Treks

The best way to see Bhutan’s unspoiled wilderness and experience village culture is on foot. Rural Heritage Bhutan offers a number of treks from gentle wanderings of a few days to the month-long Himalayan epic known as the Snowman Trek.

Note also that we include short treks in our cultural tour in Bumtang and you can approach the Taktsang monastery from the hills with the overnight Bumdra Monastery trek.

Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan

Jhomolhari base camp trek – 9 days

Mount Jhomolhari (7,134 m) is Bhutan’s second highest peak situated on the northern border with Tibet. It’s as graceful as it’s nearby neighbour Jitchu Drake is striking.

The six days of trekking is only of moderate difficulty. The trek passes through forested valleys of rhododendron and blue pine into impressive mountain landscapes home to yak herders who may even invite you into their tents for tea!

A little girl looks through a window in the traditional Bhutanese style

The Drukpath Trek – 9 days

The Lonely Planet describes the Druk Path Trek as: “One of the most scenic and popular treks in Bhutan, following a wilderness trail past several remote lakes. Although it is a short trek, it still goes to a high altitude making it moderately strenuous.”

A Layap girl smiles for the camera in the remote village of Laya

Lunana Snowman Trek – 28 days

The Snowman trek is of legend. While it is renowned for its wild beauty, it’s a strenuous and remote undertaking. You’ll pass Bhutan’s graceful, second highest mountain Chomolhari, meet Layaps and Lunaps, isolated semi-nomadic yak herders, recognisable for their unique head wear, and otherwise become fully acquainted with life in the untouched Bhutanese Himalayan range which few outsiders ever get to see.

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Customise a trek

The treks we offer are the time tested favourites in Bhutan. But Bhutan has a wealth of mountain wilderness areas and forested valleys to explore. Some areas need a minimum amount of time to explore, and other are better at some times of year that others. But we’re familiar with them all and we’re happy to help you tailor a trek to fit your wishes. Let us know how long you have and when you’d be arriving, and will send …