Since the 16th century, the Trans Bhutan Trail has been frequented by pilgrims. The 403-kilometre route passes through forested mountains and down into valleys alongside rivers. Explore the track (recently reopened for the first time in 60 years) between September to November, or March through to May, when the pink rhododendrons bloom. Looking for something a little more leisurely? Como Hotels offers shorter sections of the walk with its seven-night Jewels of Bhutan itinerary. Hike up to the Taktsan ‘Tiger’s Nest’ monastery by day and, by night, soak in the bathhouse back at COMO Uma Paro’s Shambhala Retreat.
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