OUR VIEWS ON BHUTAN TREKKING:
Bhutan Trekking offers both beauty and variety when it comes to trekking because the kingdom is home to some of the rare species of flora and fauna. Country also believes in protecting wildlife mandated by the law of the Kingdom of Bhutan which makes the country the haven for trekkers.
TREKKING ROUTES IN BHUTAN
We have trekking routes starting from a day trek to 30 days Strenuous Snowman Trek. The Snowman Trek climbs as high as 5200m above sea level and this make the trek the most Amazing and difficult Trek in the World. The trekking routes given here should not be used as a navigation,this is just a general guide.
Let me give you the Country most popular trekking routes.The Trekking routes like Chomolhari Trek and Laya Gasa Trek provides opportunity to see Snow leopard the Ghost of Himalayas,Himalayan Black bear,Takin and many flaura and Fauna.This makes this trek most popular in Bhutan from all trekking in Bhutan.Most of the explorer choose this beautiful routes. Its not difficult and Altitude is friendly.
WHAT DOES BHUTAN TREK OFFER YOU?
The course additionally offers the adventurers to see mountain marmot, Squirrel, Blue sheep dashing the delightful mountain inclines and many more. During Bhutan Trek you will go through high Mountain village of Nomadic yak herders and experience the mountain tunes when you camp close to the village of the herders.This is the best chance to see them move the night away.
BEST TIME TO TREK IN BHUTAN
The best trekking season in Bhutan is Spring and Autumn. Spring season begins from March to June and autumn from September to November. All trekking is not possible in this season. Due to heavy snowfall on high passes the treks like Laya Gasa Trek and Snowman trek have only 4 months of trekking season. Some low altitude trekking like Samtegang trek and Bumthang Owl trek can be done all year round.
If you are on tight Budget than consider choosing June, July, August, December January and February. The trekking cost during this months are lower.The following are the rundown of Trek you can pick with greatest months to travel.
BHUTAN TREKKING PACKAGES
Bhutan trekking packages starts from 4 days trekking Tours to long 30 days treks guided by the professional. Some trekking routes are difficult and challenging but some are easy and beautiful. Some Trekking Days will shortened as per the preference of the trekkers.
JUMOLHARI TREK (7days Trek)
This is 7 days trekking program in Bhutan starting from Paro and ending at Paro. Camp near the base of the mighty snow capped Jumolhari Mountain,meet the nomadic herders and see the Yak in the mountains followed by traditional Hot stone bath is the highlight of this Trek.
Jumolhari trekking and Hiking gives you the opportunity to experience both Hotel accommodation and camping on Mountains. The package offers both Trekking and Cultural tour of Bhutan.
The program includes visit to Thimphu capital,Paro and Punakha the old capital of Bhutan. THE TRIP DETAILS
TREK ROUTE of Jumolhari: Paro-Shana-Thathangka-Jangothang-Paro back via same route.
DRUKPATH TREK (5 DAYS TREK)
Drukpath Trek is one of the finest treks routes in Bhutan connecting two villages of Paro and Thimphu.The route takes to high altitude trout filled lake to viewing the most amazing Mt. Jumolhari and Mt.Gangkar Puensum. This is the ancient route between Paro and Thimphu before the modern road took over. The route ends at Thimphu with last day camping at Phajoding monastery overlooking Thimphu CITY. VIEW THE TRIP
ROUTE of Drukpath: Paro-Jele Dzong-Simkota-Phajoding-Thimphu
SNOWMAN TREK (30 DAYS TREK)
If you are the lover of Adventure Snowman Trek is the best to suit your dream trek. It is the longest trekking trail of Bhutan that extends from Nomadic Laya Village to the high Bhutanese Himalayas. Snowman Trek is one of the hardest trekking trails one can trek due to severe weather, Trekking duration, and High altitude Camping.
One of the most challenging Trek in Bhutan crossing over 13 Himalayan passes as high as 5200m and camping in remotest village of lunana. The trek begins from Paro and ends at Bumthang. FIND THE DETAILS OF THIS TREK
Snowman TREK ROUTE: Paro-Shana,Thathangka-Jangothang,Lingshi village to Chebisa,shomuthang to robluthang,lemithang-laya village-rhodophu-tarina-woche-lhedi-thanza-tsorim-gangkarpuensumbase camp-gesewoma-warathang-Dur Hotspring-tshogchenchen-Dur-Jakar Town.
BUMTHANG OWL TREK (3 DAYS TREK)
It is 3 days easy Trekking in central Bhutan passing through alpine forest of unspoiled nature beauty. This is easy trek which can be done all year round. The best time to trek Owl Trek is late spring and Autumn.You will enjoy the blooming of rhododendrons along the trekking routes and view of wild avians such as Tragopan. CHECK THIS TREK
Bumthang Owl TREK ROUTE: Bumthang-Ngangmonastery-Ugyencholing monastery-Jakar Town.
RODONGLA TREK (4 DAYS TREK)
Wild east Rodungla Trek is short 4 days Bhutan trekking in the remote eastern region. This Trek of Bhutan offers the best of nature covering the most unexplored eastern Bhutan routes of ancient travelers. CHECK THIS TRIP
Rodongla Route: Bumthang-Ngangmonastery-Ugyentsholing monastery-Phokpey-Pemi-Khaine monastery-Tangmachu-Menji-Pemi-Tashiyangtse
LAYA GASA TREK (17 DAYS TREK)
Most enchanting trek of 15 days in Bhutan. Visit to Northern Bhutan Nomadic people of Laya with bamboo weaved hat and camping at Tibetan border is the highlight of this trek in Bhutan. The route follows the ancient trade route of Bhutanese people with Tibetan nomads for exchange of goods and services when the salt was not available. The route is still used by Nomads from the North. FIND THE TRIP
Laya Trek Route: Paro-Shana-Thathangka-Jangothang-Lingshi-Chebisa-Shomuthang-Robluthang-Lemithang-Laya village-Koina-Gasa Hotspring-Punakha.
MERAK AND SAKTENG TREK (4 DAYS TREK)
Latest trek opened in eastern Bhutan. This course (somewhere in the range of 1500m and 4100m) crossing through the semi-itinerant towns of Gengu (3400m), Merak (3500m), Sakteng (2800m), Thakthi (2200m), and Joenkhar (1700m). The most ideal approach to do this is entering from eastern Bhutan. The trip lies in ensured untamed life asylum of Sakteng Wildlife. THE TRIP OVERVIEW
Merak Trek Route: Chaling-Damnongchu-Merak-Miktsateng-Sakteng-Jyonkharteng-Phongmey-Trashigang.
TREKKING COST FOR BHUTAN
The cost of trekking in Bhutan is fixed by the government based on low volume and high impact Bhutan tourism policy,despite that the trek cost also vary depending on the following reason.
- Group Size
- Trekking Duration
- Selection of Trekking Routes
- Trekking Season
GROUP SIZE OF THE TREKKERS
Government of Bhutan have made mandatory daily tariff for all tourist traveling to Bhutan for trekking. The tariff starts from $250 for peak season to $ 200 for lean season. The cost looks expensive. Despite this high price for trekking, Individual trekking cost will be much higher than the fixed daily tariff. The cost will come with additional $40 surcharge per day.
For groups of 2 pax the daily surcharge of $ 30 per person per day will be applicable and Groups exceeding 2 pax and above do not have to pay the surcharge and daily charge fixed by the Government will be applicable. For groups exceeding 15 people 100% discount will be offered to the team leader.
Bhutan offer trekking package from 3 days short trek to 30 days strenuous trek of snowman. As mandated by the government after 14 days 50% discount will be offered from daily royalty to individual person if the trekking duration exceeds more than 14 days. Exact cost of trekking will be given only upon the confirmation of Trekking package.
Please note Discount for some trekking will is not given as it involves lots of extra planning from the usual normal trekking routes. Like Snowman Trek and Laya Gasa trek we use highly trained professional Guide accompanied by assistant Guide.Though Bhutan is considered all year round destination but for trekking we cannot follow this mandate for trekking cost. Cost is fixed based on peak season and lean season.
The Trekking season in Bhutan are reasonably short and starts from March 15th to May 30 and 15th September to October 30 regarded the best time to trek because the weather is clear most of the time during trek.
