Best season to trek in Bhutan
Best season to trek in Bhutan is spring and autumn. Tourists, looking to trek in Bhutan will have to decide on the seasons before hand. Tourists, looking to trek in Bhutan will have to decide on the seasons before hand. Most travel agents in Bhutan recommend spring and autumn for trekking in Bhutan. Spring is the most preferred since one gets to enjoy the vast and diverse species of plants and flowers in its beautiful blossoming stage.
During spring, Bhutan’s wilderness will be filled with beautiful butterflies, the buzzing of dragon flies and the chirping of numerous species of birds.
The untouched and unspoiled pure natural beauty of Bhutan’s wilderness comes alive in the season of spring.
Spring and autumn is also the best season for trekking in Bhutan since there will be no heavy downpour during these season. In winter, trekking routes especially in the north will be covered by snow.
Interacting with the locals
Some of the trekking routes in Bhutan will also offer the unique opportunity to witness and interact with the Bhutanese rural life. One will see, along the way, typical two storied traditional Bhutanese houses. Almost every village will have a Buddhist temple.
Bhutanese people are highly hospitable and treat visitors in their villages with extreme generosity. One will also be able to observe the simple lifestyle enjoyed by people in the far flung villages of Bhutan.
Trekking in Bhutan is one of the best ways to experience Bhutan.
The Merak – Sakteng trek offers trekkers the opportunity to witness the unique nomadic lifestyle of the people. Nomads of Merak and Sakteng have their own unique lifestyle who migrate with their yaks during summer and winter. Known as Brokpas, they wear their own dress, completely different from the Bhutanese national dress.
Their economy is still very traditional. The nomads still practice the ancient barter system and exchange cheese, butter and incense for rice and other grains.