3. Uncharted Terrain

Neighboring countries, like Nepal and China, offer great hiking trails, but the routes are often well-trodden. For those who like to take the “road less traveled,” Bhutan’s uncharted hiking terrain is ideal, at times with no trails to follow or cabins to rest in. Though this leads to fairly tough trekking, with muddy paths, few navigational markers, camping accommodations and steep ascents, the adventurous type (and those who travel to Bhutan tend to be just such the sort) will get off on the challenge of being their own Lewis & Clark on an expedition into no-man’s land.