Trekking info

Trekking in Bhutan is unlike anywhere else in the world. Walking along the rolling Himalayas can be hard work at times. But it’s certainly worth it for the crystal-clear air, little-frequented paths and incomparable views.

You will see snow-peaked mountains, alpine meadows, rhododendron forests, crystal mountain lakes, traditional farmhouses and villages.                                                     

On all treks we provide experienced guides, professional cooks and horses for transporting luggage. You won’t need to carry more than a day-pack. 

Check out our trekking itineraries or request a bespoke proposal and advice on the best trek for your needs.

The best months for trekking in Bhutan are March to May and September to November. Come in April and May to enjoy the deep pinks and reds of rhododendron blossom or in Autumn for beautifully clear views.

Good to know: All trekking in Bhutan involves overnights in tents, as we don’t have local inns or tea houses.

Most of the treks are in the region of 3000m (9000ft) to 5000m (16,400ft), varying from short four-day hikes over relatively low altitudes to three-week long treks taking you over some of the highest passes in Bhutan. Depending on altitude, a trekking day is usually about 6 to 7 hours (including stops).

If you are looking for something shorter than this, or prefer not to overnight in camp, we have numerous suggestions for day hikes across Bhutan and of varying degrees of difficulty.

We can also offer mountain biking, rafting and kayaking – let us know if you are interested to include any of these in your tour.

Bhutan running trips

We have also teamed up with two outstanding companies to offer a mountain marathon and half marathon and a trail run adventure:

We are pleased to be partnering again with 2:09 Events to offer the Thunder Dragon Marathon which will take place in Paro on 24 May 2020.  A variety of packages will be available to include trekking and sightseeing in addition to the full or half marathon – an amazing opportunity to run in the beautiful surroundings of Paro valley. Get in touch for details!

We are also thrilled to be repeating our Trail Run expedition in November 2020 – an exciting 180 km / 8 day adventure run hosted in conjunction with Trail Run Adventures.  Contact us to find out more about this ultra run extraordinaire!