Trekking Tours

Towns, dzongs and temples are one aspect of Bhutan, but the majority of the country is deep forests with a scattering of tiny settlements and high grazing lands. A trek provides the best opportunity to experience the real heart of Bhutan and to get unique insight into the rural culture of the Kingdom through contact with people in remote villages and the staff accompanying you.

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.

1. Jomolhari Trek

This Trek is comparatively a challenging trek taking you to a maximum elevation of 4,820m above sea level. This trek is a round trip trek starting from Paro Drugyel Dzong and terminates and Dodeyna in Thimphu. We take a days halt at Lingzhi to explore valley and the Dzong built in the 17th century. This treks offers you an excellent opportunity to see the natural landscape including lakes, glaciated valleys adorned by yaks, blue sheep and blue poppy.

This trek is also rich in sighting rare high altitude birds such as the Spotted Eagle, Himalayan Griffon and Himalayan Monal. In addition it is also possible to see marmots, blue sheep and Takins. It is said that Janggothang is one of the most spectacular camping places in the entire Himalayas. You can also have the closest view of the Mount Chomolhari, Mt.Jichu Drakey and Tserim Gang. The actual number of days of trekking is nine days and there is a halt for one day at the base camp of Mount Chomolhari. The Trek ends at the northern part of the Thimphu valley.

Tour Brief Facts:

Duration: 14 Nights/ 15 Days
Max Altitude: 4,890m
Standard: Popular
Season: April to June, September to November
Start: Paro, Bhutan
Finish: Paro, Bhutan
Access Towns: Paro

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2. Soi Yaktsa Trek

This is a nine days trek, starting and ending the trek at the Drukgyel Dzong, Paro. It is one of the best treks for nature lovers, which offers stunning views of peaks and alpine pastureland. Many scattered settlements of Yak herders of Thongbu valley and you will be in the wilderness nature of habitat of Takins and blue sheep can be seen along the route. It passes through Jangothang and the base of Mount. Jumolhari. The Trek Route passes through some of the beautiful high passes and the Yak Herders camp. The Trekkers can see some of the most spectacular sceneries of the Higher Himalayas including Jichu Drake.

Tour Brief Facts:

Duration: 8 Nights/ 9 Days
Max Altitude: 4930m
Standard: Medium
Season: April to June & Mid September to Mid November
Start: Paro, Bhutan
Finish: Paro, Bhutan
Access Towns: Paro

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3. Laya Gasa Trek

The first part of the Laya Gasa Trek goes along the same route as the Jomolari Trek I right till Lingshi. Besides the unforgettable views of Mount Jomolhari, the trek offers spectacular views on Jichu Drake, Gangchhenta (Great Tiger Mountain). Between Jangothang and Laya the trail hardly goes below 4,000m and one has good opportunities to spot blue sheep or even takin. Some beautiful Bhutanese mountain villages, the unique culture and appearance of the Layaps (people of Laya district) and finally a day of relaxation at the Gasa hot springs adds to an extremely rewarding trekking experience. All in all, the Laya Gasa Trek is considered to be the most beautiful trek of Bhutan, only to be beaten by the tough Snowman Trek.

Tour Brief Facts:

Duration: 21 Nights/ 22 Days
Max Altitude: 4930m
Standard: Popular
Season: April to June & Mid September to Mid November
Start: Drukgyel Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
Finish: Tashitang, Punakha, Bhutan
Access Towns: Paro, Punakha

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4. Druk Path Trek

The Druk Path Trek has two possible starting points. You can chose which route you want to take and also depend on what agreements have been made with the horse owners. Traditionally the trekkers start from Dambji, near a gravel pit on the eastern side of the Do Chhu at 2300m. Most groups opt to save 140m of climbing, starting at a trailhead outside the gate of the National Museum at 2470m.

The trek is usually feasible from late February to June and from September to December, although snow sometimes closes the route in late autumn and early spring. Days are normally warm, but nights can be very cold and you should be prepared for snow in winter. Avoid the monsoon season of July and August.

It is possible to shorten the trek to four days, but you must be able to walk for more than eight hours a day. With shorter plan you would camp at Jili La, Jimilang Tsho and Phajoding, arriving in Motithang on the morning of the fourth day. We can also make it possible to modify the Druk Path Trek into four days trek in reverse direction, starting from the youth centre in Motithang and finishing by hiking down from Jimilang Tsho to the road head at Tsaluna in the Bemang Rong Chhu Valley. If you are a masochist you can even race through the trek in a single day. An old punishment for Bhutanese soldiers was a forced one day march along this Druk Path Trek route from Thimphu to Paro.

Tour Brief Facts:

Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Max Altitude: 4210m
Standard: Medium
Season: February to June, September to December
Start: Paro Ta Dzong
Finish: Motithang, Thimphu
Access Towns: Paro, Thimphu
Summery: One of the most scenic and popular treks in Bhutan, following a wilderness trail past several remote lakes. Although it is a short trek, it still goes to high altitude, making it moderately demanding.

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5. Dagala Thousand Lake

This trek is not difficult and most trekking days are short but there are some long, steep climbs. It is not a popular route, and you will probably encounter no other trekkers. Its a 29km drive from Thimphu to the junction of a rough, unpaved road leading to the starting point. Its a long walk, therefore we arrange 4WD vehicle to drive 8km up to the steep, rough road to a BHU at Khoma, high above the Geynitsang Chhu at 2850m. Its another 1km to the small Geynikha primary school where the horses will meet the groups.

The best way to trek this route is to drive to the starting point after lunch and then make the short descent to the first camp in the late afternoon. The recommendation times for this trek are April and late September through October. Snow in the high country can block the route and make it necessary to retrace your steps to the starting point.

Tour Brief Facts:

Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Max Altitude: 4720m
Standard: Medium
Season: April, September and October
Start: Geynikha Primary School
Finish: Chamgang, Thimphu
Access Towns: Thimphu
Summery: A Short Trek, near Thimphu, to a large number of lovely, high-altitude lakes (far fewer, however, than the name suggests)

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6. Bumthang Cultural Trek

Bumthang is extraordinarily beautiful, even for Bhutanese. Its four high valleys are covered in forests that embrace small monasteries, chortens, traditional stone houses, and markets. Elevations on treks stay below 3,650m, and each day’s walk is steadfastly unhurried. After a couple of days in Paro we drive to Thimphu’s crafts centers and temples, and then over the splendid Dochu La & Chelila Passes to Tongsa and Jakar, the Bumthang Valley’s main village. This is Bhutan’s most sacred valley, hallowed 1,200 years ago by the visits of Padmasambhava (the great Buddhist master, called Guru Rinpoche or the Precious Teacher). Our four-day trek will take you through forests and farmlands, over trout streams to remote villages in which the rest of the world’s last couple of centuries are dim and not particularly enticing rumors. Few treks offer such a deep look into Bhutan’s delicate and charming daily life.

Tour Brief Facts:

Duration: Total 10 Nights / 9 Days (8 nights hotels/lodges, 2 nights camping)
Max Altitude: 3340m/10958ft
Standard: Medium
Season: March to May and September to November
Access Towns: Chamkhar, Bumthang

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