A land lost in time, Bhutan is a nation of happiness, a nation of flamboyance, vibrancy, remoteness and quiet valleys.
Although one of the remotes countries on earth, Bhutan is fast gaining a reputation as one of the best trekking destinations in the world. It’s not hard to see why, with less than 40,000 tourists crossing here border each year, Bhutan’s trekking trails are incredibly quiet and beautiful. Unlike Nepal (that gets over a million tourists a year), Bhutan’s trails still feel remote and off the beaten path.
Top help you decide on the best trek, we have listed our top three favourites below!
The Snowman Trek
Often believed to be the most difficult trek on earth, the Snowman Trek is definitely a huge challenge. However, it is also one of the most beautiful and astounding treks on the planet and experienced hikers will have the time of their lives. The trek straddles the mountain region between Bhutan and Tibet and takes trekkers over 11 passes over 4,500 meters! You’ll trek below enormous mountains, visit lost villages and explore the remote kingdom of Lunana – not to mention getting some of the best views in the world! See more information here.
The Druk Path Trek
Ideal for beginners, the Druk Path Trek begins in Paro and takes its trekkers over the local mountain range that separates Paro from the capital city of Thimphu. The trail is gorgeous and you’ll come across flowering rhododendrons, alpine forests and some perfect alpine lakes with famously large trout! Perfect introductory trek to Bhutan that allows you to explore the wilderness and the local culture on offer.
The Chomolhari Trek
The Chomolhari Trek is ideal for people who want to experience some true wilderness trekking at high altitude. The trail focuses on taking you towards Mount Chomolhari where you camp at base camp. You cross over several passes to reach what is often termed the “Bride of Kangchenjunga”. Chomolharis is famous for its high vertical relief that rises sharple for almost 2,700 meters! The trek is one of incredible mountain views and trekkers cross over both Nyele La pass at 4850m (16000 feet) and Yale Pass at 4950m (16,240 feet). See more information here.