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: 16 Nights / 17 Days
Trekking Max. Altitude: 4,900m / 16,076ft
Seasons: April, May, September, October, & early November
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be received by our representative and check-in to hotels of Paro. Later visit the Ta Dzong (National Museum), which served as the watch tower for Paro Rinpung Dzong in the early days. After that will go down to visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, which sits on a hillock above the Paro Township. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 02: Paro 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
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. En-route Tachog monastery by crossing the iron chain bridges built in late 1300s. 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’. Then visit to the Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 04: Thimphu – Trongsa
Drive to Trongsa via Dochula pass (3,088m), where you can view the Bhutan’s highest peaks on the clear day. Followed by a packed lunch stop at Chendebji Chorten. Then proceed to Trongsa over Pele-la pass (3,300m), the traditional boundary between east and west. Overnight at the lodge in Trongsa.
Day 05: Trongsa – Bumthang
Morning visit to Trongsa Dzong, ancestral abode of Bhutan’s Royal family. Then visit the Ta Dzong, built as a watch tower to guard Trongsa Dzong. After having lunch from Trongsa then proceed to Bumthang crossing the Yotongla pass. Later in the Bumthang, visit the Jakar Dzong and then Kurjey Lhakhang, built in 17th century. Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.
Day 06: Bumthang – Ugyenchholing
The trek route takes along the Chamkar Chu and climbs gradually to the Phephe la pass (3,360m), the highest point of the trek route. The trail passes through the forest of junipers, until you reach at the pass of an altitude of 3,340m. After the path descends to Tang valley, finally at Ugyenchholing village. Campsite along the river at the altitude of 2,850m.
Day 07: Ugyenchholing – Phokpey 17km, 5 – 6 hours
The beginning of trek will be muddy and slippery. At about 3,000m it becomes a small footpath through muddy fields and dwarf bamboo. At about 3,400m the route crosses the meadow with more dwarf bamboo. Then climb through the meadow and traverse through forest to another steep, high meadow. Later the trail leads to a summer pasture surrounded by forests and the ground is dotted with tiny blue alpine flowers.
Day 08: Phokpey – Ungaar 17km, 5 – 6 hours
The trek continues ascending for half an hour until you reach Rodung-la (4,100m). From the pass the trail goes downhill through the gorge to Ungaar. The campsite at Ungaar overlooks some beautiful mountain valleys and plains.
Day 09: Ungaar – Takila 21km, 7 – 8 hours
The trail winds up and down passing Drula village and Khaine Lhakhang, one of the oldest temple in existence today, built in mid-7th century by the king Songtsen of Tibet to subdue demons.
Day 10: Takila – Lhuentse 20km, 5 – 6 hours
Drive to Lhuentse guest house for refresh and lunch. After lunch leisure. Overnight in guest house or camp.
Day 11: Lhuentse – Menji 16km, 4 – 5 hours
Drive down to Kuri Zam and trek starts gradually up through the paddy fields and villages. Camp at 1,850m near Menji village, besides the Drachu Pang Lhakhang situated amidst garden full of flowers.
Day 12: Menji – Pemi 20km, 6 – 7 hours
The path goes up through the thick forest of oaks and rhododendrons and the cow herders from Menji village. After the long climb, we get to numerous patches of meadow called Pemi. All these meadows are being extensively used as the summer pasture for the cow herders of Menji. Overnight camp at Pemi (2,450m).
Day 13: Pemi – Taupang 21km, 6 – 7 hours
The trail continues upwards to Dong la pass, which presents enchanting mountain views. On the opposite side of the pass the trail traverse nine passes, called as nine sisters of Dong la. From there, you descend through the forest until you arrive the campsite at Taupang (2,460).
Day 14: Taupang – Trashiyangtse 24km, 8 – 9 hours
Today will be the last and the longest trek on this route. On the route you will encounter huge ferns, red-berries plants and occasional leeches. Two hours of trek brings you to the village of Shukshing, a cluster of bamboo huts on the hillside, surrounded by corn fields, banana trees and grazing cows. The trek ends at Trashiyangtse Dzong. Overnight at the lodge of Trashiyangtse.
Day 15: Trashiyangtse – Trashigang
Morning visit to Chorten Kora and drive to Trashigang via Dungsum village where one can witness the weaving and also the interesting iron chains made by Drubthog Thangtong Gyalpo in the 15th century. Then drive back to Trashigang and if time permits walk down to the town. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 16: Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar
After breakfast, drive to Samdrup Jongkhar by visiting Sherubtse College, the Bhutan’s first college. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 17: Departure from Guwahati Airport
After breakfast, drive to Guwahati airport for onward flight.