- March – June
- Sept. - Nov.
Day 1: Arrival Paro. You will be on board the Druk Air, Bhutan’s only national Airlines, and land at Paro Airport (the only Airport of the kingdom). On the air-journey to Paro, you can lavish the magnificent and breathtaking view of the towering Mount Everest and other famous Himalayan snow-capped peaks. And on your arrival at the aforementioned airport, (after customs and visa formalities), you will be accorded a very warm reception by our representative.
Day 2: Paro Sightseeing. Drive to ruined Drukgyel Dzong, a victory fortress of the 17th century. Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. In the afternoon, you will visit the National Museum, Rinpung Dzong (built in 1645 A.D) and crossing the typical traditional roofed bridge to Paro town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Paro – Shana. Today the start of trek from Drugyel Dzong to Shana for about 5-6 hours with gradual climb following the Paro river through the agriculture valley and villages. Your overnight camp will be at Shana Zampa. Alt 2,870 m / 9,557 ft. Overnight at camp. 2800m.
Day 4: Shana - Thangthangka. The trial is gradual ascent following the Paro River through the conifer forest & Rhododendron. The campsite in a flat meadow place surrounded by conifer and birch forest and on the clear day you could have a magnificent view of Mt. Jumolhari peep at you suddenly out of the clouds. Camp at alt. 3860, and trek of 6-7 hours.
Day 5: Thangthangka - Jangothang. The trial leads by passing the array post and the valley begin to widen and come by the winter house of yak herder. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jumolhari alt. 4040 m. and trek about 5-6 hours.
Day 6: Jangothang - Halt. Explore with stupendous day hike with choice of oneself to the direction of Jumolhari, Drake to the north, un-climbed summits and ridges to the east or to Tsophu (lake). Overnight at camp.
Day 7: Jangothang – Lingshi. The trail is gradual climb over Nyili-la pass at Alt.4680m. and all the way with a view of Lingshi Dzong (Fortress) and Tserin Kang with its glaciers & lakes. Camp near the stream in a meadow at Alt. 3915 and this trek takes about 5-6hrs.
Day 8: Lingshi Halt. Day a halt at Lingshi make an excursion to Tsokha (lake). During the excursion hundreds of Blue Sheep, Musk Deer could be seen. Tsokha at the Alt. 4500m. hike takes about 4-5hrs.
Day 9: Lingshi – Shodu. The trails take about 6-7hrs through the deep valley and ascend to Yeli-la pass at Alt. 4820m. from here Mt. Jomolhari, Mt. Tsheringang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on the clear day. Camp in a meadow at Alt. 3815m.
Day 10: Shodu- Barshong. The trail winds up & down gently following the Thim-chu and gradual climb to Barshong ruin Dzong. Camp is just below the ruin Dzong at Alt. 3685m. trek is of 5-6hrs.
Day 11: Barshong – Dolam Kencho. The trail descends gently down to meet Thim-Chu through the dense forest of Rhododendron, birch and conifer trees and across the pastureland. Camp in a meadow at Alt, 3428m. and trek takes about 5-6hrs.
Day 12: Dolam Kencho – Thimphu. Continue the trek till reach Dodena where we meet with our conveyance. The trail is gentle up hill through the mixed forest of conifer & high altitude broad leaves. The trek takes about 4-5hrs.
Day 13: Thimphu - Paro. Visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge Stupa) built in memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, 1952 1972). Visit Changangkha Lhakhang and Sangaygang for a bird’s eye view of the city. Enroute visit Zilukha nunnery. After lunch, call on Handicrafts Emporium where Traditional Bhutanese textiles and other Arts and Crafts are displayed. You can also purchase the items of your choice. After an evening tea, drive to Paro along a winding road for about 2 hrs to spend a night there.
Day 14: Departure. Representative of our comapny will bid you farewell.
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