The 8 Greatest Treks in Bhutan to Satiate Your Thrill-Loving Soul
Bhutan is one of the most magnificent countries in the world. The astonishing landscapes, snow-capped mountains, and the green lush valleys of this beautiful country will make you spellbound. This serene country is known to be the happiest country in the world and it progresses under the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Decked in picturesque mountains, tranquil monasteries, litter-free road routes, lush green landscapes, gushing waterfalls, untouched trails, and the astounding Himalayan views, Bhutan is an ideal holiday destination for the nature lovers. Furthermore, it has the most bewitching forest trails ever explored by man. The climate of this serene country is perfect for all types of trekking. The best trekking months in Bhutan is March to May as well as September to October. On every Bhutan trekking, you will get your own guide, get a personal cook, and a camping assistant.
Some greatest breathtaking treks in Bhutan-
If you want to have a thrilling experience with your friends or with your better half, then it best to try Trekking in Bhutan. Some of the trekking explorations open up a complete forest ecosystem where you can see Musk deer and Black bear which will make your trek more interesting.
Here, we will discuss most challenging treks in Bhutan:
1. Jomolhari Trek-
It is the highest peak of trekking route in Bhutan which will take you against spectacular heights of Himalayan ranges along through the abysmal valleys which will give you Goosebumps. It also offers you to experience the breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains, lush green valleys, glittering lakes, sparkling rivers, dense green forests and fruit orchards which will surely mesmerize you. Along with this trekking route, you will get a lifetime opportunity to experience Bhutanese village life closely.
Location: Starting from Paro and the trek passes through many spots such as Thangthangkha, Jangothang, and Linghs. Then from Linghs the route diverges from Laya Gasa Trek to reach Shodu, Barshong, Doden and finally reach to Thimphu.
Best Time to visit: March-May and September-November.
Price: The price of the 9-day trek is approximately INR 300,000/person.
Difficulty Level: Moderately difficult.
2. Druk Path Trek:
It is one of the best treks in Bhutan. This trek route is accompanied amidst the glorious natural landscape, lush valleys, and dense forests. It is a 6-day trek which gives you to spend an adventurous time with your close one in the lap of the Himalayas. This trek connects the valleys of Paro and Thimphu which offers the dazzling view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the world’s highest unclimbed mountain peak. You will experience several monasteries as well as Dzongs on your way to trek.
Location: The journey starts from Paro, and ends at Thimphu.
Best Time to visit: March-June and September-November.
Price: The price for the 6-day trek is approximately INR 135,000 /person
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate.
3. Duer Hot Springs Trek:
It is one of the most exciting as well as challenging treks in the land of Bhutan. Duer Hot Springs is ranging from 3000 meters to 4700 meters and this track moves through multiple difficulties, steep heights and low descents. However, after this bone breaking challenge, the sights of Duer Hot springs will indeed a reward for you. During your trekking trail, you can witness the beautiful landscapes, forested regions with prominent maple and juniper trees.
Things to see- Hot Springs
Duration: 4 days trekking tour
Best time to visit: March – April, October to November
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
4. Bumthang Owl Trek:
If you want to enjoy the unexposed natural beauty and picturesque panorama in Bhutan, Bumthang Owl trek is the best options to do it. During your trekking trail, you can also enjoy uncountable scenic beauty which is flourished with dense forests on both sides with bamboo and famous rhododendron trees. Furthermore, avian wildlife is a key attraction of this trek. You will really amazed on your way of trekking as this trail is filled with an array of delightful flora and fauna as well as multiple ancient Buddhist temples.
Things to see- Himalayan Black Bear and holy monasteries
Duration: 3 days trekking trip
Best time to visit: March-May and September-November
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
5. Gangtey Trek:
while we can’t pause time, it’s so wonderful to revisit such moments frozen in time! can’t believe it’s been 11 years today, since one of the most amazing adventures (and the most memorable trek) in #Bhutan, and having my first snow fight 😁⛄❄️ this is one of those moments I’d love to rewind to, if time travel becomes possible! #travel #Gangtey #DrukYul #GangteyTrek
Gangtey Trek is an ideal option for those who love to embark on an easy trek without having any prior experience of trekking. Trek in Gangtey to Phobjikha Valley is one of the fascinating experiences you will get, as these glacial valleys are situated at an altitude of 3000m, nestled at the eastern side of Wangdue Phodrang. During winters, these isolated valleys serve as home to many rare species including black-necked cranes. The main attractions of this trekking route that you will explore the outstanding views of mesmerizing natural surroundings with juniper and magnolia forest.
Things to see- The Black Necked Crane
Duration: 3 days trekking tour
Location: Gangtey to Phobjikha, Bhutan
Best time to visit: September-May
Things to carry: Baseball cap from relief from the scorching heat of the sun
6. Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek:
Dagala Thousand Lakes trek (4520m) is a journey which offers excellent views of Himalayan ranges. This trekking trail is through the pristine beauty which adorned with natural green landscape and high altitude shimmering mountain lakes. During your trekking journey, you will not only see the crystal clear lakes but also enjoy the breathtaking views of the highest mountains, Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, and Masang Gang. You will also get the opportunity to know the Bhutanese lifestyles as you to travel through various traditional Bhutanese villages.
Things to see- High altitude lakes
Location: Near Thimphu, Bhutan
Best time to visit: April- June, September- October
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
7. Snowman Trek I:
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Snowman Trek I, an extension of Jomolhari Trek, a 25th-day trek which is not be taken by weak hearted people. The level of trekking challenges increases as you reach the top heights of the Himalayan Mountains. But your exhausting trekking trip will be compensated by the eye-catching beauty from the height of 23,100 feet above sea level.
Location: The trek begins at Gunitsawa Village and ends at Maurothang.
Best Time to visit: October
Price: The price for the 25th-day trek is approximately INR 900,000 /person
Difficulty Level: Extremely Difficult.
8. Samtengang Winter Trek:
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This trek is being accomplished with an average altitude of 1900m, Samtengang Winter Trek is a considerably easy trek to Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhags. As it is low altitude trek, it preserves a warmer climate which is pleasant and soothing. This trekking trail is devoid of distressing steeps and heights which makes this trail quite smooth for the trekkers. While you trekking through this trail, you will get the amazing glimpse of rhododendron forest.
Things to see- Sha village and lifestyle of Bhutanese people based there.
Duration: 3 days trekking tour.
Location: Punakha, Bhutan
Best Time to visit: March to April and October to November.
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#lingzhitrek April 6:Day 7 Roblothang to Limithang The high moods captured when you reach the highest point of the entire trek. #Singchenla 5100 meters. The descent was all the way snow grounds , at points where it was icy ❄️ enough to throw you off balance. Once I reached below, I parked myself, to look up and enjoy the show of my trekking buddies falling on their butts 😊 Picture credit: @che_dorji_che_dorji & @ktdorji #trekkers360 #bhutanesetrekkers #treksinbhutan #trekking #trekkinginbhutan #trekkinglovers #trekkinginhimalayas #ilovetrekking #jomolhari #layalingshitrek #bhutanesewomen #bhutanese #ig_bhutan #amazing_bhutan #bhutan
Chimi Zangmo, April 6: Day 7 Roblothang to Limithang. The high moods captured when you reach the highest point of the entire trek.
#Singchenla 5100 meters. The descent was all the way snow grounds, at points where it was icy enough to throw you off balance.
Once I reached below, I parked myself, to look up and enjoy the show of my trekking buddies falling on their butts.