Located in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a small country, known for its traditional lifestyle, dramatic landscapes, and colorful festivals. Besides the abundant naturally beautiful sights and a traditional buddhist culture, the smallest state in Asia has also gained popularity as a trekking destination. Bhutan attracts a lot of adventure enthusiasts every year who want to explore its trekking trails and take some unbelievable memories back home. If you have plans to head to a destination that is not-so-explored and beautiful, Bhutan is the right pick. Get in touch with a reputable Bhutan tours provider and make sure that you include these six treks in the itinerary to make this vacation a memorable one.
Jhomolhari Trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. Situated on the border of Bhutan and Tibet, this 8-day trek lures tourists for breathtaking views of Mt. Jomolhari. Located at an elevation of 7326 meters, Mount Jomolhari is popularly known as ‘Bride of Kangchenjunga’. Plan a trek during the Jomolhari Mountain Festival, which is held every year to witness the rich local culture of the villages near Jomolhari.
Druk Path Trek
Druk Path Trek is a 6-day trek and one of the shortest treks in Bhutan. The trek passes over high mountains, and connects Paro and Thimphu valleys. The trail goes through alpine yak pastures, rhododendron forests, and beautiful lakes. While coming back towards Thimphu Valley, tourists can enjoy spectacular views of Mount Gangkar Puensum (7570 m). Due to its popularity, many Bhutan tour packages make this trek a part of their itinerary.
Snowman Trek is among the most difficult trekking trails in the world. The trek starts from Paro and ends in Lunana, and takes around 25 days to complete. The Snowman trek crosses through some of the tallest passes of Bhutan, including Gangla Karchung La (5230 m), Loju La (5155 m), Jaze La (5251 m), and Rinchen Zoe La (5332 m). The best season to opt for trekking is during October. If you are an adventure lover and planning a Bhutan tour, then make your plans accordingly.
Duer Hot Springs Trek
Duer Hot Springs Trek is a challenging 9-day trek, famous among adventure junkies. The major highlight of this trek is Duer Hot springs, one of the scenic hot springs in the Himalayas. The trail has many steep ascents and descents, ranging between 3000-4700 m. While your journey through forests, you will get a chance to witness some of the abundant fauna, such as Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear and Blue Sheep.
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
A challenging 6-day trek, Dagala Thousand Lakes takes you to fabulous alpine lakes and offers panoramic views of the Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. The trail has several ascents and descents and the highest point is 4500 m. You would get a chance to closely observe the traditional life of Bhutan, as the trek passes through several traditional villages and camps of yak herders.
Bumthang Owl Trek
While opting for Bhutan tour packages, you must consider the Bumthang Owl Trek, as the three-day trek gives you the opportunity to witness local culture and enjoy spectacular mountain views at the same time. The trek starts from Dhur village and takes you to Drangela Pass (3600 m) and Gangkar Puensum (7570 m). When coming down, you can visit some famous monasteries, including the Chuedak Monastery, which features stone carvings of one of the honored bodhisattvas, Avalokitesvara.
There’s More!Bhutan is not only famous for the above-mentioned trekking trails, it is also popular for its rich culture, buzzing markets and Buddhist monasteries. Try including visits to well-known tourist attractions such as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, and Kurje Lhakhang. So, what are you waiting for? Check out the best Bhutan tour packages from Mumbai or elsewhere, and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul completely.