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Bhutan Treks

Bhutan Treks

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All our example Bhutan Treks visit The Tigers Nest - Taktsang Monastery

Trekking in Bhutan remains an authentic Himalayan experience. Chances are that on any of our private Bhutan treks you're unlikely to meet many other trekkers. 

  • Unlike Nepal, there's a complete absence of teahouses, even on the short treks. Bhutan wishes to keep its restricted trekking trails for the discerning hiker. As well as the classic, well known Bhutan hikes such as The Laya Trek and The Snowman Trek, there's remote trekking in the Haa Valley, a trek to Gangkar Puensum-the world's highest unclimbed peak (and likely to remain so), plus choices too for short walks. Bhutan spoils the Himalayan enthusiast for choice and the minimum daily tariff imposed on all visitors to Bhutan ensures that the independent budget backpacking hordes are kept at bay.

    Our In Style Bhutan walking holiday, for example, is a great way of experiencing rural life in Bhutan on foot and doesn't involve camping.

    So, whether it's challenging treks in Bhutan or some rather easy Bhutan treks, our range of Bhutan hiking vacations are sure to tick all the right boxes. We don't do group trips, private Bhutan trekking only.

    All our Bhutan trekking holidays feature a qualified, experienced, English speaking guide, porterage (usually pack animals) and for treks that feature camping, a full trek camp service is provided (tents, cook, tables, chairs, mess tent, additional porterage etc). You just trek carrying your usual day pack.

Bhutan Trips

11
Days

Chomolhari & Bonte La

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
4900m

A relatively short, but challenging trek from Paro to see Chomolhari and Jitchu Drake. The trek returns via the Bonte La to form a mini-Himalayan circuit. Wild, mountain scenery, atmospheric camps with the odd yak herder or two for company along the way.

12
Days

Bhutan Walks In Style

Grade
Easy / Moderate
Max Altitude
3900m

No camping on this HOTELS EVERY NIGHT short walking holiday in the magical Kingdom of Bhutan. A wonderful series of straightforward, beautiful day walks including Punakha, Bumthang and the lesser visited Haa Valleys. Dzongs and temples aplenty too.

10
Days

The Druk Path & Beyond

Grade
Moderate
Max Altitude
4210m

The traditional "Haute Route" from Paro to Thimpu. This may be a short trek, but it's very sweet with great mountain views, enchanted forests, chortens and gompas and rural village life. Also includes the trek to Taktsang Monastery

12
Days

Haa Valley Wonders

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
4600m

"Off the Map" trekking in the wild mountains that border Sikkim and Tibet. This area was only opened to trekkers in 2001 and is one of the least trekked parts of Bhutan. Uninhabited landscapes await the intrepid adventurer.

18
Days

Gangkar Puensum Trek

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
5400m

A challenging trek to gaze at the world's highest unclimbed mountain, Gangkar Puensum.  The linear trekking route to this magnificent peak gets wilder by the day and into a region of largely unexplored valley systems.

8
Days

Enchanted Realm Short Walks

Grade
Easy / Moderate
Max Altitude
3100m

A nice and easy walking holiday that combines cultural sightseeing with delightful leisurely walks. An ideal trip to Bhutan for those short on time, but wish to see the major highlights of this beautiful country. HOTELS EVERY NIGHT.

30
Days

Ultimate Snowman Trek Option 1

Grade
Very Challenging
Max Altitude
5300m

We offer BOTH route options for this world renowned major Himalayan adventure. This option exits via the valley system that leads to Gangtey. The Snowman Trek is considered to be one of the toughest treks in the world. Lonely Planet says so, so it must be! A serious undertaking for experienced, very fit trekkers only.

30
Days

Ultimate Snowman Trek Option 2

Grade
Very Challenging
Max Altitude
5300m

Our second Snowman Trek option follows the same route as Option 1 for 21 days before taking a different exit route via more high passes and into the Bumthang Valley system. Equally as tough and equally as rewarding.

18
Days

The Laya Trek

Grade
Challenging
Max Altitude
4900m

Perhaps the most beautiful Bhutan trek. If you love mountain walking and may only trek in the Himalayas of Bhutan once in your lifetime, we strongly recommend this abridged Snowman Trek. Going beyond Chomolhari Base Camp to Lingshi and then onto Laya. Spectacular and breathtaking.

13
Days

The Chorten Trail Trek

Grade
Moderate
Max Altitude
4210m

Trekking from Paro to Punakha via Thimpu. This fascinating trek is an extended version of the famous Druk Path "haute route" for those who wish to "boldly go" and hike to the magnificent Punakha Dzong. A hike to the Tigers Nest rounds the trip off nicely.

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With a unique "high value, low volume, minimal impact" approach to tourism, Bhutan remains culturally intact. Find out more about the wonders of Bhutan and what you need to know.
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