tour operator in Kathmandu ! Bhutan tour from Nepal
Trekking 19 Nights 20 days
DAY 1 : Arrival
by Druk Air to Paro
Fly into Paro. If you are flying in from Kathmandu
or Delhi the flight over the Himalayas is one
of the most spectacular experiences one will ever
experience. You will fly past Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga
and the entire Himalayan range visible on the
left hand side.
DAY 2 : Paro
Drive the winding road northwest up the Pa Chu
to Drugyel-Dzong, the ruined Fort which once defended
this Valley from Tibetan invasion. Mt. Jumolhari,
the sacred summit, can be viewed on clear day.
On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese
farm house. After lunch arrive to TA-Dzong to
visit National Museum and stroll in the Paro town.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3 : Paro
- Sharna Trek
Start the Trek. Distance 17 kms and walking time
5-6 hours. Starting at Drukgyel (2580m) and camp
near Sharna Zampa (2870m). Gradual climb following
the Paro river through the agriculture valley
and villages. The campsite is opposite to the
Gunyitsawa Army check post in a meadow.
DAY 4 : Sharna
- Thangthangka Trek
Distance 22 kms and walking distance 6-7 hours.
Starting at Sharna Zampa (2870m) and camp at Thangthangka(3630m).
The trial is a gradual ascent with plenty of ups
and downs through conifer forest, ferns and Rhododendrons.
A magnificent view of Mt. Jumolhari can be seen
from your camp site on clear days.
DAY 5 : Thangthangka
- Jangothang Trek
Distance 19 kms and walking distance 5-6 hours.
Starting at Thangthangka (3630m) and camp at Jangothang
(4090m). Yak herders live here . Camp beneath
a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jumolhari.
DAY 6 : Jangothang
Acclimatisation Day. You can spend the day relaxing
or there are several day hikes to choose from.
Two interesting hikes would be to get views of
Mt.Jumolhari or Jichu Drake. If you are interested
in a lake then you can take the hike to Tsophu.
Overnight at camp.
DAY 7 : Jangothang
- Lingshi Trek
Distance 18 kms and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting
at Jangothang (4090m) and camp at Lingshi (4010m)
Today you encounter your first major pass at 4890m
( Nyile-la ).You also get snow peak views of Tserim
Kang (6789m) Camp near a stream in a meadow.
DAY 8 : Lingshi
- Chebisa Trek
Distance 10 km and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting
at Lingshi ( 4010m) and camp at Chebisa (3880m).
Today is a pleasant walk and you encounter parts
of Lingshi village and the settlement of Goyak.
On reaching camp at Chebisa village you can visit
the village houses.
DAY 9 : Chebisa
- Shomuthang Trek
Distance 17 km and walking time 6-7 hours. Starting
at Chebisa (3880m) and camp at Shomuthang (4220m).
Todays walk is mostly through wild high pastures
and yak pastures with few people & Yaks. You
also encounter a pass 'Gobula' at 4440m. Camp
is on a bench above a river, a tributary to the
Mo Chu which comes out just below Gasa Tsachu.
DAY 10 : Shomuthang
- Robluthang Trek
Distance 18 km and walking time 6-7 hours.Starting
at Shomuthang (4220m) and camp at Robluthang (
4160m) On the early part of the trek you will
get views of Kang Bum(6526m). After crossing Jhari
la pass at 4747m you get views of Gangchenta (6840m)
, Tserim Kang and upper half of Jumolhari. You
pass by Tsheri Jathang, a valley by the river
side where herds of Takin are normally seen during
the summer months.
DAY 11 : Robluthang
- Limithang Trek
Distance 19 km and walking time 6-7 hours. Starting
at Robluthang (4160m) and camp at Limithang (4140m)
Today is a hard day as you have to cross Sinche
la (5005m) the highest point on your trek. The
second half of todays walk is through rocky trails
and moraines. Limithang is in the Laya district
and here you begin to see the wonderful children
in funny hats. Camp at Limithang is beneath Gangchhenta,
the Great Tiger Mountain. If you have time it
would be worthwhile to spend a rest and exploration
DAY 12 : Limithang
- Laya Trek
Distance 10 km and walking time 4-5 hours.Starting
at Limithang (4140m) and camp at Laya (3840m)
Today is all the way down hill along a winding
river valley with quite a closed-in feeling. The
trail splits, one going down with the river to
the camp site used by the army. The other stays
high and brings you into the west side of Laya
village. You can camp on a high flat bench above
the east end of Laya village. The peak towering
above Laya is Masagang (7165m)
DAY 13 : Laya
- Rest day
Visit Laya village houses or hike above the camp.
A day halt is interesting here or just spending
the day with the Layaps (nomads)
DAY 14 : Laya
Distance 19 km and walking time 6-7 hours. Starting
at Laya (3840m) and camp at Koina (3050m) The
trail winds up and down along the Mo Chu river,
avoiding natural obstacles and affording breathtaking
views of the crashing river, feeder streams and
water-falls. The beginning of the trek will take
you past an army camp and the route junction for
the Snowman trek. Campsite at Koina is one of
the worst campsites on this trek but you will
have to use it due to non availability of camp
sites or availability of water.
DAY 15 : Koina
- Gasa Trek
Distance 14 km and walking time 6-7 hours. Starting
at Koina (3050m) and camp at Gasa (2770m) The
route may seem all the way downhill but you have
to cross the last pass on this trek - Barila pass
at 3900m after which is all the way down hill
till you reach camp. The camp is near the Gasa
Dzong and village. You can go further 1-1/2 hours
to Gasa Tsachu (hotspring) if you prefer a hotspring
dip than the Gasa village. The decision should
have been made at the start of the trek and the
the camp staff should have been informed.
DAY 16 : Gasa
- Geon Damji Trek
Distance 18 km and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting
at Gasa (2770m) and camp at Geon Damji (2430m)
Todays trail winds through rolling hillsides with
vistas of fields, villages and Oak and Pine forests.
Gasa Dzong will be visible behind you, glued to
the valley wall. Todays walk takes you through
small settlements and finally at camp of Geon
Damji village - a large village with rice terraces
on the hillsides.
DAY 17 : Geon
Damji - Tashithang Trek
Distance 16 km and walking time 5 hours. Starting
at Geon Damji (2430m) and ending at vehicle point
at Tashithang (1840m) From here it is 18 km (1
hour drive) to Punakha but the initial 5-6 km
is unpaved.Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 18 : Punakha
Visit Chhimi Lhakhang - the temple of the devine
madman (roundrtrip 1-1/2 hours walk ). Visit Wangdue
tomw and after lunch to Thimphu (3hours) drive.
DAY 19 :Thimphu
Sightseeing - Paro
Morning start the sightseeing with Zelukha Nunnery,
National Library, Memorial Chorten of Late King,
Handicrafts Emporium, Post Office and walk around
Thimphu city for shopping of souvenirs from Bhutan.
If this day falls on a Saturday or Sunday a visit
to the Weekend Market is a must. After lunch drive
to Paro enroute visit to Simtokha Dzong the first
fort built in 1627-29 by Shabdrung who unified
the Kingdom and continue the journey following
the Thimphu river till Chuzom (Confluence) and
taking the direction toward Paro following Pa-chu
for 2 hours. Overnight at Hotel.