However, trekking in Bhutan is not always easy because of the elevation and length of some of the treks, so the trekkers need to be physically fit. We will provide tents and sleeping pads while you will be required to bring your own gear, including sleeping bags. We offer a wide range of treks from easy to strenuous over varying periods of time. We can also create a custom trek to suit your specific needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries regarding this excursion.
Arrivel at Paro Airport. You will be received by our guide at the Paro International Airport and escorted to your hotel for refreshment. After lunch, drive for sightseeing in Paro. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Paro Rimpung Dzong visit Kichu Lhakhang, O/N at Galling Resort.
After early breakfast, drive to end of the road and hike Taktsang Monastery. A very special day, with an excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery – After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, from there a 2 hr. walk till the viewpoint point of the monastery. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in the 1684by the Penlop of Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort and evening walk around Paro city. O/N at Paro
Today is a short trek. The trek begins above the National Museum; we climb until we reach camp. If the weather is clear the Paro valley and the snow-capped mountains can be seen. The campsite is near the old Jele Dzong. If the caretaker is there you can visit the Dzong. Altitude 10,900 ft; Distance 6.2 miles; Time 3-4 hours. O/N at camp
The trek starts with a short climb and then passes through a thick alpine forest of rhododendron and gradually climbs until we reach camp. You may see yak herders around your campsite. Altitude 12,100 ft; Distance 7.5 miles; Time 4-5 hours. O/N at camp
The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the views of the mountains and valley are beautiful. Our camp is close to Lake Janetso. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout, and if lucky, you may enjoy a well-prepared trout for dinner. Altitude 12,500 ft; Distance 10 miles; Time 6-7 hours. O/N at camp
We slowly descend to Phajoding Monastery from where Thimphu town is visible at the valley floor. Time 5-6 hours. O/N at camp
Walking down slowly you reaches Thimphu in about three hours. O/N at Resort
After breakfast, we drive to the north end of the road and hike 30mins to Cheri Monastery, visit Cheri Monastery Our walk begins from the small village of Dodena. Our trail starts by crossing a covered bridge over the Thim chhu and we climb steadily to Cheri Goemba, a small monastery perched on the hill with a view over the Thimphu Valley. Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel built this monastery in 1620, and this is where the first community of monks in Bhutan was established. The monastery is considered very sacred as it contains the ashes of Tempi Nima, the father of the first Shabdrung of Bhutan, and beautiful frescoes of Buddhist saints. Shabdrung also spent three years in retreat here and it’s a renowned meditation place even today and visits to Changangkha Lhakhang, National animal (Mini Zoo) visit Tashichho dzong, National Memorial Chorten, Folk Heritage Museum, National library and Return to Thimphu. Visit farmhouse. Overnight at farmhouse.
After breakfast, we drive to Phobjikha for 4-5hours (132Km) The route takes you past Simthokha dzong but you turn left at the crossroad and as you ascend there is a good overview of the dzong. The pass lies at 3100m and is reached after negotiating the checkpoint at Hongtsho valley.on the Dochula pass there is 108 Chorten and if the weather is clear you can see high peak called of Gangkar Punsum (7541m) and continue drive to Phobjikha. The route takes you along the Pungthang chu and Wangdue city. O/N at Hotel.
Drive to Trongsa for 4-5hours and stop at Chemdebji Chorten. The route takes you cross the Black Mountains via Pele la (3375m) on to Trongsa and Bumthang region that certainly qualifies as the cultural of the country. Visit Trongsa Dzong and drive to Bumthang, today you will reach the high point of the drive Yotong La (3354m) The wide cultivated chumey valley market by the village of Gyetsa. Jakar, at a cool (2576m) O/N at Hotel Yangkhil Resort or other resort.
Today, we visit to Jambay Lhakhang and offer butter lamp at Jambay Lhakhang, visit Kurjey Lhakhang and walk from Kurjey to Tamshimg Lhakhang for 3mins, visit Jakar dzong and visit Tang Menbartso or Flaming lake evening walk around Bumthang city. O/N at Bumthang.
Early morning drive to Wangdue/ Punakha for 5-6hours, visit Punakha dzong O/N Hotel Dragon Roots or Zangto Pelri.
Moring drive to end of Punakha valley and hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, visit Punakha dzong and after lunch walk 20mins to Chime Lhakhang from the road head, through cultivated fields and up a gentle slope. Lama Drukpa kinley built this Lhakhang when he visited this valley. O/N at Hotel
Return back to Paro for 4-5hours and evening walk around Paro city, does some shopping. O/N Hotel Galling Resort.
Early breakfast, drive to Airport and farewell.