Trekking in Bhutan reveals a spectacular, unspoilt country steeped in ancient traditions – and with a ‘history’ that is as tall as the Himalayas. The notion that Bhutan is a fairytale, mystical kingdom unchanged by and isolated from the modern world, stands true till date. Apart from the spectacular cultural tours of the spectacular dzongs, monasteries, temples and festivals, the best way to escape and experience more of the real Bhutan is on a trek. Explore what truly sets Bhutan apart from anywhere else and discover one of the most remote kingdoms on earth with us. Let us give you a selection of some of the country’s finest treks:
Druk Path Trek
The most popular trek in the country, it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs (temples), dzongs (fortresses) and villages. Following the ancient high-level route between Paro and Thimphu, Druk Path Trek takes you through gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.
This is a fairly easy three-day trek that takes you through beautiful valleys and along clear, trout-filled rivers. Bumthang is often known as the ‘cultural heartland’ of Bhutan and there are plenty of ancient temples to visit during the hike. The trek offers both fantastic views of an unspoiled natural environment endowed with a diverse array of flora and fauna as well as an opportunity to visit ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries.
Soi Yaksa Trek route in Bhutan is well known for its beautiful terrains, spectacular views of the majestic snowcapped mountains and scenic alpine pastures. This trek takes you through some of the well preserved cultural and natural heritages of Bhutan including the base of Mount Chomalhari (Jumolhari) (7,513m), the second highest unclimbed peak in the world. Apart from the transcendental trekking experience, this trip also allows you a little insight on the nomadic Tibetan lifestyle, yak herders and farmers living in the high Himalayas including an opportunity to visit the remote villages neighboring with Tibet.
The Chomolhari Trek is to Bhutan what the Everst Base Camp route is to Nepal: a trekking pilgrimage. With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Chomolhari from Jangothang Base Camp. Beginning beyond Drugkyel Dzong at Shana, in the picturesque Paro Valley you enter the stunning rhododendron forests and weave your way up the valley crossing and recrossing glistening glacial streams. Eventually the landscape opens up to grassy meadows and leads to Jangothang where you camp below the sacred peak of Chomolhari (7314m).
Explore Bhutan’s incredible beauty, clean air, untainted and uncrowded trails with Himalayan Glacier for an absolutely exhilarating and memorable experience. Go through Bhutan trekking and hiking for more information on the treks.