Walking & Trekking in Bhutan

Why Choose Bhutan for my Trek?

Trekking in the Bhutan Himalaya offers you the opportunity to visit rarely visited remote mountainous regions while passing through deep forest high up into the alpine zone. We follow trails between a number of scattered villages only accessible by foot or on horseback and also travel along old, disused routes dating from the period when there was trading between Bhutan and Tibet. There are views of some of the highest mountains in the Himalaya such as Chomolhari (7,326m), Jitchu Drake (6.970m), Masang Kang (7,194m) and Gangkar Punsum (7,541m).

Bhutan has a number of classic treks including variations (Chomolhari Base Camp and Laya Gasa) of the epic 28 day Lunana Snowman that traverses northern Bhutan along the border with Tibet covering 356km and crossing eight Himalayan mountain passes. The mountain views throughout Lunana Snowman trek are spectacular with many unnamed peaks along the Bhutan and Tibet border, you will see several mountains over 7,000m such as Chomolhari and Gangkar Punsum the world’s highest unclimbed mountain. 

The Mountain Company has organised ten successful Lunana Snowman treks since 2008. Our Lunana Snowman itinerary has been designed based on this first-hand experience which is the best in terms of acclimatisation, safety and enjoyment. Unlike most other Snowman itineraries we now include one night in Paro and two nights in Haa Valley before starting the trek for essential acclimatisation. We have chosen the optimal times of year to complete this trek in Spring and Autumn seasons. If one starts later in Autumn/ Fall or earlier in the Spring season there is a high chance of the passes into and out of Lunana being blocked with winter snows.

In November 2019 we sent one of our International leaders, Adrian (Ade) Summers, to Bhutan for two reconnaissance treks in very remote and rarely trekked regions. Based on his experience and feedback we have now launched Haa Valley Pilgrims and Dagana & Lawagu Pass treks. 

TRIP STYLE FOR TREKKING IN BHUTAN

Camping

All of our treks in Bhutan are Camping style. This is a fully supported trek where our cooks will cater for all of your meals. We provide group equipment including personal tents, mess tents, kitchen tent and toilet tent.

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