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Trekking in Bhutan are unrivaled by many of the more treks offered in Asia – it is quite challenging and it is for real adventure seekers.

The hill side tends to be almost vertical, the climate is windier, damper and colder, and the daily altitude gain is more than in any other Himalayan nation.

To enjoy the beautiful landscape, its flora and fauna, there is no better way than trekking in Bhutan. Bhutanese have wondered all over their country on foot for centuries carving out treks through valleys and passes.  Now these same routes are use fo trekking.  Each Bhutan treks has its own special features.

Bhutan treks do not require any special skill. The trails are generally in good condition. Fit and experienced walkers would have no difficulty navigating them, although natural obstacles such as snowfall or landslides could require a change of plans.

For the less experience trekkers, there are several trails like DrukPath trek, Sagala trek, Samtengang winter trek, and Nabjikorphu community trek, and many more.

Bhutan trekking started in 1978. Around 1000 tourists a year visit Bhutan for trekking, and most of them opt for Drukpath, Jomolhari Yaksa trek and Jomolhari Round trek, easy accessible from the north of Paro.

However, the Bhutan trek comprises long days with several ascents and descents each day. The valleys are steeper here than in other Himalayan destinations.

Bhutan Trekking Season:

  • Bhutan treks in spring: – Most trekkers visit in spring and fall, which is the main trekking season in Bhutan.
  • Bhutan treks in winter: – This is not the time to go for high passes. But the weather is ideal for low altitude treks. The clear blue skies offer unique opportunities to enjoy beautiful views of snow-capped mountains.
  • Bhutan treks in summer: – Despite the rain, muddy trails and leeches, one can enjoy short treks and beautiful vegetation.

These days, with climate changes, one can go trekking in all four seasons. However, one has to choose the trek carefully.

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The trekkers are very well looked after by ‘Bhutan Bokar’ experienced trekking guides. Overnight accommodation in comfortable tents and luggage is carried by packs of mules and yaks. You will also be accompanied by potters, and Bhutanese trekking crew, who will carry your picnic lunch, put tents, and cook delicious meals.

How to choose a trek – Should it be short or long, easy, moderate or difficult? at low or high altitudes? Bhutan Bokar will help you in making a right decision.

Now, with our Bhutan treks, you can make your dreams come true. You can catch the spirit of the world’s unclimbed mountain peaks in the healthiest atmosphere.

Bhutan Trekking Packages:

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BUMTHANG OWL TREK

Duration: 11 Nights
Activities: Trekking & Culture
Destinations: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha & Bumthang

The Bumthang Owl trek is a moderate 3-day hiking route, which starts from Menchugang and ends in Jakar Dzong.

The trail has an abundance of flora and fauna and the panoramic views of the valleys and the Himalayas spread over a broad horizon is an experience of a lifetime. This trek could be a substitute for the Bumthang Cultural.

This trek also combines the cultural tour of the central and western districts of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Trongsa and Bumthang.

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MAGICAL JOMOLHARI TREK

Duration: 9 Nights
Activities: Trekking & Culture
Destinations: Jomolhari & Paro

The Jomolhari Yaksa trek offers wonderful views of Jomolhari Mountain (7,314m) and the twin peaks of neighboring Jichu Drake (6,794 m) and Tshering Gang.

The trekking reaches a maximum altitude of 4,750 m. It starts from Paro passing through rolling alpine meadows to the base of mount Jomolhari and ends in Paro. You will also explore Paro valley, home to many of Bhutan’s oldest monasteries and temples.

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DRUKPATH TREK

Duration: 8 Nights
Activities: Trekking & Culture
Destinations: Paro & Thimphu

Druk path trek is an easy to moderate trekking that passes through alpine woods with lush open meadows and gradually ascends above the tree line.

Campsites are next to an old monastery and some beautiful mountain lakes. The trail offers beautiful views of snow-capped mountain from several points.

This trek is more of a leisure walk over gentle terrain following age-old yak trails. After the initial climb the route is not too hard and, if needed, there is access to descend to lower altitudes from several points.

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DAGALA THOUSAND LAKES TREK

Duration: 11 Nights
Activities: Trekking & Culture
Destinations: Paro & Thimphu

This trek follows an ancient cattle migration route from the south central district of Dagana to Thimphu in the western region. This trek is mostly in the alpine region and is the only trail that offers spectacular views of the Himalayas range in Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and India.

You will also see lots of lakes and hence the name, Dagala thousand lake trek. The trek is also famous for its Golden trout. The trek starts between Thimphu and Paro highway and ends in Thimphu.

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BEAUTIFUL LAYA GASA TREK

Duration: 16 Nights
Activities: Trekking & Culture
Destinations: Paro, Laya, Gasa & Thimphu

The Laya Gasa trek takes you to remote northern Bhutan where nomadic communities live within its rugged topography.

On this trekking you will sight Blue Sheep, Griffons, Snow Leopard in their natural surroundings and the Blue Poppy, Bhutan’s national flower.

The trail passes through sub tropical and alpine panoramas and mountain passes with striking views of Mount Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsrim Khang.

The trek also offers the opportunity to get a close view of the Layaps, a nomadic community that lives in this region and rears yaks for a living.

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MERAK SAKTENG YETI TREK

Duration: 14 Nights
Activities: Trekking & Culture
Destinations: West & East Bhutan

In eastern Bhutan the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, or Migoi National Park, covering 650km, was set up specifically to look after the Migoi (or Yeti Surveys are being carried out to determine how many species exist there; no Migoi have yet been spotted. Besides the Migoi National Park Migoi may be encountered between the Tang and Lhushi valleys (Rodang La).

This special cultural and nature trek of an isolated Merak & Sakteng recently opened in 2009. Until now a handful of tourists and researchers were permitted to this area with special permissions. This area was closed to protect the unique cultural heritage of this Brokpa people and in part to give the mythical Yeti some peace, whose tales of wandering in the valley is very popular among the natives. The Brokpas (highlanders) population of Merak and Sakten are semi-nomadic yak herder, who speak different dialect and wear a completely different outfit from other Bhutanese.

This seven-day trek visits the isolated valleys of Merak (11,536 ft / 3517 m) and Sakteng (9709 ft / 2960 m), with a crossing of the Nyuksang La (Nyakchung La) (13,579ft/4140m). Allow some extra days so that you can make the most of this special area with its unique culture, rich history and very friendly people.

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SNOWMAN TREK

Duration: 29 Nights
Activities: Trekking & Culture
Destinations: Paro,Lunana,Laya & Trongsa

Snowmen trek, ranked as one of the hardest treks in the world, is also one of the most beautiful.

Starting from the western district of Paro and finishing in the central region of Bumthang and Trongsa, the trek covers almost the whole part of the greater Himalaya in Bhutan.

The highlight of this trekking is breathtaking views of mountains, turquoise green glacier lakes and highland villages.

This trekking demands adequate training and preparation since it is long and requires going through rough terrain and crossing 11 high passes.

As you finish the trek, you will feel a profound sense of satisfaction and glory.