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35 Days / 34 Nights
“Itinerary can be customized based on your interest & time”
Day 1 Arrival in Paro.
Day 2 Paro Sightseeing.
Day 3 Paro to Shana (trek start).
Day 4 Shana to Thangthangkha.
Day 5 Thangthangkha to Jangothang.
Day 6 Jangothang Halt.
Day 7 Jangothang to Lingshi.
Day 8 Lingshi to Chebisa.
Day 9 Chebisa to Shomuthang.
Day 10 Shomuthang to Robluthang.
Day 11 Robluthang to Limithang.
Day 12 Limithang to Laya.
Day 13 Laya Halt.
Day 14 Laya – Rodophu.
Day 15 Rodophu to Narithang.
Day 16 Narithang to Tarina.
Day 17 Tarina to Wochey.
Day 18 Wochey to Lhedi.
Day 19 Lhedi to Thanza.
Day 20 Thanza Halt.
Day 21 Thanza to Tshorim.
Day 22 Tshorim to Sarim (Gangkhar Puensum base camp).
Day 23 Sarim to Geshey Woma/Menchu Gang.
Day 24 Geshey Woma/Menchu Gang to Uruthang.
Day 25 Uruthang to Dur Tsachu.
Day 26 Dur Tsachu Halt.
Day 27 Dur Tsachu to Tshochenchen.
Day 28 Tshochenchen to Lunsum/Ghorsum.
Day 29 Ghorsum to Jakar (Trek ends).
Day 30 Jakar sightseeing.
Day 31 Jakar sightseeing.
Day 32 Jakar – Punakha (7 Hrs).
Day 33 Punakha-Thimphu.
Day 34 Thimphu-Paro.
Day 35 Departure.
  • All the costing are in US Dollars.
  • The cost is on per person basis for entire trip.
  • Cost differs based on number of people traveling under same group.
Cost Inclusion
  • Visa arrangement.
  • Government royalty and all the taxes.
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons.
  • Accommodations in 3 to 4 star hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner).
  • Full time English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water
Cost Exclusion
  • US$ 40 per person (Single entry visa fee).
  • Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airline) fare.
  • Any alcoholic, nonalcoholic beverages and any other personal expenses.
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Single room supplement charge.
  • Luxury hotels/resorts are available on supplement cost .
  • Specialized guides available on supplement cost .
Day 1 Arrival in Paro.
Upon your arrival, drive to the hotel. In the afternoon visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Paro, altitude: 2200m.
Day 2 Paro Sightseeing.
Early morning hike to the Tiger’s nest which will take about 1 ½ hrs to reach Visit the sacred temple of tiger nest. Lunch on the way back in cafeteria Afternoon back to town Visit the national museum and the fortress of Paro. Evening back to hotel. Overnight in Paro.
Day 3 Paro to Shana (trek start).
Distance: 15k, Walking time: 6h, Sleeping altitude: 2900m. The Drugyal Dzong was built in 1654 by the Shabdrung to commemorate one of the many war victories against the Tibetans. Over the centuries, it guarded the trail from Tibet into the Paro valley. We will be met at this historic site by our trekking crew for the start of our trek. Follow the Paro Chu upstream through the village of Tshento on a dirt road for about an hour. We will have lunch in a friend’s house on the trail. Just before reaching our camp, we will have to pass through an army check post, where your guide will produce your trekking permit.
Day 4 Shana to Thangthangkha.
Distance: 21k, Walking time: 8h, Sleeping altitude: 3620m. The trail from Shana to Thangthangkha is a very rocky series of small ups and downs along the Paro Chu and can be very muddy if it rains. About 2 ½ hours into the trek, you will come at a junction where a trail branches to go to Tibet.
Day 5 Thangthangkha to Jangothang.
Distance: 16k, Walking time: 6h, Sleeping altitude: 4100m. Today you will come across small sparse settlements, and herds of yaks. You will also be crossing the tree line (4000m). Our camp at Jangothang will bring us face to face with the majestic Chomolhari. Jangothang means the land of ruins; you will see ruins of some old settlements, which no one seems to know much about.
Day 6 Jangothang Halt.
Acclimatization and rest day. A good optional hike is to climb to the Tshophu Lake at 4300m, which is about an hour and half from Jangothang.
Day 7 Jangothang to Lingshi.
Distance: 17k, Walking time: 7h, Sleeping altitude: 4040m, Pass to cross: Nyele La, 4890m, Sleeping altitude: 4010m. Heading uphill from Jangothang we cross the first of the many passes. 4 hours of uphill climbing will take us over the very windy Nyele La pass at 4090m. Scree makes it a little tricky to go down the pass on the other side. Lingshi dzong will soon be visible in a distance.
