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  • If you want to have a challenging experience then it best to try Trekking in Bhutan. You should straddle the borders between Nepal and Bhutan and walk towards the Jhomolhari trek which is quite popularly known as the “bride of Kangchenjunga.” If you trekking there you should definitely be a part of the Jomolhari Mountain Festival which celebrates the local culture of the nearby villages.

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    Some treks like Druk Path Trek gives you a clean view of Mount Gangkar Puensum which is one of the tallest peak of Bhutan where it is the hardest to make up till the summit. Some of the trekking expedition opens up a complete forest ecosystem where you can see Musk deer and Black bear making the trekking expedition all the more interesting for many travellers.

    Here are some of the best trekking places in Bhutan:

  • 01Druk Path Trek

    Druk Path Trek
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    Trek amidst the dazzling natural landscape with snowy mountains, lush valleys, dense forests of fir, blue pine and rhododendrons, long stretches of pastureland and clear blue lakes on Druk Path trek in Bhutan. It is a six day trek which lets you spend adventurous time in the lap of the abundant nature. The trek connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu and offers the glorious view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the world’s highest unclimbed mountain peak. Experience the unique culture and ancient architecture of Bhutan on your way with visits to sleepy hamlets and ancient monasteries and temples.


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    : The journey starts from Paro, the historical valley, and ends at Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

    Best Time
    : The best time to take this excursion is between March-June and September-November.

    Approx Price
    : The approximate price per person for six day trek is 135,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy to Moderate.

    Bhutan is one of the least known travel destinations in the world, If you are looking for an uncrowded place then this one is for you.

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  • 03Duer Hot Springs Trek

    Duer Hot Springs Trek
    One of the most challenging treks in the land of Bhutan is the Duer Hot Springs trek, which partially cross roads with Snowman trek which is ideally the most difficult trekking track in the whole world. Duer Hot Springs is the destination of this trek which has a breathtaking beauty worth the grueling challenges on the trail. Ranging from 3000 meters to 4700 meters, the track moves through multiple difficulties, steep heights and low descents.

    However after this bone breaking challenge the sight of Duer Hot springs is indeed a reward. Apart from this on the trail one can see beautiful landscapes forested regions with prominent hemlock, maple and juniper trees.

    : Hot Springs

    : 4 days trekking tour.

    Best Season: March - April, October to November
  • 04Samtengang Winter Trek

    Samtengang Winter Trek
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    Starting from Punakha, Samtengang Winter Trek is a short and considerably simple and easy trek to Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag with average altitude rising not more than 1900 meters. The climate is excellent and due to low altitude preserves warmer climate which is pleasant and soothing. The trekking trail is devoid of uncomfortable steeps and heights making the trail quite smooth for the amateur hikers.

    The trail passes through rhododendron forest which is a delight to see especially in monsoon times. The region also posses dense vegetation with oak and maple trees and also the longest foot bridge of Bhutan. Villages like Sha and Chungsakha also falls on this trail. It is approximately 54 km in length.

    : Sha viilage and lifestyle of Bhutanese people based there.

    : 3 days trekking tour.

    : Near Punakha, Bhutan

    Best Season
    : March - April, October to November. However due to low altitude it can be visited in winter too.
  • 05Wild East Rodung La Trek

    Wild East Rodung La Trek
    Wild East Rodung La Trek is a short trekking trail and comprises of low altitudes but quite steep climbs and descents. It is challenging trail especially for those who does not possess much experience in trekking. The beautiful trail passes through prominent Bhumthang and reaches Trashiyangtse.

    From ancient times this trail bears huge importance since this was considered as the trade road but with time this has lost its usage and charm and today it is only used as a hiking trail. Mountain passes, pastures and meadows, and dense forest of bamboo and alpine trees makes the beauty of the location absolutely eye arresting.


    : Ancient trade road

    : 10 days trek

    : Near Jakar, Bhutan

    Best Season
    : April to May, October to November
  • 06Bumthang Owl Trek

    Bumthang Owl Trek
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    To enjoy unspoiled natural beauty and pictorial scenic vista in Bhutan, one of the best options is to set out for the short yet fascinating Bumthang Owl trek. The trek starts from Manchung and travels through Dhur village, Drangela Pass and reaches Tharpaling monastery. On the trekking trail one can enjoy unlimited and undisturbed scenery with dense forests on both sides with blue pine, birch, maple, spruce, juniper, bamboo and famous rhododendron trees.

    One can visualize the exceptional beauty of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, which is ideally the highest unclimbed peak in the world. Avian wildlife is a key attraction of this trek. The trekking trail is filled with an array of fascinating flora and fauna and multiple ancient Buddhist temples.

