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Rodang La Trek, Eastern Bhutan
Our M.D, Steve Berry, has recently returned from our exceptional trekking holiday into the remote region of Eastern Bhutan. The trek traverses the scenic ‘Red Rice Route’, used in ancient times to ship rice over to Bumthang.
This trip is a chance to step back in time, trekking for days on end without a road, vehicle or tourist in sight. Instead you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful tree orchids, uninhabited mountain country, and ancient villages. You’ll discover elaborate stepped paths, originally built for the ‘Red Rice Route’ as a means of transporting rice from the fertile valleys of the east to the wealthy families of Bumthang, in the heartlands of the country. Steve’s personal highlight of the trek was reaching the highest pass on the Rodang La, as from here you are rewarded with wonderful, panoramic views of the Eastern Himalaya.
In addition to trekking along this ancient route you will also attend a vibrant festival and walk up to Taktsang Monastery in Paro - the legendary Tiger’s Nest and visit Tashigang Dzong – one of the most important in all the Thunder Dragon Kingdom.
For those looking to escape modern life and discover a different side of the Thunder Dragon Kingdom, this trekking holiday is a hugely rewarding experience.