Daily surcharge of USD 40 will be applicable for individual trekkers and USD 30 per person per day for groups of 2 people. 25% discount is offered for student between the age of 12 to 25 years age. 50% child discount is given for child between 6 to 12 years and no daily tariff will be charged for child below 6 years. Only visa cost of 40$ will be charged.
Lean Season for Trekking
All routes cannot be trekked during this time because Bhutan experience heavy rainfall which makes the trekking routes difficult to trek and during winter, the cold and heavy snowfall at high altitude makes the trek not accessible.
Find the list of Trek you can do during lean season.
We can suggest just this trekking in Bhutan for the lean season which you can do serenely on the grounds that this doesn’t include any risky zones.
VISA FOR BHUTAN TREKKING
Apart from getting normal visa for Bhutan, some trek routes requires special permit from Royal Bhutan Army as this involves trekking through restricted area. Getting special permit for trekking will be pre arranged for all trekkers who have booked with us.
TREKKING GUIDE IN BHUTAN
Your success in trek will depend on professionalism of trekking guide. We carefully select our guide for trekking in Bhutan as this involves many unexpected issues due to high altitude and remoteness of the trek. Our trekking guides are well trained in high altitude emergency first aid, if the clients fall sick during the trek.
GETTING INTO BHUTAN FOR TREK
You can get into Bhutan by flights and by overland road from India. Flights to Bhutan from India operate from Delhi, Kolkatta, Bagdugra and Guwahati.
Airline also fly from Singapore,Thailand,Dhaka and Kathmandu.
Other option to enter Bhutan is by road from west Bengal. If you have extended plan to Visit North India this will be the perfect route to enter India after Bhutan Tour or vice versa.
FLIGHTS TO BHUTAN
Bhutan flights operates from many major cities like Delhi,Kolkatta,Singapore,Bangkok and Kathmandu. It is very easy to book your tickets to Bhutan from this major cities. You can either book your tickets using credit card or let us book for you. Check the details of Bhutan flights Schedule and fare.Check the Flights Schedule here
There is no seat allocation in Bhutan Airlines and if you have any seat preference you need to get it while check in through counter. The views of Himalayas including highest Mountain is amazing from the left side of the seat from Delhi to Paro flight.
DOMESTIC AIR TRAVEL WITHIN BHUTAN
Only Drukair operates Domestic flights in Bhutan. Bhutanese poeple hardly take flights as an option due to high fare and operation is peak during tourist season. Domestic routes are from Paro to Bathpalathang Bumthang,Paro to Gaylegphu and Paro to Yonphula.
If you want to avoid long drive you can take one way flight which gives you opportunity to explore the aerial view of central Bhutan. The view of Punakha Dzong from air is mesmerizing.
TREKKING BHUTAN VS NEPAL
3 reasons why you should choose Bhutan for trekking over Nepal.
- The country have unique unexplored trek route where nature still breathes the nature, where as Nepal TREK ROUTE is crowded with backpackers and other mountain climbers.
- Bhutan do not have any tea house or lodges on the trek route and its completely remote with no modern structure which makes the trekkers experience more of nature than the modern touch. All our trek routes are off the beaten.
- Its private Trek accompanied by private cook, Guide, Porter and pony. You will not join any group trek in Bhutan unless you plan your trek in a group. This makes the trek more comfortable taking your own pace and without having to adjust with other groups.
Trek in Nepal
If you plan to Trek In Nepal, you are on the right place because the Country is the hub for trekkers around the world. Nepal have most beautiful Trek routes in the world with highest Mountain located in the world. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek is highlight of Nepal Trekking.
Why you should consider Nepal for Trekking?
4 Reason why Trek in Nepal
- You can set your own Budget for Nepal trekking unlike Bhutan, the Country have the fixed daily tariff and cannot compromise on the cost. Nepal trekking is wallet friendly trekking.
- No need to worry about your overnight camping because Nepal have plenty of cheap and comfortable over night camping House where you can choose to crash over night.
- You can backpack your ways to Everest base camp trek without using the Tour operator but in Bhutan the Trek is all Guided Trek and no backpackers allowed. Using Tour operator in Bhutan is mandatory but in Nepal you can choose your own Budget Trek.
