Trekking Information
One can enjoy the splendor of Bhutan’s natural beauty by trekking through pristine sub-tropical and temperate forest to alpine pastures with grand views of majestic mountains. It is also an opportunity to see the countryside, meet people and observe local festivals. The treks vary from the short excursions in low altitude areas to the month-long snowman trek which covers a distance of 356 kilometers. Some of the northern high altitude treks will take you across mountain passes as high as 5,500 meters. Of late, adventure sports like mountain biking, rafting/kayaking, and safari in Bhutan’s nature parks are increasing coveted by international travelers.
MONTHS (January to December indicated as 1 to 12)
Name of the Trek 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Druk Path X X M S S S X X S S S X
Soi Yaksa X X M S S S X X S S M X
Jhomolhari X X M S S S X X S S X X
Laya Gasa X X M S S S X X S S M X
Masagang X X M S S S X X S S M X
Sacred Valley X X M S S S X X M S M X
Bumrda Trek X X M S S S S S S S M X

S= good Season M = moderate weather (chances of rain) X = Closed due to snow

Personal Equipment checklist

Footwear

  • Trekking or running shoes
  • Camp shoes or slipper
  • Socks: polypropylene

Clothing

  • Down or Fiber- filled jacket
  • Jumper/ Pile jacket
  • Hiking shorts for man and woman
  • Waterproof jacket, Umbrella
  • Hiking pants
  • T-shirts or Blouses

Other Equipments

  • Rucksack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch (Flash light) Batteries & bulb

Above 4000 meters treks:

Footwear

  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Socks, Wool, to wear with boots
  • Socks, light cotton, for under wool socks

Other Equipments

  • Global positioning system
  • An altimeter