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.
The flight to Paro is one of the spectacular mountain flights in the world, with the almighty panorama of Bhutan. On arrival at Paro airport, you will met by our representative and transferred to hotel after completion on arrival formalities. Evening visit to Paro market and town. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing
The day begins with the short drive to Taktsang monastery, the spot where Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of tigress and meditated. While returning visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the kingdom. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 03: Paro – Shana 17km, 5 - 6 hours
A short drive from Paro take us to Drukgyal Dzong where the trek begins. Heading along the Paro river valley, the trail passes the small settlement of Chang Zampa and Mitshi Zampa. Camp at Shana (2,800m / 9,200ft.).
Day 04: Shana – Soi Thangthangkha 20km, 7 - 8 hours
Continue the trek uphill through the river valley. It narrows and closes in and the trail winds up and down along the drainage. After crossing the bridge, we stop for a lunch. Then we continue along the river, climbing upwards through rhododendron forests and crossing the rivers. Campsite will be at 3750m.
Day 05: Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang 19km, 7 - 8 hours
The path rises for a while until we reach the army camp. We then follow the river above the tree line, enjoying the stunning views of surrounding peaks. Lunch will be at one of these camp beneath the forest at the base of Jhomolhari. A short walk from here into the valley takes us to our campsite at Jangothang (4,040m). From here, the views of Jhomolhari and Jichu Drake is seen.
Day 06: Jangothang Halt
Acclimatization day. You can spend the day relaxing or there will be hike to get a view of Mt. Jhomolhari and Jichu Drake or you can hike to Tshophu. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 07: Jangothang – Lingshi 18km, 7 - 8 hours
The trail follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right bank. Then climb up to the first ridge, enjoying the view of Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsheringang mountains. The path take us across the fairly level valley until the climb up to Nyele-la pass (4,700m). We slopes down gradually from the pass to our campsite at Lingshi (4,000m), enjoying the panoramic view of mountain peaks and Lingshi Dzong as we walk.
Day 08: Lingshi – Chebisa 10km, 5 - 6 hours
Today as we walk shortly, you will reach a Chorten below Lingshi Dzong. Here you will get a chance to glance a Dzong for few minutes atop a high ridge which sits ridge. After Lingshi Dzong you will be passing the villages of Lingshi and Goyul. After lunch a short walk will take you to Campsite at Chebisa by the side of a stream at 3,860 meters.
Day 09: Chebisa – Shoumuthang 17km, 6 - 7 hours
Today begins with a stiff climb of nearly four hours to Gobu-la pass (4,410m), where occasionally sighting flocks of blue sheep as we walk. After crossing the Gobu-la pass, you will reach to a large U-shaped valley called Shakshepasa (3980m). Climbing from here you will finally reach the campsite at Shoumuthang (4,250m), above the river.
Day 10: Shoumuthang – Robluthang 18km, 6 - 7 hours
Today we begin by climbing up the valley to reach Jhari La (4,750m), from where you will see first glimpse of Sinche La. The effort of reaching the pass is rewarded with a panoramic view of the big snow peak called Gangchhenta (6,840m). As we descend, we reach in the beautiful and remote valley called Tsheri Jathang (pasture of Himalayan Takin). The short and steep climb ends of the day to reach our campsite at Robluthang at an altitude of 4400m.
Day 11: Robluthang – Limithang 19km, 7 - 8 hours
We start the day with a long climb up to Sinche-la pass (5,000m), the last and highest pass. After crossing the pass we descend to Limithang, the path is quite narrow, and we may have to ford the stream again and get wet. The last part of today’s trek is rather a scramble down a steep path, with the compensation of splendid views of Gangchhenta peak (6,840m) along the way. Tonight we camp at 4,140m on flat ground above the river in a forested area, with Gangchhenta towering directly above us to the north.
Day 12: Limithang – Laya 10km, 4 - 5 hours
Today is an easy day after the last three hard days crossing high altitude pass. The trail follows towards Laya with Pleasant views at only 3,850m. Arriving at Laya lunch at Laya. Afternoon leisure for exploring the village and meeting the people. Campsite in a meadow at 4,140m.
