This blog is originally written by Footloose Dev, a full-time traveller from New Delhi. Read the extended and more detailed version of this blog and more road trips across the Himalayas ON HIS BLOG BY CLICKING HERE.
Bhutan has always been a country of debate for travellers. Its natural beauty, culture and an unknown-world charm has been a constant source of attraction. Not many people we know have been to this mysterious land, neither many sources on internet talk about it. When I Bhutan last year and travelled across the country, completing a big loop, and ending up writing a complete travel guide on Bhutan, I was left baffled with the kind of experiences it offered. Despite being well familiar with the kind of hospitality people in Indian Himalayas offer, the hospitality and joy that Bhutanese spoke of, was far refreshing.
I did a 5 day road trip across Bhutan last year, riding nearly 1000 km. The route, which started from the south-west corner of the country (and from the most common entry post of Phuentsholing) took me to more than 5 different states in the country and an uncountable number of valleys. But more importantly, it covered all the highlights that Bhutan had to offer.
From some of the offbeat towns where tourists seldom pass to the state capital to the coldest region of Bhutan, this 5 day road trip covers everything: