A spectacular trek combined with the cultural highlights of Bhutan
Visit Bhutan with its unique cultural heritage, a country where only a lucky few get to explore its incredible trekking routes. Our journey gives us an insight into Bhutanese life by visiting the towns with their splendid dzongs (monasteries/forts) and trekking along a classic Himalayan route. The five day trek follows the ancient high level route between Paro and Thimpu. We trek through splendid rhododendron forests, crossing several passes including the Phume La. En route we pass yak herders settlements and camp beside clear blue mountain lakes with splendid views of the peaks which border Tibet including Gangar Punsum and Jichudrake. In Paro we visit Takstang Monastery and in Thimpu we visit the impressive Tashichodzong. The spring and September departures visit the Paro and Thimpu festivals respectively whilst the October departure coincides with the best time for trekking. The itinerary on the website refers to the March departure. The September and October departure visit the same places but the itinerary is slightly different. You can download trip notes for each individual departure for more details.
What makes this trip responsible?
When visiting Dzongs or monasteries please dress respectfully. Arms and legs should be covered. Hats should be removed before entering. Please walk round any religious place in a clockwise direction. It is usual to leave a small donation (Nu10/20) when visiting a temple. You will also need to remove your shoes when entering temples. By law, $70 of the daily cost of any trip in Bhutan goes towards education and health.
Tiger's Nest, Bhutan