A Guide To Enjoyable Activities In Bhutan For Elderly Travellers

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Natural Beauty

Embark on leisurely nature walks along picturesque trails adorned with rhododendrons, pine forests, and cascading waterfalls. 

Monasteries and Dzongs

Visit the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang Palphug), perched precariously on a cliffside, and marvel at its architectural marvels and spiritual significance.

Festivals and Cultural Events

Plan your visit during one of Bhutan’s colourful festivals, such as the Paro Tsechu or Thimphu Tshechu, where masked dances, traditional music, and elaborate rituals unfold.

Bhutanese Cuisine and Hospitality

Sample traditional dishes such as ema datshi , momos and suja at local eateries or during cultural experiences organized by guesthouses and hotels. 

Wellness Activities

Treat yourself to rejuvenating experiences such as hot stone baths, traditional Bhutanese massages, and meditation sessions guided by seasoned practitioners.

Craft Workshops

Learn the intricate art of thangka painting, weaving, or traditional wood carving from skilled artisans.

Scenic Drives

Pack a picnic basket with local delicacies and find a tranquil spot amidst nature to enjoy a leisurely meal surrounded by panoramic views.

Traditional Farmhouses 

Take leisurely strolls through terraced fields and orchards, observing traditional farming practices and interacting with local farmers.

Compiled By Himani Verma

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