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Bhutan: A Trekker's Guide

Bhutan: A Trekker's Guide (Paperback)

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This guidebook describes 27 treks of between 2 and 24 days in length, offering a unique perspective to trekking in Bhutan. In Western Bhutan there are twelve treks; Haa Valley-Saga La-Drugyel Dzong, Haa Valley-Nub Tshona Patta Tsho-Rigona, Paro-Jhomolhari-Lingshi-Laya-Lunana-Nikka Chhu, Jhomolhari Camp-Bonte La-Tagulun La or Lalung La-Drugyel Dzong Circuit, Jhomolhari-Lingshi-Thimphu, Jhomolhari-Lingshi-Laya-Gasa-Punakha, Masa Gang Base Camp from Laya and back, Drukpath, Dagala Trek - and extension to Dagana, Samtengang Trek, Gasa Tsachu (hot springs) Trek and the Gangte Trek and southern variation.

In Central Bhutan there are eleven treks; Nabji-Korphu Trek (The Black Mountains or Jigme Wangchuk National Park), Nubi/Chutey Trek near Trongsa, Trongsa-Kasiphey-Dur Tsachu (hot springs) Trek, Bumthang-Lunana (including the trek to Dur Tsachu), Gankar Punsum Base Camp below the South Ridge of Gankar Punsum - via Dur hot springs, Gankar Punsum Southeast Face-Thole La-Bumthang Trek, Gankar Punsum Southeast Face - crossing over to Gankar Punsum Base Camp, Bumthang: Ngang-Tang Valleys Trek and Extension to Ura, Bumthang: Tang Valley-Rodang La-Lhuntshi-T(r)ashi Yangtse Trek, Royal Heritage Trek: Bumthang-Kiki La-Tungi La-Kuenga Rabten-Trongsa and the Ura-Buli/Zhemgang Trek. East Bhutan has three treks; Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary Trek (Bumdeling Iron Bridge Trek), Migoi (Yeti) National Park (Merak-Sakteng) Trek and the Kharungla Apeman Trek; while in South Bhutan there is the Manas National Park Trek. A thorough introduction offers advice on preparation and fitness for travel to Bhutan, when to go and how to get there, as well as the people and culture of this country.

The guide includes all the dramatic trails, accompanied by detailed route descriptions and full information on preparation, health issues, permits and local culture and how to ensure a minimum-impact trek. Illustrated by the author's own photographs and full-colour sketch maps of each trek.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationWalking, hiking, trekkingTravel & MapsTravel & holiday guides Publisher: Cicerone Press Publication Date: 15/01/2008 ISBN-13: 9781852845537  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Bart Jordans, a native of Holland, moved to Bhutan in 1999 with his wife and family. Since 1984 he has worked as a freelance trekking guide, focusing on and encouraging sustainable tourism as a sustainable community based tourism consultant.

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