Bhutan Trekking Tours

Depending on the programme chosen, Bhutan trekking tours is pretty much reserved for the adventurous!  Indeed, in Bhutan, it presents elements very different from those encountered in other regions of the Himalayas. The price for trekking in Bhutan is officially US$ 225 per day per person, which includes guide, horses, cook, helper, food and tents. Trekking personnel are dedicated and prepare, in general, sumptuous meals in conditions that are precarious, to say the least. The trek helpers put up and take down the tents, prepare tea, carry water in the morning etc.

Bhutan Trekking Tours

Unlike many of the more crowded treks offered in Asia, trekking in Bhutan is a unique experience. The variety of Bhutan trekking tours ranges from a simple 3 (three) day trek from the district of Thimphu to Paro (and vice-versa) to the 25 days famous Snowman trek that takes expert trekkers through some of the most beautiful spots in the country. The snowman trek is also categorized as the world toughest trek as it goes over 12 mountain passes, all of them over 5000 meters. The starting treks in Bhutan are generally higher about 1,000 meters (more than 3,000 feet) than in Nepal.

Here’s a list of the best Bhutan trekking packages:

  1. 4 Days Samtengang Trek
  2. 5 Days Punakha Winter Trek
  3. 5 Days Drukpath Trek
  4. 7 Days Jomolhari Trek
  5. 17 Days Laya Gasa Trek
  6. 25 Days Snowman Trek

One of them is the Jhomolhari trek where trekkers go to the base camp for Mt. Jhomolhari, Bhutan’s most deeply venerated peak on the border of Bhutan and the Tibetan region of China. Trekkers often come back with a sense of the majesty of high altitudes, where life tricks to a different time. The Bumthang trek is a cultural trek that takes you through villages and heritage sites in the valley.

A number of the strolling and hiking excursions in Bhutan can be day tours hikes like Tiger nest in Paro, Tango Cheri Monastery in Thimphu and so on. Our Bhutan hiking package deal is a aggregate of hikes, treks, tour and cultural sightseeing.

Trekking in Bhutan Elevation.

TrekDaysMaximum ElevationDifficulty
Bumthang Cultural Trek33360 MEasy – Medium
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek64250 MMedium
Druk Path Trek54200 MEasy – Medium
Duer Hot Spring Trek94700 MMedium – Hard
Gangtey Trek33480 MEasy
Jomolhari Trek I94930 MMedium
Jomolhari Trek II84890 MMedium
Laya Gasa Trek145005 MMedium – Hard
Punakha Winter Trek43400 MEasy – Medium
Samtengang Winter Trek42000 MEasy
Snowman Trek i (to Sephu)255320 MMedium – Hard
Snowman Trek II (to Bumthang)255320 MHard
Merak Sakten64100 MModerate

Trekking in Bhutan is a unique experience. Choose from the best Bhutan trekking tours and venture into mystical mountain kingdom. Bhutan trekking tours can be classified from simple to hardest treks in the world. Most of the Bhutan trek offer a mixture of natural discovery and an insight into the nation delicate and unique daily life. Many of the trails take walkers old trail and antique monasteries, through deep forests, and close to villages.

The Bhutan trekking tours trails pass though grasslands and pastures for livestock, and meadows of wildflowers, butterflies, and grazing animals. Trekkers often get to spot blue sheep, Takin and a variety of bird life including the wild pheasants. Some of the Bhutan trekking package includes, the majestic views of the Himalayan peaks that provide a sense of admiration and wonder and a point of contemplation for trekkers along the way.

Trekking in Bhutan Cost:

1. Samtengang trek Cost – 9 days.

Peak Season : March – May , September – November:

  1. 1 Person  : USD 2160 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD 2080 Per person.
  3. 3 Person  & above 1840 USD Per person.

Off Season :  June – August , December – February:

  1. 1 Person  : USD 1800 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD  1720 Per person.
  3. 3 Person  & above USD 1480 Per person.

