Day 1: Bangkok - Paro. Arrive Paro. Afternoon visit National Museum & Paro Dzong. Evening at stroll around the Paro twon. Welcome dinner and over night at hotel.
Day 2: Paro Halt. Hike to Taktshang Goenpa. Afternoon visit Drukgyel dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Evening visit farmhouse for dinner,Suja (Butter Tea) and Ara (Local Alcohol). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Paro – Shana (Start of Trek). Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro river gently. We pass through the cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages. Overnight at camp Shana. Altitude 2,820 m; Distance 14 Km; Time 5 - 6 hours.
Day 4: Shana – Thangthangka. We pass by a few isolated farmhouses, and deep forest area. We also pass a junction en-route, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet. Over night camp at Thangthangka. Altitude 3610 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 - 8 hours.
Day 5: Thangthangka – Jangothang. En-route a small army post, beautifully valley of Tegethang, yaks, the stunning views of mountain Jhomolhari, Jichudrake and Tsherim Gang. The ruins of an old fortress used to guard Bhutan against Tibetan invasions with wind flags, backgrounds with mountain Jhomolhari is spectacular. Altitude 4,115 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 - 6 hours.
Day 6:Jangothang (Halt). A rest day. A chance to acclimatize and walk up to the Jhomolhari glacier or to the lakes in the opposite direction.
Day 7: Jangothang - Lingshi. A good day’s walk today with great views of the Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake and the Tserim Gang. We have to cross the Nyelela pass (4,700-m). We pass by the picturesque of Lingshi village and our first views of the truly mystical Lingshi Dzong atop a high hill. Overnight camp at Lingshi. Altitude 4150m; Distance 19 kms; Time 6 - 7 hours.
Day 8: Lingshi - Shodu. The trail ascends up to the Yalila pass (4,820-m). Mount Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tserim Gang and Khangbum can be seen gorgeously on a clear day. Over night camp at Shodu. Altitude 3,963 m; Distance 20kms; Time 6 - 7 hours.
Day 9: Shodu - Barshong. We will follow the Thimphu chhu through a forest of rhododendron, and waterfalls, the river then narrows and closes in and the trail winds along the drainage, ascending up to the ruins of the Barshong Dzong where we set camp. Altitude 3,610 m; Distance 20 kms; Time 6 - 7 hours.
Day 10: Barshong - Dodina – Thimphu (End of Trek). We descend down along the Thimphu Chu crossing forests of rhododendron and green meadows. Overnight at Hotel. Distance 16 kms; Time 5 - 6 hours.
Day 11: Thimphu –Paro. Visit National Memorial Chorten, the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. Folk Heritage museum and handicraft emporium. In evening drive to Paro. Over night stay at Paro.
Day 12:Paro - Airport. Morinig drive to Paro international airport for your onward flight to Bangkok.
The tariff is USD 180 p/p for 3person and above. The FIT group has to pay surcharges.
Also see tour packages in:
Asia Bhutan Outdoor: Land Rambler Hiking & Trekking
Email it to a friend:
Click here to email this vacation to a friend