The power and beauty of the mountains is more impressive on foot than from any vehicle. Whether you take a two-night trek around the Bumthang valley, or walk for three days from Thimphu to Paro, or take an eight-day trek to the base of Mount Jhomolhari, the views, villages, people, and experience will be unparalleled. Awakening at dawn to the sound of the cockerel and a warming mug of tea, trekkers at higher altitudes are invariably greeted by a breathtaking mountainscape. Few sites on earth can equal the first sunlight hitting a Himalayan mountain. Trekking during April and May in the Himalayas brings the deep reds and oranges of the rhododendron blossom. Earlier in the year the light is sharper but the nights are very cold. In autumn, after the rainy season, the skies clear and the leaves begin to turn.
Treks vary from short three-day walks across relatively low altitudes to the three-week Snowman trek that covers 356 kilometers and climbs three of the kingdom’s highest passes. The trek from Thimphu to Paro (or vice-versa) is recommended for less experienced trekkers. Called the Druk Path, it winds across the chain of mountains separating the two valleys, passing crystal lakes and offering views across the Himalayan Mountains.
More difficult treks in northern villages will pass yak herdsmen who spend most of the year tending to their herds high above the villages. The northern paths climb as high as 5500 meters and should only be attempted by strong, experienced hikers.
Visitors planning to hike anywhere in the Himalayas should be in good physical condition. Altitudes are high and the walking is difficult in places. Trekkers are also warned that altitude sickness can be a serious problem at the hiking altitudes in Bhutan. If you feel sick, dizzy, or have a worsening headache, stop and drink as much water as possible. If the symptoms persist, go back down the mountain.
For your kind information the duration mentioned in the itineraries are only for the trekking. You will require extra days for pre and post trek. For further information please write to us.
Bumthang Owl Trek
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
Druk Path Trek
Duer Hot Spring Trek
Jomolhari Trek I
Jomolhari Trek II
Laya Gasa Trek
Merak Sakteng Trek
Nabji Korphu Community Based Trek
Punakha Winter Trek
Rodung La Trek
Snowman Trek I (to Sephu)
Snowman Trek II (to Bumthang)