If you are looking for a challenging high altitude trek in the Himalaya Mountains that very few other people have tried or succeeded in, then you have found the right place! The trek is more than 300km long and consists of 9 passes in excess of 4500m. Most of the year the passes are closed due to snow.
Time to Go
While it is sometimes possible to do this trek between May and November, it is highly recommended that you attempt to start this in late September or early October. In the early part of the season it is possible that the snow will not have melted allowing you to cross the high altitude passes.
Overview of Trekking in Bhutan
While you will need a typical set of equipment for trekking there are a few things that you do not need in Bhutan. To find your way, you will not need maps or GPS as a guide will be with you at all times. A cook will be provided to prepare 3 meals per day for you so you don’t need to worry about carrying cooking equipment or food. A team of horses and yaks will be provided to carry tents so you don’t need a tent for any part of the trek (you will need your own sleeping bag however).
The prices of this trek show a range of numbers. The cost of the trekking subcontractor often changes. We feel that we can negotiate a price near the lower end of the range but only when we have interested clients.
|Day 2||Taktsang Hike|
|Day 3||Paro - Shana|
|Day 4||Shana - Soi Thangthankha|
|Day 5||Soi Thangthankha - Jangothang|
|Day 6||Jangothang Rest Day|
|Day 7||Jangothang - Lingshi|
|Day 8||Linkshi - Chebisa|
|Day 9||Chebisa - Shakyapasang|
|Day 10||Shakyapasang - Robluthang|
|Day 11||Robluthang - Limithang|
|Day 12||Limithang - Laya|
|Day 13||Laya Rest Day|
|Day 14||Laya - Rodophu|
|Day 15||Rodophu - Narithang|
|Day 16||Narithang - Tarina|
|Day 17||Tarina - Woche|
|Day 18||Woche - Lhedi|
|Day 19||Lhedi - Thanza|
|Day 20||Thanza Rest Day|
|Day 21||Thanza - Tshroim|
|Day 22||Throsim - Gangkar Phunsem Basecamp|
|Day 23||Gangkar Phunsem Basecamp - Geshe Woma|
|Day 24||Geshe Woma - Warathang|
|Day 25||Warathang - Dur Taschu|
|Day 26||Dur Tsachu - Tshochenchen|
|Day 27||Tshochenchen - Lungsum|
|Day 28||Lungsum - Bumthang|
|Day 29||Bumthang - Thimphu|
|Day 30||Thimphu - Paro|
All packages can be customized. We can easily add extra days to the end of any package that you find on this website. Removing days is usually very easy to do as long as the driving or the treking is still possible. Some of the teks have two days in a row of descent and sometimes, if you are fit enough, we are able to skip a camp or two.
Maps & Photos
High season includes travel during the months of March, April, May, September, October and November. If a tour crosses between a low season and a high season (i.e. arrive at the end of February and depart in early March) we will need calculate the price specifically for you but it will be somewhere between the low and high season values.
All packages always include:
- All Hotels in Bhutan
- All Meals in Bhutan
- Ground Transportation
- English speaking guide
- Mineral Water during the drives
- Visa Fees
- Government Royalty
- All camping equipment except sleeping bag for treks
- Porters to carry the camping equipment
- Cooks during treks
Guests are reponsible for the usual personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, telephone calls. Guests are also responsible for paying for their own drinks. The prices will not include any airfare as these are constantly changing by the airlines.