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Druk Path Trek

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This is a relatively shorter and moderate version of trek that will take you from the Paro Valley to Thimphu valley or the other way round. In your journey you traverse through the chain of mountains that split the two valleys apart. The trek will take you through the remote places and traverses which are hardly visited! You trudge along the spectacular rhododendrons that set off riot of colors all throughout the forests, giving you lifetime experience. Prime time for this trek: March – May and September – November.

Jomolahari Laya Gasa Trek

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This trek is considered to be one of the most enchanting treks that we have to offer. It takes you to the most pristine as well as untouched nooks and crannies of the country. This 12 days and 217 km trek commences from Drukgyel in Paro and takes you through the gorgeous undulating meadows dotted by alpines and junipers, through the mountainous terrains and passes and some sub-tropical jungles before it ends at Damji in Tashithang. The best seasons to complete this challenge are in April-June and Mid-September-Mid-November.

Jomolhari Loop

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The Jomolhari Loop trek is the shortest of all the Jomolhari trekking routes in Bhutan. This trekking package is an intriguing one, with altitude varying from 2500 meters to as high as almost 5000 meters. You will get to experience the wide variety of landscapes, fauna, & flora that Bhutan has in the offing for you! The catch of the trek is a spectacular view of Mt. Jomolhari from the Jomolhari Base camp at Jangothang. An easier version of this route has been designed for those who would like to bypass the high passes and altitudes. They can opt to get back from Jangothang in 3 days but can still have the view of Mt. Jomolhari. The best time for this trek is Late March till May & from Late September till early November.

Jomolhari Trek

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Jomolhari Trek is a bit longer than Jomolhari Loop, with the difference being it offers the option of staying an extra day at the Jomolhari Base camp at Jangothang and another day’s halt at Sharna Zampa. The best time for this trek is Late March till May & from Late September till early November.

Snowman Trek I

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First of all, this is NOT a trek for you if you are weak! This stunning 30-day adventure tourism commences with a fascinating 25-day long Snowman trek that takes you to Bhutan’s some of the remotest valleys. This is the most physically challenging treks as it will take you to the extreme height of as much as 23,100 ft. and to Jhomolhari at 7314m (24,135 ft), which is Bhutan’s 3rd highest peak. This physically most challenging trek will also offer the most outstanding experience of going through pristine landscape of the country, mixing with some wonderful locals and getting the taste of the Buddhist culture. The window for this trek is too small – just the first 3 weeks in October!

Snowman Trek II

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This is another version of the Snowman Trek that takes you to the altitude of more than 5000 meters, which makes it one of the toughest treks of the world. In fact, if you are here in the winter you will be required to camp well on snow. The trail starts from Gunitsawa Village, Paro Valley and goes through the Lunana region and further to Gangkhar Peunsum and then to Duer Village, in the Bumthang district. The specialty of this particular trek is that it takes the trekkers through some of the remotest regions of the country and provides them the opportunity to spend a day or two at one of the most breathtaking hot springs that the Himalayas ahs to offer! The best time for this trek is Mid June to Mid October.

Nabji Korphu Trek

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The Nabji-Korphu Trek is a post-harvest and post winter trekking that is limited within the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park in central Bhutan. It follows a 6-days low-altitude route that takes you through six villages. You can experience the sight of Golden Langur that is one of the rarest species today, and is found only in Bhutan and in Assam, India. The trail also offers you the experience of viewing the endangered Rufous-necked Hornbill, and some other birds along with a wide range of Himalayan plants and flowers. The best time for embarking on this trek is winter, between October and April.

Merak Sakteng Trek

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This trek offers you the unique experience of a semi-nomadic lifestyle, with a taste of the local culture as well as vernacular in the most scenic pastoral valley you could have ever imagined. The valley the trek covers falls under the protected area of SWS or the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in the Trashigang Dzongkha of Eastern Bhutan.

The trek is moderate and varies between 1500 to 220 meters. It takes you through the remote villages of Gengu, Merak, Sakteng, Thakthi, Joenkhar, which are semi-nomadic villages. The best time for the trek is March to June and September to November.

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

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This 6 days trek will take you to one of the most pristine locations that is adorned with a number of crystal clear lakes that set a heavenly sight as you walk amidst those shimmering water bodies, enjoying a stunning view of the gorgeous Himalayan range. You will get to see some of the highest peaks of the world that includes Mt. Everest, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Jomolhari, Gangche Ta and a number of other notes peaks. The best time for this trek is April to September and October.

