Whether you are looking for a day hike or a gruelling 31 day adventure, Bhutan has it all. Unspoilt nature, pristine mountain lakes, imposing glaciers and some of the world’s most endangered species can be spotted while trekking in Bhutan.
Bhutan does not allow permanent campsite and so all treks in Bhutan are camping treks: there are no lodges or tea houses along the way, such as those you’d find in Nepal and Ladakh in India. The government of Bhutan requires that a minimum standard needs to be maintained while trekking in Bhutan. You will be accompanied by your own trekking staff consisting of a professional trekking guide, cook, camping assistant and a few horsemen and horses to carry your gear; regardless of whether you’re a solo trekker or you are a part of a bigger group. All food supplies must be carried in and prepared in camp. Trekking in Bhutan can therefore be a little expensive for solo travelers and those traveling in smaller groups.
Depending on the season, altitude, and routes followed, trekking in Bhutan sometimes means camping in the snow. Campsites are often strategically placed in beautiful surroundings beside lakes and waterfalls. As long as you’re prepared with warm equipment and clothing, this can be a wonderful experience.