If you’re planning on trekking in Bhutan, there’s one thing for sure; you’re in for a solid adventure!
A small nation located on the eastern side of Himalayas, and popularly known as the ‘Land of The Thunder Dragon’, Bhutan is world famous as the happiest place on earth, and this small piece of land seems lost in time.
Tucked away in the Himalayas, it is Bhutan’s isolation that has preserved its ancient traditional and cultural lifestyles, and its isolation that makes trekking here such a unique experience; one that is less crowded and allows for the exploration of ancient and untouched trails.
With the majority of the country covered with forests, there are plenty of opportunities to hike on trails that could last anywhere from 2 days to almost a month. Trekking routes vary from easy to challenging, based on the length, altitude and difficulty levels.
The following is a trekking guide to Bhutan with all the basics that first time trekkers should know.
One of the most interesting destinations in the world, Bhutan is a mysterious country wedged in-between India and China, in the high altitudes of the Himalayas. It is known for its rich cultural history; a remote region defined by majestic monasteries, fluttering prayer flags; and elaborate festivals.
While festivals in Bhutan are so frequent that you could easily happen upon one by accident, you can definitely plan ahead to make sure your trip coincides with attending. Bhutanese festivals are perhaps one of the most authentic cultural experiences left in the world.
The word “tsechu” translates literally to “ten-day,” and Bhutan’s annual tsechu festivals are held in honor of Guru Rinpoche, who is said to have brought Tantric Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. Tsechu are held in various cities throughout the year, so knowing about them in advance may help you decide the best time to visit Bhutan.
One of the most interesting destinations in the world, Bhutan is a Himalayan kingdom shrouded in magic and mystery.
Wedged in-between India and China, in the high altitudes of the Himalayas, this is a remote Bhuddist kingdom with soaring peaks, majestic monasteries, fluttering prayer flags, and incredible trekking.
It is perhaps one of the most authentic cultural experiences left in the world. Closed to the outside world until the 1970’s, restrictions on tourism have preserved one of the most fascinating cultures on earth, in a pristine mountain environment, which has hardly changed throughout the centuries.
So there are many unique and incredible things to do.