- Duration: 10 nights / 11 days.
- Accommodation: Hotels, Resorts and Tents.
- Activity Type: Walking, Trekking & Tour.
- Difficulty Level: Moderately Strenuous.
- Highest Point: 4210 meters
- Trek Distance: 75 km
- Group size: Minimum 2 pax
- Best Months for the Trek: March – June, September – 2nd Week of December.
- Excursion to the famous Tiger’s Nest – Taktsang Monastery
- Visit Drugyal Dzong/Victory Fortress (built in1644), Kichu Monastery (built in 7th century), and the National Memorial Chorten
- Visit the tallest Statue of Buddha in Bhutan
- A panoramic view of the Higher Himalayas from the Dochu La Pass (3140m)
- Visit Punakha Dzong (built in 1637) and Chimi Lhakhang – “The Temple of Fertility”
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN PARO
- Drukgyal Dzong
- Kichu Lhakhang
DAY 2: PARO:
- Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery.
- Ta Dzong, the National Museum.
- Rinpung Dzong.
DAY 03: PARO – JELE DZONG (START OF TREK):
- Altitude 3560m;
- Distance 10 km;
- Time 4 – 5 hours;
- Ascent 1090 meters.
DAY 04: JELE DZONG – JANGCHULAKHA:
- Altitude 3770m;
- Distance 10 km;
- Time: 3 – 4 hours;
- Ascent 310 meters,
- Descent 50 meters.
DAY 05: JANGCHULAKHA – JIMILANGTSO:
- Altitude 3870m;
- Distance 11 km;
- Time 4 hours;
- Ascent 330 meters;
- Descent 230 meters.
DAY 06: JIMILANGTSO – SIMKOTA:
- Altitude 4110 meters;
- Distance 11 kms;
- Time 4 hours;
- Ascent 820 meters ascent;
- Descent 400 meters.
DAY 07: SIMKOTA – PHAJODING – THIMPHU:
- Altitude 2520 meters;
- Distance 15 km;
- Time 6 – 7 hours;
- Ascent 130 meters ascent;
- Descent 1820 meters.
DAY 08: SIGHTSEEING IN THIMPHU:
- National Memorial Chorten
- Zilukha Nunnery
- National Librar
- Painting School
- Handicrafts Emporium
DAY 09: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA (72 KMS, 3 HOURS DRIVE):
- Dochula Pass
- Punakha Dzong
- Chime Lhakhang,
DAY 10.: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU – PARO:
DAY 11: DEPARTURE
- All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
- Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
- All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
- Royalty & Govt. Taxes
- Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
- Visa Fee
- Airport tax
- Contribution to Tourism Development Fund
- Druk Air fare
- Insurance Premiums
- Payments for service provided on a personal basis
- Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include Head”
- Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest, etc.
- Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, camera charges, bottled water, incidentals, portage, bellboy charges, tips or any other services
Things to bring:
Personal clothing: strong normal clothing (according to season). Preferably cotton, even for summer, woolen clothing for the evening and winter.
For Trekking, one must bring:
- Strong comfortable trekking boots – water-resistant for the rainy period of June-August
- Flash light
- Rain coat (especially for rainy period – June-August)
- Head gear/hat/cap for sun and rain protection
- Water pills – for extra caution in purifying stream; (boiled water is provided at all times during the trek)
- Aspirin – incase of altitude sickness
- Lots of socks
- Warm clothes
- Folding umbrella (only for wet months — July and August)
- One towel
- Pillow case
- Wet-packed tissue paper
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