Bhutan Treks and Walking Tours (Package Deals)


Taktsang, the Tiger's Lair, so called after Guru Rinponche's arrival here on the back of a tigress, his consort Yeshey Chogyal
The trail to the Tiger's lair...

Backround: Treks in Bhutan is an amazing experience with natural discovery combined with an insight into the country's unique daily life. Many of the trails take walkers past remote and ancient monasteries, through deep forests, and close to villages. The trails pass grasslands and pastures for livestock, beautiful crystal lakes, and meadows of wild flowers, butterflies, and grazing animals. With a large assortment of trekking supplies and crew you will trek through wild and lush green forests with abundant birds and animal lives, across high passes against the back drop of towering snow-capped mountains and along ice-fed gushing streams.

The trails are clean and unspoiled, and the wilderness still pristine in its natural beauty. Trekkers often get to view a variety of flora and fauna. This is the the opportunity for Trekkers to see the beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan at its most natural magnificence. From the towering snow peaks of the Inner Himalayas to the grassy forests which cloak the hills above its peaceful valleys, the trails lead into a wilderness still pristine and world famous for its ecological richness and diversity.

Bhutan Rebirth offers challenging treks like Lunana, Snowman, Jhomolhari, Snow Leopard and Gangkar Puensum or shorter, more moderate ones at lower altitudes, and walking tours with lots of day hikes and overnights in comfortable inns. Find out how with Bhutan Rebirth you can satisfy your innermost trekking desires to the utmost.

To borrow a visitors' words, "Trekking in Bhutan is a wonderful way to experience the charm of the Inner Himalayas"- for the scope for trekking in Bhutan is enormous – from short low altitude walks to arduous treks, we have trekking itineraries to suite aptitudes of every trekker. Our low altitude treks such as the Samtengang Trek and the Punakha Trek, best recommended in winter, run through typical villages, temperate forests and rice paddy terraces. The 3-day Gangtey Trek runs through nomadic villages, monasteries, forests and valleys and the Chelela Trek will satisfy your botanical curiosity. The Gasa Hot Springs Trek takes you to the highest district in the north where you can experience Bhutanese curative hotsprings. High altitude treks like the Jhomolhari Trek, Laya Gasa Trek and Druk Path Trek going over 4000 and 5000 meters over sea level would befit your adventurous mind. And the high altitude Snowman Trek, which is billed as one of the most difficult treks in the world will quench your alpine quests. The Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek runs through many high altitude shimmering lakes while the Wild East Rodung La Trek traverses from Central to Eastern Bhutan on traditional mule tracks. All our trekking tours are well planned, accompanied by an efficient trained team who will take care of all the necessities and make sure that you enjoy trekking in Bhutan.

We currently offer you thirteen trekking packages of varying difficulties well spread over the entire country. Our professional and well experienced guides and staff will ensure that our trekkers are fully safe and well satisfied. All the meals in the camp are carefully planned and prepared by trained cooks to ensure maximum hygiene and safety of our trekkers.

The only thing left for us to say is "Hi Ho!! Hi Ho!! and Of We Go!!"...


Bhutan Trekking Seasons:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
 
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
DRUK PATH TREK
PUNAKHA WINTER
 
PUNAKHA WINTER
GANGTEY TREK
 
GANGTEY TREK
NABJI-KORPHU NATURE TREK
 
NABJI-KORPHU NATURE TREK
SAMTENGANG TREK
GASA HOTSPRINGS TREK
 
GASA HOTSPRINGS TREK
JHOMOLHARI TREK I
JHOMOLHARI TREK I
JHOMOLHARI TREK II
JHOMOLHARI TREK II
LAYA GASA TREK
LAYA GASA TREK
 
SNOWMAN TREK I (TO SEPHU)
   
SNOWMAN TREK II (TO BUMTHANG)
      WILD EAST         RODUNGLA TREK  
      DAGALA THOUSAND     LAKES TREK    

Please Note:
High Season- March, April, May, September, October & November
Low Season- January, February, June, July, August & December

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
                       

* Prices (costs) as on the main home page depending on number of guests and whether high or low season.


The costs are exactly the same as package cultural tours given on the first page depending on the number of guests and duration of the entire holiday.

1. Druk Path Trek
Duration: Ten Nights Eleven Days (Trek- 6 days)
Maximum Elevation: 4,200 meters above sea level (m); Highest Camp: 4,110 m; Level of difficulty: Easy to Medium
Best Seasons: March to June & September to November
Start: National Museum (Paro); Finish: Thimphu.

2. Punakha Winter Trek
Duration: Eleven Nights Twelve days (Trek- Four days)
Maximum Elevation: 3,400 m; Highest Camp: 3,360 m; Level of difficulty: Easy
Best Seasons: September to May
Start: Dechencholing (Thimphu); Finish: Zomlingthang (Punakha).

