The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: A 13-day trek recently opened to Westerners. You begin near Bumthang and head north along the Dhur Chu river, over 15,500-foot Togli La pass, and down the Chamkhar Chu valley to a camp below 24,742-foot Gangkar Puensum.
When to go: May, October to November
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
Travel advisory: The Bhutanese government has recently announced an increase in trekking fees from $120 to $200 per person per day, ensuring that Bhutan remains the world's most expensive and exclusive trekking country.
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