The first road in Bhutan was built only in the early 70s. Until then people traveled along trails, hundreds of years old. Even now, some parts of Bhutan are days away from the nearest road. Trekking in Bhutan is along these ancient trade routes, far away from the main towns. Trek routes take you through villages not yet reached by the hands of change. And unlike in other countries, the villagers and the cattle will be the only occasional traffic you will come along the trail. Assisted by our trained crew, it is the best way to experience the country and to meet the local people.
Trekking in Bhutan is unlike anywhere else in the Himalayas. The walks are long and arduous but they are complemented by the pristine atmosphere and views that defy description. Only a handful of tourists trek each year; trails are not as developed as they are in other countries. However what Bhutan may lack in infrastructural development, it makes up for in superb support facilities for trekkers. All our treks are accompanied by trained guides and an excellent support staff. All gear is carried by horses and yaks; you will only have to carry a daypack with your camera and extra films.
We have tried to think of many ways to make your trek as comfortable as possible. Our support crew will walk ahead and set up the camp before you arrive. A warm cup of tea waiting in the dining tent is the most welcome treat after ten hours hiking up and down mountains, sometimes as high as 18,000 feet.