Trekking in Bhutan
If you are a world traveller seeking for thrills and exciting views, Bhutan is the one place you must visit. Being one of the best trekking sites in the world, the rich scenery coupled with rich Buddhist culture is more than promising to give you peace of mind.
Trekking in Bhutan is rather expensive with costs that amount up to $250 a day. But the rewards that come with this place are amazing.The high altitude coupled with a challenging weather provides the adrenaline rush that a born-to-be trekker desires.
Bhutan is not for people with faint hearts. As it is located at high altitude, reaching rescue services can be an issue, especially in High Himalayas Treks. The treks themselves are not difficult, it is the circumstances that resides within this challenging weather that makes it one of the difficult trekking trails in the world. However, if you are up for the challenge and are in good shape, definitely trekking in Bhutan is one of the best choices to make.
To talk about the weather there, it is more difficult than trekking in Nepal or Ladakh. The window for trekking inn Bhutan are short and come twice a year: the weather is most suitable for high-altitude trekking for about 3 weeks in April and 3-4 weeks in October. The official seasons do extend longer than expected, but at these times one has the highest chance of experiencing a clear with a little snow making it a perfect route. There are of course low-altitude treks that open up during the winter, but given the costs and the difficult situations there it might be appropriate to give the high lands a try as this may as well be a once in a life time opportunity.
The Department of Tourism of Bhutan is the official body that regulates the treks routes through these high-snowy plains. At present, the department has eleven trekking routes ranging from 3 days to a whopping 23 days.
Duration - 18 Days | Max Height:
The monastery, built in the 17th century, is perched on a cliff wall with a 900m drop to the valley below. This monastery holds a special significance for Buddhists in Bhutan.
Duration - 12 days. | Max Height: 4950 Meters.
Also known as Jumolhari Trek, this intimate wilderness trek offers a great variety of trekking conditions, from remote farmland and blue pine forests, to alpine pastureland and breathtaking mountain views.
Duration - 9 Days. | Max Height: 4090 Meters.
Being some of the easiest, yet one the most spectacular, treks the Druk Path trek is the one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. Although the trek trails short, only about six days.