A customary wilderness experience for gortex clad outdoors enthusiasts back home, trekking in Bhutan is how kids get to school each day, nomadic yak farmers tend their herds, pilgrims make pujas and before the advent of the Mahindra truck, people got their wares to market. Indeed Bhutan’s famous Druk Path Trek follows the ancient trading route between Paro and Thimpu. To trek in Bhutan then is to be in step with its people and their age old rythmns, truly stepping back in time with no jet vapour trails overhead, no roads or traffic no cafes or lodges at day's end rather a very well-appointed wilderness camp. Working with our trekking partner Sonam Wangdi we have fine tuned the camping experience and now offer spacious walk-in tents with a rug on the floor and comfy camp beds plus dining tent complete with camping armchairs and a toilet tent. Food's good too... picnic lunches, a camp dinner and breakfast, mineral water, ponies, the services of two experienced local guides and cooks, all tentage, kitbag for packing personal kit on the ponies, comprehensive first-aid kit and sleeping mattresses.
Most of Bhutan’s landscape is covered with forests, and nowhere is this more evident than on a trek. All treks climb tarverse the mountains, passing through various vegetation zones with a great variety of trees. With the pristine remoteness of the hills of Bhutan and most treks heading deep into protected areas, there is always the chance of seeing indigenous wildlife in its native habitat.
A trek in Bhutan can range from 3 days to 30 days. It can be physically demanding, trekking between 6-8 hours each day and the changes in elevation can be large. There are no lodges or hotels in the mountains and so we use well-appointed fully serviced camps.
In Bhutan the trekking seasons run from March to May and from September to October
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