Bhutan, a country nestled in the Himalayan Mountains, offers a range of trekking adventures for both moderate and adventurous trekkers. Whether it's a day hike or a week-long trek, the pristine surroundings of green valleys, rolling hills dotted with farm villages and terraces, and high moraines of ice and glaciers provide breathtaking scenery. Trekking through the deep forests of tall rhododendron, pines, firs, oaks, birch, spruce, hemlocks, and firs, one can witness the beauty of miniature wildflowers on the lush green grass in spring and summer. Camping arrangements are necessary for all trekking expeditions, and local agents provide top-class equipment, expert guides, porters, and pack animals such as mules, yaks, and horses, along with healthy and delicious meals. In some shorter treks, guests can stay in guesthouses or cottages with hospitable locals.
One of the most popular treks in Bhutan is the Gangtey and Gogona trek, which leads trekkers through beautiful natural surroundings of lovely forest-valleys, including the famous Gangtey Gompa (monastery) with Phobhika valley, where rare and endangered Black Necked Cranes can be spotted during their migration seasons. The trek reaches an altitude of 2,800 m to 3,000 m, offering stunning views of the mountains that border Bhutan from Tibet. Another exciting and scenic adventure is the Chomalhari trek, which begins with a tour of the famous Taksing Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest, and Dzongs or forts. This two-week adventure takes trekkers through the beautiful areas of Bhutan, where they can witness the inspiring backdrop of Mt. Chomolhari or Jumolhari, the highest peaks in Bhutan standing at 7,314m, and strenuous trekking at a high point of 4,820m.
Bhutan offers more trekking opportunities in its serene and pristine surroundings, such as the short trek at central Bhutan at Bhumthang, a picturesque green valley with beautiful walks and immense views of its scenic country. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a beginner, Bhutan's trekking expeditions offer an unforgettable experience, where you can immerse yourself in the country's natural beauty, culture, and traditions.