Day 8 Lingshi to Chebisa.
Distance: 12k, Walking time: 4h, Sleeping altitude: 3880m. Since today’s hike will not be as long, we can afford to wander around a bit. We will start off by visiting the Lingshi dzong, built on a commanding hill by the Shabdrung in the 1600s. About 3 hours into our trek is the dramatic village of Gangyul, surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of cliffs. Our camp is in windy Chebisa, a small village with 2 storey stone houses.
Day 9 Chebisa to Shomuthang.
Distance: 16k, Walking time: 6h, Pass to cross: Goku La, 4350m, Sleeping altitude: 4000m. Two hours of climbing from Chebisa will get us over the Goku La pass at 4350m. From the pass we descend into a rhododendron filled valley, and continue past some yak herder camps to Shakaypasa.
Day 10 Shomuthang to Robluthang.
Distance: 17k, Walking time; 7h, Pass to cross: Jari La, 4747m, Sleeping altitude: 4050m. An early morning start will get us on the way to Jari La pass at 4747m. From the pass, its all the way downhill into the picturesque valley of Tsharijatha where herds of takin (the national animal of Bhutan) are normally seen in the summers. From here a small climb will take us to our camp at Tsheringyangu.
Day 11 Robluthang to Limithang.
Distance: 18k, Walking time: 7h, Pass to cross: Sinche La, 5015m, Sleeping altitude: 4160m. Snow Leopard country. Being highly elusive animals, it is very rare to spot one but their paw marks can be seen occasionally. Starting early, a strenuous hike will get us over the Sinchey La, the highest pass on our trek. Descending to Limithang we’ll see the snow covered peak of Gangchenta (6840m) and the glacially carved Gangchenta valley. Gangchenta means Great Tiger Mountain.
Day 12 Limithang to Laya.
Distance: 10k, Walking time: 5h, Sleeping altitude: 3915m. Since we are nearing Laya, we will come across Layaps going to tend to their yaks. We will be entering Laya from the west, through narrow cobble stone paths between houses, to camp in the wheat field that belongs to a friend.
Day 13 Laya Halt.
One can go up to the village of Laya at 3800 m or just laze around at camp. This day will help us acclimatize before crossing the tree line.
Day 14 Laya – Rodophu.
Distance: 21k, Walking time: 8 hrs, Sleeping altitude: 4,285 m. Following the river downstream for a while and heading east will lead us to Rodophu. Certain sections of the trail are washed away by frequent landslide making us negotiate the trail over huge boulders. Rodophu is a small, narrow and rocky valley used by the people of Laya when they migrate with their Yaks.
Day 15 Rodophu to Narithang.
Distance: 16k, Walking time: 6 hrs, Sleeping altitude: 4800m. Climbing out of the Rodophu valley, we will be out in the open. There is no vegetation except sparse short grass. Keep your eyes on the look out for Blue sheep. This is also snow leopard territory. At our camp, we come face to face with the Ganglakarchung, the sight overwhelming.
Day 16 Narithang to Tarina
Distance: 18k, Walking time: 7 hrs, Pass to cross: Karchula pass 5,215m. Sleeping altitude: 4100m. From our camp, the climb up to the Karchula pass (5,080 m) is long and hard. From the pass, the view is spectacular with the Tarina lakes in the north east flanked by Masagang, Tsendagang and Terigang. It is steep downhill from the pass, so if you have bad knees, be careful and remember to go slow. Our camp is in the valley on the banks of the Tarina stream.
Day 17 Tarina to Wochey.
Distance: 12K, Walking time: 6 hrs, Sleeping altitude: 4160m. The day is much easier as the path follows the river down stream along the valley. A climb of about 400 m uphill after lunch will take us to the village of Wochey.
Day 18 Wochey to Lhedi.
Distance: 18k, Walking time: 7 hrs, Pass to cross: Kechey la pass, 4661m, Sleeping altitude: 3,730m. The trek starts through juniper and fir forests and then through rhododendron gushes. We climb up to Kechey la pass (4,580 m) where one can have a great view of the mountains. From the pass, we climb down to the village of Tega made up of 2 houses. Walking along the sandy riverside, we can see stunning views of Table Mountain. Follow the river, the main tributary of Pho Chu, until Lhedi village, where we will camp in from of the community school.
Day 19 Lhedi to Thanza.
Distance: 16, Walking time: 6 hrs, Sleeping altitude: 4145 m. The trek continues following the river, rising gradually to Choezo village. The valley was washed away by the glacial flood of 1994, forming dramatic landscape. A bridge will finally take us to Thanza at 4,000 m on of the remotest human settlements on the face of earth.
Day 20 Thanza Halt.
One can walk around or climb up the ridge to see the view of the lakes and mountains.
