Trekking in Bhutan
Bhutan is a country still untouched by modernization and with it’s splendid scenic beauty, lofty mountains and deep valleys, there are hoards of trekking opportunities. For any adventure seeker trekking in this Himalayan Kingdom is an amazing experience, hiking in it’s rich natural habitats and at the same time meeting the indigenous people and get to know their culture first hand. It is slightly different experience if compared to trekking in Nepal where you meet every other trekker round the bend. A person may walk for several days before sighting a village here.
Bhutan is one of the most exclusive and exceptional destinations for any enthusiastic travelers. The land is thinly populated with scattered settlements and from dense forest of sub-tropical jungles to the alpine shrubs coupled up with a wide spectrum of Himalayan flora and fauna. It’s unique culture, architecture, snowcapped mountains; fortress like dzongs, Buddhist tradition plus the friendly people leaves an ever lasting impression on the visitor and entices to visit the land again and again.
Like all tours to Bhutan, trekking can only be organized through a registered agency in Bhutan. October-November and March-May is the best trekking season in Bhutan for all the high treks going over 4000 meters. Some shorter and cultural treks like Druk path, Bumthang, Gangtey can be done anytime from October to May. There are other choices of treks from four to twenty-five days, and the seven to ten days trek to the base camp of Chomolhari, the sacred mountain of Bhutan, is the one of the most popular hikes in Bhutan. Others like the Laya, Lunana and Snowman treks are challenging trekking programs that goes to the remote areas. Autumn is the season when clear mountain views can be seen and spring is best for flowering rhododendrons along with magnolias and other flowering plants.