The Trans Bhutan Trail will re-open to the hiking world in March 2022 after being closed for 60 years!
The Trans Bhutan Trail: For hundreds of years, the trail was used by the Royal Family, pilgrims, messengers, armies and traders. Until the 1960s, it was the only way to travel and communicate with others across the country. Now, it has found a new life for an age of adventure and connection. With the wisdom and vision of His Majesty, The King, the restoration of the Trail was led by the Bhutan Canada Foundation with the support of the Tourism Council of Bhutan and countless individuals across the country including government officials, De-suups (Guardians of Peace Volunteers), and volunteers. Not only will the Trail allow Bhutanese to again walk in the footsteps of their ancestors to rediscover generations’ worth of stories and history, it also highlights the Kingdom’s core principles concerning the environment and sustainable development. The Trail spans the breadth of the country, 403 kilometers (250 miles) from Haa in the west to Trashigang in the east. It is one of the most beautiful, culturally rich and least explored trails in the world. The trail will be positioned as one of the world’s greatest walks and attract many new guests from around the globe to experience some – or even all – of the trail during a visit to Bhutan.