Among the many adventurous places in the world, Bhutan is one such country which promises a thrilling experience since Bhutan trekking offers a paradisiacal getaway. Trekking in Bhutan challenges the trekkers with its diverse geographical variations. According to the Bhutan Tourism Report of 2018, the growth exceeded 7.61 percent over 2017. The arrivals for Bhutan trekking tour from the USA have recorded a growth of 14.54%.
Bhutan has preserved traditional lifestyles, restored the untouched beauty with the help of its small population. If you are trekking in Bhutan, you will be accompanied by the porters, assigned guides, a camping assistant, horseman to carry your gear. These are a few of the perks to make your trekking experience in Bhutan an exciting one.
Bhutan is known for its perfect weather conditions, picturesque locations, and captivating valleys. Bhutan is one of the ten biodiversity hotspots in the world and despite that, trekking in Bhutan cost much cheaper than most of the other countries in the world. As located in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan boasts about its rich culture and spiritual significance. Bhutan trekking package is known for its colorful monasteries, unique cultural festivals, the friendly locals of Bhutan, this place has more to offer than what the provided information claims!
This trek is one of the best treks in Bhutan, and probably as interesting as the name suggests. You may not find ‘Olaf-the snowman' on this journey, but you sure can make one! The duration of this trek is usually 25 days, in the period of which you will traverse the mountains, landscapes, and borders between Bhutan and Tibet starting from Paro till Lunana. The trail will be crossing over a long distance of 11 passes, from which four will nearly stand over 16,404 feet.
It is an ideal trek for those who are looking for an adventure and challenge along with a multiplex of beautiful views. If you are an experienced hiker, then this trek would be very suitable for you!
The Jhomolhari Trek
Or "The bride of Kanchenjunga" is an eight-day trek which will take you through Bhonte La pass (16,000 feet), and Takhung La Pass (14,829 feet). If you are planning this trek, then try to plan your visit around the Jhomolhari Festival, which is the annual event organized by the locals to celebrate the culture of the settlements. Jhomolhari trek will offer you mind-boggling views of Mount Jomolhari.
Daga La trek (thousand lakes)
Daga La trek is a 6-day trek which takes you through the mountains, stunning views of the Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. In this trek, you will pass through 13 passes which are a combination of lots of ascents and descents. Other than the camps of yak herders and traditional villages, you will get to experience local trout fishing during this journey.
Bumthang Owl Trek
This short-trek of 3 days will allow you to stretch your potential, and explore more than just the hiking in Bhutan. Start your journey at the traditional village of Dhur, then trek across the Drangela Pass (11,800 feet), dense forests of bamboo and rhododendron flowers, sparkling alpine lakes in the company of several monasteries.
Druk Path Trek
Get ready to be amazed by the impeccable topography that this trek holds! The journey will start from Paro and will take you towards the startling mountains of Thimpu. If you are a beginner, then this trek is highly suitable for you as you don't have to be a pro at trekking to be able to climb these mountains. Enjoy the staggering views of Mount Gangkar Puensum – the world's highest ‘unclimbed' mountain.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Bhutan if you are planning a visit or are going for Bhutan trekking holidays. So the Bhutan trekking season is either between March-May and September-November, the temperature during this time fluctuates between 20-degree Celsius to 10-degree Celsius. Therefore, during the Bhutan trek tours you will observe that the days are much brighter, and the night is comparatively cooler.
Bhutan trekking companies will guide you through with the list of essentials for trekking routes in Bhutan.
Flight: Paro has the only international airport of Bhutan. You will find connecting flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Bodhgaya, Bagdogra, Guwahati in India, then Bangkok, Kathmandu, and Dhaka. This airport is also famous for being the toughest airport in the entire world, to host a landing.
Bus: You can reach Bhutan by road as well as the buses are available from many places like Kolkata, Siliguri, Hasimara tot the border point at Jaigaon-Phuentsholing. Prices of the ticket roughly range between 300-700 BTN.
Rail: There is no direct route via train to reach Bhutan, but there is one way. You can take a train to Hasimara which is 15 km from Jaigaon- a border town near Phuentsholing.