Trekking In Thimphu

Hiking in Thimphu, Bhutan

Enjoy hiking on the adventurous and scenic trails of Thimphu
Tourism in Thimphu

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Best time to visit
Mar - May, Sep - Oct
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2-3 Days
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Rs. 10,000
  • Hills
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing

About Hiking in Thimphu

Hiking tour Thimphu is one of the best ways of exploring the natural locales of the destination. Thimphu is the summer capital of Bhutan and is surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful surroundings. The town is located in the Thimphu valley, and the beauty of the surrounding area is incomparable. The unique location of Bhutan and Thimphu within the mountains has prompted a number of people to market the very aspect of Thimphu being so close to nature as a way to provide adventure sports services. Sports like trekking and hiking in Thimphu have fast become the preferred leisure time for visiting tourists as the conditions in the town along with hike destinations are perfect for a day of sightseeing and the cool weather further adds to the attractiveness of a hiking trip.

One can decide and premeditate the entire hiking route due to the presence of so many good tourist spots around the town in the valley, just waiting to be reached. A popular hiking places in Thimphu include the Phajoding Lake and the Phajoding monastery trek. The 5 km and 5-hour long route takes one through some locations and beautiful flora in the Thimphu valley. Another popular hiking trail is the Wangdi Tse hike to the Wangdi Tse Goenpa. This short hike offers a great view of the upper valley if Thimphu and takes you through nature and a stupa giving you a truly peaceful time during the hike.

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    The Simtokha Dzong is one of the first Dzongs built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1629 and is said to be the first Dzong in Bhutan whose entire structure has survived for so long when compared to the other Dzongs in the country. Simtokha Dzong Bhutan occupies a key strategic location in the Thimphu valley and guards the e...

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  • Changangkha Lhakhang In Thimphu

    Changangkha Lhakhang Bhutan, built in the 12th-century temple, is the oldest temple in Bhutan and has been visited daily by the locals for the past 800 years. Although the exact date or year of its foundation is unknown, history of Changangkha Lhakhang suggests  Phajo Drugom Zhigpo as the person who also founded the Drukpa ...

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  • Motithang Takin Preserve In Thimphu

    The Motithang Takin Preserve is a wildlife preserve for the national animal of Bhutan, takin. It is located in the Motithang district of Thimphu and is a place of great significance and local folklore in Bhutan. The 8.4 hectares of forest was fenced to be used as a preserve after the Takin was declared the national animal o...

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  • Jigme Dorji National Park In Thimphu

    Jigme Dorji National Park is the second largest protected forest area of Bhutan, and also one of the most favoured tourist destinations. The forest is named after the Late Dragon King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the monarch of Bhutan from March 30, 1952 – July 21, 1972. He was the first king to open up the country to the outside...

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  • Memorial Chorten In Thimphu

    Memorial Chorten is perhaps the chief landmark of the city centre of Thimphu. A chorten is a Buddhist Tibetan-style mausoleum erected in the memory of someone. It has a white edifice with golden embellishments and a pagoda-like golden crest at the top. The Memorial Chorten in Thimphu is the tomb consecrated in the loving me...

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    The weekend market Thimphu is a permanent space on the western bank of the Wang Chu River. Located to the north of Changlimithang Stadium, the Thimphu weekend market runs every Friday to Sunday. The vendors start reaching the market from Thursday, and the market remains alive till late Sunday night. The market offers almost...

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    Situated at a height of 3100 meters, Dochula Pass is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bhutan. In a broader sense, it is a route that lies between Bhutan’s present capital Thimphu and older royal capital Punakha. This pass was once part of a couple of ancient trade tracks, like Dochula Nature Trail or Lumitsawa A...

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    SARAN SASIDHARAN

    Bengaluru

    Saran's 6 days trip to Thimphu

    We had a great and memorable trip to Bhutan through Rimso Travels. Very hospitable, so much effort was put to solve even minute hiccups faced. Customer oriented and good planning. We really enjoyed the trip from the moment we reached Bhutan, not having to worry about anything at all. Special mention to Gauri who assisted us throughout, our friendly guide Kezang and driver Yugin. Chelela Pass, temperature was around -1, we could see water flowing down frozen to ice. Really enjoyed the rafting, the boat song and the chilled water. The view of Paro valley from National Museum in the evening hours

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    Drtuleshwar

    New delhi

    Drtuleshwar's 5 days trip to Thimphu

    Trip plan was nice. But our driver was not good who took us for Bhutan tour. Bith pick up and drop were good. If we could get either of them, our trip to Thimphu and Paro could have more memorable. Travel agent Priti was very helpful. Bhutan is nice, clean and peaceful country. we enjoyed there.

