Trekking was the only way to reach the Dragon Kingdom until half-a-century ago. Beating the snow-winds of Tibetan cliffs, monks powered with mysterious chants trekked down the clouds-capped mountains into Bhutan, a kingdom roughly 10 percent larger than Switzerland. Indian merchants and colonial British political officers climbed up the narrow trekking routes from the southern plains as towering teak trees and still lakes provided cool shadows and quenched their thirst.

Much haven’t changed since then. Every trekker to Bhutan who chooses the relatively easy treks at an altitude of 3100 meters above sea-level or decide for adventurous heights of 5600 meters will pass yak-herders, rare medicinal plants, and rhododendron and edelweiss flowers.Trekking in Bhutan, thus, offers the most varied experiences.

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