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Trekking in Bhutan

Trekking in BhutanNo one seems to know exactly the meaning of the word Bhutan but it is believed that it is derived from `Bhot’ which is the name given by Tibetans to their own country and `Tan’ which is a corruption of the word `stan’ meaning Land. The Bhutanese however prefer to call their country `Druk-Yul’ which means `The Land of the Dragon’. Bhutan is renowned for its undiluted cultures and unspoiled natural wonders. Bhutan’s past is still its present.

The term trekking is traditionally applied to overland journeys made on foot, usually involving the support of a trek crew to carry personal belongings, along with any tents, food and cooking equipment that may be required. Over the last 20 years Adventure Silk Road has developed a superb range of trekking . The cultural tour to Bhutan will give you insights to the people, the culture, the traditions, religion and ecology of the country. These tours will take you through some of the most picturesque landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges to the lush green valleys. One will see the unique architectural splendors of the Dzongs, monasteries and the traditional Bhutanese houses and witness some intriguing religious festivals. You will also get the opportunity to taste the exotic Bhutanese cuisine and meet the friendly people.

Trekking in BhutanThe Adventure Silk Road is the ultimate challange for those who seek real adventure. It requires a high level of fitness and stamina and good acclimatization to the altitude. The area is the least- trekked region in the whole of the Himalaya. Fewer than 100 people have followed this route since the opening of the country to tourism in 1974. For those who are well prepared, this trek is immensely rewarding in terms of the physical challenge and the charming scenes.  The Adventure Silk Road first follows the route of the Linghshi-Laya trek. It continues beyond Laya under the shadow of the icy summits of the eastern Himalayas, skirting the edges of turquoise blue lakes and arriving at the remote village of Lunana in the country’s far north. Here the peaks of the range of mountains are all between 6000mts and 7400mts high and they mark the border with Tibet.

As you trek to such a far-flung corner of the country, you will come across villages and nomad encampments where time stands still. Enjoy the hospitality of the nomads and sip yak-butter tea in their black, yak-hair tents. Crossing more than eight passes and reaching an altitude of about 18,480 ft. this will be the most rewarding and challenging trek you will ever undertake. Today, Mt. Gangkar Punsum is the world's highest unclimbed peak and it will remain so because of the religious belief that the mountains are the home of the Gods and Goddesses and as such must remain sacred and undisturbed. Season: The Snowman trek is frequently closed because of snow. The recommended season for this trek is mid June to mid October. Since summer is the rainy season, you should prepare suitable clothing.

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Gangkar Puensum Trekking in BhutanThis is your chance to trek to the base of Bhutan's highest mountain and unclimbed peak of Gangkar Puensum. Starting from Bumthng, the trek follows what used to be an important and ancient trade route to Tibet, leading to high alpine pasturelands, passing through regions of diverse flora and fauna and some of the most impressive landscape of Bhutan. This trek goes to the remote lunana district and considered as the most difficult trek in Bhutan. The attributes those make it a  Read More »

Laya and Gasa Trekking in BhutanThis trek heads northwest from Paro, offering a great variety of trekking conditions, from picturesque farmland and sub-tropical forests to alpine pastureland and high passes. This trekking route has a combination of thick forests of rhododendron, willow, oak, blue pine, golden birch, juniper. It takes you through the isolated, unique and traditionally rich villages of Chebisa and Laya, passing through several nomadic campsites. Wild life such as Takin and Blue Sheep can be seen and  Read More »

Laya-Lunana Wilderness Trekking in BhutanBhutan's toughest trek and one of the finest in the entire Himalayas, crosses 6 high passes during the traverse of the remote district of Lunana. Starting out in the Punakha Gorge, the exotic forest scenery is a foretaste of the tremendous variety of trekking conditions that will be experienced on this exciting, once-in-a-lifetime trip. We make a gradual ascent to the village of Laya (4000m / 13,000ft), close to the Tibetan border, before heading east on our high-level route into the lost world of  Read More »

Bhutan Druk Path Trek & Cultural TourThis journey to the ‘Dragon Kingdom' of Bhutan combines the main cultural highlights of this secluded land with five days of delightful trekking from Paro to Thimphu. This itinerary will appeal to those wanting to appreciate the splendour and culture of these lands and to experience pristine Himalayan trekking. An enthralling flight from Kathmandu to Paro provides breathtaking views of the Himalaya including Everest, Makalu and Kangchenjunga. After an exploration of the historic  Read More »

Snowman Trekking Bhutan The Bhutan Snowman trek which is also known as the legendary trek is only for the experienced mountaineers/trekkers and is considered to be on of the most difficult trek in the world. Essentially the route, which combines the Chomolhari basecamp and Laya Lingshi treks, passes through the Lunana region and ends at Nikkachu. This trek passes through breath-taking landscapes, crosses over 8 passes and reaches an altitude of about 5,600m/18,480 ft. This spectacular  Read More »

Bhutan Dagala Thousand Lakes TrekkingDagala Thousand Lakes Trekking is popular trekking route in Bhutan. Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is a short trek, near Thimphu, to a large number of lovely high altitude lakes. Dagala Thousand Lakes Trekking trail leads up the ridge and across meadows to a pass at 4,240 meters with a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range. Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is a paradise for people who love fishing, the lakes are filled with trout. Alpine flowers, rhododendron, different species  Read More »

Chomolhari Trekking in BhutanStarting at Drukgyel Dzong, Paro this trek passes through scattered hamlets and formland, into a deep and richly forested valleys, which leads to a high alpine pastureland where yak headers graze their animals. The trek offers a taste of great variety of Bhutanese landscape. Towering to the northwest, the stark and dramatic mountains of the Chomolhari Range form the frontier with Tibet. Very few visitors have entered this tiny Himalayan kingdom and even fewer have been  Read More »

Gangtey Trekking Bhutan This trek is to the beautiful Phobjikha valley (3,000m), one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan, which lies in the mountains east of Wangduephodrang. After crossing over the pass, you soon come to the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies in a few kilometers down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quite, remote valley is the chosen winter home of rare black necked cranes, who migrate here annually from the Tibetan  Read More »

Bumthang Cultural Trekking BhutanStarting out from the splendid Bumthang valley, this three days trek passes through several villages in its meandering route through Bumthang countryside. This trek provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life. Our expert local English speaking guides will take you to villages providing interpretation of the culture. We'll stay in local guesthouses, go to remote villages and hidden valleys, and immerse ourselves in authentic personal encounters. We'll  Read More »

Trekking in BhutanThis trek follows the old expedition route to the Gangkhar Puensum. The trek is rigorous, but the rewards can be worth the walk. It includes a stop at natural hot springs, a relaxing treatment for body aches. As part of this trek, hikers have the option to go to the Gangkhar Peunsum base camp. All should be in very good physical condition to complete this demanding portion of the route. Trekkers have the opportunity to see the beautiful kingdom of Bhutan at its most magnificent. From  Read More »
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