Trekking in Bhutan

“Many places feel so remote that you can imagine you are the first person ever to visit. As you sit contemplating this, read about the invading armies or royal processions that preceded you decades- or centuries-ago and you will be amazed at what these people accomplished”. - Stan Armington, lonely planet, Bhutan.

Trekking in Bhutan is guaranteed with clean and unspoiled trails,involving tread through passes as high as 5500m with spectacular landscape and breath taking views of Himalayas. There are trekking packages ranging from low altitude short trek like Gantey trek to high altitude 23 nights trek. During spring and autumn one can enjoy the alpine meadows filled with countless varieties of flowers, birds and butterflies, the view of high snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and lush high valleys. Once you step off the road to start the trek you are in true wildness much of the time. Although there are established trails, there are no airplane flying overhead, no motor road and few villages; instead it is so closed to nature. 

Druk Path Trek I

Druk Path Trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. It is a short and scenic trek with some great views and beautiful lakes en route. Although it leads up to altitudes above 4,000m it is not too strenuous as walking distances between the camps are not too long. Besides the lakes, it is the Phadjoding monastery that is one of the highlights of this trek.

Jomolhari Trek I

Jomolhari Trek I is the longer one of the two Jomolhari routes- and the most popular trek in Bhutan. With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m (lowest and highest point of the route), it offers a wide range of landscape ,fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp, Jangothang. Nearly the whole trek goes through a small part of the JigmeSingye National Park, passing a few of the Yak herder’s settlement and the remotest region of Lingshi. One should be reasonably physically fit to enjoy the majestic mountain views, endure thin air, serenity & the wilderness of the landscape while on the trek.

Punakha

Punakha Winter Trek

The best seasons for this trek are March to May and September to November. But due to the low altitudes, the trek is possible throughout the whole winter. The trek is the old walking route from Thimphu to Punakha.

Gangte

Gangte Trek

Although the trek is possible throughout the whole winter, the best seasons for the Gangte Trek are March to May and September to November. It is a short and relatively easy trek with beautiful villages and monasteries en route.

Samtengang

Samtengang Winter Trek

The best time for Samtengang Winter Trek might be March to April and October to November, but as the name suggests, it is possible throughout the whole winter. This is a short trek passing through some villages of Punakha valley. 

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