2. Punakha Winter Trek Cost: 10 days.

Peak Season : March – May , September – November:

  1. 1. Person  : USD 2425 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD 2080   Per person.
  3. 3 Person  & above  USD  2065  Per person.

Off Season :  June – August , December – February:

  1. 1 Person  : USD  2020 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD  1930  Per person.
  3. 3 Person  & above USD  1660 Per person.

3. Druk path Trek Cost: 12 days.

Peak Season : March – May , September – November:

  1. 1 Person  : USD 2955 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD  2845 Per person.
  3. 3 Person  & above  USD 2515 Per person.

Off Season :  June – August , December – February:

  1. 1 Person  : USD  2460 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD 2350 Per person.
  3. 3 Person  & above USD 2020 Per person.

4. Jomolhari Trek Cost: 13 days.

Peak Season : March – May , September – November:

  1. 1 Person  : USD 3220 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD  3100  Per person.
  3. 3 Person & Above : USD 2740   Per person.

Off Season :  June – August , December – February:

  1. 1 Person  : USD  2680 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD  2560 Per person.
  3. 3 Person  & above USD 2200 Per person.

5. Laya Gasa Trek Cost: 17 days.

Peak Season : March – May , September – November:

  1. 1 Person  : USD 4280 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD 4120  Per person.
  3. 3 Person & Above : USD 4120 Per person.

Off Season :  June – August , December – February:

  1. 1 Person  : USD  3560  Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD  3400  Per person.
  3. 3 Person  & above USD 2920  Per person.

6. Snowmen Trek Cost:

 Peak Season : March – May , September – November:

  1. 1 Person  : USD 7850  Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD 7500  Per person.
  3. 3 Person & Above : USD 6750  Per person.

Off Season :  June – August , December – February:

  1. 1 Person  : USD 6500  Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD 6200 Per person.
  3. 3 Person  & above USD  5400 Per person.

What to bring while on trek to Bhutan?

The travel agencies are responsible for the material organization of the Bhutan trekking tours and provide tents and thin foam mattresses, but you must have your own sleeping bag and all your own personal equipment.

You need a strong bag (as much waterproof as possible) to be carried by the mules and a rucksack for personal needs during the day. Never set out for the day without your polar fleece jacket, a windbreaker, a raincoat or umbrella, a flashlight and a water bottle.

Clothing and hiking boots made of Goretex are perfect for trekking in Bhutan, but sneakers and canvas shoes are not totally unsuitable because there is always water running on the trails. In Thimphu you can buy excellent umbrellas which triple as sunshades and walking sticks, and also plastic sheets to cover your backpack.

Wrap everything you own in plastic rubbish bags inside your backpack, and bring extras with you as this kind of bag is not available in Thimphu.  Also bring a torch (flashlight) – the head-lamp type with a halogen bulb is the most practical for trekking – with extra batteries, all your own photographic equipment, a water flask, a multi-purpose pocket knife, a hat, glasses, sunscreen lotion, antibiotic ointment and an antihistamine cream for insects.

As in Nepal, leeches can be nuisance at certain seasons. You make them drop off by dabbling them with salt, and then disinfect the wound thoroughly.  Do not forget your polar fleece jacket, a windbreaker or down jacket depending on the season and the altitude, a hat and gloves.

Trekking in Bhutan Cost Includes:

  • US$ 40 per person (Single entry visa fee).
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel.
  • Daily US$ 65 Per pax / Night Government royalty and all the tax.
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner).
  • Full time English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Gov surcharge USD 30 per person / night for the FIT traveler

Trekking in Bhutan Facilities Includes: 

  • First Aid Box (Medicine).
  • Sleeping tent (2 man tent) with carpeted floor, Air Mattress, Pillow and room light.
  • Dinning tent with dining set, Table, Chair and dining light.
  • Kitchen tent with kitchen set and light.
  • Hot water bag with cover.
  • Toilet tent with toilet pot.
  • Shower tent with shower bag and mat.
  • Trekking  staff.

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