• Duration: 14 nights / 15 days.
  • Accommodation: Tents.
  • Activity Type: Walking, Trekking.
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous.
  • Highest point: 4900 meters.
  • Group size: Minimum 2 pax
  • Best Months for the Trek: March – May, September – 2nd Week of December.
  • Spectacular view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7314m).
  • Excursion to the famous Tiger’s Nest – Taktsang Monastery.
  • Visit to Drugyal Dzong (The Ruined Victory Fortress).
  • You can see the Blue sheep and come across the Yak herders’ camp.
  • Visit 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

DAY 2: SIGHTSEEING IN PARO

  • Ta Dzong
  • 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):

  • Altitude: 2850m;
  • Distance:17 km;
  • Time: 5 – 6 hours;
  • Ascent: 360 meters, descent 80 meters. 

DAY 5: SHANA – THANGTHANGKA

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

DAY 6: THANGTHANGKA – JANGOTHANG

  • Tegethang
  • Mt. Jhomolhari base camp (4115 m).
  • Altitude: 4080m;
  • Distance: 19 km;
  • Time: 5 – 6 hours;
  • Ascent 480 meters.

DAY 07. JANGOTHANG:

  • Rest day at Jangothang, enjoy the superb view all around.
  • Three options for day hikes in Jangothang:
  1. Hike to Jumolhari Glacier which is around 4 ½ hours (back and forth)
  2. Hike to Jichu Drake Glacier which is around 3 hours (back and forth).
  3. Walk up the mountain between Jumolhari and Jichu Drake, the summit is at 5200 meters with a great view of both the mountains. This is 8 hours (back and forth).

DAY 8: JANGOTHANG – DHUMZO (SOI YAKTSA)

  • Highest Point: 4900m;
  • Duration: 7 – 8 hours walk;
  • Distance: 16 km;
  • Level of Difficulty – moderately hard.
    Dhumzo camp site.
  • Tsho Phu lakes
  • Bontela Pass (4900m)
  • Dhumzo.
  • Soi Yaktsa valley

DAY 9: DHUMZO (SOI YAKTSA) – THOMBUSHONG

  • Highest point: 4550m;
  • Duration: 5-6 hours walk;
  • Distance 14 km;
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate.

DAY 10: THOMBUSHONG TO ZANKEPANG

  • Highest Point: 4300 meters;
  • Duration: 7-8 hours walk;
  • Distance: 18 km
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate.

DAY 11: ZANKEPANG TO DRUGYEL DZONG

DAY 12: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING

  • National Library
  • Painting School
  • Simtokha Dzong
  • Memorial Chorten
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Tashichhodzong

DAY 13: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA – WANGDUE

  • Dochula Pass
  • Punakha
  • Chimi Lhakhang
  • Wangduephodrang Dzong

DAY 14: WANGDUEPHODRANG – THIMPHU

  • Drive to Thimphu

DAY 15: 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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