Truly, Bhutan is a trekker’s paradise. The rugged topography, mountainous landscape and lush vegetation offer altogether a unique experience to the trekkers. Add to it the serenity and beauty of the wilderness, and arcane sights and sounds, untouched by the marauding denudation of globalization.
There is a wide range of trekking options in Bhutan, from a simple three-day trek to the rigorous three-week long snow man trek that runs through one of the most exotic landscapes of Bhutan. The trekking trail covers more than 12 mountains passes located over 4,500 meters above sea level. No wonder, the snowman trek has been labeled as one of the toughest treks in the world.
The experience of trekking in the Himalayas will bring you close to a part of the world that literally seems lost in time. You will be welcomed by the idyllic beauty of nature and breath-taking panorama. The trekking cuts through a vegetation of dense mixed forest of Oak, Blue pine, Chir pine, Wild Peach, Magnolia, Bamboo, Rhododendron, and Cypress among others.
Treks in Bhutan also offer the scintillating view of several virgin mountains peaks of Bhutan, many of which are worshipped as abodes of protective deities by local residents. The Jhomolhari trek is one of them.
On the trek, you will come across small hamlets and indigenous communities that are still cut off from the world outside. The trekkers can also experience the arcane culture, traditions and unique lifestyles of these highland communities. The trails pass through ancient monasteries and numerous Buddhist stupas that dot the landscape.
The treks also provide the opportunity to sight some of the rarest wildlife in the world like blue sheep and Takin, among a host of others.
In short, the treks in Bhutan take trekkers on a journey of natural discovery and self-contemplation. It offers a unique insight into the beauty of a civilization that is unscathed by the winds of modernization.