Discover Trekking in the Himalayas Bhutan

The whole north of the country is taken up by the Himalayan peaks which culminate at more than 24,600 ft. This is definitely the perfect place for trekking. However, Bhutan is not Nepal, and you should not depend on finding prepared itineraries: there is no reception infrastructure; inhabited areas are rare and evacuation is difficult and costly should there be a problem. You are very much left to your own devices. In addition to these material difficulties the climate is a lot more capricious than in Nepal, with, notably, the strong wind which often blows all afternoon. It therefore goes without saying that the presence of a guide is compulsory. Among the proposed itineraries, the "Druk path", which connects Thimbu to Paro in 4 days, is one of the easiest treks; it is particularly pleasant to walk in May when the rhododendrons flower. A more difficult trek is one that passes by the base camp of Chomolhari, at 13,120 ft, across some magnificent regions where numerous yak breeders live. In contrast to the previous two routes, the 4 day trek in the valley of Bumtang allows you to visit numerous villages and monasteries at altitude. For adventurers in peak physical condition, Bhutan has two intense but exceptional treks. For 18 days, the "Lunana Trek" passes through the high up region of Laya (13,120 ft), across the mountain pass of Ganglarkarchung, at 16,728 ft, before reaching the area of Lunana near to Tibet. Those of you who can't get enough of trekking can combine this route with the itinerary from the base camp of Chomolhari. However, this is a real expedition of almost a month covering 217 miles and crossing three mountain passes at more than 16,400 ft.

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    Trekking in the Himalayas

    Through these mountains, there are no casual strolls, only real adventure for intrepid travellers.

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