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    : Old Buddhist temples, Himalayan black bear

    : 3 days trek

    : Bumthang, Bhutan

    Best Season
    : March to May, September to November
  • 07Bumthang Cultural Trek

    Bumthang Cultural Trek
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    A trek through the “cultural heartland “of Bhutan, is always a precious one. This short and simple trek is one of the preferred trekking trails to enjoy the natural beauty of Bhutan with its trout- filled rivers and verdant valleys. Apart from this the trekking trail also provides a fascinating glimpse of some of ancient Buddhist temples and age old monasteries.

    Passing through the countryside of Bumthang, one can enjoy the scenic pleasure of blue pine forest and scrub bamboo along with several small villages displaying their traditional lifestyle. For all those nature lovers this is a splendid trail to visualize the beauty of Thimphu, Paro valleys and Punakha.

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    : old Buddhist temples

    : 3 days trek

    : Bumthang, Bhutan

    Best Season
    : March to May, September to November
  • 08Punakha Winter Trek

    Punakha Winter Trek
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    Having an altitude of 3400 meters this is one of the easiest and the most popular trekking journey among amateur trekkers through the ancient capital of Bhutan, Punakha. The trekking trail commences from Thimphu and concludes in the beautiful Punakha valley. Being a short trek, the gradual slopes on the trekking trail does not seem to be too much concern for the hikers.

    The old foot trail snakes through luscious valleys, green landscapes, dense forestlands and golden rice fields. The trail crosses through Phajoding Monastery and beautiful Sinchula Pass. Due to low altitude and much warmer climate, the trek is often preferred during winters.

    Image Credits : Krishnandu Sarkar

    : Phajoding Monastry

    : 4 days/3 nights

    : Punakha, Bhutan

    Best Season
    : March to May, September to November are considered as ideal time, however it can be done during December to February too.
  • 09Gangtey Trek

    Gangtey Trek
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    For all those people who love to venture on an easy trek and enjoy natural serene surroundings up close without having any prior experience of trekking, Gangtey Trek is an ideal option. Gangtey trek is to Phobjikha Valley one of the fascinating glacial valleys of Bhutan, at an altitude of 3000m, nestled at the eastern side of Wangduephodrang. The great monastery of Gangtey is based just crossing the pass, which was built during 17th century.

    During winters these isolated valleys forms the home for rare species of black necked cranes from Tibetan plateau. Outstanding views of mesmerizing natural surroundings with juniper and magnolia forest and green landscapes highlight the trekking trail. Villages like Gogona and Khotokha falls on the road.

    Image Credits : Timothy Neesam

    : Thrung, the black necked crane

    : 3 days/3 nights

    : Near Tabiting, Bhutan

    Best Season
    : September to May

    Things to carry
    : Baseball cap for strong sun
  • 10Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek

    Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
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    Providing an excellent view of the Bhutanese Himalayan Range Dagala Thousand Lakes trek (4520m) is a journey through pristine beauty that remains adorned with natural green landscape and high altitude shimmering mountain lakes. In this journey, it is not only the crystal clear lakes that catches the eye but one can also enjoy the breathtaking views of the highest mountains, Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more.

    Though this is strenuous trek but prior experience on the Alpine is not mandatory. Apart from travelling through picturesque lakes and devour natural beauty at its best, one also gets the chance to travel through various traditional Bhutaneese villages which gives a good idea about their lifestyle here.

    : High altitude lakes

    : Near Thimpu, Bhutan

    Best Season
    : April- June, September- October
  • 11Merak Sakteng Trek

    Merak Sakteng Trek
    Merak Sakteng Trek offers you an opportunity to have a unique experience unlike any other trek. The Sakteng valley is one of the most picturesque valleys with vast expanse of lush pastoral lands and the trek lies within the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary.

    The trekker can experience the semi nomadic life and rich traditions and culture navigating through the nomadic villages. Follow the trail along the river bank, enjoy the spectacular view of mountains, with flourishing rhododendron trees, rest in one of the idyllic villages and enjoy the hospitality of the villagers.


    : This unique trek begins at Chaling and takes you to Damnongchu, Merak, Miksa Teng, Sakteng, and Jyonkhar Teng and Terminates at Phongmey.

    Best Time
    : The best time to take this journey is between March to June and September to November.

