If you are thinking of a trekking holiday have a look at our trekking itineraries. Find out more information here about trekking in Bhutan, including when to go, what to bring, and what is provided for you. An experience not to be missed even if you can only fit in a short trek. Have a look at our trekking gallery for inspiration!
Click on the links below for some suggested trekking itineraries for our most popular treks. We provide details of the days spent on trek and an indication of how you might spend the days before and after. For more detail of what to do on the surrounding days see our sample culture tour itineraries or ask us for a tailor made itinerary to suit the length of trip you have in mind.
There are few attractive shorter length treks available now in Bhutan, as most of the areas closer to towns have been encroached by farm roads. If you are looking for something shorter than the ideas below, or prefer not to overnight in camp, we have numerous suggestions for day hikes across all the locations you may visit and of varying degrees of difficulty, so ask us for suggestions.
Druk Path Trek
Starts from: Paro. Number of trek days: 4 to 6 days. Level: moderate. Seasons: March to June and September to November
Starts near: Paro. Number of days: 8 to 9 days. Level: moderate. Seasons: March to June and October to November
Laya – Gasa Trek
Starts near: Paro. Number of trek days: 14 to 15 days (including two rest days). Level: difficult. Seasons: April to May and mid-September to mid-November
Starts from: Paro. Number of trek days: 4 days. Level: easy. Seasons: March to June and September to November
Starts near: Paro. Number of trek days: 6 to 8 or 9 (including extension to Lingshi). Level: moderate. Seasons: March to June and October to November
New! We have been researching some new treks to offer something a little different – ask us for more details if these two new treks are of interest
Naro – 6 passes Trek
Starts near: Paro. Number of days: 10 days. Level: moderate to difficult. Seasons: March to June and October to November
Tergo La Trek
Starts near: Haa. Number of days: 7 days. Level: challenging. Seasons: end-April to mid-November [not viable outside these months as the passes get snowed over and/or there are no water sources]
The above is only a selection of our favourite treks and there are others we can offer including those below – ask for details
Chele La Nature Trek
Starts from: Paro. Number of trek days: 5. Level: easy. Seasons: March to May and September to December. Of interest to those who want to see flowers and birds
Starts near: Thimphu. Number of trek days: 4 to 6. Level: moderate. Seasons: April, September and October. This trek is appealing as while close to the capital it allows access to high passes, mountain views and remote regions. However the high passes are often snowed in, in which case the route is impassable, making it potentially a risky choice.
Rodong La Trek
Starts near: Bumthang. Number of trek days: 10. Level: difficult. Seasons: October, early November and late spring. This trek is tough, crossing the top of eastern Bhutan and involving a number of long, steep ascents and descents.
Merak Sakten Trek
Starts near: Tashigang. Number of trek days: 5 to 6. Level: moderate. Seasons: March/April and September to November. This trek enabled visits to some remote rural areas of eastern Bhutan which only opened to visitors in 2011 and are still little visited by tourists. However in recent months road building has been carrying on apace and there is now not much left of the original trek route. The section between Merak and Sakteng is still a good hike, but with no accommodation or trekking services available locally it is expensive to arrange logistically and sadly we can no longer recommend it as a trekking option.