Trans Bhutan Trail was recently launched by the Bhutan-Canadian foundation with the vision to create a link between Bhutan’s past, present, and future. The “Trans Bhutan Trail” is a long-distance hiking trail project that aims to traverse the entire country of Bhutan from west to east, offering hikers a unique opportunity to experience the country’s pristine landscapes, rich culture, and traditional lifestyle.
The Trans Bhutan Trail was envisioned as a community-based project to promote sustainable tourism and showcase Bhutan’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. It was designed to offer hikers an immersive experience in Bhutan’s diverse landscapes, from lush forests and meadows to high mountain passes and remote villages. The trail was also intended to connect various ancient pilgrimage routes and traditional footpaths used by locals for centuries.
The key highlights and points of interest along the Trans Bhutan Trail include:
Have the chance to meet and interact with the friendly Bhutanese people, learn about their customs, and witness traditional ceremonies and festivals.
The trail takes you through diverse ecosystems, from the lush lowlands to the rugged highlands, offering breathtaking views of Bhutan’s stunning landscapes.
Bhutan is known for its Buddhist heritage, and the trail passes by several monasteries, dzongs (fortress-monasteries), and temples, providing opportunities for cultural exploration.
The trail winds through remote and often isolated villages, allowing trekkers to experience the authentic rural life of Bhutan.
Bhutan is home to a variety of wildlife, including snow leopards, takins, red pandas, and various species of birds. Trekkers may have the chance to spot some of these animals in their natural habitats.
The trail includes challenging ascents and descents over high mountain passes, such as Dochula Pass and Pele La Pass, Thromshingla pass which offer panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.
It’s optional you can choose to do the whole trip starting from West to East or do some sections as per your interest, time, and budget incorporating with the Bhutan culture tour.
Sources: Trans Bhutan Web
PROGRAM OUTLINE: We have made some adjustments to the schedule to enhance practicality. Additionally, there is an option for an overnight camp, which can help lower costs compared to deluxe camping if preferred.
|1||Paro-Haa||N/A||3810 meters||Hotel||Transfer to Haa|
|2||Haa-Paro||14.3 Km||3684 meters||Hotel||Start of Trek|
|3||Paro-Tsaluney||12.81 Km||3473 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|4||Tsaluney-Thimphu||17.53 Km||3994 meters||Hotel|
|5||Thimphu-Hontsho||20 Km||2780 meters||Hotel/Tent||Camp at Hontso|
|6||Hontsho-Tranleygang||12.88 Km||3116 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|7||Tranleygang-Punakha Dzong||14.71 Km||1821 meters||Hotel|
|8||Punakha Halt||N/A||1200 meters||Hotel||Rest Day|
|9||Punakha Dzong-Lingmukha||12 Km||2147 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|11||Lingmukha-Samtengang||13.85 Km||2462 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|12||Samtengang-Razawo||16.24 Km||2798 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|13||Razawo-Longtey||15.7 Km||3413 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|14||Longtey-Chendeji||16.04 Km||3174 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|15||Chendebji-Tsangkha||22.52 Km||2470 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|16||Tsangkha-Kewathang||13.01 Km||2435 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|17||Kewathang-Getsa||19.38 Km||3427 meters||Hotel|
|18||Geytsa-Jakar||16.08 Km||3421 meters||Hotel|
|19||Jakar Halt||N/A||3000 meters||Hotel||Rest Day|
|20||Jakar(Phomdrong)-Ura||16.5 Km||3492 meters||Farm House|
|21||Ura-Gayzamchu||10.87 Km||3775 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|22||Gayzamchu-Sengor||12.7 Km||3691 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|23||Sangor-Latongla||10 Km||2982 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|24||Latongla-Lingmithang||14.7 Km||2650 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|25||Lingmithang-Mongar||15.8 Km||1601 meters||Hotel|
|26||Mongar-Korila||11.01 Km||2324 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|27||Korila-Sherizampa||13.09 Km||2324 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|28||Sherizampa-Dramitse||11.77 Km||2112 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|29||Dramitse-Gongthung||14.54 Km||2112 meters||Deluxe Tent|
|30||Gongthung-Tashigang||7.05 Km||1781 meters||Hotel|
|31||Tashigang-Paro||30 Mins||2200 meters||Hotel||Short Flight to Paro|