Trekking

Trekking

Explore what truly sets Bhutan apart from anywhere else and discover one of the most remote kingdoms on earth.

Whether you are looking for a day hike or a grueling 31 day adventure, Bhutan has it all. Pristine mountain lakes, imposing glaciers and some of the world’s most endangered species await you in the mountainous amphitheater of the Himalayas.

Let us give you a selection of some of the country’s finest treks. Note: Trekking routes on this website are general guides only and may have inaccuracies. They are not to be used for navigation. Your trek guide is the expert on the route to take. No matter which trek you may choose, you’ll experience Bhutan’s incredible beauty, clean air and pristine trails.

 

1. DRUK PATH TREK (6 days)

The six day trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.

2. JOMOLHARI LAYA GASA TREK (12 days)

The Laya-Gasa Trek is considered one of the most scenic treks in Bhutan, offering amazing views of some of the most pristine and unspoiled landscapes in Bhutan. This fourteen day, 217 km journey begins at Drukgyel in Paro and takes you through gorgeous alpine meadows.

3. JOMOLHARI LOOP (7 days)

Jomolhari Loop is the shortest of the Jomolhari trekking routes, which are the most popular treks in Bhutan. With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari.

4. JOMOLHARI TREK (9 days)

Jomolhari Trek is longer than the Jomolhari Loop – the most popular trekking routes in Bhutan. With altitude differences of 2,500m and nearly 5,000m it offers a wide range of landscapes, fauna and flora. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Base camp.

5. DAGALA THOUSAND LAKES TREK (6 days)

This six day trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you walk amidst the shimmering lakes you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks.

6. GANGTEY TREK(3 days)

Although the trek is possible throughout the winter, the best time for the Gangte Trek is between March-May and September-November. It is a short and relatively easy trek with several beautiful villages and monasteries en route.

7. PUNAKHA WINTER TREK (2 days)

This is a short and easy trek through Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. The altitude of the trail covers almost a thousand meters in range but the slopes are mostly gradual and should not present hikers with much difficulty.

8. BUMTHANG CULTURAL TREK (3 days)

This is a fairly easy three-day trek that takes you through beautiful valleys and along clear, trout-filled rivers. Bumthang is often known as the ‘cultural heartland’ of Bhutan and there are plenty of ancient temples to visit during the hike.

9. BUMTHANG OWL TREK (3 days)

This three day trek around Bumthang offers both fantastic views of an unspoiled natural environment endowed with a diverse array of flora and fauna as well as an opportunity to visit ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries.

 

 

Red Rice and Red Chillies tours can easily customize your treks of Bhutan to incorporate your choice of treks. All our trekking programs are flexible and can be easily tailored to suit your interest.