Bhutan Trekking

Trekking in Bhutan allows the traveler to get off the beaten track and on to the wondrous Bhutanese landscapes. About 80% of the landscape in Bhutan is covered by forests and we will lead you to complete wilderness were you come across various vegetation zones. Most of the trek routes run through protected areas and you will see wild life in its natural habitat.

Bhutan trekking range from short soothing walks through terraced fields and idyllic hamlets to some of the most arduous high altitude treks. Our low altitude treks run through 3100m plus and high altitude treks like six-day Druk Path Trek through 5400m plus across coniferous forests abloom with rhododendron flowers and shimmering lakes and the 21-day Snowman alpine quest to more than 6000m.

All trekking in Bhutan is being arranged as camping trips as there are no hotels or lodges along the trails. The company trekking crew treks with you to set up camps, carry your pack lunches, prepare tea and serve meals at the campsites. You will trek with your back-pack with only water bottle, batteries, cameras, jackets and your basics daily stuff such as medicines, toiletries and own supplies of chocolate bars, insect repellents and treatment tablets. Your heavier stuff such as tents, personal gear, kitchen and food supplies are carried by horses or yaks at higher altitudes. We do not rely on porters.

Trekking in Bhutan is differ from some other places. As most of the trekking region are isolated and provides you an exotic. We also make suitable itinerary for short trek, long trek and winter trek to make our guest comfortable. We would suggest you an itinerary for a trek based on your desire, trekking in other parts of the Himalayan. Here it is for serious trekking adventures. The trek range from low altitude (9,840 ft) to medium (10,000 ft) to very high (14,400 ft). the 25 days legendary snowman’s trek is also labeled the world toughest trek as it goes over 12 mountain passes, all of them over 4500m. A trek through the countryside opens up vistas of the sub-tropical forest over high alpine passes and broad with impressive dzongs and colorfully painted houses scattered all over the landscape. One also comes across exotic flora & fauna not seen anywhere in the world.

Cultural tours take the visitor to various mystical and fascinating sites which are associated with Bhutanese history, religion, festivals and life-styles of people.

When to Come?

The best season for trekking in Bhutan is spring and autumn- March to April and late September to mid-November. Although the nights are colder in autumn with temperature in higher altitudes ranging from 20 degree Celsius down to minus 10 degree Celsius, days are warmer with bright sun shines. The autumn and spring is generally a high season for tourists and all hotels and flights get booked. On trek you will probably find other trekkers camping next to you. Our low altitude treks such as Gangtey Trek, Samtengang Trek and Ura treks runs through out the year accept in July and August when the weather is little wet for the trek.

What you are supplied on trek

On trek, you will be supplied 2-men sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses and utensils. You will have to bring your own sleeping bags. There is no trekking store here in Bhutan and we suggest you to buy this from your place.

Trekking Staff

While trekking in Bhutan, you will be accompanied by a guide, a trekking cook, assistants and horsemen. Our trekking cooks are experienced and there are no places in Bhutan where they have not wielded the pot and pan and they can whip up a delicious meal at any altitude, weather or time. Our trekking cooks are trained by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and specialize in Bhutanese, Indian and Chinese cuisine.

Trekking food

While trekking, you are sent with extensive assortment of supplies and you can depend entirely on camp meals. You will not have to bring in any food items except if you wish you can carry some chocolate bars, or trail mix for snacks and few packets of seasoning but it is not really necessary. On trek, you are provided with 3 meals a day- breakfast, hot lunch served on the way, and dinner at the campsites with evening tea and snacks. There are no fresh foods available on trek; all the supplies are taken from the starting point of the trek. For the first few days, you will be served fresh foods and meats and on longer treks, after a week or so you will be served tinned foods. Our trekking cooks can cook any kinds of food and if you have any special dietary needs, on prior notice they will take care of it. Most of the trekkers say that trekking foods are better than in some of the restaurants and hotels.

Fitness level for treks in Bhutan

Trekking in Bhutan is physically demanding because of the distance and abrupt changes in elevation. You will have to walk 7-9 hours for 15-19 kilometers daily to reach the campsites. For example, for all the climbing days for 18-days Laya Gasa Trek, there is an elevation gain and loss during steep ascents and descents of about 6800m and most of the other treks have elevation gain of 500m in about 18km. Most of the climbs run through deep forests on rocky trails and sometimes the trails traverses through wet mud were you need agility to hop between round river stones. But if you have experience of walking 20-25km a day with a back pack and you do not have history of knee pains on descents it should not be difficult for you for trekking in Bhutan.

Insurance

Most treks in Bhutan goes to a height were most of the people show signs of altitude sickness but so far we have had no such case of death. Our guides are well trained on the mountain sickness and can handle the situation very professionally.

The cost that we provide does not include insurance of any kind and you will have to get it insured from your country of origin before you come for trekking in Bhutan.

Baggage Limit on Treks in Bhutan

We strictly maintain baggage limit on treks in Bhutan. Each trekker is limited to a maximum of 15kg because a horse/yak carries 30kg and the load of two trekkers should make a load of a horse/yak. You are required to bring a duffle to put in your trekking stuff and a medium sized card suit case for your city clothes which is to be left behind with hotels or office.