    Approx Price
    : The approximate price per person for the 7 day trek is 350,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate.
  • 12Nabji Korphu Trek

    Nabji Korphu Trek
    Nabji Korphu Trek is a small and enjoyable trek that offers an easy and pleasant excursion to the trekker. The trek offers an opportunity to experience the diverse topography, flora and fauna of Bhutan with surrounding scenic beauty. It also offers plenty of opportunities to spend time in peaceful villages, enjoy the kindness and generosity of villagers, and learn about their traditional culture.

     Nabji and Korphu are such relaxing villages surrounded by lush paddy fields. Partake in the traditional ceremonies and enjoy the traditional dancing and signing of local women while soaking in the beauty of nature.

    : This pleasurable trek begins at Riotala village and takes you to Nimshong, Nabji, Korphu, Kubdra, Jangbi and terminates at Tongtongfey.

    Best Time
    : The best time to take this journey is between October and April.

    Approx Price
    : The approximate price per person for the 6 day trek is 200,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy
  • 13Snowman Trek II

    Snowman Trek II
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    Reach the higher altitudes of Himalayan Mountains of Bhutan with Snowman Trek II that traverse through the challenging trekking routes to take you to the remote and unspoiled parts of Bhutan. This 25 days trek is one of the most difficult treks that you can take. However, at this altitude with stretches of pristine landscape you will be awestruck with the natural beauty. An extension of Laya Gasa trek it offers you the opportunity to reach the farthest parts of the country while traversing through the treacherous trails, profound valleys and majestic mountains. The landscape is dotted with sleepy hamlets and ancient architectures.

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    : The trek begins at Gunitsawa Village and takes you to some of the farthest areas of Bhutan to end at Duer village.

    Best Time
    : June to October.

    Approx Price
    : The approximate price per person for the 25 day trek is 950,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Extremely Difficult
  • 14Snowman Trek I

    Snowman Trek I
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    An extension to the challenging Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek, the 25 day Snowman Trek I is not an excursion to be taken by weak hearted. The challenges of trekking amplify as you reach the unscaled heights of Himalayan Mountains. But you will be compensated by the magnificent beauty and grandiose of nature at 23,100 feet above sea level.

    Jhomolhari is the third highest peak of Bhutan and Snowman Trek I gives you the opportunity to scale it if you are up for some challenges. It also offers you to trek amidst the pristine landscape and give you a chance to interact with local villagers from close.


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    : The trek begins at Gunitsawa Village and takes you to some of the remotest areas of Bhutan to end at Maurothang.

    Best Time
    : October. Approx

    : The approximate price per person for the 25 day trek is 900,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Extremely Difficult.
  • 15Jomolhari Trek

    Jomolhari Trek
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    Jomolhari Trek is the longer version of the Jomolhari loop trekking route that put up the trekkers against marvelous heights, unfathomable valleys, and challenging trekking routes. It also offers the trekkers to experience the breathtaking view of Himalayan Mountains, flourishing valleys, lush green yak pasturelands, lakes, rivers, dense forests and fruit orchards and the spectacular views of Mountain Jichu Drakey, Tshering Gang and Jho Drakey await you. It provides a superb opportunity to experience Bhutanese village life closely and marvel at the ancient architecture.

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    : Starting from Paro the trek passes through Sharna Zampa, Thangthangkha, Jangothang, and Linghsi from where the route diverge from Laya Gasa Trek to reach Shodu, Barshong, Dolam Kencho, Doden to reach Thimphu.

    Best Time
    : The best time is from March to May and September to November.

    Approx Price
    : The approximate price per person for the 9 day trek is 300,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderately difficult.
  • 16Jomolhari Loop

    Jomolhari Loop
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    The shortest of Jomolhari trekking route, Jomolhari loop lets the trekkers experience the diverse beauty of the Bhutanese landscape, flora and fauna even for beginners. This short trek is one of the most popular trek routes in Bhutan, and gives you an opportunity to see the majestic beauty of Mt Jomolhari without having to take the difficult and longer path.

    Cover an altitude difference of 2500 meters to witness the changing scenery from dense forests, to stretches of pasturelands, sleepy hamlets, valleys dotted with ancient Bhutanese architecture in the backdrop of pristine mountain peaks.


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    : Arrive at Paro and traverse the trek that passes through Sharna Zampa, Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Soi Yaktsa, Thombu Shong to reach back to Paro.

    Best Time
    : The best time is from April to May and September to November.

    Approx Price
    : The approximate price per person for the 8 day trek is 250,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy
  • 17Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek

    Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek
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    Take the adventurous Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek in Bhutan that takes you to the splendid heights and lets you experience the great diversity of landscape. Pass through the dense pine forests, lush meadows, pasturelands while soaking in the beauty of snow capped mountains of Mt. Jomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. It is a long and difficult trek which challenges the most experienced and physically fit trekkers.

