At Asia Senses Travel we’re adventurers at heart. Our journeys are all about discovering new places and cultures while creating unforgettable memories through physical activity and breathtaking scenery.
Hot-air balloon in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan is a new way to experience the exotic kingdom - so called Kingdom of Thunder Dragon. The Balloon ride is perfect to combine with one of the luxury Bhutan tours in which you can relax at a high-end lodge in Gangtey.
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Phobjikha Valley and taken away to the flying point on horses. Being served with champagne, wine, tea and coffee while the preparations are underway. Once the process is done, climb into a large wicker basket before the balloon begins to float upwards.
Drift over the Gangtey valley in a hot-air balloon, following the path of rivers Nakay Chhu and Gay Chhu (said to represent a snake and a boar) and floating over dzongs (fortresses) and pine forests.
The balloon also passes over the village of Phobjikha, at the edge of the Black Mountain National Park, but only when the incredibly rare black-neck cranes that winter here are not in residence so as not to disturb the birds. It is believed that as the cranes circle above they are blessing the Bhutanese people, and they are protected by law.