How to Plan a Trekking Tour of Bhutan

Do you have Bhutan in your list of next vacation destination? Then gathering information about the various trekking options available in Bhutan will prove a good idea. Normally, you must plan three to six month ahead of your travelling date to allow to travel agent time to process all documents and formalities.

Trekking tours of Bhutan has become really popular recently. This small Himalayan country is nestled amidst high mountains that protect it from all sides. To the western world, Bhutan has remained inaccessible for many years, mainly because of inefficient communication infrastructure. But as travelling to exotic location has become the newest trend demand for unexplored Asian destinations have risen significantly. Bhutan features quite at the top of that list. Trekking is one of the major attractions of Bhutan and also the most famous. It attracts thousands of visitors year round to this quaint little country of Himalaya.

To trekking lovers, Bhutan offers some exciting tracks amidst its picturesque landscape. During the hike tourists can reveal in its natural beauty and indigenous flora and fauna and get a close experience of the vibrant lifestyle of its people and festivals. For most sincere trekkers there is a hike to the most famous point of Bhutan, Taktshang Goemba or the tigress nest, which is 900m above Paro valley. But others can take less rigorous tours under the supervised guidance of experienced tour operators.

Tourism in Bhutan is highly regulated and mostly governed by the Government agencies. All tours must be prepaid and preplanned through a reputed Bhutanese travelling agency. Private tourism isn’t commonplace yet. The best way to travel is with a qualified agency that has specialized in organizing treks Himalaya Bhutan.

The travel agents in Bhutan offer customized trekking tours that they often combine with cultural tour, festival tour, photographic tour, adventure tour, eco -tour or spiritual tour of Bhutan as well. Tourists are given opportunity to get firsthand experience of the effervescent life of the people and their colorful festivals that play very crucial role in their lives.

The photographic tours organize special photographic lessons for enthusiast during their trip to capture its unspoilt nature. Tourists can indulge in adrenaline rushing adventure sports such as rafting, kayaking, biking etc. depending upon tourist requirements these travel agencies are flexible to customize their trips and suggest the best possible solutions.

Trekking trips of Bhutan are often conducted in small groups and these groups are generally formed of people with common interest. Apart from tour operator, who is often an experienced guide, cook and valets too accompany the team to look after the needs and requirements of the team members.

The cost of travelling to Bhutan is moderate. The government and locals promote eco-friendly tourism which helps them preserve the natural wonders of their country. Its natural marvels are scattered across the Paro Valley. Climbers, on their way, can discover many such wonders as they make way towards their destination.

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Geography Trips to Spectacular South Africa

Geography trips to South Africa take students to one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, in a setting of stunning rock formations, such as Table Mountain and Blyde River Canyon. South Africa is home to some of the world’s most unique wild animals and stunning flora, which students will be able to witness in Kruger National Park and Kirstenbosch (one of eight National Botanical Gardens). Going on geography trips
to South Africa is both enriching and unforgettable for young learners.

Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch was founded in 1913 to preserve the unique flora of South Africa, and with a few minor exceptions, it only cultivates indigenous species. Its outdoor area is mainly dedicated to flora native to the Cape region, including a collection of the famous protea family. In a large conservatory it grows plants from other South African biomes, including savannah, fynbos and karoo. Kirstenbosch gives students on geography trips a valuable opportunity to study the remarkable diversity of South African flora up-close. The gardens are located on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, with several walking trails leading from the gardens up the sides of the mountain.

Table Mountain

The iconic flat-topped Table Mountain overlooking the city of Cape Town is familiar to many people. Its smooth top is Ordovician quartzitic sandstone (commonly known as Table Mountain Sandstone), a form of rock that is highly resistant to erosion. Its shape encourages the formation of orographic clouds on its top that resemble a tablecloth. Bio-diversity on Table Mountain is remarkably high, with an estimated 2,200 flora species confined to the mountain. Many of these are threatened. The mountain is also notable for being the only terrestrial feature to give its name to a constellation: Mensa (‘The Table’) below Orion in the southern hemisphere. The unique landscape of Table Mountain is an excellent case study on geography trips to South Africa, as well as a stunning sight that will awe every student.

Blyde River Canyon

Another striking natural feature of South Africa is Blyde River Canyon. Carved into predominantly red sandstone, it is one of the largest canyons in the world, and may be the largest ‘green canyon’ due to the subtropical forest covering its slopes. It supports a diverse array of mammal, bird, fish and plant life. It makes another top destination for geography trips, demonstrating the breadth and beauty of biomes in South Africa.

Kruger National Park

One of the largest game reserves on the continent, Kruger National Park is an opportunity for students to see some of Africa’s most famous wildlife in a vast natural habitat. In addition to sighting the ‘Big Five’, students can see the different regions of plant life within the park: thorn trees and red bush-willow veld, knob-thorn and marula veld, red bush-willow and mopane veld, and shrub mopane veld.