    You will also pass through the beautiful hamlets and interact with the friendly Bhutanese villagers. The landscape is dotted with Dzongs, temples and monasteries which offers the glimpse of ancient architecture of Bhutan amidst unspoiled tranquillity of nature.

    Image Credits : Andrew Purdam

    : The trek starts at Gunitsawa and passes through Sharna Zampa, Soi Thangkha, Jangothang, Lingshi, Chebisa, Shomuthang, Robluthang, Limithang, Laya among others to end at Thimphu.

    Best Time
    : April-June & September- November.

    Approx Price
    : Per person price 13 day trek is 400,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Difficult
  • 18Salt Trek Route

    Salt Trek Route
    If you have a knack for trekking then you might tour to Bhutan. The whole of Bhutan is a soulful place, and visually pleasing. The salt trek route is a very popular trekking expedition in the kingdom.

    Years back when Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar national highway was not laid, the villagers use to travel via this route to gather salt and silk from the Samdrup Jongkar town border.The voyage used to take 8 days and thus the trek expedition originated. The journey takes you to through spectacular landscapes of broadleaved forests and alpine pathways.

    : Low altitude trek amidst mountain valleys, cute villages and breathtaking fields and meadows. Overnight camping under the Bhutanese air is just what you need to activate your inner soul.

    Difficulty level
    : Above moderate (highest altitude – 1442 M); steep ascents and descents included

    : Cheya (Bhutan)

    Best Season
    : Late summer (June to September)
  • 19Visit Buddha Dordenma (Thimphu)

    Visit Buddha Dordenma (Thimphu)
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    One of the largest Buddha statues in the world, Buddha Dordenma is a masterpiece of architectural wonder. The massive bronze statue is more than 50 meters in height and is gilded in gold. Apart from this it also houses 125,000 other Buddha statues that are placed surrounding the Buddha Dordenma statue.

    Sitting royally atop a great meditation hall, this Buddha statue exudes peace and tranquillity 
    and is considered as one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. The project has been believed to be prophesized as early as eight century in a sacred treasure kept by Guru Padmasambhava.

    It is a representation of manifestation of human faith and everlasting peace and happiness for all human beings.

    Location: The Statue is on top of a mount in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and marks the southern entrance to the valley of Thimphu.

    Best time/season
    : The early morning light makes it best for clicking photographs and enjoying the beauty.

  • 20Trekking

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    With its stunning natural landscape, snow capped mountains, stretches of pastureland, lush green valleys, dense mixed forests and crystal clear lakes, Bhutan offers an excellent opportunity to undertake a trekking adventure. The varied landscape of Bhutan provide for easy to excruciating trekking opportunities for both beginners and experts.

    Some of the treks are demanding and require certain level of physical fitness. These treks take you to the most unspoiled and remote parts of the country where the beauty of the pristine landscape will enthral you. Interact with the local villagers and experience the rich culture and tradition of the country.

    Location: Druk Path Trek, Jomolhari Trek, Snowman Trek Nabji Korphu Trek, Merak Sakteng Trek and several other treks are available in Bhutan.

    Best time/season
    : March to May and September to November.

    Approx Price
    : Price varies depending upon the trek from 150,000 BTN to 900,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate to Challenging
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  • 21Visit Dochula Pass (Thimphu)

    Visit Dochula Pass (Thimphu)
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    Dochula Pass is a scenic spot located more than ten thousand feet above sea level, while going from Punakha to Thimphu. It is one of the most renowned destinations for tourists in Bhutan.

    The place offers a panoramic view of the surrounding snow laden mountains and the breathtaking view of the colourful flags fluttering in the wind and 108 Chortens 
    and is considered as one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. Druk Wangyal Chorten was constructed by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk.

    The chortens and Druk Wangyal Lhakhang temple with beautiful ornate details against the lush green forest backdrop make this spot famous among locals and tourists alike. The Dochu La Wangyal Festival where the colourful mask dance can be witnessed also makes this place illustrious.

    Location: The Pass is located at a height of 10,171 ft on east-west Road from Thimpu to Punakha.