3. Gangtey Trek
Duration: Ten Nights Eleven Days (Trek-3 days)
Maximum Elevation: 3,480 m; Highest Camp: 3,330 m; Level of difficulty: Easy;
Best Seasons: September to May.
Start: Phobjikha (Wangdue); Finish: Tikke Zampa (Wangdue).

4. Nabji-Korphu Community-based Nature Tourism Trek
Duration: Twelve Nights Thirteen Days (Trek- 6 days)
Maximum Elevation: 1,500 m; Highest Camp: 1,500 m;
Best Seasons: October - April; Level of difficulty: Easy
Start: Tongtongphey (Trongsa); Finish: Reotala (Trongsa).

5. Samtengang Winter Trek
Duration: Nine Nights Ten days (Trek- 4 days)
Maximum Elevation: 2,000 m; Highest Camp: 1,980 m;
Best Seasons: April and September to October; Level of difficulty: Easy
Start: Punakha; Finish: Chhuzomsa (Wangdue).

6. Gasa Hot Springs Trek
Duration: Nine Nights Ten Days (Trek- 5 days)
Maximum Elevation: 2,430 m; Highest Camp: 2,250 m;
Best Seasons: February to March & October to December; Level of difficulty: Easy
Start: Tashitang (Punakha); Finish: Tashitang (Punakha).

7. Jhomolhari Trek I (Snow Leopard Trek)
Duration: Thirteen Nights Fourteen days (Trek- 9 days)
Maximum Elevation: 4,930 m; Highest Camp: 4,080 m;
Best Seasons: March to June & October to November; Level of difficulty: Medium;
Start: Drugyal Dzong (Paro); Finish: Dodena (Thimphu).

8. Jhomolhari Trek II
Duration: Twelve Nights Thirteen Days (Trek- 8 days)
Maximum Elevation: 4,890 m; Highest Camp: 4,080 m;
Best Seasons: April to June, September to November; Level of difficulty: Medium
Start: Drugyal Dzong (Paro); Finish: Drugyal Dzong(Paro).

9. Laya Gasa Trek
Duration: Twenty Nights Twenty One Days (Trek- 14 days)
Maximum Elevation: 5,005 m; Highest Camp: 4,220 m;
Best Seasons: April/June & Mid September/Mid November; Level of difficulty: Medium to hard
Start: Drugyal Dzong (Paro); Finish: Tashithang (Punakha).

10. Snowman Trek I (to Sephu)
Duration: Twenty-Nine Nights Thirty Days (Trek- 25 days)
Maximum Elevation: 5,320 m; Highest Camp: 5,050 m;
Best Seasons: Mid June to Mid October; Level of difficulty: Hard
Start: Drugyal Dzong (Paro); Finish: Sephu (Wangdue).

11. Snowman Trek II (to Bumthang)
Duration: Twenty-Nine Nights Thirty Days (Trek- 25 days)
Maximum Elevation: 5,320 m; Highest Camp: 5,120 m
Best Seasons: Mid June to Mid October; Level of difficulty: Hard
Start: Drugyal Dzong (Paro); Finish: Dhur (Bumthang).

12. Wild East Rodungla Trek
Duration: Twenty-Two Nights Twenty Three Days (Trek- 11 Days)
Package Cost: US$ 5,540 per person (High Season); US$ 4,440 per person (Low Season)
Maximum Elevation: 3400 m
Best Seasons: October to early November and April to early May; Level of difficulty: Medium to hard
Start: Bumthang; Finish: Trashiyangtse Exit: Paro or Guwahati (India).

13. Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
Max. Elevation: 4,520 m; Highest Camp: 4,300 m
Best Seasons: April to June and September to October
Start: Semtokha Dzong (Thimphu); Finish: Genekha (15 km from Paro).


Some Route Characteristics:

The Snowman Trek is said to be the hardest trek in the world, with 12 mountain passes between 4,500 and 5,300 meters above sea level, overnight stays at between 3,700 and 5,100 meters, taking you through some of the least traveled routes and high alpine areas. These treks require endurance and tests even the seasoned trekkers.

The Druk Path, Dagala Trek and the Laya-Gasa Trek are relatively shorter treks that witnesses remarkable altitude differences, and can take between 3 to 6 days.

The Bumthang Culture Trek, Gangtey Trek and Samtengang Trek takes you through some of the remotest villages of Bhutan. These treks can last between 3 to 4 days.


Note: These trekking itineraries have been designed based on past experiences of visitors to Bhutan and what they experienced about various trek routes. They show the actual duration of the trek only. They can be combined with other cultural tours or treks. The treks are such that you can gain the maximum out of this experience without exhausting you. The treks may depend on seasons. However, these readymade itineraries may not be convenient for some visitors. That is why we would be very happy to, together with you, design a new itinerary to fit all criteria and interests as desired by you including increasing or decreasing the period of trek. Please write to us with your special interests, queries and/or requirements at:

bhutanrebirth@gmail.com.

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