Snowman Trek: Bhutan

We had an absolutely fantastic time. The countryside in Bhutan is so pristine and we really enjoyed the remoteness. It certainly was physically challenging and it was a credit to the two leaders that all 10 clients completed it safely.

Tom Beach | Dorset, United Kingdom
 

Bhutan

Bhutan

Take an adventure holiday to BHUTAN with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.


The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country located in the eastern Himalayas between Tibet in the north and India in the south. Bhutan has a rugged and mountainous landscape with snowcapped peaks and glacier covered terrain in the north, spurs of the Himalayan peaks in the center and heavily forested foothills and subtropical plains in the south.

Bhutan has long maintained a policy of strict isolationism, both culturally and economically and as a result the Bhutanese culture is one of the oldest (dating back to the mid 17th century) and well preserved cultures in the world. In fact it has only been in the recent decades of the 20th century that foreigners have been allowed to visit the country, and only in limited numbers. Bhutan has an estimated population of 600,000 which is sparsely distributed throughout the country. There are three main ethnic groups in Bhutan; the Ngalungs (often called Drukpas) live in the north-western region and their ancestors migrated from Tibet, the Sharchops who inhabit the eastern and central region and derive from northern Burma and northeast India and lastly the Lhotshampas are the third ethnic group who live in the southern foothill districts and are of Nepali origin. The Bhutanese revere the tantric guru Padmasambhava the founder of Himalayan Buddhism in the 8th century.

World Expeditions extensive range of touring and trekking holidays in Bhutan have been developed to offer unlimited opportunities to enjoy the warmth of the Bhutanese people, the unique cultural heritage of Bhutan as well as the stunning mountain vistas and untouched wilderness regions of Bhutan.


Featured Adventures

Bhutan by Bike

Explore the Land of the Thunder Dragon on a fully supported cycle tour
13 days |

Bhutan Cultural Journey

A unique combination of culture and walking without the commitment to extended trekking
14 days |
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Bhutan Dragon Kingdom

A remarkable cultural journey through the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan, combined with a short trek through rhododendron and conifer forests
11 days |
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Bhutan Festivals - Land of the Thunder Dragon

A cultural journey encompassing all that Bhutan has to offer from Paro to Bumthang, taking in the 'must see' highlights of both western and central Bhutan, and the famous Jambay Lakhang Festival in Bumthang.
13 days |
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Bhutan High Trails via Laya

The classic Laya to Gasa trek, passing underneath the sacred peak of Chomolhari and across a series of high passes in the pristine wilderness of Bhutan
18 days |
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Bhutan Retreat

A luxury stay at the stunning Uma Paro Hotel
3 days |

Bhutan Snowman Trek with Andrew Lock

One of the world's greatest and most remote treks across the backbone of Bhutan
27 days |
Reviews 1

Bhutan Thimphu Festival & Trek

Trek from Paro to Thimphu and take in the colourful Thimphu Festival
11 days |

Bumthang Ngang Tang Valley Trek

An introductory trek in central Bhutan and an unforgettable cultural journey
12 days |

Chomolhari Base Camp Trek

If you are short on time and crave remote wilderness coupled with a unique cultural experience, then the Chomolhari trek is the perfect choice. This is the finest short trek in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
12 days |
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The Weather in Bhutan

Bhutan comes under the influence of the Indian monsoon that precludes trekking throughout the summer months from the end of May till the middle of September. The ideal time to trek in Bhutan is therefore either pre-monsoon from mid March when the snow begins to melt off the high passes until the end of May, or post-monsoon, from October through to mid-November.

Temperatures on the treks can vary considerably. On any one trek the temperature may vary from 20˚C during the day to -5C when the occasional storm breaks over the high passes. Down jackets and sleeping bags are provided, as well as comfortable two-person tents that we send to Bhutan from our operational base in Kathmandu.

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