EXPLORE SOME OF THE BEST TREKKING IN THE WORLD
Bhutan has some of the best trekking in the world, with breathtaking scenery. Some treks are short and suitable for beginners while others can be long and challenging. The best season for trekking in Bhutan is spring and autumn- March to April and late September to mid-November. Although the nights are colder in autumn with temperature in higher altitudes ranging from 20°C down to minus 10°Cs, the days are warmer with bright sun shines. The best months are October to November with clear blue skies and superb view. The day's temperature hovers upwards of 20°C, and falling to around 5°C by night. Clouds and wind tend to build up in the afternoon but typically disappear at night for a display of spectacular starry skies.
Trekking in Bhutan is physically demanding because of the distance and abrupt changes in elevation. You will have to walk 7-9 hours for 15-19 kilometers daily to reach the campsites. Most of the climbs run through deep forests on rocky trails and sometimes the trails traverses through wet mud were you need agility to hop between around river stones.
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Druk Path Trek
This trek, leads from Paro to Thimphu, or vice versa, crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys. It is of the most scenic and popular treks in Bhutan on a wilderness trail past several remote and beautiful lakes.
This trek starts at Drugyal Dzong in the north of Paro Valley. Hiking through rice paddy fields, apple orchards,forests,rushing steams,the trek gradually becomes challenging. You get to see the stunning view of Mount Jumolhari, at a height of 7314m. Yaks, blue sheep, musk deer and elusive marmots are also the common sights on this trek.
Laya Gasa Trek
This trek offers a great variety of trekking conditions,from picturesque farmland and forests to alpine pastureland and high passes. It is an extension of Jhomolhari trek. It offers diverse flora and fauna. There is an ample chance to spot yaks, blue sheep, vultures and rare birds. Depending on the time of year, you will also see large herds of takins in the forested valley of Tsherijathang.
The Snowman Trek is widely regarded as one of the hardest treks in the world. This is largely due to its length and altitude and the fact that 11 high passes (in excess of 4500metres) must be crossed. It travels to the remote Lunana district, one of the remotest inhabited valleys on the planet.
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