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Hiking In Bhutan: 5 Alluring Trails Every Hiking Enthusiast Should Walk On!

A blend of ancientism and modernism, Bhutan is an untainted country where chili is a dish in itself and rice is as red as it can be. Still untouched by many and explored by some, Bhutan has dramatic landscapes, beautiful monasteries, and more for the solitude seekers. For the travelers who crave the much-needed adrenaline rush, the stunning country offers several hiking trails. Hiking in Bhutan is a gleeful experience for those who admire nature and its creations. Hiking along the mountains in Bhutan will take you to unexplored places, electrify your soul, and bring you closer to nature. Time doesn’t wait for anyone! Get up, pack your bags, and live in the moment or you may miss the chance to unleash your inner hiking enthusiast.

The perfect time to head for hiking in Bhutan depends on your choice. If you want to go on a hike in winter then the months of December to March will be the ideal months. However, the most popular months for hiking are September to November as in these months the climate is at its best and Bhutan looks mind-blowing.

For the thrill seekers, we have picked 5 best hiking trails in Bhutan through which you can explore the land of happiness. Take a look!

1. Dochula To Lungchutse Lhakhang Hike

Lungchutse Lhakhang Hike

Being an easy hiking trail, the Lungchutse Hike is both suited for the perfectionists and the novices. Starting from the Buddhist shrine at Dochula pass and up to the Lungchutse monastery, it takes around 3 hours to complete the hike. As it is said the view from above is mesmerizing and so it is, as you can see several mountain peaks from the Lungchutse monastery.

Location: Thimpu, Bhutan
Duration 3 to 4 Hours
Level: Easy

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2. Gangtey Nature Hike


A downhill hiking trail in Bhutan with alluring views of glacial valley, Gangtey nature trail will make you witness the beauty and simplicity of Bhutanese countryside. Animals grazing, meadows with blooming wildflowers and the perfect hike through the forests and valleys, is what you are entering into. Spend your two hours hike soaking in the beauty of Bhutanese landscapes.

Location: Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan
Duration 2 to 3 Hours
Level: Easy

3. Taktsang Goenba Hike


Famed as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Paro Takstang Goemba is a charming Buddhist monastery and the hike up to the monastery is a wide trail that starts at the foot of the mountain from the parking lot. You can even take a break in between at the renowned Takstang Cafeteria which is cool spot for the hikers. The complete round trip takes around 5 to 6 hours so, head out for the hike accordingly. For those who get tired on the way, may hire a horse midway but try to complete the trek because the contentment of reaching above will leave you dazzled.

Location: Paro, Bhutan
Duration 5 to 6 Hours
Level: Moderate

4. Ngang Lhakhang to Tahung Hike

 Ngang Lhakhang

Crossing the streams and passing through the meadows and bamboo forests, Tahung Hike starts from Ngang Lhakhang Temple also known as the Swan temple and is all the way up to Phephe La. After accomplishing hike at the Phephe La spot you will come across a stone shrine with prayer flags which makes a perfect spot to click instagramable pictures to mark your euphoric victory.

Location: Bumthang, Bhutan
Duration 6 Hours
Level: Moderate

5. Khamsum Chorten Hike


Hike up to the best spot for hiking in Bhutan and appreciate the fine architecture of the historical monument. Khamsum Chorten was built in 1990 and is one of the old monuments of Bhutan. The hike starts from the Punakha town parking lot and on the hike you will cross through fascinating valleys and farmlands. Its short, steep and will leave you breathless for sure.
Location: Punakha town, Bhutan
Duration 2 Hours
Level: Difficult

  • Before going on the hike head to the gym and prepare yourself for a rough hike.
  • Carry your sunscreen, sport shoes, and a water bottle.
  • Don’t forget to carry some warm clothes.

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