Bhutan Trekking Packages

Beautiful Laya, Gasa Trekking Beautiful Laya, Gasa Trekking - 16 Nights/ 17 Days
Laya, Gasa trek is a 17 days trek, an extension of Jhomolhari trek and offers diverse flora and fauna, including a good opportunity to spot blue sheep. Laya, Gasa trek starts from Drugyel Dzong to the isolated valleys of Lingzhi, up to the Laya region at 4,000 meters (over 13,000 feet), where yak-herders live at the foot of Mt. Masagang ...

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Bumthang Cultural Trekking Bumthang Cultural Trekking - 6 Nights/ 7 Days
Bhumthang cultural trekking in Bhutan is named because the opportunities to visit villages and Lhakhangs are greater than on most other treks in Bhutan. Though it is a short trek, the Bumthang trek is quite strenuous because it involves a climb to Phephe La (3360 m). Bhumthang Trek is also a popular trekking in Bhutan ...

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Chele La Nature Trekking Chele La Nature Trekking - 11 Nights/ 12 Days
Chele la Nature trekking is a perfect trek for the avid nature lovers. Starting from Paro, it goes around the high ridges of Paro and Haa and then ends in Drukgyal Dzong in the north of Paro. At the Chele La Pass of this trek, you can see blue poppies in the months of July and August. On high ridges, you will also be greeted by great views ...

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Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking - 09 Nights/ 10 Days
The best time for Dagala Thousand lakes trek is April, September and October. A 29 km drive from Thimphu to junction of unpaved road. With 4WD vehicle you can driver 1.5 km through unpaved road to BHU at Khoma (2850 m).Dagala thousand lakes is a short trek, near Thimphu, to a large number of lovely high altitude lakes ...

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Druk Path Trekking Druk Path Trekking - 7 Nights/ 8 Days
Druk path Trek in Bhutan which is 8 days goes to High Altitude and is moderately strenuous. Druk path Trek route passes through some beautiful High Altitude Lakes. Druk path trek starts from Paro and ends in Thimphu. It is a popular Trek route in Bhutan ...

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Duer Hot Spring Trekking Duer Hot Spring Trekking - 10 Nights/ 11 Days
Duer Hot Spring trek is the old expedition route to Gangkar Phuensum and, with special permission; it might be possible to extend the trek to the base of the mountain itself, though this is rough, difficult route. Duer hot spring trekking route is through a forest of Cyprus, juniper, spruce, hemlock and maple. Along this part of the trail ...

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Gangtey- Gogona Trekking Gangtey- Gogona Trekking - 8 Nights/ 9 Days
Gangtey Gogona trek is for average walkers and gives you an opportunity to visit the isolated valleys of Gangtey Gompa/Phobjikha, Gogona and Kothoka. Gangtey trekking in Bhutan leaves the valley of Gangtey at 2,830 meters and leads south, then west through the meadows and fields. It then climbs through a mixed forest of juniper ...

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Gasa Hot Spring Trekking Gasa Hot Spring Trekking - 9 Nights/ 10 Days
Gasa hot Spring Trekking in Bhutan starts by the riverside, following a well-made path through semi tropical forest. For flower lovers there are abundant wild orchids here. The day’s walk is fairly gentle climbing up to Damji village at an altitude of 2,250m, walking time 5/6 hours. After lunch, you will continue walking through ...

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Jumolhari Base Camp Trekking Jumolhari Base Camp Trekking - 8 NIghts/ 9 Days
Jumolhari Base camp is a superb trekking in Bhutan for strong walkers. It goes into northern Bhutan to the land of yak herders and to the base of Mt. Jhomolhari, at 7,316 meters (24,000 feet) and on to remote Lingshi Dzong. There are fabulous views of the mountains and exceptional flora. You will encounter many yak-herders but few ...

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Jumolhari Round Trekking Jumolhari Round Trekking - 10 NIghts/ 11 Days
Jumolhari Round Trekking in Bhutan is a classic 9-day Trek starting from (Drugyal Dzong) Paro and end at Dodena near Thimphu. The Jumolhari Trek route passes through two high passes from Jangothang. Jumolhari Mountain (7314 M) from Jangothang is spectacular. Jumolhari Round Trek is strenuous and is very popular ...

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Punakha Winter Trekking Punakha Winter Trekking - 11 Nights/ 12 Days
Punakha winter trek goes from Thimphu to Punakha through sup tropical forests, bamboo thickets, pine forests, villages, and rice fields and provides a great experience of a Bhutanese rural life. Punakha trek is very easy and Because of low altitude, it is possible to do this trek throughout winter season ...

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Samtengang Winter Trekking Samtengang Winter Trekking - 09 Nights/ 10 Days
Samtengang winter trekking in Bhutan is an interesting low altitude trek covering the regions of Punakha and Wangdue. Samtengang trek trail goes through lovely villages, oak and rhododendron forests and linger on the route which the famous divine madman have exercised his divine powers in subduing evils in these regions ...

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Snowman Trekking With Gankhar Phunsum Extension Snowman Trekking With Gankhar Phunsum Extension
Snowman Trekking in Bhutan is the longest and the most difficult trek and requires not only excellent health but also a high spirit of adventure. The combination of distance, altitude, weather and remoteness makes this a tough journey. Snowman Trekking starts of taking the same route as Laya trek. After reaching laya, it turns ...

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Wild East Rodungla Trekking Wild East Rodungla Trekking
Wild East Rodungla trek in Bhutan across the top of eastern Bhutan is tough and involves a tremendously long, steep descent. Though it was an important trader route before the national highway was built, few people travel this way. Wild East Rodungla Trek crosses the road near Lhuntse, which breaks up the continuity of the ...

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