5 Thrilling Winter Trekking Trails To Explore In Bhutan

5 Thrilling Winter Trekking Trails To Explore In Bhutan


Bhutan is an amazing place in South Asia to indulge in a thrilling adventure. The Himalayan Kingdom is blessed with meandering rivers, picture-perfect mountain ranges, and lush green valleys, which are perfect for adventure sports such as trekking and hiking. 

The autumn and spring season is considered the best time to trek but if you are planning to visit the country during winter then also you can indulge in various low-altitude winter treks. You can book the best Bhutan tour packages from India to start exploring the adventurous roads of the winter wonderland.

Let’s explore some of the most popular and thrilling winter trekking trails in Bhutan. 

1. Punakha Winter Trek

Punakha trek is one of the most easiest and famous winter treks of Bhutan, which is ideal for amateurs. This low-altitude trek takes around 4 days to complete and goes through beautiful forests, rice fields, and valleys. 

The starting point of the trek is in Thimphu, which ends in the picturesque Punakha Valley. During this trek, you can get some amazing views of Sinchula Pass and Phajoding Monastery. There are many tour agencies in Bhutan who can guide you throughout the trek.

2. Samtengang Winter Trek

Another easy-to-moderate winter trek in Wangdue Phodrang of Bhutan is the Samtengang Winter Trek. This trek also takes 4 days to complete and during the trek, you can explore some of the most vibrant rhododendron forest, Chungsakha Village, and a majestic footbridge. 

You also get to discover the beauty of a temple from the 15th century named as Drukpa Kuenley while covering the trekking trail. The Sha Village is the ending point of the trek and after that, you can take a ride back to Thimphu. 

3. Nabji Korphu Winter Trek

If you want to discover the cultural heritage and traditions of the country, then you can indulge in Nabji Korphu Winter Trek. This trek offers you the opportunity to explore the mesmerizing landscapes of Trongsa. 

While covering the trekking trail from Tongtongphey Village, you can also spot various wildlife animals such as Rhesus monkeys, red panda, Himalayan black bear, and golden langur. You can book the best Bhutan tour packages to experience an adrenaline rush by indulging in these exciting treks.

4. Sinchula Winter Trek

The Sinchula Winter Trek is another adventurous trek that you can indulge in to explore the Capital City of Bhutan, Thimphu. This amazing trekking trail enables you to cover the historic trade route between Thimphu and Punakha. 

This trail starts from the outside of Thimphu city and goes through dense pine forests, Galapang village, Sinchula Pass, and Dunshing Pang. On the last day of the 3-day trek, you explore the stunning Punakha trail and the mesmerizing suspension bridge. 

5. Gangtey Gompa Winter Trek 

The Gangtey winter trek starts from Gogona, where you can experience the beauty of magnolia, rhododendron, and juniper forests. After that, you have to climb to the Shobjula Pass then will take you through stunning mountain ranges, Tashila Pass, and the Dangchu River. 

Exploring these trekking trails during chilly weather will surely leave your mind and body relaxed. Booking affordable Bhutan tour packages from India will ensure that all your safety concerns, trekking arrangements, accessibility, and accommodation facilities are covered.  

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