Day 21 Thanza to Tshorim.
Distance: 20k, Walking time: 7 hrs, Altitude: 5304 m. The trek starts with a climb up to the ridge with great view of the Table Mountain and Thanza below.
Day 22 Tshorim to Sarim (Gangkhar Puensum base camp).
Distance: 17k, Walking time: 6 hrs, Pass to cross: Gophula pass, 5467m, Sleeping altitude: 5050m. We start the day with a short climb to the Tshorim lakes. Walk on the side of the lake enjoying the panoramic views of the Gophula range. The last climb to Gophula pass (5,230 m) is very short. After crossing the pass at 5230 m, the trail descends down to our camp, on the banks of the Sha Chu 4,970 m.
Day 23 Sarim to Geshey Woma/Menchu Gang.
Distance: 18k, Walking time: 7 hrs, Sleeping altitude: 4,400 m. Time to leave the beautiful mountains, but the trek is far from over. The trail follows the Sha Chu and descends gradually to Geshey Woma.
Day 24 Geshey Woma/Menchu Gang to Uruthang.
Distance: 20k, Walking time: 8 hrs, Pass to cross: Shakala pass, 4982m, Sleeping altitude: 4,345m. Continues following the Sha Chu for about 3 hour's until. A long climb will take us over the steep Shakala pass at 4800 m. From the pass we have to climb down to the lakes and trek over another pass, the Waruthang pass at 4590 m before reaching our camp.
Day 25 Uruthang to Dur Tsachu.
Distance: 11k, Walking time: 7 hrs, Pass to cross: Juelela pass, 4685m, Sleeping altitude: 3470m. A short climb will take us over the Juelela pass at 4,685m. After the pass the trail winds down to the riverside through dense rhododendron, juniper and conifer forest. Our camp is at the Dur Tsachu hot spring, where the great tantric master Guru Padmasambava is supposed to have bathed in the 8th century.
Day 26 Dur Tsachu Halt.
A day to try yourself natural hot spring bath and relax.
Day 27 Dur Tsachu to Tshochenchen.
Distance: 20k, Walking time: 8 hrs, Sleeping altitude: of 3,200 m. Today we cross our last pass of the trek. It is a long and steep climb with great views of the mountains in Lunana. We will be passing turquoise lakes and yak herders tents before arriving at our camp.
Day 28 Tshochenchen to Lunsum/Ghorsum.
Distance: 11k, Walking time: 5 hrs, Sleeping altitude: 3180m. Today walk is much easier descending down. We change from yak to horses and mules because the yaks do not like the warm valleys below.
Day 29 Ghorsum to Jakar (Trek ends).
Distance: 9k, Walking time: 4 hrs, Sleeping altitude: 2700 m. Today is the last day of our trek. It’s an easy and short walk. We will be met by our bus at Tokto Zam and driven to our hotel in Jakar Overnight in Jakar, altitude: 2650m.
Day 30 Jakar sightseeing.
Visit Jampay Lakhang, the one of the first 2 Buddhist temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performing annually. Visit Kurjey Temple, the site where royals are cremated, one can either walk cross the suspension bridge and visit the village of Parar and Tamshing or drive there. End your day with a walk passing by the Swiss farm. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles. Overnight in Jakar, altitude 2650m.
Day 31 Jakar sightseeing.
Make an excursion drive to the village of Ura. The drive will pass over the highest road pass on your trip at Shertang La at 3573m. On clear weather Bhutan’s highest mountain Gangkar Puensum (7540m) can be seen dominating the northern valley. Visit the Ura village and return. Overnight in Jakar.
Day 32 Jakar – Punakha (7 Hrs).
Enjoy your drive to Punakha through Yotongla pass at 3400m and Chelela pass at 3300m. on arrival in Punakha check into your hotel. Evening if time permit visit the Souvenir Making Center and the Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. Overnight in Punakha, altitude: 1350m.
Day 33 Punakha-Thimphu.
Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until the 1950s. Today, the central monk body moves to Punakha in the winter when it gets too cold in Thimphu. With a climate almost tropical in the summer, the valley is blessed with an abundance of fruits and rice. We will visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong which without doubt showcases the finest example of Bhutanese arts and crafts. After the Dzong, we will drive to the capital, Thimphu, over the Dochu La pass (3000m). Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.
Day 34 Thimphu-Paro.
Continue exploring Thimphu until lunch. Drive to Paro in the afternoon. Evening explore the charming little Paro town. Overnight in Paro.
Day 35 Departure.
The tour will end today morning after boarding your flight to back home, you will carry smile on your face, eyes full of tears and memories unlimited. Say goodbye to our staffs at the airport with the prayers of save journey and to see you again in future.
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