Bhutan Trekking Tours

Bhutanese people have been walking for centuries. The Kingdom’s first motor road was built in 1962. Though roads have quadrupled and multiplied, Bhutan is still a ‘walking nation’. The beauty is that all the old trade routes and trails are still reasonably intact and in use.
Some of the country’s stunning flora and fauna are found along these trails; the three-week Snowman trek (one of the world’s hardest) blazes through 356 km of uninhibited raw nature as high as 7000 m; spectacular and demanding but never dull. It traverses through the domains of sacred turquoise lakes, snow leopards, blue sheep and blue poppies, amongst others.

Invariably, the trek is for the seasoned trekker. However, there are plenty of other trekking routes, equally rich and fascinating. The Druk path (Thimphu-Paro or vice-versa) or the shorter two/three-day treks and cultural day-trip explorations have their own enlivening charms.

The shorter treks are also good for acclimatization and preparedness if you plan to do the Snowman or other treks offered by BTCL.

Altitude sickness is an acute problem. Almost all the designated trekking routes go above 3000 m.

Acclimatization is strongly recommended before embarking upon a trek.

On a logistical note, the facilities enroute are as high as the mountains. Trekking parties are led, organized and accompanied by veteran guides, competent assistants, experienced cooks and a horseman. Yaks and ponies shoulder provisions, equipments et al. Trekkers normally prefer to carry a daypack with cameras and films.

Meals are meticulously planned and sumptuously cooked by the support crew. They walk ahead and scout spots; pitching tents, camps and an ad hoc kitchen. Breakfasts are served hot. Dinners include a choice of four dishes. BTCL staff are trained to observe hygiene, practice eco-friendly waste disposal and ensure minimal impact on the environment.


THINGS TO BRING FOR TREK

We suggest clients to bring along sufficient warm clothes, jackets, trekking boots, sufficient socks, rain gear, walking stick, flashlights, plenty of batteries for all electrical appliances, insect repellents, personal toiletries, personal medications, sun cap, sunscreen cream/ lotion and binoculars.

While trekking you are provided with foam mats, but we recommend you to bring a self-inflating mat pack called Thermarest. This packs up small but when inflated gives very good insulation and is more comfortable than a single closed-cell foam mat. We do not recommend that you bring an airbed. You should also bring your sleeping bag which should be 4-seasons bag as the temperature will decrease especially at 4,000 m camp sites.


OVERVIEW OF TREKKING PACKAGES

NAME OF TREK DURATION SEASON DIFFICULTY MAX ELEVATION
Sinchlula 04 Days & 03 Nights Mar-May

Sept-Nov

Moderate 3600 Meters
Druk Path 06 Days & 05 Nights Apr-Jun

Sept-Nov

Moderate 3400 Meters
Dagala 06 Days & 05 Nights Apr-May

Sept-Nov

Moderate 4520 Meters
Jomolhari 11 Days & 10 Nights Apr-Jun

Sept-Nov

Strenuous 4820 Meters
 Laya Gasa 14 Days & 13 Nights Apr-Jun

Sept-Nov

Strenuous 4600 Meters
Snowman 25 Days & 24 Nights May-Jun

Sept-Oct

Strenuous 5100 Meters

Bhutan Trekking Packages

sinchula trek

Sinchula Trek

This is a short and easy trek through Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. The altitude of the trail covers
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Druk Path Trek

Druk Path Trek

It is a relatively short, moderate and one of the most popular treks leading from Paro to Thimphu or vice
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Dagala Trek

Dagala Lake Trek

The six day medium difficult trek starts from Genekha in the south of Thimphu and offers a genuine wilderness across
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jomolhari Trek

Jomolhari Trek

This spectacular high mountain trek passes through a wide range of flora, fauna and the second highest peak in Bhutan,
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Laya Gasa Trek

Laya Gasa Trek

This is one of the popular longer trek in Bhutan which covers along the remote northern border route. The medium
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snow man trek

Snowman Trek

The Snowman Trek is an extension of the beautiful Laya Gasa Trek, and leads from Laya into high altitudes of
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