This Trekking and Hiking Trail is an ancient trail that cuts across 9 dzongkhags or districts of Bhutan, namely, HAA, PARO, THIMPHU, PUNAKHA, WANGDUEPHODRANG, TRONGSA, BUMTHANG, MONGAR and TRASHIGANG. Starting from the HAA district and ends in TRASHIGANG.
For an average hiker it takes 35 days to cover this entire Trail, however, to make it possible for all levels of Hikers, this trail can be hiked in parts of a few days to several days.
The Trans Bhutan Trail is an ancient trail restored after 60 years after being abandoned since the motor roads were constructed in Bhutan.
This trail was restored entirely with support from the Bhutan Canadian Foundation, a Non Profit Organization in Bhutan and under the patron of the King of Bhutan.
There are village home stays, lodges and Camping sites while venturing on this trail.
It is a beautiful trail and recently after it was opened to public, the Young Scouts of Bhutan hiked this trail for the entire 35 days, and each one had their own experience on this trail of fulfilment, of enjoying the remoteness and the beauty of nature, of fatigue, of amazement coming across far flung villages and their life in the wilderness.
The combination of distance, altitude, remoteness and weather makes this trek a positively challenging experience. However,you will be trekking in places so beautiful naturally as some of the places are least visited.
We arrange everything for this trek,including the local guides who are highly familiar with the trek route and are instant reactors when emergency arises.
Finally,Your efforts will be rewarded not only by your own feeling of accomplishment but also by having the opportunity to see the rare Takin, our national animal, and other unique flora and fauna.
Please email us at bhutanjewel@gmail for your interest in hiking this trail and the number of days you’d like to hike for. Then we will customize your trail itinerary and send you along with the pricing.
Trans Bhutan Trail Full Itinerary
DAY 1 – Arrive Bhutan – PARO
DAY 2 – PARO – HAA
DAY THREE – The Trek Starts
DAY 3 – HAA – PARO
DAY 4 – PARO – DOPSHARI
DAY 5 – DOPSHARI – TSALUNANG
DAY 6 – TSALUNANG – THIMPHU
DAY 7 – THIMPHU – DOCHULA
DAY 8 – DOCHULA – TOEB CHANDANA
DAY 9 – TOEB CHANDANA – PUNAKHA
DAY 10 – PUNAKHA
DAY 11 – PUNAKHA – LINGMUKHA
DAY 12 – LINGMUKHA – SAMTENGANG
DAY 13 – SAMTENGANG – RAZAWO
DAY 14 – RAZAWO – PELELA
DAY 15 – PELELA – CHENDEBJI
DAY 16 – CHENDEBJI – TSHANGKHA
DAY 17 – TSHANGKHA – TRONGSA
DAY 18 – TRONGSA – GEYTSA
DAY 19 – GEYTSA – BUMTHANG
DAY 20 – BUMTHANG
DAY 21 – BUMTHANG – PHOMDRONG
DAY 22 – PHOMDRONG – URA
DAY 23 – URA – GAYZAMCHU
DAY 24 – GAYZAMCHU – SENGOR
DAY 25 – SENGOR – LATONGLA
DAY 26 – LATONGLA – LINGMITHANG
DAY 27 – LINGMITHANG – MONGAR
DAY 28 – MONGAR – KORILA
DAY 29 – KORILA – SHERIZAMPA
DAY 30 – SHERIZAMPA – DRAMETSE
DAY 31 – DRAMETSE – GONGTHUNG
DAY 32 – GONGTHUNG – TRASHIGANG
DAY 33 – TRASHIGANG ( Rest Day )
DAY 34 – TRASHIGANG – PARO ( As per availability of domestic flight and good weather condition, otherwise, one night halt in Bumthang, and then the next day to Paro )
DAY 35 – PARO – Local sightseeing
DAY 36 – PARO – TIGER’S NEST Monastery
DAY 37 – DEPART PARO
REMARKS: You can always stay a few days in Bhutan after the trek so that you get enough rest before you head off home.