    Best time/season: March to May and September to November.
  • 2212 Days Dagala Trek in Bhutan

    12 Days Dagala Trek in Bhutan
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    About the Activity:

    • Delight in this 12 days 11 nights trekking expedition that enables you to witness the stunning beauty of this region. 
    • Get picked up from the airport in a shared vehicle and transfer to the hotel for the night.
    • Enjoy trekking in the roads of Genekha, Gur, Labatama, Jaduna, Japhuna,Talekha and Thimphu.
    • Hike through lush-green thickets while enjoying the scenic landscapes comprising of stunning waterfalls, tea estates, green paddy’s sprawling the region.
    • Experience the diversified flora and fauna with a trip to yak herding camps – get ready to be astonished with the scenic appeal and the tranquility of this entire place.
    • Witness the culture and historical sites of Bhutan like never before.
    • End this exciting tour after getting dropped back to the airport and depart for home.
  • 239 Days Druk Path Trek in Bhutan

    9 Days Druk Path Trek in Bhutan
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    About the Activity:
    • Get ready to feel the essence of central Bhutan in this 9 days 8 nights hiking tour.
    • Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer your hotel.
    • Explore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition.
    • Visit the Zorig Chusum, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Drukgyel Dzong which are few of the famous places. 
    • Visit many tourist attractions ans well as secret destinations within Bhutan that portray it's beauty perfectly.
    • Enjoy trekking in some of the best places like Thimphu, Paro, Simkota and Jangchulakha.
    • Rejuvenate yourself with the serene and green landscape of the country.
    • Visit the famous historical sites and local markets and experience local village lifestyles and tradition from up close.
    • End this tour after getting drop back the airport and depart for home.
  • 2410 Days Trekking at Samtengang in Bhutan

    10 Days Trekking at Samtengang in Bhutan
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    About the Activity:

    • Embark in this exciting 10 days 9 nights trekking expedition at Samtengang in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region.
    • Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle Suvs, Toyota mini vans or buses and transfer to the hotel for the night.
    • Trek through some of the most beautiful cities of Bhutan like Thimphu, Paro, Simkota and Jangchulakha.
    • Visit many tourist attractions ans well as secret destinations within Bhutan that portray it's beauty perfectly.
    • Rejuvenate yourself with the serene and green landscape of the country and its historical sites.
    • Visit the famous historical sites and local markets and experience local village lifestyles and tradition from up close.
    • End this tour after getting drop back the airport and depart for home.
  • 25Sinchula Trek

    Sinchula Trek
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  • 26Tsheluna Trek

    Tsheluna Trek
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  • 278 Days Trekking Adventure in Bhutan

    8 Days Trekking Adventure in Bhutan
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    About the Activity:
    • Embark on an exciting and adventurous trekking expedition of 8 days 7 nights on the Drukpath Trail.
    • The trek is located in one of the most enticing countries of the Asian subcontinent, Bhutan and is a truly sensational experience to undertake.
    • Witness the wondrous Tigers nest monastery and other important sights of Thimphu and Paro.
    • Over a course of 8 days you will be traversing a distance of almost 50 km on foot.
    • You will be trekking in the Paro Rinpung Dzong, Taktshang Goemba,Drugyel Dzong,Jele Dzong and Phajoding.
    • Crossing the beautiful locations of Jimilangtso and Phajoding is indeed a sight to treasure for a lifetime.
    • End your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head for the airport.
  • 28Jomolhari Trek, Bhutan @ Flat 15% off

    Jomolhari Trek, Bhutan @ Flat 15% off
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    About Jomolhari Trek:

    This exhilarating trekking adventure in Bhutan takes you to the base camp of Mount Jomolhari – one of the most celebrated Himalayan mountains in the country

    It is a challenging trek, not recommended for seasoned trekkers, and good mental and physical preparation is suggested well before participation

    Participants are required to cover long distances including steep climbs on trek to Jomolhari

    The major highlights of the adventure are the grand views of Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tserimgang, Masanggang

    Additionally, a spectacle of diverse flora and fauna can be seen en route in the form of refreshing vegetation of rhododendron, pine, etc., and a wide range of native and migratory avifauna

    Drukgyel Dzong is the starting point of the trail that runs along Paro Chhu and passes through sweeping meadows, thick pine forests, paddy fields, and remote traditional villages of Bhutan

    After covering this 115 km long trail, you reach the ending point of the trek, Dodena

    About Jomolhari:

    Jomolhari, also spelled as Chomolhari, is a Himalayan mountain, bordering China, Bhutan and Tibet. Fondly called the Bride of Kanchenjunga, this mighty mountain rises to an elevation of over 24,000 feet.

    Jomolhari Trek
    is a thrilling adventure in Bhutan that offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the beauty of this mountain up close from its base camp at Jangothang, which also happens to be one of the most picturesque campsites in the country.

    Categorized as a challenging trek, this adventure, by all means, is an ultimate dose of thrill and a generously rewarding experience for anyone who is seeking some real action in the Bhutanese Himalayas. Over the span of 8 or 9 days, you will be surprised to see the variety of landscapes unfolding in front of you.