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    Nidamarty Vasu

    Hyderabad

    Nidamarty's 7 days trip to Thimphu

    Damber & Gurung had co ordinated very well throughout trip very well, planned trip excellent way, they are excellent except on last day pick up car came litle kare,but they have done their best, overall it's great experience, cab driver Ugyan was harsh and always rigid on timings to complete before 5 pm, he should have been more flexible Excellent trip specially Mountain valleys things nature flora is excellent sight seeing, hiking to tigers nest was really exciting, enjoyed whole trip, thanks once again for Damber & Gurung's excellent co operation

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    Nidamarty Vasu

    Hyderabad

    Nidamarty's 7 days trip to Thimphu

    Damber & Gurung had co ordinated very well throughout trip very well, planned trip excellent way, they are excellent except on last day pick up car came litle kare,but they have done their best, overall it's great experience, cab driver Ugyan was harsh and always rigid on timings to complete before 5 pm, he should have been more flexible Excellent trip specially Mountain valleys things nature flora is excellent sight seeing, hiking to tigers nest was really exciting, enjoyed whole trip, thanks once again for Damber & Gurung's excellent co operation

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    Madhav Meshram

    Bagdogra international airport

    Madhav's 8 days trip to Thimphu

    It was a wonderful experience especially Hema Ma'am & Jimmy ; very warm, welcoming and friendly. Always there to help us. Agency has made our Bhutan Journey a memorable one. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Jimmy guided us through our entire journey & he told me the values of Bhutan and spirituality on Tiger Nest. We prayed & learnt about spirituality, compassion & harmony. Journey was serene, smooth and mesmerizing, help us connect with our inner-self. We highly recommend to book your trip with them. Hope to see you in future again. Have a great and prosperous

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    Prasan Kumar Sampath Kumar

    Chennai

    Prasan's 6 days trip to Thimphu

    Yogi from Flying fox was very accommodating and made changes to the itinerary and the hotels as per our wish . The driver cum guide Sangay Tenzin was very professional, knowledgeable and told us many background details about each an every place we visited. He was very prompt in arriving at the hotel before us and helping us cover each and every place on time. In short he made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable. The Hotel Gakyil in Thimpu and Bhutan Mandala Resort in Paro were very good. The view from our hotel in Thimpu and Paro were spectacular. Gakyil has good variety of indian dishes. If you want good indian food, just roam around the places, you will definitely find good indian food although it is a bit costly as it will be in any international destination. All in all it was a very good trip made possible by Sangay and Yogi.

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    Madhavijeevan

    Aswath nagar

    Madhavijeevan's 7 days trip to Thimphu

    Thanks for soo much. We enjoyed a lot.. we loved your service..

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    Tanha Pardeshi

    Mumbai

    Tanha's 10 days trip to Thimphu

    Over all i had a good experience but since i was not aware about a place named phobjikha and i had not added it in my itinerary. I wanted it to be added and one other place to be cancelled. I was in contact with Harry, Bhutan INC did change my itinerary on immediate basis but i had to pay 100% of the cancellation charges of the hotel at paro. They are agents who book rooms regularly, i believe they could have managed to adjust my room to anyone else and i would not have had to pay extra at phobjikha. Other thing, after 3 days of my travel, my driver was changed. I understand the driver has an emergency but the other driver was all wanting us to go to places and schedule striictly according to the itinerary. Since the hotels booked by inc were all very very far away in all the cities, i had to pay extra every time to go to the town (taxi is bhutan is not economical) I had mentioned before going that i need pick up and drop from tiger nest and all that while ask the driver to take my parents around town. on which harry said, the driver will be flexible according to me, but he was not. I had to pay 600 rs for tiger nest to come back. He just didnt come to pick me up even when i said there are no cabs available here. I had to pay a driver of other car to drop me to the town. My first driver Tobden was really great and co operative. So, as much as possible please dont change the driver. Again last day when i was to be dropped at phuenstoling, my second driver sonam said he has some emergency and he will arrange some other car to drop me. When i refused for waganor, he gave me some other car with his friend who was not a tourist driver to drop me to phuenstoling. I contacted harry about all this the last day, amd also about tiger nest to which he said he will look into it but every time the driver said he has got no update from harry. and on top of that, harry just completely stopped replying to my messages. Will you just run away after the trip is to end???? What kind of professionalism is this??? Well, in bhutan i met a lot of people who said you could have got better hotels at lower price in the heart of the town. So, i would recommend book on your own, things will be easier.

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    Santhosh K S

    Bangalore

    Santhosh's 6 days trip to Thimphu

    Overall the trip was very good. we dint get the e-permit as promised by the agent bcoz of this we were suppose to go and stand in queue to get the permit once we reached there. As per iterinary .they were suppose to provide local guide with us .But once we reach there , there was no local guide. after speaking to the agent , he arranged the local guide. Apart from this , trip was nice.

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    Chitnisyogesh

    Mumbai

    Chitnisyogesh's 10 days trip to Thimphu

    Had a great experience. Dreamcaster tours and travels arranged this trip very well and within just two days on mynrequest. My tour coordinator was in constant touch with me and helped to solves all issues on time. Diver cum guide was really good and helpful. He also drove me to some of the places not mentioned in itinerary. Very happy with overall experience.

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    One should wear comfortable shoes and clothes for it may be entirely possible to be hiking for the whole day.

    Yes, one can take photos while hiking but must keep in mind that the monasteries do not allow photography inside their premises and one can only take pictures of the outside of the monasteries.

    One must avoid lighting fires in the forest and if one does, ensure to properly put the fire out as uncontrolled campfires can destroy the forest and ecological balance of the area and adversely affect the environment and flora and fauna of the area.

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