- Nepal Visa is granted upon arrival for many national around the world and that makes the traveler hassle free where as in Bhutan the Visa need to be applied in advance for Trekking tour.
GETTING INTO NEPAL
Getting into Nepal is very easy as many international flights operate directly to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will get your Bhutan Visa upon arrival at the airport. If you have pre arranged for pick up, our guide and driver will be there to receive you at the airport and drive you to Hotel.
MEET OUR TEAM FROM NEPAL,BHUTAN AND TIBET
Our US Partner
JAMIN Lee YORK: He lived in Tibet for 12 years before he returned to his homeland in Seattle America. He can read and speak fluent Tibetan and Chinese and have travelled nooks and corner of Tibetan plateau during his stay in Tibet. His knowledge about getting around Tibet and Tibet Tourism Policy is well versed and highly appreciated by the travelers around the world.
Jamin have lead the groups from Nat Geo team in Tibet in 2013. You can find his blog where many tourists from all over the world use his blog for information to book the tour in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Check his website The Land of Snows.
He personally leads two small group of high end clients to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan every year. The group is not more than 12 people and If you wish to join this small group tours to this amazing 3 country of Himalayas drop us the mail. We already started receiving mail for 2021 fall season booking.
Our Nepal Partner
ASHOK SAHI: He is based in Kathmandu Nepal and he looks after our groups touring in Nepal. Mr. Ashok makes sure that our guest enjoys the best of Nepal Tour and looks after all the comforts. He believes in quality service and never in mass tourism. If you are lucky enough to get him as a guide than your tour of Nepal is complete. He is a busy man.
Our Bhutan Partner
MINDU DORJI: The CEO of the company based in Bhutan. He has been arranging quality Bhutan Journey and trekking for more than 12 years. With his experience and knowledge about his country he alreday adding his tours to neighboring country like India. No doubt his Company is growing at a fast rate.
Combining Trekking in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan:
You can combine your trek in Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet because this will be your greatest opportunity to explore the Himalayas at one go. This will also give you the opportunity to experience the trekking routes of three different Country in one combine tour.We have introduced triple Jewel of Himalayas Tour that combines with Tibet,Nepal and Bhutan.
WHY CHOOSE BHUTAN FOR TREKKING?
Bhutan stunning beauty and isolated nature of its trekking trails makes the country a paradise for all Bhutan trekking lovers. It is one of the few places in the world where you can trek for days without coming across any human habitation or other trekkers. Most of the trekking routes in Bhutan are still unexplored.
Beside trekking you can also do cultural tour combining with your Trekking Packages. Our tailor made tour starts from 1 day Tiger Nest Hike to 15 days Eastern Bhutan Tour.All our Bhutan Travel Packages are private and you do not join any groups.
FAQ ABOUT TREKKING IN BHUTAN
Which trekking Route is the shortest in Bhutan?
Gangtey Trek in Bhutan is the shortest trek route which can be done all year round.It is one day Trek around the village in central Bhutan.
How can i apply Visa for Bhutan TREK?
After you confirm your trek in Bhutan we process your Visa upon receipt of full payment. We guarantee that your Bhutan Visa will be emailed to you once it is approved by the Immigration office. No other foreign embassy can process your Visa for Bhutan.
What kind of accommodation will i be provided during the trek?
You will be provided with sleeping tent with comfortable mat and all comfortable necessities. Since there is no lodges or tea house on the route therefore all the trekking routes is completely supported by the trekking and camping teams.
Which short trek do you recommend?
Ans: As per our past client feedback we recommend Jumolhari Base Camp Trek, Druk Path Trek and Dur Hotspring Trek for said duration. This trek combines with cultural sightseeing around Bhutan.
Do you provide Guide for trekking?
We provide well trained guide to handle mountain sickness and basic medical emergency help during the trek.
Book my trek through Bhutan Trekking Agency only?
Yes,Bhutan do not allow backpackers or Independant travelers because you need to pre book your Bhutan trekking packages in advance with licensed tour operator. You will get your Visa in advance upon confirmation.
Can Indian national allowed to trek in Bhutan?
Yes they can only trek Drukpath and Short day Hikes in Bhutan.
TREKKING SEASON IN BHUTAN
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