Bhutan Trekking Routes

Bhutan Trekking Routes – List of Bhutan Trekking Tours

Bhutan trekking routes will give you a glimpse of routes followed during your trek in Bhutan. Bhutanese people have been walking for centuries. The Kingdom’s first motor road was built in 1962. Though roads have quadrupled and multiplied, Bhutan is still a ‘walking nation’. The beauty is that all the old trade routes and trails are still reasonably intact and in use.

Some of the country’s stunning flora and fauna are found along these trails; the three-week Snowman trek (one of the world’s hardest) blazes through 356 km of uninhibited raw nature as high as 7000 m; spectacular and demanding but never dull. It traverses through the domains of sacred turquoise lakes, snow leopards, blue sheep and blue poppies, among-st others.

Invariably, the trek is for the seasoned trekker. However, there are plenty of other Bhutan trekking routes, equally rich and fascinating. The Druk path Trek (Thimphu-Paro or vice-versa) or the shorter two/three-day treks and cultural day-trip explorations have their own enlivening charms.

Bhutan Trekking Routes

Altitude sickness is an acute problem. Almost all the designated trekking routes go above 3000 m.

Acclimatization is strongly recommended before embarking upon a trek.

On a logistical note, the facilities en route are as high as the mountains. Trekking parties are led, organized and accompanied by veteran guides, competent assistants, experienced cooks and a horseman. Yaks and ponies shoulder provisions, equipment’s at all. Trekkers normally prefer to carry a day pack with cameras and films.

Meals are meticulously planned and sumptuously cooked by the support crew. They walk ahead and scout spots; pitching tents, camps and an adhoc kitchen. Breakfasts are served hot. Dinners include a choice of four dishes. Bhutan Wonderland staff are trained to observe hygiene, practice Eco-friendly waste disposal and ensure minimal impact on the environment.

Things to bring for Bhutan Trekking Tours

We suggest clients to bring along sufficient warm clothes, jackets, trekking boots, sufficient socks, rain gear, walking stick, flashlights, plenty of batteries for all electrical appliances, insect repellents, personal toiletries, personal medications, sun cap, sunscreen cream/ lotion and binoculars.

While trekking in Bhutan you are provided with foam mats, but we recommend you to bring a self-inflating mat pack called Thermarest. This packs up small but when inflated gives very good insulation and is more comfortable than a single closed-cell foam mat. We do not recommend that you bring an airbed. You should also bring your sleeping bag which should be 4-seasons bag as the temperature will decrease especially at 4,000 m camp sites.

Bhutan Trekking Routes:

1. Bumdra Trek ( 2  Days Trek )

  • Day 1: Paro – Bumdra Monastery.
  • Day 2: Bumdra Monastery (Halt).
  • Day 3: Bumdra Monastery – Paro.

2. Chelela Nature Trek ( 3 Days Trek)

  • Paro – Chonana
  • Chonana – Domselha
  • Domselha – Kyichu / Paro

3. Samtengang Trek ( 4 Days )

  • Day 1: Khuruthang – Limukha
  • Day 2: Limukha – Chungsakha
  • Day 3: Chungsakha – Samtengang
  • Day 4: Samtengang – Wangdue

4. Sinchula Trek  (4 Days)

  • Day 1: Kabesa – Balakeba
  • Day 2: Balakeba – Dupsingpang
  • Day 3: Dupsingpang – Chorten Ningpo
  • Day 4: Chorten Ningpo – Punakha

5. Drukpath Trek (6 Days)

  • Day 1: Paro – Jele Dzong
  • Day 2: Jele Dzong – Jangchulhakha
  • Day 3: Jangchulhakha – Jimilangtsho
  • Day 4: Jimilangtsho – Simkota
  • Day 5: Simkota – Phajoding
  • Day 6: Phajoding – Thimphu

6. Nabji Korphu Trek (6 Days)

  • Day 1: Tongtongphey – Jangbi
  • Day 2: Jangbi – Kubdra
  • Day 3: Kubdra – Nabji
  • Day 4: Nabji – Korphu
  • Day 5: Korphu – Nimshong
  • Day 6: Nimshong – Reotala

7. Dagala Trek (6 Days)

  • Day 1: Thimphu – Gur
  • Day 2: Gur – Rabatama
  • Day 3: Day excursion (Halt)
  • Day 4: Labatama – Zhongo Tsho
  • Day 5: Zhongo Tsho – Thimphu

8. Jhomolhari Trek (10 Days)

  • Day  1: Paro – Shana
  • Day 2: Shana – Soi Thanhthangkha
  • Day 3: Soi Thanhthangkha – Jangothang
  • Day 4: Jangothang (Halt)
  • Day 5: Jangothang – Lingzhi
  • Day 6: Lingzhi – Shodu
  • Day 7: Shodu (Halt)
  • Day 8: Shodu – Barshong
  • Day 9: Barshong – Dolam Kencho
  • Day 10: Dolam Kencho – Thimphu

9. Laya Gasa Trek (16 Days)

  • Day 1: Paro – Shana.
  • Day 2: Shana – Soi Thanhthangkha.
  • Day 3: Soi Thanhthangkha – Jangothang.
  • Day 4: Jangothang (Halt).
  • Day 5: Jangothang – Lingzhi.
  • Day 6: Lingzhi – Chebisa.
  • Day 7: Chebisa – Shomuthang.
  • Day 8: Shomuthang – Robluthang.
  • Day 9: Robluthang – Limithang.
  • Day 10: Limithang – Laya.
  • Day 11: Laya (Halt).
  • Day 12: Laya – Koena.
  • Day 13: Koena – Gasa.
  • Day 14: Gasa Tsachu.
  • Day 15: Gasa – Yoem Damji.
  • Day 16: Yoem Damji – Punakha.

10. Snowman Trek (25 Days)

  • Day 1: Paro – Shana.
  • Day 2: Shana – Soi Thangthangkha.
  • Day 3: Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang.
  • Day 4: Jangothang (Halt).
  • Day 5: Jangothang – Lingzhi.
  • Day 6: Lingzhi – Chebisa.
  • Day 7: Chebisa – Shomothang.
  • Day 8: Shomothang – Robluthang.
  • Day 9: Robluthang – Limithang.
  • Day 10: Limithang – Laya.
  • Day 11: Laya(Halt).
  • Day 12: Laya – Rodhuphu.
  • Day 13: Rodhuphu – Yarethang.
  • Day 14: Yarethang – Yarina.
  • Day 15: Yarina – Woche.
  • Day 16: Woche – Yhedi.
  • Day 17: Yhedi – Thanza.
  • Day 18: Thanza (Halt).
  • Day 19: Thanza – Yshorin.
  • Day 20: Yshorin – Yeshe Woma.
  • Day 21: Yeshe Woma – Yarathang.
  • Day 22: Yarathang – Dur Tsachu.
  • Day 23: Dur Tsachu – Yshochenchen.
  • Day 24: Yshochenchen – Yorsum.
  • Day 25: Yorsum – Bumthang.
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