Gangtey Trek

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This is one of the shorter trekking packages that we offer. It takes you through some of the densest forests and jungle trails that run through juniper, magnolia, bamboo, and the rhododendrons and over small brooks and streams of icy cold water. If you love a short trudge through the jungle, this is the best option you have. Also, if you are just starting off with trekking and not yet accustomed to the hazards of trekking through mountainous terrains, this is the best choice you have. It offers majestic views of the countryside as you take the trip through the gentle, undulating, and the forested slopes of mountains. Though this trek can be conducted all throughout the year, the best time is between March and May and September and November.

Punakha Winter Trek

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This is an extremely short and hence, an easy trek that takes you through Punakha, which is Bhutan’s historic and ancient capital. The altitude that the trail covers is just more or less thousand meters. The trekkers have to negotiate the modest slopes that go up and down gradually and offer hardly any difficulty to the trekkers.

This hike follows an old foot trail that originates from Thimphu to Punakha and takes you through remote villages, dense forests, and rice fields. You can get some incredible views of Phajoding Monastery and takes you through Sinchula Pass. You have the option of camping near Chorten Ningpo, which is an ancient chorten. Since it is a relatively low altitude trek and you only negotiate warm climate, you can go for this trek all throughout the winter, though it is best to trek between March and May and then again between September and November.

Bumthang Cultural Trek

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Bumthang Cultural Trek will take you through Choekhor and the Tang valley, through the remotest villages of Bumthang, ancient temples and lastly, a mansion of Ugencholing. It is short and relatively easy trek. Yet, you will have to negotiate a day of a long and steep climb and descent of nearly about 500 meters Phephe La that is situated at an altitude of 3360 meters. However, apart from this, there is hardly any significant ascent like in other treks. All your night stopovers are well below 10,000 ft. As the trek takes you to the Bumthang countryside, it gives you a golden opportunity to interact with the rural life of Bhutan. March to May and September to November are the best times for this trek.

Bumthang Owl Trek

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This 3 days trek in and around Bumthang provides a rare opportunity of enjoying the fragrance a pure natural environment that is endowed with a wide array of flora and fauna. It also provides you a golden opportunity of visiting the ancient Buddhist temples as well as monasteries.

The trek takes you though the dense forests that are mainly made up of bamboo, blue pine, maple, spruce, birch, juniper, and a wonderful, rugged landscape that is draped in incalculable varieties of rhododendrons, that will leave you virtually speechless! As you trudge along the mountainous slopes and tranquil ridges that dot the landscape of Bumthang you get majestic views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, world’s highest virgin peak.

The best time for this trek is the latter half of spring, between April and early June when the all the varieties of rhododendrons are in fullest bloom!

Wild East Rodung La Trek

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This 10 days trek involves some extremely steep climbs and descents and this makes it one of the most challenging of all the treks! The trail starts from Bumthang in Central Bhutan and takes you to Trashiyangtse that is located on Bhutan’s far eastern fringes.

The hike passes through the unblemished alpine and bamboo forests, and undulating meadows, sharp ridges and mountain passes, through remote villages and temples while the hikers confront an incredible range of biodiversity that leaves them spellbound. The best time for this 10 day hike is winter between October and early November, or in spring between April and early May.

Samtengang Winter Trek

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This 4 days trek is short and pleasant. The trek starts from Punakha and terminates at Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag. The trek is easy and relatively comfortable as you need to negotiate altitudes between 1100 and 1900m and a lukewarm climate all throughout.

The trail will take you through the forests packed with a variety of rhododendrons and oak, and through some remote villages of Sha and Chungsakha. You also cross Bhutan’s longest foot bridge in Bhutan. This trek can be conducted all throughout winter, though the best times are between March and April and September and October.

Duer Hot Springs Trek

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This is undoubtedly one of the toughest and challenging treks that we have to offer. The route you will have to follow will partly overlap with the route of the famous Snowman Trek, which is supposedly world’s toughest trek. This exhausting 9-days trek will take you to the Duer Hot springs, which are perhaps the most amazing hot springs of the Himalayas.

The trail involves a number of steep ascents and descents that covers altitudes as high as 3000 to 4700m. However, in spite of all the difficulty that you have to confront, it is one of the most popular treks, mainly because the effort that you give is well worth as you get to see the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. You will trail through dense forests of hemlock, spruce, maple, and juniper. You have to brave through regions that are thronged by Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, and even highly ferocious Himalayan Black Bears. The best time for this highly challenging trek is between March and April and again from September to November.

Salt Trek Route

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This 8 days long trek covers the pristine broadleave as well as pine forests and offers you some spectacular views of the villages and mountains that stand up amidst the columns of clouds. This nature-based hiking route does not lead you to really high altitudes. Yet, the trek is tough and you have to negotiate long, steep descends and ascents. This trek can be conducted all throughout winter. Yet the best times are between March and April and September and October.