• Duration: 19 nights / 20 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 – May, September – 2nd Week of December.

Trek highlights:

  • Spectacular view of Mount Jhomolhari (7314m)
  • Opportunity to witness diverse flora and fauna
  • Opportunity to spot the blue sheep
  • Experience the unique culture of Laya people
  • Excursion to the famous Taktsang – “The Tiger’s Nest”
  • Opportunity to take bath in a natural hot spring pond in Gasa
  • Visit to Drugyal Dzong – The ruins of Victory Fortress, built in1644.
  • Visit Kichu Monastery, built in the Seventh Century
  • Visit Memorial Chorten, the Buddha Statue, Punakha Dzong, and Chimi Lhakhang – “The Temple of Fertility”.

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN PARO

DAY 2: SIGHTSEEING IN PARO

  • Ta Dzong, the National Museum.
  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Drukgyal Dzong
  • Kichu Lhakhang

DAY 3: PARO

  • Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest
  • Tachog Lhakhang
  • Bhutanese Farm House

DAY 4: PARO – SHANA (START OF TREK)

  • Trek to Shana
  • Altitude 2850 m;
  • Distance 17 Km;
  • Time 5 – 6 hours;
  • 360 meters ascent, 80 meters descent.

DAY 05: SHANA – THANGTHANGKA:

  • Altitude 3610 m;
  • Distance 22 Km;
  • Time 7 – 8 hours;
  • 770 meters ascent, 10 meters descent.

DAY 6: THANGTHANGKA – JANGOTHANG:

  • Altitude 4080 m;
  • Distance 19 Kms;
  • Time 5 – 6 hours;
  • 480 meters ascent.

DAY 7: JANGOTHANG:

Day hike options:

  1. Hike to Jumolhari Glacier, 4 ½ hours.
  2. Hike to Jichu Drake Glacier, 3 hours.
  3. Walk up the mountain between Jumolhari and Jichu Drake, 8 hours

DAY 8: JANGOTHANG – LINGSHI

  • Nyelela Pass (4,700m)
  • Altitude 4000m;
  • Distance 17 kms;
  • Time 6 – 7 hours.   

DAY 9: LINGSHI – CHEBISA

  • Campsite: 3880m;
  • Distance 10 kms;
  • Time 5 – 6 hours;
  • 280 meters ascent, 410 meters descent.   

DAY 10: CHEBISA – SHOMUTHANG

  • Campsite: 4220m;
  • Distance17kms;
  • Time 6-7hours;
  • 890 meters ascent,
  • 540 meters descent.

DAY 11: SHOMUTHANG – ROBLUTHANG

  • Campsite: 4,160m;
  • Distance 18 kms;
  • Time 6 – 7 hours;
  • 700 meters ascent, 760 meters descent.

DAY 12: ROBLUTHANG – LEMITHANG

  • Campsite: 4140 meters;
  • Distance 19 kms;
  • Time 6-7 hours;
  • 850 meters ascent, 870 meters descent.

DAY 13: LEMITHANG – LAYA:

  • Campsite: 3840m;
  • Distance10 kms;
  • Time 4-5 hours;
  • 60 kms ascent, 340 meters descent.

DAY 14: LAYA (HALT)

You will have the entire day to rest meet the local people. Explore and learn about their customs and tradition. From Laya you see a stunning view of Mt. Masangang.

DAY 15: LAYA – KOENA

  • Campsite: 3050 meters;
  • Distance19 kms;
  • Time 6-7hours;
  • 260 meters ascent, 1070 meters descent.

DAY 16: KOENA – GASA TSACHU

  • Campsite: 2638m;
  • Distance 14 kms;
  • Time: 6-7hours;
  • 900 meters ascent, 1710 meters descent.

DAY 17: GASA TSACHU – GOEN DAMJI – PUNAKHA (END OF TREK):

  • Gasa – Damji (18 kms);
  • 5-6 hours; 470 meters ascent, 280 meters descent.

DAY 18: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU

  • Punakha
  • Drive you to Thimphu
  • Chimi Lhakhang

DAY 19: SIGHTSEEING IN THIMPHU

  • National Memorial
  • Zilukha Nunnery
  • National Library
  • Painting School
  • Buddha Point
  • Tashichhodzong

DAY 20: 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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