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Trekking in Bhutan


The scope for Trekking in Bhutan is immense from short walks to arduous treks. Trekking gives opportunity to see the beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan at its most magnificent. All the trek routes follow the old trading route between places. From the towering snow peaks of the inner Himalayas to the verdant forests which cloak the hills above its peaceful valleys, the trails are clean and unspoiled, and the wilderness still pristine in its’ beauty.

Summary & Seasons for Trekking in Bhutan

Trek Routes

Best Time

Mid Season

Lean Season

Trek
(Days)

Highest Alt (Mts.)

Average Distance (Km/day)

Remarks

Chomolhari Full & Chomolhari Base

Mar, Apr,
Sept – Nov

Nov & May

Jun – Aug

10 or 7 days

4820 or
4040 mts

16
Kms

Moderate + Or Moderate

Druk Path

Mar, Apr,
Sept – Nov

May

Jun – Aug

6 days

3540 mts

10

Moderate (-)

Gangtey Gompa

Mar, Apr
Sept – Nov

Jan, Feb, May Aug, Nov, Dec

Jun , July

3

3400

15

Moderate (–)

Punakha (winter)

Mar, Apr,
Nov & Dec.

Jan, Feb, Sept Oct Dec

 

4 days

2700 m

10

Easy (+)

Chelila Nature

Apr, Sept,
Oct

Mar, May
& Nov

Jun – Aug

3 night

3800

10

Moderate (-)

Laya – Gasa (full) Laya Gasa (short)

Apr, May
Aug – Oct

March & Nov

Jun, July

16 or
9days

4400

17

Strenuous

Lunana Snowman or Lunana Gangkar Puens

Sept & Oct

July & Aug

 

23 or
19day

5100
5230

17

Strenuous (high)

Bumthang Cultural

Mar Apr
Sept & Oct

May, Nov,
Dec

Jun – Aug

3

3350

15

Easy (+)

Dur Hot spring

Apr, May
Sept, Oct

Nov

Jun – Aug

8

4700

16

Moderate (+)

Wild east Rodungla

Mar, Apr,
Sept, Oct

May & Nov

Jun – Aug

18

3727

17

Moderate
- Strenuous






Bhutan
High Himalayan Jumolhari Trek
The six-day return trek offers a taste of the great variety of Bhutanese landscapes. Starting Drugyel Dzong, we pass through scattered hamlets and farmland, into a deep and richly forested valley, which leads to a high alpine pastureland where yak herders graze their animals. Our highest camp, beside a clear lake, beneath the 10,000 ft. high East Face of Jumolhari, is in as magnificent a location as you could ever wish to find.

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The Laya / Gasa Trek
Despite the opening up of a number of new trekking possibilities in Bhutan , the long-established route from Jumolhari across to Laya will always rank as one of Bhutan 's finest treks. The reason for this is not hard to find. The route offers a great variety of trekking conditions, from picturesque farmland and forest to alpine pastureland and high passes. Spectacular campsites, beneath some of Bhutan 's most impressive peaks, of which the most notable and Jumolhari and Jitchu Drake, are also a feature of this trekking route. Numerous isolated dzongs and scattered settlements, including the outlandish village of Laya , provide a great deal of cultural interest's enroute. The memories of this special trek will stay with you for a lifetime.

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The Bumthang Cultural Trek- Central Bhutan
Starting out at the splendid “Lodge” in Jakar, this four days trek passes through several villages on its meandering route through the Bumthang countryside. This trek provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life.

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The Lunana Trek
Continuing across the north of the Kingdom from Laya, one enters the seldom-visited region known as Lunana. Passing some of the last virgin peaks of the Himalayas , Lunana offers a breath-taking landscape that has previously seen only a handful of foreign visitors. Starting out at Punakha, this unique and challenging itinerary spends three days climbing the steep gorge leading to Laya, before crossing the mighty Karakachu La to enter Lunana proper. After spending seven days walking through the “paradise on earth”, the route crosses the Gophu La to explore the valleys south of Gangkar Puensum, which remains the highest unclimbed peak on earth. Seven long days' trekking remains to reach the wide-open, fertile valleys of Bhumthang. Probably one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas .

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The Druk Path
This is a short four-day trek, which leads from Thimpu to Paro, or vice versa, crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys. Although there is little settlement on this route, there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish and the area is famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests, which bloom in May. In the clear weather of late autumn and winter where are views across to the Himalayas .

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other trekking Routes in Bhutan are:

Gantey Trek 13-Day

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