Bhutan

Bhutan is a landlocked country located in the midst of Himalayas. The diverse ecosystem of the country makes it a splendid tourist destination. The Thunder Dragon delights the trekkers where as the environmentalists are overwhelmed by it. The land is naturally attractive with its prosperous green valleys, timeless mountains, excellent landscapes, exclusive Buddhist culture, distinctive architecture and hospitality of the locals making the tour an experience to remember.

The trek in the rough landscape of the northern Bhutan is for 12 days. The trek offers vivid mountain views throughout the journey and communication with the locals make it more interesting. The end of the trek rewards the trekkers with a relaxing moment at the Gasa hot springs. It is a famous hot spring in Bhutan believed to have healing attributes for all kinds of bodily problems such as body ache, sinusitis, gastritis, bronchitis, skin diseases and renal problems.

Bhutan Facts
Total Area: 38,394 sq km
Population: 672,425
Capital: Thimphu
Local Time: 6 hours ahead of GMT and 1/2 hour ahead of Indian Standard Time.
State Religion: Mahayana Buddhism
National Tree: Cypress National Bird: Blue Poppy
National Animal: Takin
National Sport: Archery
Official Language: Dzongkha Currency: Ngultrum

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Easy trekking are basically for the beginners. This kind of treks is typically done in the lower hilly region of elevation below 3500 metre. The trails in this trek are generally vertical and walking time is 3 - 5 hours everyday.

Moderate types of trekking generally take place on the low altitude zone crossing the passes below the elevation of 4500 meters. Normally the walking is from 4 - 6 hours each day.

Hard kind of trekking routes crosses through the wild and adventurous trails and sometimes passes through the snow covered high passes between 4500 meters to 5500 meters. Usually the walks takes from 7-8 hours everyday.

Generally this types of routes are demanding long distance treks where the walks takes up to 9 hours each day. Each trail crosses at least one pass over 5500 meters frequently contains hardly ever explored regions. Challenging are the expedition types of activity.

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