Recess Bhutan Tours also provide trekking for duration of more than 9 days, which is bit intensive. The following trekking will required more than 9 days.

  1. Duer Hot Spring Trek/ Max. Elevation: 4,700m
    Duration: 
    Nine Days,
    Highest Camp:3,400m
    Standard: Medium to hard, Best Seasons: March to April & September to November
    Start:
     Bumthang
    Finish: 
    Bumthang

Summary: Duer Hot Springs are said to be the most beautiful natural hot springs in the Himalayas. The Duer Hot Spring Trek is a demanding nine-day trek along the same route as the finishing of the Snowman Trek. Some long days and steep and long ascents (e.g. the day before reaching the hot springs) ranks it among the more demanding treks in Bhutan. A mule trail is being built from Trongsa up to Duer Hot Springs. As soon as this new route is ready the trek will be a stunningly beautiful round trip, Bumthang – Duer Hot Springs – Trongsa.

 

  1. Laya Gasa Trek / Max. Elevation: 5,005m
    Duration: 
    13 days
    Highest Camp:4,220m
    Standard: Medium to hard
    Best Seasons: April to June & Mid September to Mid Nov
    Start: Drukgyel Dzong (Paro)
    Finish: Tashitang (Punakha)

Summary: The first part of the Laya Gasa Trek goes along the same route as the Jomolari Trek I right till Lingshi. Besides the unforgettable views of Mount Jomolhari, the trek offers spectacular views on Jichu Drake, Gangchhenta (Great Tiger Mountain). Between Jangothang and Laya the trail hardly goes below 4,000m and one have good opportunities to spot blue sheep or even takin. Some beautiful Bhutanese mountain villages, the unique culture and appearance of the Layaps (people of Laya district) and finally a day of relaxation at the Gasa hot springs add to an extremely rewarding trekking experience. All in all, the Laya Gasa Trek is considered to be the most beautiful trek of Bhutan, only to be beaten by the tough Snowman Trek.

 

 

  1. Snowman Trek I (to Sephu) / Max. Elevation: 5,320m
    Duration:
    25 days,
    Highest Camp: 5,050m
    Standard: Hard
    Best Seasons: Mid June to Mid October
    Start: Drukgyel Dzong (Paro)
    Finish: Sephu (Trongsa)

Summary: The Snowman Trek is an extension of the beautiful Laya Gasa Trek, and leads from Laya into high altitudes of the Bhutanese Himalayas. It takes tough and enduring trekkers into the Lunana region and further on to Gangkhar Puensum and Bumthang or down to Sephu in Trongsa district, depending on which route you choose. The Snowman trek leads through the most remote areas up to very high altitudes. Trekkers have to camp in altitudes above 5,000m more than once, and depending on the seasonal temperatures, the camps are sometimes on snow.

 

  1. Snowman Trek II (to Bumthang)/ Max. Elevation: 5,320m
    Duration:
    25 days,
    Highest Camp: 5,120m
    Standard: Hard
    Best Seasons: Mid June to Mid October
    Start: Drukgyel Dzong (Paro)
    Finish: Duer Village (Bumthang)

Summary: The Snowman Trek is an extension of the beautiful Laya Gasa Trek, and leads from Laya further into the high altitudes of the Bhutanese Himalayas. It takes tough and enduring trekkers into the Lunana region and further on to Gangkhar Puensum and Bumthang or down to Sephu in Trongsa district, depending on which route you choose. The Snowman trek leads through the most remote areas up to very high altitudes. Trekkers have to camp in altitudes above 5,000m more than once, and depending on the seasonal temperatures, the camps are sometimes on snow.

  1. Wild East Rodung La Trek

Rodung La Trek / Max. Elevation: 4,160m
Duration: 
10 days,
Highest Camp: 3,680m
Standard: Medium to hard
Best Seasons: October to early November and April to early May
Start: Toktu Zampa (Bumthang) Finish: Trashi Yangtse

Summary: This route was the most important trade route to eastern Bhutan till the road was built. Nowadays hardly anybody, except some ardent trekkers, travels along this route anymore. The route can also be seen as an extension of the Snowman Trek ending in Bumthang. The combination of the two of them, Snowman and Rodung La trek, connects the country from the west (Paro) to the east (Trashi Yangtse). Although the trek does not lead into really high altitude, it is tough and involves long steep descents or ascents depending on the side you start the trek. Definitely one of the harder treks in Bhutan!

 

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