    From rolling meadows decked with flower beds and dense blue pine forests of Jigme Dorji National Park to roaring stream of Paro Chhu and quaint villages with traditional atmosphere, the trekking expedition to Jomolhari will help you discover varied aspects of Bhutan and its distinctiveness.

  • 29Bumdra Trek in Bhutan

    Bumdra Trek in Bhutan
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    About the Activity:
    • Embark on the 7 days 6 night tour of Bhutan and its picturesque landscape in this amazing camping and wilderness adventure
    • Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the night.
    • Experience the authentic Bhutan culture and the serene landscape 
    • Visit the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu and its enchanting tourist attractions like Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Tashichho Dzong and many more.
    • Head for the hiking in some of the jaw dropping landscapes of Bhutan.
    • Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories. 
  • 30Soi Yaktsa Trek in Bhutan

    Soi Yaktsa Trek in Bhutan
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    About the Activity:
    • Embark on one of the hardest and most demanding treks in Bhutan and the trip lasts for 10 days and 9 nights.
    • Start your trek from Paro and cross Shana, Thangthangka, Jangothang, Chorapang and Thongbue Shong before you end your trek at Drugyel Dzong. 
    • Explore the beautiful landscapes of Bhutan as you cross the unique and traditionally rich villages during your trek. 
    • Stay in the camp at the foothills of mountain Jhomolhari, also known as the Goddess of Mountains. 
    • End your trip at Paro and head back home with lots of amazing and adventurous memories. 

  • 31Trekking and Sightseeing Trip in Bhutan

    Trekking and Sightseeing Trip in Bhutan
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    About the Activity: 

    • Experience bliss on this unique journey that paints a sensitive portrait of the Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan.
    • Bhutan is best known for the strength and vitality of its traditional culture and its rich and undisturbed natural environment.
    • The trip, combining a tour, day hikes and a short trek, will imbue you with an appreciation of many of the country's essential elements.
    • From the sacred valley of Paro, the area first converted to Buddhism, through Punakha, seat of the Shabdrung, the unifier of the nation, to Thimphu, the modernizing capital.
    • You will undertake a charming winter trek from Trongsa, the birthplace of the Monarchy, to the scenic valley of Pobkikha and the monastery at Gangtey.
    • There is no better way to witness Bhutan's superb ecology and enduring village-centered way of life as you are transported back to a time of simple communities, inspirational saints, glorious leaders and fantastic legends.

Trekking in Bhutan



Jigme Dorji National Park

Jigme Dorji National Park is the second-largest national park in the country. Apart from covering multiple districts, it also pans over all three climatic zones of Bhutan. You can experience everything from frozen glaciers to dense jungles, rivers and historic sites without having to leave the park.

It is home to important cultural sites like the fortresses of Lingshi Dzong and Gasa Dzong and sacred mountains like  Mount Jomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake. The diverse animal cover in the area includes Bengal Tigers, bharals, black musk deer, Indian leopards and over 300 species of birds. If you decide to make it a place to visit in Bhutan in December, you can also witness the glaciers Lunana and Laya Gewogs in their full glory.

Location: Bhutan

Timing: Daily, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Price: Free


Rinpung Dzong

Rinpung Dzong holds an important place as a major religious and political centre of Bhutan. This large monastery and fortress belongs to the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school and is also home to the district Monastic Body. When here, you can visit the fourteen distinct shrines and chapels housed inside the Dzong and admire the rich Bhutanese architecture of the place.

The original building has been a part of the landscape since the 15th century and has been capturing the imagination of people worldwide, especially after its appearance in the 1993 movie Little Buddha. The place also hosts colourful festivals during the Spring months where traditional mask dances are organised for several days.

Location: Paro, Bhutan

Timing: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Price: Free


Buddha Dordenma

Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, which is situated in the mountain ranges of Bhutan. It was constructed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the fourth King of Bhutan. This architectural marvel houses over a hundred thousand smaller statues of Buddha inside of it.

Both the bigger statue and the ones inside have been built using bronze gilded in Gold. This 169-metre tall statue stands amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of the thirteenth Desi Druk. If you are looking for places to visit in Bhutan in December, this beautiful gold and bronze structure sitting amidst a 943.4 acres wide conserve forest must be on your list!

Location: Kuensel Phodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan

Timing: Daily, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Price: Free


Punakha Suspension Bridge

Punakha Suspension Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in Bhutan and stretches up to a length of approximately 520 feet! You can enjoy spectacular views of the river flowing underneath the bridge or the valleys rolling in every direction.

Made with solid planks of wood and cables anchored to massive cement block,  the bridge is surprisingly stable for its length and is covered in colourful religious flags at all points. It also acts as a starting point for several multi-day trekking trips in the region.

You can also stopover at the bridge if you are visiting the famous Punakha Dzong as it lies only half a mile away from the religious centre. You simply have to head north from the dzong, walk past the cremation grounds and follow the river to reach the bridge.

Location: Punakha, Bhutan

Timing: Open all-day

Price: Free


Simtokha Dzong

Simtokha Dzong also known as the Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang or the ‘Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras’ is a relatively small dzong and the first of its kind in the country. It was built in the year 1629 and today houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes.

While here, you can spend your time admiring the architecture of the place with traditional Buddhist aspects like prayer wheels or around 300 carvings of saints and philosophers made in slate. This dzong is one of the most popular Bhutan places to visit in December and welcomes people from around the world.

Location: Simtokha, Bhutan

Timing: Daily, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Price: Free


Ta Dzong

Ta Dzong is a landmark building of Bhutan. It is most prominent known for the Ta Dzong museum which is also known as the National Museum of Bhutan.

Highlights: The Ta Dzong museum is a cultural museum that is situated in the Paro town in western Bhutan. Established in the year 1968, the refurbished Ta-dzong building lies right above the Rinpung Dzongunder. It has some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art which includes some masterpieces paintings and fine examples of the Bhutanese art including bronze paintings and statues. The place is a must visit for art lovers.

Location: It is located in Paro in Bhutan.

Timings: The museum in the building stays open from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening.

Pricing: Local Nu. 10 SAARC Country Citizens Nu. 25 Non-SAARC Country Citizens Nu. 150 Bhutanese Students Nu. 5 Monks, Nuns, and Children under 10 yrs. Free

The National Memorial Chorten

The National Memorial Chorten is a Memorial Stupa of Thimphu which is also known as the Thimphu Chorten. It is a stupa located on the Doeboom Lam in the southern-central end of the city.

Highlights: The National Memorial Chorten is a stupa that was built in the year 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It is one of the quintessential landmarks of the city given its golden bells and spires. Regarded as the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan, it is a must visit for all. Highlights:

Location: The National Memorial Chorten is located in Chhoten Lam in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Timings: You can visit the place from dawn to dusk everyday.

Pricing: Entry to the National Memorial Chorten is free.

Drukgyel Dzong

The remnants of once flourishing Drukgeyl Dzong echo many stories. The Dzong sits on a path that connects Paro Valley to the Tibet through the Tremo La pass. In the past, it was a significant trade route and the Dzong was a major administrative centre. In 1951, the Dzong was destroyed by a fire and the charred walls and beams are still visible.

The complex consists of a Chorten, chapel and ruins of big towers. An adventurous climb leads you to the ruins where you can admire the once proud and regal building.

: There is something mystical about taking a walk in the historical ruins of the Dzong. On the way you can get a view of the majestic Mount Jhomolhari's snow laden peak, on a clear day.

: The Dzong is located in Paro valley and is about 25 minutes drive away from Paro International Airport.

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Kichu Lakhang

The Kichu Lhakhang temple is one of the most iconic Himalayan Buddhist temple in Bhutan and attracts a huge tourist footfall owing to how old and beautiful it is. The temple was built in the 659 AD but its grandeur is still very visible.

Highlights: Since Bhutan is famous for its temple, you can't miss out on the Kichu Lhakhang which is just a short drive from the city of Paro. There are various additional buildings and a highly noticeable golden roof all of which was made in the year 1839 by the Governor of city Paro. There are prayer wheels around the temple and you can try spinning around the temple to worship the idol.

Location: Lango Gewog, Paro, Bhutan.

Timings: No official timings given by the temple but ideal to visit during early morning or evening.

Pricing: Visiting the temple is completely free of cost for everyone.

Cheli La

Located at a height of 3,810 meters above sea level, Cheli La Pass is the highest pass in Bhutan that can be accessed by road. The pass separates the valleys of Haa and Paro and offers stunning views of surrounding area with picturesque beauty. On the way you will get to see he roadside drub chuu with beautiful paintings of Guru Rinpoche with his two wives.

On a bright and clear day of October and November, you can have a spectacular view of the Mt. Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and other neighbouring peaks, covered in snow and glittering in sunlight.

: A small 2 kilometre detour leads you to Dzongdrakha Goemba, an architectural complex perched on a high ridge and consists of four chapels and a Chorten.

: Between Haa and Paro Valleys in Bhutan.

: Best time to visit is October to November when the skies are clear.

