8 people PRICES - 267$ per person for 1 day If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 2 guests
- Boards & Paddles
We are one of the oldest and most experienced tour operators in Bhutan. The company was founded in 1990 by Dago, Jochu Nim who were colleagues in the former government-run Tourism Department. We were formally established in 1991 when tourism was privatized. In 2008, We became a private limited company with the addition of Sangay, a loyal employee, as the fourth director. Through our collective experiences in the tourism industry and the goodwill generated from our clients and the local community, we have been able to rise from a very modest beginning to the very top. Currently, we have a total of 55 permanent staff comprising of an efficient office team, experienced guides and drivers, and a professionally trained trekking team. We also have a well maintained fleet of 25 Toyota vehicles. We combine our passion, experience, and knowledge to offer customized travel from exciting adventures to insightful journeys. We strive to provide value-added services to discerning travelers who come to experience our country. Equipped with a team of dedicated professionals and supported by an excellent infrastructure, we are committed to offering you the very best. We will guide you to all that is special about Bhutan, whether it is gazing at beautiful snowcapped mountains, attending the Kingdom’s colorful festivals or simply the charm and gracious hospitality of the people. Mindful of the fragility of the natural environment, our aim is to “take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints” when introducing our visitors to this small, green Himalayan jewel – Bhutan. Let us help you begin your journey into an enchanted realm.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.