For those who seek thrill and prefer going places that aren’t run-off-the-mill, trekking in Bhutan is the best adventure to experience in the world.
Trekking in Bhutan gives an opportunity to experience its well-conserved and pristine natural environment. The trail takes you through green meadows, mountains, fast moving rivers, yak grazing lands and valleys adorned with different types of flora and fauna especially tall rhododendron trees bursting with pink and red flowers.
Considered to be one of the happiest places on earth is a paradise to be explored. It has got the perfect weather,
the most heartwarming atmosphere, and the picture-perfect mountains &valleys that will captivate your heart as much as your eyes!
There are so many options to choose from depending onthe duration you are willing to spend for such activity. Whether you are lookingfor a day hike or an exciting month long adventure, Bhutan has it all.
Best time to trek in Bhutan
Spring and autumn are the best trekking seasonsin Bhutan, and its best to plan your trip either between March to May, or
September to November. The temperature during this time ranges from 20C to10C, wherein the days are brighter and warmer, and the nights are colder.
Highly recommended trek options:
1. Druk Path Trek : is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of evergreen trees, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4235 m
Duration (4 to 6 days)
Max altitude reached: 4235m
The trek starts from Paro and is classified as moderate (it is suitable for people who are reasonably fit).
The best months to do the Druk Path Trek are March to June & September to November.
2. Jomolhari Trek: It is the most popular trekking routes in Bhutan. it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp (Jangothang).
Duration: (8 to 9 days)
Max altitude reached: 4930m
The trek starts near Paro and is classified as moderate (it is suitable for people who are reasonably fit). The best months to do the Jomolhari Trek are March to June & October to November.
This eight-day trek takes you past Bhonte La pass, which is 16,000 feet and Tak-hung La pass, which is 14, 829 feet above, and is known for its moderate level of difficulty. If you’re up for this route, try scheduling it around the Jhomolhari Mountain Festival, the annual event that celebrates the local culture of the nearby villages. This is definitely one of the best Bhutan trekking which you must experience on your next trip.
3. Snowman Trek (26 days – including 4 rest days)
Max altitude reached: 5320m
The trek starts near Paro and is classified as extremely difficult (i.e. it is only suitable for the most experienced trekkers).
The best months to do the Snowman Trek are September & October.
The Snowman Trek is an extension of the beautiful Laya Gasa Trek, and leads from Laya into high altitudes of the
It cross 11 high passes as you trek to the Lunana region and further on to Gangkhar Puensum and Bumthang or down to Sephu in Trongsa district, depending on which route you choose. You have to camp in altitudes above 5,000 m more than once, and depending on the seasonal temperatures, the camps are sometimes on snow. Absorb magnificent
mountain views, explore hidden valleys and bask in the serenity of high altitude lakes en-route.
4. Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
This six day trek starts from Genekha Village and ends at Chamgang in Thimphu, which takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you embark through the journey you will see the views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more.The trail also takes you through bird rich areas, alpine flowers, attractive meadows and several traditional Bhutanese villages.The trek starts near Paro and is classified as extremely difficult (i.e. it is only suitable for the most experienced trekkers).
The best time to embark on this trek is between April-June or September –October.
Duration: 6 Days
Min Elevation: 2250 m
Max Elevation: 4720 m
4. Bumthang Owl Trek
For someone who wants to experience a little more than what hiking in Bhutan is and you are short of time, the Bhumthang Owl Trek is best suitable. It takes only 3 days, it begins from the traditional village of Dhur, making you come across the famous Drangela Pass (11,800 feet), lovely forests of bamboo & rhododendrons, and several monasteries.
It is one of the most diverse and scenic trekking routes in Bhutan, offering an authentic feel of Bhutan, and a sneak peek into its culture.
Best times to undertake this trek is in late spring, March -May June, November and December.
Peak time- April and early June when the rhododendrons are in full bloom.
Duration: 3 days
Min Elevation: 2, 250 m
Max Elevation: 4000 m
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