Trekking in Bhutan is a unique experience unlike many of the most crowded treks offered in Asia. The variety of treks range from a simple three-days trek from the district of Thimphu to Paro (and vice-versa) to the 25-days legendary Snowman’s Trek that takes veteran trekkers through some of the most exquisite spots in the country. The Snowman Trek is also labeled the world’s toughest trek as it goes over 12 mountain passes, all of them over 4,500 meters.
Almost all the treks offer a combination of natural discovery and an insight into the country’s delicate and unique daily life. Many of the trails take walkers past remote and ancient monasteries, through deep forests, and close to villages. The trials pass grasslands and pastures for livestock, and meadows of wildflowers, butterflies, and grazing animals. Trekkers often get to spot blue sheep, takin and a variety of birdlife including the wild pheasants. Bhutan’s treks are also famous for the majestic views of the Himalayan peaks that provide a sense of awe and wonder and a point of contemplation for trekkers along the way.
One of them is the Jhomolhari trek where trekkers go to the base camp for Mt. Jhomolhari, Bhutan’s most deeply venerated peak on the border of Bhutan and the Tibet region of China. Trekkers often come back with a sense of the majesty of high altitudes, where life ticks to a different time.
From the plane From Jangothang (Jomolhari base camp) From below Neleyla