Bhutan and its trekking. Trekking in Bhutan is a unique experience unlike many of the more crowded treks offered in Asia. The variety of the treks ranges from a simple three-day trek to the legendary 25-day Snowman’s Trek that veterans use to explore some of the most exquisite spots in the country. The Snowman’s Trek is also labeled as the world’s toughest trek because it goes over 12 mountain passes, all of them over 4500m.
Almost all the treks offer a combination of natural discovery and an insight into the country’s delicate and unique daily life. Many of the trails take walkers past the remote and ancient monasteries, through deep forests, and close to villages. The trails pass grasslands and pastures for livestock, and meadows of wild flowers, butterflies, and grazing animals. Trekkers often encounter blue sheep, takin, and a variety of birdlife, including wild pheasants. Bhutan treks are also famous for the majestic views of the Himalayan peaks that provide a sense of awe, wonder, and contemplation for trekkers along the way.