Photo courtesy of lonelyplanet.com
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Trek through Bhutan
Because we live for traveling... Bhutan is one of the adventures that stands towards the top of our bucket list. Tucked away in the Himalayas, Bhutan offers beautiful scenery, intense terrain, and Buddhist monasteries. The country opened its borders to tourists for the first time in 1974! Visitors are only allowed on guided tours led by Bhutanese tour companies. Independent tourists aren't allowed. My favorite part.. hikers can expect up to 14 miles of hiking per day! Now since Molly and I could consider ourselves "expert" hikers (aka I've been up to Runyon Canyon a handful of times) , I think this would be a great lifetime goal to fulfill. :-) In the recent year, Bhutan has gained a considerable amount of press coverage and travel talk. This now not so undiscovered place is growing in popularity, so as soon as we plan our next travel adventure, you may be getting a postcard from the Himalayas!