Poel Piet and Gruys Rogier (2002). Mild and Mad Day Hikes around Thimphu. The Royal Society for the Protection of Nature, Thimphu (Bhutan), the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO), the Department of Survey and Land Records (DSLR) and the Department of Tourism (DOT).
This booklet offers useful hiking tips and details of about 100 hiking routes around Thimphuto make hiking easier. And, an avid hiker can cover all hikes in about two years at the rate of one hike on one weekend. Each hike is rated on a 1 to 10 scale that has seven levels: Peanuts, Piece of Cake (relaxed and sweet), Piece of Ema (moderate and spicy), Piece of Chugo (hard, but not very bad), Taxing, Exhausting and Madness. Estimated times are also given for completing each hike. You can download the complimentary text version of the booklet from http://www.trekkinginbhutan.com/thimphu-hikes/downloads.html in PDF format. The booklet has maps, which can be downloaded from http://www.trekkinginbhutan.com/thimphu-hikes/maps/index.html.