The Chomolhari trek
This six-day return trek offers a taste of the great variety of Bhutanese landscapes. Starting at Drugyel Dzong, we pass through scattered hamlets and farmland, into a deep and richly forested valley, which leads to a high alpine pastureland where yak herders graze their animals. Our highest camp, beside a clear lake, beneath the 10,000ft high East Face of Chomolhari, is in as magnificent a location as you could ever wish to find.
The Laya/Gasa trek
Despite the opening up of a number of new trekking possibilities in Bhutan, the long-extablished route from Chomolhari across to Laya will always rank as one of Bhutan's finest treks. The reasons for this are not hard to find. This route offers a great variety of trekking conditions, from picturesque farmland and forest to alpine pastureland and high passes. Spectacular campsites, beneath some of Bhutan's most impressive peaks, of which the most notable are Chomolhari and Jitchu Drake, are also a feature of this trekking route. Numerous isolated dzongs and scattered settlements, including the outlandish village of Laya, provide a great deal of cultural interest en route. The memories of this special trek will stay with you for a lifetime.
The Lunana trek
Continuing across the north of the kingdom from Laya, one enters the seldom-visited region known as Lunana. Passing some of the last virgin peaks of the Himalayas, Lunana offers a breath-taking landscape that has previously seen only a handful of foreign visitors. Starting out at Punakha, this unique and challenging itinerary spends three days climbing the steep gorge leading to Laya, before crossing the mighty Karakachu La to enter Lunana proper. After spending seven days walking through this "paradise on earth," the route crosses the Gophu La to explore the valleys south of Gangkar Puensum, which remains the highest unclimbed peak on earth. Seven long days' trekking remain to reach the wide-open, fertile valleys of Bumthang. Probably one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas.