Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Attractions : Paro - Drugyel Dzong - Soi Thangthangkha - Jangothang - Lingshi - Shodu - Barshong - Dodina - Thimphu
Garhwal Himalayan Expedition
welcomes you with lots of fascinating adventureous sites in Bhutan, India. It offers you opportunity to take an exiciting trekking tour in Bhutan that also includes to enjoy all beautiful places in the region. Explore spectacular scenery in the valleys, monuments from Dzongs and monasteries of Bhutan.
Visit stunning Chomolhari Trek, which offers a taste of the great variety of Bhutanese landscapes. Pass through scattered hamlets and farmland, which leads to a high alpine pastureland. Here yak herders graze their animals. Chomolhari, is a magnificent location as you could ever wish to find.
Day 01 : Arrive Paro by Druk air Bae 146-100 series. On arrival and after visa formalities, ITT members will receive you. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Take dinner and overnight stay in Kichu Resort.
Day 02 : Morning after breakfast, day hike to Taktsang monastery. The uphill hike takes about 2 /3 hours through villages and pine forests. Then move to a famous monastery of Bhutan. Stroll back to Resort.
Take dinner of your own choice and overnight stay in Kichu Resort.
Day 03 : Get up early in the morning and after taking breakfast, drive to Drugyel Dzong, where the trek begins. The path goes upstream of the Pachu River through villages gradually ascending to 2800 meters at Shana camp. Walking time 5/6 hours.
Night stay and dinner will be arranged in Shana camp.
Day 04 : Today you will trek from Shana to Soi Thangthangkha. So take your meal/breakfast in the morning and get ready. The trail again follows the Pachu river ascending through pine, oak and spruce forest. The adventuruous camp is at 3800 meters. Walking time 7/8 hours.
Overnight stay and dinner in camp arranged by Garhwal Himalayan Expedition.
Day 05 : Have your breakfast in the morning and get ready for trekking from Soi to Jangothang. Climb slowly for a while till you reach an army camp. Then follow the river above tree line. A easy walk will reach you to Jangothang at an altitude of 4050 meters. The view of Chomolhari (7320 meters) and Jichu Drake (6900 meters) is superb. Walking time 4/5 hours. Night stay and dinner arrangement in Jagothang.
Day 06 : Morning after breakfast halt at Jangothang. This full day savor and enjoy the stunning views of the Jhomolhari south face, and the ruined Dzong. Explore the surrounding areas like Tshophu Lake, visit Yakherders or you can simply relax.
Day 07 : Take breakfast in the morning and step out from Jangothang to Lingshi. The trail follows the stream for half-hour and crosses the bridge to the right side. The climb upto the Nyele la pass 4700 meters is not too difficult. Nearing the camp you will see the Lingshi Dzong perched on top of a hill. Walking time 6/7 hours.
Arrive camp for overnight stay at 4100 meters near a stone shelter.
Day 08 : After taking breakfast early in the morning, start your further trekking tour from Lingshi to Shodu. Today is the toughest day that promises great degree of adventure trekking, so start early. On a stiff climb you reach the Yale la pass at 4950 meters, the highest point of the trip. After the pass it is a long descent to the camp at 3750 meters. Walking time 7/8 hours.
Overnight stay and dinner will be arranged in camp.
Day 09 : Start your trekking tour from Shodu to Barshongafter taking early morning breakfast. The path follows the Thimchu river. The trail gradually ascends after 3/4 hours to the ruins of Barshong Dzong reaching the camp at 3500 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.
Overnight stay in camp in Barshong.
Day 10 : Morning after breakfast get ready for the final day of trekking. Step out from your camps to reach Dodina from Barshong. The path descends for a while joining the Thimchu river and gradually ascending and descending through thick bamboo and pine forests. On reaching Dodina, ITT coach will be waiting for your return. Walking time 7/8 hours. Drive 1 and half hour to Thimphu (capital city).
Overnight stay and dinner in hotel of Thimphu.
Day 11 : Have your breakfast in the morning and get ready for sightseeing of Thimphu valley. You can also take a city tour of Thimphu. Visit famous places like Memorial Chorten, Traditional Medicine Institute,Tashichhodzong,Art School, National Library, Handicraft Emporium, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum. In the evening drive 2 hours to Paro.
Overnight stay in Kichu resort.
Day 12 : In the morning, have breakfast of your own choice and get ready. Our representative will arrive in your hotel and transfer you to airport for final departure.
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