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 Cultural Journey

This unique itinerary is packed with cultural experiences and a blend of varied day walks which will appeal to those who like to keep active whilst engaging with the rich culture and history that Bhutan has to offer. Beginning our journey in the serene Paro Valley we visit the famous Taktsang Monastery and museum before transferring by road to the Haa Valley. Here we take a walk to the Kila Gompa with views of the sacred Chomolhari peak. We have the unique experience of an overnight stay in a farmhouse before continuing over the Dochu La to Wangduephodrang where our accommodation is at a delightful lodge by the river. We visit the well known Gangtey Valley and from here we enter central Bhutan, well known for its many monasteries and dzongs. We spend some time exploring Trongsa and it's dzong, and cross the 3590 metre Shertang La to gain entry to the Ura Valley. The return journey to Paro is just as magnificent as we retrace our steps back to Paro to conclude a memorable journey in the land of the thunder dragon.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Paro
DAY 2 Day hike to Taktsang Monastery
DAY 3 Drive to Haa Valley, via hike to Kila gompa
DAY 4 Drive to Thimphu via Dogar Dobji Dzong
DAY 5 Early morning hike to Tango & Cheri Monastery
DAY 6 Cross Dochu La and walk to Royal Botanical Park and on to Wangdi
DAY 7 Drive to Gangtey Valley and walk Gangtey Nature Trail
DAY 8 Walk the old historical Trongsa Dzong route and continue to Bumthang
DAY 9 Tamshing & Kunchusom monastery & Kurjey Lhakang
DAY 10 In Bumthang
DAY 11 Drive to Wangdi
DAY 12 To Lobesa and return Paro
DAY 13 Drugyel Dzong and afternoon walk
DAY 14 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

The Bhutan Cultural trip was a great mix of culture, scenery, walking, local people, Bhuddist Dzongs, food and local lifestyle.

G. Orchard Victoria, Australia

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Trip Code: BCC
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  14 days
Activities:  Day Walking Adventure Touring
Next Trip:  25 September 2017
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