• Duration: 13 nights / 14 days.
  • Accommodation: Hotels, Resorts and Tents.
  • Activity Type: Walking, Trekking & Tour.
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous.
  • Highest Point: 4115 meters.
  • Group size: Minimum 2 pax
  • Best Months for the Trek: March – June, September – 2nd Week of December.
  • Blue sheep
  • Yak Herders’ camp
  • Mt. Jhomolhari (7314m)
  • Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest).
  • Drugyal Dzong
  • Kichu Monastery
  • Memorial Chorten
  • Buddha Point
  • Punakha Dzong
  • Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility)
  • Dochula Pass (3140m).

This is a classic 9-day trek starting from (Drukgyal Dzong) Paro and ending at Dodena near Thimphu. The route runs through two high passes from Jangothang. The view of Mt. Jumolhari (7314 M) from Jangothang is spectacular.  The trek is strenuous and is very popular. The highest point is 4115 m.

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 3: PARO – SHANA (START OF TREK):

  • Starts at Drukgyal Dzong, 2580 meters.
  • Altitude 2,850 m;
  • Distance 17 km;
  • Time 5 – 6 hours;
  • Ascent 360 meters,
  • descent 80 meters.

DAY 04: SHANA – THANGTHANGKA:

  • Altitude 3610 m;
  • Distance 22 km;
  • Time 7 – 8 hours;
  • Ascent 770 meters;
  • Descent 10 meters.

DAY 05: THANGTHANGKA – JANGOTHANG:

  • Altitude 4080 m;
  • Distance 19 kms;
  • Time 5 – 6 hours;
  • Ascent 480 meters.

DAY 06: JANGOTHANG:

  • Rest day at Jangothang.
  • Optional: Hike to Jumolhari Glacier which is around 4 ½ hours (back and forth)

DAY 07: JANGOTHANG – LINGSHI:

  • Altitude 4010 meters;
  • Distance 18 km;
  • Time 6-7 hours;
  • Ascent 840 meters;
  • Descent 870 meters.

DAY 08: LINGSHI – SHODU:

  • Altitude 4080 meters;
  • Distance 22 km;
  • Time 8-9 hours walk;
  • Ascent 940 meters;
  • Descent 920 meters.

DAY 09: SHODU – BARSHONG:

  • Altitude 3710 meters;
  • Distance 16 km;
  • Time 5-6 hours;
  • Ascent 250 meters;
  • Descent 670 meters.

DAY 10: BARSHONG – DOLAMKENCHO:

  • Altitude 3320 meters;
  • Distance 15km;
  • Time 4-6 hours;
  • Ascent 290 meters;
  • Descent 640 meters.

DAY 11: DOLAMKENCHO – DODENA – THIMPHU:

  • Distance 8 km;
  • 4 hours walk;
  • Ascent 500 meters;
  • Descent 930 meters.

DAY 12: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING:

  • National Memorial Chorten
  • Zilukha Nunnery
  • National Library
  • Painting School
  • National Institute of Traditional Medicine
  • Tashichhodzong
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • Handicrafts Emporium

DAY 13: THIMPHU- PUNAKHA – THIMPHU:

  • Dochula Pass
  • Punakha Dzong
  • Drive back to Thimphu

DAY 14:  THIMPHU – PARO, DEPARTURE

COST INCLUDES:

  • 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
  • Guide
  • Sightseeing

COST EXCLUDES:

  • 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
  • Sunscreen
  • 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

Optional items:

  • Sunglasses
  • Headgear
  • Folding umbrella (only for wet months — July and August)
  • One towel
  • Pillow case
  • Wet-packed tissue paper
  • Pillow

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