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Taktsang Palphug Monastery (Paro)

Taktsang Palphug Monastery or more popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is one of the most revered pilgrimage place in the Himalayan province. It is also one of the most visited tourists destination in Bhutan and is a place that showcases the great traditional values of the country.

Uniquely located on top of the mountain 1200 meters above the Paro Valley, this monastery is surrounded by the scenic beauty. This white building topped with the golden roof on the back drop of blue sky and lush green hills look stunning. The centuries old legend of this monastery makes it more mystical. The isolated location of Tiger’s Nest can only be reached by following the gruelling mountain paths.

: The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is located in Paro, approximately 10 kilometres away from the city.

Best time/season
: March to May and September to November.

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Difficulty Level
: Moderately challenging.

The Annual Black-Necked Crane Festival

The Annual Black-necked Crane Festival –is a popular festival celebrated in the Gangtey Gompa courtyard in Phobjikha valley, with a purpose of passing a massage to all human races. The motive behind this festival is to conserve and protect the endangered black necked cranes. In this festival the locals rejoice on the arrival of the majestic bird in their lives during the winter months.

In this festival one can view several cultural programs, celebration with folk music and dances based on the theme of conserving the species and dramas on the same content. The drama is usually shown by school children to create awareness on environment conservation. Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC), organizes the event which became almost a part of the culture in Phobjikha valley

: sight of crane dance

Festival time
: In the month of November

Zuri Dzong

In the year 1352, Zuri Dzong was built as a fort with a 5 storey main building. This is very well protected even today by a bridge and double walls.

Highlights: Zuri Dzong has some phenomenally fine murals in the upper chapels. One of these murals is dedicated to the protector Zaa. You can undertake a hike from Gönsaka Lhakhang to the Zuri Dzong. The peak of the Zuri Dzong is an ideal spot to have a bird eye view of the complete Paro Valley. This is the oldest Dzong of Bhutan. Here you can come across a cave where Buddha once came in the 8th century to meditate. This peaceful pace allows both the tourists and Bhutanese to soak in the tranquil which radiates from the extraordinary view. It is something that you can stare at for hours in absolute awe and wonder.

Location: It is located in Paro in Bhutan.

Timings: Can be visited anytime

Pricing: There is no entry fee to Zuri Dzong.

Trongsa Dzong

Not many would be familiar with Dzong fortress until they see the Tongsa Dzong before their own eyes. It is the largest fortress in the country of Bhutan and holds a huge historical significance. It has been renovated many a times since it was built due to natural disasters as well as general maintenance.

Highlights: For all those interested in how administration of a country took place in the past era must visit the Tongsa Dzong to witness it. The place is also a major monastic complex with over 200 monks with whom you can interact. You can also visit the Ta Dzong which is a watch tower and was initially built with the purpose of watching enemies.

Location: It is located at the Trongsa District in Bhutan.

Timings: You can visit the place as and when you like, there are no timing restrictions.

Pricing: It is completely free of cost.

Chhukha Dzongkhag

Unless you are taking an overland crossing to or from India, most of the Western trekkers tend to give Chhukha Dzongkhag a vast berth.

Highlights: People who wish to take a land route to visit the district that effectively comprises of the winding road which drops from the mountains through the green tropical foothills of the Southern Bhutan to the Phuentsholing which is a burgeoning town on the international border. Jaigaon which is its twin Indian settlement lies on the other end. This indeed is a dramatic road trip which gives you an assurance of the geographical continuity which you may not get on flying into Paro. En route to the Chhukha Dzongkhag, you’ll come across the humongous ‘Lost World’ ferns which spill onto the road along with the dozens of waterfalls which cascade from here into the mist.

Location: Chhukha Dzongkhag lies in the Chhukha District of Bhutan.

Timings: Open round the year.

Pricing: Entry is free.

Dzongdrakha Temple

The Dzongdrakha Temple is a popular temple complex which has around 4 temple monasteries and is situated on a cliff side. The view of the temple is just amazing and along with its surroundings, it offers a nice panoramic view. The four different shrines are dedicated to lord Tara, Tsheringma, Guru and Jowo Jampa.

Highlights: There is an annual festival known as the Dzongdrakha rejoice and if you can schedule your trip during this time of the year, you must definitely be a part of the ongoing festivities. Ensure to visit all the four shrines that the complex consists to witness how beautiful and majestic all of them are.

Location: It is located very near and towards the western side of the Paro Valley in Bhutan.

Timings: No official timings are given but for the best experience visit here from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening.

Pricing: Visiting the main temple complex along with all the four shrines are free of cost.

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