The Kingdom of Bhutan is all set to reopen its famous and sacred Trans Bhutan Trail for travellers after almost 60 years.
This 400kms long historic trail will reopen after extensive restoration in March 2022. Additionally, two new active trekking itineraries, an 11-day camp, the trans-Bhutan trail trip, and 12-day highlights of Trans Bhutan Trail will be added.
“We’re honoured to be working with the Bhutan Canada Foundation and the Trans Bhutan Trail to launch the newly restored trail in magical Bhutan.” Said a statement from G Adventures, the team behind restoration work.
The trail is considered sacred as this dates back thousands of years where this served as pilgrimage routes for Buddhists to travel to several revered sites in Bhutan and Tibet. This trail was used by messengers, monks, and traders for thousands of years. Unfortunately, when a highway was constructed, the staircases were destroyed.
Along with the Bhutan Canada Foundation and Tourism Council of Bhutan, the trail is set to reopen in March 2022 with the promise of new adventures.
The revered trail will go through incredible mountain ridges and beautiful lush valleys. It will also connect more than a dozen towns and villages with several historical and cultural sites in the country, including 9 Dzong Fortresses.
The two new trails on the Trans Bhutan Trail will depart on May 1, 2022, and these are available to book now. The cost of the trail is $3149 per person.
Author: Nivedith Gajapathy (macrotraveller)