Trekking in Bhutan is a unique experience as all routes lead through exotic wilderness crisscrossed by national parks, protected areas and biological corridors in the country. The protected areas system of Bhutan was initiated in late 1960’s, and then covered almost the entire southern and northern regions of the country. In 1993, the parks system was revised for better ecological representation and realistic management. Bhutan today has 10 formally protected areas covering 16,396 square kilometers, which is more than a quarter of the country.
The treks offer a combination of natural discovery into the country’s delicate and unique daily life. Many of the rugged trails take walkers, through varying topography of deep valleys to high mountain passes, pastures and meadows, dense forests types of alpine, temperate broad-leaf and sub-tropical. The parks serve as genetic depository of multitudes of plant, animal and bird species. Dotted along the trails are scattered remote villages and ancient monasteries. Bhutan’s treks are also famous for the majestic views of the Himalayan peaks that provide a sense of awe and wonder and point of contemplation for trekkers along the way.