Bhutan Trekking and Tours

Posted by Andy on Thursday, September 2, 2010

‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’… the enchanted realm of Bhutan with its misty mountains rising up from deep wooded valleys is the natural choice for a trekking or culture experience with an aura of mystery and few other visitors to distract you. This sparsely-populated land in the Eastern Himalaya, shrouded in secrecy for many years, is an exclusive destination offering unparalleled opportunities to experience one of the most intriguing Himalayan kingdoms and one of the world’s most enigmatic countries. Bhutan offers landscape ranging from deep wooded valleys to towering snowy mountains; villages of traditionally-styled houses inhabited by extremely friendly people; exotic Dzongs (fortress/monasteries) and temples; wildlife such as yak, takin, musk deer and wild cats; beautiful hillsides of flowers in spring, including the rare blue poppy; and the thrilling theatrical spectacle of festivals with whirling masked dances.

But perhaps the most alluring aspect of this little-known country is its unique, fascinating culture and the traditional way of life that has remained unchanged for so many years. Houses are all still built according to traditional architectural design; the traditional national costume is worn daily, with pride, by many inhabitants; every town and village has an archery ground where men are to be seen practising this ancient national sport; and the influence of Buddhist philosophy pervades many aspects of day-to-day life for the deeply spiritual Bhutanese people. It is the only country in the world with an official Government policy regarding the achievement of “Gross National Happiness”.

A traditional reverence for nature combined with strict ecological laws has resulted in extremely high standards of environmental preservation. If you are seeking little-trodden trails, Bhutan offers miles and miles of trekking options through pristine forest, around clear glacial lakes, past hot springs, through remote villages and with views of sacred snowy peaks such as Jhomolhari (7329 m.) and Gangar Puensum (7541m), the highest unscaled peak on Earth. This is ideal territory for a wilderness trek with solitude almost guaranteed. You camp in isolated locations, but with the comfort of high-quality camping equipment and in the care of experienced guides and cooks, while pack horses carry all your gear for you.

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Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La

5 Days

Visit Bhutans’ key cultural sites by private car leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. Read more

 

Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon

7 days

Visit Bhutans’ key cultural sites by private car leaving you with memories to last a lifetime. Read more

 

Drakey Pangsto Trek

8 days | Medium

This is an exciting new option in a previously untrekked area, beginning in the Paro Valley and climbing high above it to hike for several days with spectacular views. Read more

Druk Path Trek

7 days | Easy – Medium

This is one of the most scenic treks in Bhutan, following the ancient high-level route between Paro and Thimpu, passing through terraced farmland, mixed forest, alpine… Read more

Gasa Hot Spring Trek

7 days | Easy

This scenic trek follows the ancient high-level route between Paro and Thimpu, passing through terraced farmland, mixed forest, alpine pastureland and scenic mountain passes. Read more

Haa – Lake Tsonapata Trek

7 days | Medium-Hard

This trek passes through the Haa Valley, the western-most valley in Bhutan, bordering Tibet. It is traversed by the Haa Chhu (river) and its characteristic features are three almost conical-shaped hillocks… Read more