Trekking in the mountain kingdom of Bhutan
Whether you're a novice trekker or a seasoned expert, Bhutan will have a trekking route that ticks all your boxes.
Far from the madding crowd
Bhutan may not be the cheapest place to trek, but it’s worth it.
You’ll be fortunate to experience this beautiful part of the world which isn’t open to mass tourism, and all treks must use local guides and staff so you are supporting the local economy. On top of all this you will walk away having experienced the rich culture and traditions of this unique mountain kingdom.
A taster selection to whet your appetite
A shortish trek of around five hours will get you to the famous Tigers Nest monastery, and what a well spent five hours that would be, rewarded by a unique and spiritual experience, coupled with jaw-dropping views.
At the other end of the scale is the formidable ‘snowman trek’ which takes you right the way from one side of the country to the other, across the Himalayas. Taking around a month, this journey is definitely not for novices - this is a tough trek at altitude and for hardy, seasoned trekkers only.
The Druk Path Trek is considered a great introduction to trekking in Bhutan for those of moderate fitness. It’s a six-day journey and it works well as an addition to most itineraries. The path follows an ancient trade trail from Paro to Thimphu. Along the way are beautiful lakes, traditional settlements and even an ancient haunted dzong. As you walk, enjoy panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalaya.
This is just a brief introduction to trekking in Bhutan, there are plenty of other options open to you, be it a short trek slotted into your holiday or a substantial journey that forms the best part of your time in Bhutan, that’s the beauty of a tailor-made holiday, it can be tweaked until it is perfect for you.