MODERATE TREK - This trek is to the beautiful Phobjikha valley one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan, which lies in the mountains east of Wangduephodrang. After crossing over the pass you soon come to the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few kilometers down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the chosen winter home of the rare black necked cranes, who migrate here annually from the Tibetan plateau. This moderate trek visits the villages of Gogona and Khotokha, passing through meadows and fields, then forests of juniper, magnolia and rhododendrons in full bloom in April. It is one of the finest low level treks in Bhutan. Season : The best times for this trek are March to May, and September to November. The best months are April and early May when the rhododendrons are in full bloom.
EXTREME TREK - This journey across the top of eastern Bhutan follows what used to be an important trade route before completion of the national highway. The trek is tough, and involves a tremendously long, steep descent. Few groups take up the challenge which this long and demanding journey presents. The account below is incomplete as Etho Metho guides are still researching alternative routes/night halts, etc. for some sections of the trek, which we hope to be able to offer on a regular basis within 2-3 years. Best time to travel: April, May, September, October & early November.
MODERATE TREK - This is one of the most challenging treks available in Bhutan and route partially overlaps with the trail of the legendary Snowman Trek, the most difficult trek in the world. This grueling nine day journey will take you up to the Dhur Hot Springs, arguably the most beautiful hot springs in the Himalayas.Best time to travel: March, April, September, October & early November.
EASY TREK - This is a pleasant and not too taxing low altitude walk over the hills from Limukha/Punakha to Wangdiphodrnag, and so is particularly suitable for the winter season. Best time to travel - October – March.
EXTREME TREK - This route offers a great variety of trekking conditions, from picturesque farmland and forests to alpine pastureland and high passes. Spectacular campsites, beneath some of Bhutan’s most impressive peaks, of which the most notable are Chomolhari and Jichu Drake, are also features of this trekking route. Numerous isolated Dzongs and scattered settlements, including the extraordinary village of Laya, provide a great deal of cultural interest en route. Best time to travel: April to June & Mid-September to Mid-November. April is the best month for the Laya Region
MODERATE TREK - This is a short trek near Thimphu, passing by picturesque high altitude lakes. It is a moderate trek with mostly short trekking days, but includes a few steep climbs.Best time to travel: April, September and October
EASY TREK - This is a pleasant and not too taxing low altitude walk over the hills from Dechenchholing/Thimphu to Punakha, and so is particularly suitable for the winter season. Best time to travel: October – March
EASY TREK - The lovely Bumthang valley is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. This three day trek passes through several villages on its meandering route through Bumthang countryside, and provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bhutanese rural life.Best time to Travel: March to May & September to November.
MODERATE TREK - The six day trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimiling Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout.This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between Late February to June & September to December.
EXTREME TREK - Starting at Drukgyel Dzong, Paro this trek passes through scattered hamlets and farmland into a deep and richly forested valley, which leads to a high alpine pastureland where yak headers graze their animals. The trek offers a taste of the great variety of Bhutanese landscape.Best time to travel: April to June & September to November.
EXTREME TREK - This trek goes to the remote Lunana district and considered as the most challenging trek in Bhutan. The attributes those make it a tough trek are ; distances, altitudes, weather and remoteness. Best time to travel - Mid-June to Mid-October