Although the Himalayas have always held a long-standing attraction to the western world it is a recent development here. Bhutan is one of the most exclusive and rare destinations for any tourist. The unique culture, architecture, lofty snowcapped peaks, fortress like dzongs, Lamaist Buddhist traditions and its friendly people leave an everlasting impression on the visitor. Like all tours to Bhutan, trekking in Bhutan can only be organized through a registered agency in Bhutan.
Spectacular, uncrowded and tranquil settings are the norm as we explore Bhutan, one of the world’s last unspoiled frontiers, by foot. Enjoy awe-inspiring surroundings, breathe in fresh mountain air and let your spirits soar among towering peaks, as we trek in this land of endless beauty. More than 20 virgin peaks over 7,000 meters including Gangkar Phunsum, the world’s highest unclimbed mountain, rise as guardians high above the sweeping river valleys.
For centuries, Bhutanese have treasured the natural environment and have looked upon it as the source of all forms of life. This traditional reverence for nature has delivered Bhutan into the 21st century with an environment still richly intact. In less than 60 miles, Bhutan rises 25,000' from the subtropical jungles of the south to the arctic cold of the high Himalayas. The country has been identified as one of the ten most important bio-diversity hot spots in the world (those places that together constitute less than two percent of the globe’s surface area but contain more than 50 percent of its biodiversity) and as one of the 221 global endemic bird areas. Its ecosystem harbors some of the most exotic species of the eastern himalayas with an estimated 770 species of birds and over 2000 varities of flowering plants including 50 species of rhododendron. In addition there is an astonishing variety of medicinal plants and orchids. Rare and exotic wildlife include takin, snow leopard, one-horned rhinoceroses, red panda, golden langur monkey, blue sheep, Bengal tiger, water buffalo and elephant. About 26.5% of Bhutan’s natural habitat is protected in the form of national parks and wildlife refuges, and more than 72.5% of the country’s total land area is under forest vegetation.
Trekking in the unspoiled wilderness of Bhutan, where silence and solitude reign, rewards us with a true feeling of accomplishment and discovery, and creates a memory that lasts forever. Join us on one of our Treks and find out why Bhutan represents one of the best and the last chances for the conservation of biological diversity in the eastern Himalayas. Bhutan’s trek routes are unpolluted and pristine. There are no lodge or hotel facilities along the way. All our treks are full service operations. Our trained guides and trekking crew accompany the group throughout the journey. Pack animals, ponies and yaks, take care of all the “heavy lifting”, carrying all luggages, provisions and equipment, leaving the trekkers with only a light daypack with camera and other personal items needed for the day. Everyday, the trekking support staff walks ahead and pitches camp before the trekkers arrive, and our well trained cooks prepare excellent meals.
Treks vary from short three-day easy walks across low altitudes to the streneous four-week Snowman Trek that covers 356 kilometers and climbs three of the kingdom’s highest passes. If you are generally in good health, have interest in nature and history, and want to break out of your day to day routines by visiting an exotic land and experiencing a unique culture, it's most likely that one or more of our trips will match your imagination.
Bhutan offers lots of opportunities for trekking with its splendid scenic beauty, lofty mountains and deep valleys untouched by modernization. Trekking in this Himalayan kingdom is a wonderful experience for any one who enjoys hiking and camping in rich natural habitats, meeting indigenous people and their cultures. It is quite different from trekking in Nepal where you may meet other trekkers at every bend. The country ranges from the dense forest of subtropical jungles to the alpine shrubs, endowed with a wide spectrum of Himalayan flora and fauna. The land is thinly populated with scattered settlements. A person may walk for several days before sighting a village.
Although the Himalayas have always held a long-standing attraction to the western world it is a recent development here. Bhutan is one of the most exclusive and rare destinations for any tourist. The unique culture, architecture, lofty snowcapped peaks, fortress like dzongs, Lamaist Buddhist traditions and its friendly people leave an everlasting impression on the visitor.
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