Bhutan mountain biking holiday
Description of Bhutan mountain biking holiday
2022: 10 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 21 Nov
2023: 8 May
2023: 8 May
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PlanetBhutan is the only Carbon Negative country in the world and we are committed to helping keep this status. This trip takes travellers along the Trans Bhutan Trail, an ancient route spanning from the West to the East of Bhutan. The restoration of the Trail was planned after considerable support and advice from the Department of Forestry to ensure the environment was protected during the restoration period. To continue this, 100% of the profits of this trip go back into sustaining the Trail ensuring that it remains a sustainable trekking and cycling option in Bhutan.
Each traveller will automatically get membership status to the Trans Bhutan Trail. For each member, we plant a tree to continue our environmental efforts within Bhutan. The Trail also uses environmentally-friendly signposts, made from recycled waste and we have a zero no single-use plastic policy, as outlined in our Trail Code, given to travellers before departure. On some of this trip you will be staying in our signature campsites. Whilst here, dinner will be provided using locally-grown organic produce.
PeopleCommunity is at the heart of what we do. The Trans Bhutan Trail is ultimately a gift to Bhutan, so that future generations can walk along the same routes as their ancestors, learning about the ancient myths and traditions within each region. By travelling on this trip you are ensuring the continued sustainability of the Trail, with 100% of the profits going back into it.
This trip includes a number of community-led experiences including traditional local lunches at farmhouses within the community in Thinleygang, Trongsa and Paro as well as cookery demonstrations and learning the skills of the national sport, archery. You will also be accompanied by a local guide who will give you access to the communities we visit throughout this trip.
We use a number of local accommodation options where the hotels employ locals from the nearby villages within the region. This trip also travels to the East of Bhutan, a region which rarely sees much tourism. By offering this, we can ensure the communities here are supported.