Enjoy the variety of polish nature from valley, through the clean lakes and primeval forests to majestic mountains. Rest, relax just how you like and experience a unique trip to Bhutan hiker’s paradise.
Trekking in Bhutan can only be hiked in particular season i.e. March, May, late September and December. All the trekking in Bhutan are arranged at designated place
Duration: 15Nights / 16Days
Trekking Max. Altitude: 4,700m
Seasons: March, April, September, October & early November
On arrival at airport, you will be met our representative and transfer to hotel. Evening take a stroll around town’s main street. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 02: Paro Full Day Sightseeing
Begin the day with a short drive to Taktsang Monastery, the spot where the Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress and mediated. On the return to Paro town visit en-route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in the kingdom of Bhutan. In the evening visit local market and overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Paro – Thimphu
Drive to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. En-route visit Simtokha Dzong, Bhutan’s most ancient fortress. After lunch visit the Memorial Chorten, dedicated to the Late Third King of Bhutan. Towards the evening visit Trashi choe Dzong, ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 04: Thimphu – Trongsa
After breakfast, drive to Trongsa and brief stop at Dochula (3,140m) and Pele La pass (3,300m). Lunch at Wangduephodrang town. Overnight at hotel in Trongsa.
Day 05: Trongsa – Bumthang
Morning, visit Trongsa Dzong, ancestral abode of Royal family. Then visit Ta Dzong (Watch Tower), built to guard the Trongsa Dzong. In the afternoon proceed to Bumthang. Visit Jakar Dzong built in 17th century during the time of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (The first religious and temporal ruler of Bhutan). Then visit Kurjey Temple where Guru Padsambhava left his body imprint in the 8th century. Overnight at the lodge of Bumthang.
Day 06: Kurjey (Bumthang) – Gorsum
The starting trails for the trek starts just below the Kurjey temple. The trek is about 18km, 7 hours and leads you along the Chamkar River. Campsite at altitude of 3,120m.
Day 07: Gorsum – Lungsum
The second day of trek is about 12km & 5 hours. The route leads to the dense forest of spruce, Hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maple. The trail ascends gradually to the campsite.
Day 08: Lungsum – Tshochenchen
The trek for today is similar places crossed the previous day. The campsite is made above the tree line.
Day 09: Tshochenchen – Dhur Hot Spring
The trek will be of 17 km which will take 6 to 7 hours. Today’s walk is uphill, passing a small lake until you reach at Juli La (4,700m). After crossing the pass the trail descends to a lake, the climbs again to Gokthong La (pass). From here it is a steep down till the campsite. Sometimes along a route herds of blue sheep, musk deer and Himalayan bear is seen.
Day 10: Rest Day at Dhur Hot Spring (Tsachu)
Halt day to relax in the hot spring or hike the surrounding of the place.
Day 11: Dhur Tsachu – Tshochenchen
Followed by the same previous route for going back.
Day 12: Tshochenchen – Gorsum
Today the trek begins early, as the trail is long, followed by the previous route.
Day 13: Gorsum – Jakar (Bumthang)
From Gorsum the path descends gradually till the bridge of near Dhur village. Then follows the road ahead till Bumthang. Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.
Day 14: Bumthang – Punakha
Morning visit to Jambay Lhakhang, built in 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gembo and Tamshing Lhakhang which houses with old and interesting religious paintings. Drive to Punakha with lunch en-route. Overnight in the hotel of Punakha.
Day 15: Punakha – Paro
Morning visit to Punakha Dzong and drive to Wangdue Dzong. After lunch, proceed to Paro and overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 16: Departure
After early breakfast drive to airport for flight to onward destination.