Off the Beaten Activities
Exclusive and Unique to Bhutan Swallowtail
Off The Beaten Activities
A network of medieval transport routes criss-cross Bhutan, historically relied upon by Bhutanese and their livestock. These footpaths and pony tracks invoke Robert Frost's Road Not Taken, but in a slightly different context.
With the arrival of vehicular roads in 1961, the once-trammeled path gradually became the one not taken, now overlooked by cities and hidden from development.
We will take you along these previously essential life-lines of the country, traversed by the nobility and commoners, by warriors and traders, by yaks and ponies. We will share wonderful--yet rarely told--local stories of a time that once was, while enjoying the warm hospitality of remote communities living in pristine natural environments.
The following selection of Hidden Trails are adventures that will transport you to a "Medieval Bhutan" that has been mostly forgotten by "Modern Bhutan." Besides simply providing a refreshing contrast to the popular tourist attractions, these trails will lead you to the genuine heart of Bhutan. Are you ready to "get lost" in order to find a secret worth keeping?