Day 13: Rest day at Laya
Spend the day at Laya exploring the village and observing the daily life of the Layaps or hike to the monastery above the village. Overnight in the camp
Day 14: Laya – Rhodophu 19km, 6 - 7 hours
The trek leads gradually downhill to the Lunana trail junction, then a gradual climb to the camp through a forest of conifers, maple and rhododendron. Camp at Rhodophu near a small stream at 4,160m.
Day 15: Rhodophu – Narithang 17km, 5 - 6 hours
It is a long hike. Firstly, crossing the Tsimo La pass at 4,950m. Then descending to Narithang and hike in the shadow of Gangla Karchung peak (6,395m). Overnight in camp.
Day 16: Narithang – Tarina 18km, 6 - 7 hours
Today the hike will be crossing the highest point of your trek at the Gangla Karchung pas at an altitude of 5,100m. This is considered the highest pass in the country. Overnight in the camp.
Day 17: Tarina – Woche 15km, 5 - 6 hours
The walk leads down through conifers forest, following the upper reaches of the Pho Chu River. The trail then climbs over a ridge and drops in the village of Woche at 3.940m. The trek has now entered the Lunana region, a land known for its glacial lake.
Day 18: Woche – Lhedi 19km, 6 - 7 hours
The trail today consists of crossing the Keche-la pass at 4,550m. Then stop at the Thega village for rest and lunch, then continue to camp.
Day 19: Lhedi – Thanza 19km, 5 - 6hours
The trail climbs gradually following the main source of the Pho Chu River to Chozo village. At the small Chozo Dzong there are some lay monks. Above Chozo the valley opens as we approach Thanza village near the foot of 7100m Zogophu camp, which is known a Table Mountain. Camp at Thanza, 4,080m (13,300ft)
Day 20: Rest day at Thanza
A day rest to soothe aching muscles. Explore the village and meet some local peoples. Short hike can be taken around camp.
Day 21: Thanza – Tshochena 18km, 6 - 7hours
Another beautiful pass to cross today, namely, the Jezela pass at an altitude of 5050m.
The trek being by following the bank of blue green lake. After that hike over the small hills to reach the glacial lake. The route descends first and then climbs up the next pass called Loju la pass at 5,140m. After crossing the pass you will enter a wide glacial valley from where the trail descends gradually to the campsite at Jichu Dramo.
Day 23: Jichu Dramo - Chu Karpo 18km, 5 - 6hours
After leaving the camp will climb through a moraine to Rinchen Zoe La (5,320m) with the view of Gangkar Puensum Mountain. Descending from the pass, the route leads into the wide valley with several lakes and goes steeply down along the moraine to the Thamphe Chu. After a couple of hours you reach the campsite at Chu Karpo.
Day 24: Chu Karpo – Tampetsho 18km, 5 - 6hours
The hike continues along the river till you reach the yak herder huts at Gala Pang Chu (4,010m). From here the trail climbs steeply towards Tampetsho, a beautiful clear turquoise lake, with the campsite near to it.
Day 25: Tampetsho – Moraothang 14km, 5 hours
From the lake you climb steeply to the last pass on your trek, the Thamphe la (4,600m) with a good chance to spot blue sheep on the way. Then the path descends to the sacred lake Om Tsho. Passing the waterfall you will reach another small lake. The path finally leads through mixed forest with a few yak herder huts at Moraothang.
Day 26: Moraothang – Sephu 18km, 5 - 6hours
On the last day of the trek your potters will have to change from yaks to horses as the yak will not be willing to go further down. The path follows the Nikka Chu to reach a large grassy area overlooking the road and village of Sephu. Finally, reach the road at Nikka Chu Bridge at Sephu.
Day 27: Sephu – Thimphu
Transfer to Thimphu, stop at Wangduephodrang town for lunch. Tea will be served at the Dochula Lhakhang. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 28: Thimphu – Paro
After breakfast full day sightseeing including visit to the Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King. Then visit to Textile & Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating collection of Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. Later visit National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that, visit Trashi choe Dzong, the beautiful medieval fortress which houses most of the Government offices and King’s Throne room. Evening drive to Paro and overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 29: Departure
After breakfast, drive to the airport for the flight to onward destination.