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With a reputation of providing top notch services that is highly personalized Sambara Tours and Treks is setting new standards in the Bhutanese tourism industry.

Our services begin from the moment you decide on visiting this enchanted Himalayan realm. And we assure you that your visit, handled with our professionalism, will truly be a magical one. Try us and experience the best Bhutan has to offer.


Bhutan has a season for everyone . The kingdom stretches over all climatic zones: from the sub-tropical jungles to in the south to the moderate heights of 2,000 to 2,500 metres in the center and up to the alpine world of the towering Himalays and glaciers of the north.

In winter, pleasant day conditions make this the best time of year for bird watching, village to village trekking or a bicycle trip.

In spring, the trekking season commences. It is also the perfect time for a rafting. In Paro, the Tsechu takes place. The summer brings with it the monsoon. Rain falls for short periods but is manageable. Treks, like the Snowman Trek, are characterized by mild temperatures, verdant green meadows and pastures of blue poppies and Edelweiss. Nomads tending their yaks in the high Alps are a common sight. Autumn is the traditional high season in Bhutan. Trekkers particularly enjoy the clear view of the mountains in October and the low rainfall. The rice harvest unveils a picturique landscape, remarkable terraces and changing colours. Temperatures and vegetation in the altitudes between 2,000 and 3,000 metres are comparable to the moderate climate of central Europe.

Trekking in Bhutan involves walking alogn routes passing by 7,000 metre-high mountains. Such peaks are permanently covered in snow and remain unclimbed even today. Moutaineering is forbidden in Bhutan due to the Buddhist belief that mountains are representations of ho9ly deities and should therefore not be exposed to the disruption of mountain expeditions.

Trekking supplies and equipment, are all carried by horses and in high regions by Yaks. Porters are unusual. The most appropriate trekking times are mid-March to mid May and Mid-September to the beginning of November.

Some trekking routes in Bhutan (click on trek name for itinerary)

Gangtey Trek
Duration: 8 nights and 9 days
Trek: 2 nights and 3 days
Grade : SSS

Beautiful Laya/Gasa Trek
Duration: 19 nights and 20 days
Trek: 14 nights and 15 days
Grade : S

Bumthang Cultural Trek
Duration : 13 nights and 14 days
Trek : 3 nights and 4 days
Grade : SSS

Samtengang Winter Trek
Duration: 9 nights and 10 days
Trek: 3 nights and 4 days
Grade : SSS

Druk Path
Duration: 10 nights and 11 days
Trek : 4 nights and 5 days
Grade : SS

Dur Tsachu
Duration: 15 nights and 16 days
Trek: 6 nights and 7 days
Grade : SS

Jumolhari Trek
Duration: 12 nights and 13 days
Trek: 7 nights and 8 days
Grade : SS

Snowman Trek
Duration: 28 nights
Trek: 23 nights and 24 days
Grade : S


'S' = The trek is a difficult one and demands top physical form. Even the experience trekker should prepare for 2 to 3 months prior to the trek.
'SS' = A relatively difficult trek requiring good physical fitness.
'SSS' = Moderate fitness is required.


Strong comfortable trekking boots, several pairs of socks and vests, warm clothing (especially a down jacket for higher altitudes) for the evenings, rain coat, torch (flashlight), water flask, a hat or head scarf, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, disinfectant tablets for water, insect repellent, antibiotic ointment and antihistamine cream for inset bites (summer). A sleeping bag is a must.

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