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Level: Moderate/Hard Maximum altitude: 4040m Suitable month: March to June & September to November
Day 1 : Paro.
Onboard to Paro in Druk Air or Tashi Air, one will have the glimpse of world’s highest Mountain, the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks. Once you arrive at Paro International Airport, representatives of “A path to Himalayan country Bhutan tours and treks’ will receive you and escort to the Hotel for overnight stay. On your way, you will come across typical Bhutanese settlement pattern – modern town planning at the centre and traditional village settlement at periphery.
Day 2 : Visit to Drukgyal Dzong and Its Vicinity
Your Trip Begins with 14 Km Drive from Paro Town to Drukgyal Dzong, the Fortress of the Victorious Bhutan. Even Though Now in Ruins, the Dzong Has Rich Blend of History Built After the Defeat of Tibetan Forces Under the Leadership of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. from Here, One Can have a View of Mt. Jomolhari, Mountain of the Goddess At the Altitude of 7329 M. On the Way Back, Rural Pockets and Farmhouse with Traditional Architectural Designs are Scenes to Relish. After Driving Back to Hotel for Lunch, Take a Walk Around in Preparation for the Excursion to Taktshang Monastery.
Day 3 : Excursion to Taktshang Monastery
Spend One Whole Day Hiking the Trails to Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest. This Magical Monastery Hangs to Vertical Granite Cliff 3000 Ft. Above the Valley Floor. Legend Says that Guru Padmasambhava Flew Here from Khengpajong in Lhuentse On the Back of a Tigress to Meditate in the Cave. The Tigress Was Actually His Favorite Consort and a Disciple, Yeshe Tsogyel, Whom He Transformed to a Flying Tigress for the Purpose of this Journey. The Hike to Taktsang Monastery Takes About 4 Hours. From the Monastery and the Adjacent Area, One Will have a Beautiful View of the Paro Valley. After Descending from the Monastery, Taktsang Cafeteria is a Perfect Place for Rest and Lunch. Then You Return for the Hotel At Sun Set.
Day 4 : Paro - Jela Dzong (Trek starts)
This is a short trekking day with approximately 7 km at the elevation of 2576 m. The trek trail is rather gradual till the camp. Scenic Paro valley with snowcapped mountains standing behind the valley floor is the characteristic feature.
Day 5 : Jela Dzong - Jangchulakha
Stretching for About 10 Km At the Elevation of 2879 M, the Trek Begins with About An Hour and Half Climb and Then Gradually Ascend Up the Gentle Slopes. the Trek Passes Through Thick Alpine Forest and Dwarf Rhododendron Trees. You May See Yaks and Yak Herders Along the Way and Around Your Campsite.
Day 6 : Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso
Covering 11km at the height of 4040 m, the trail follows the ridge. On a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are beautiful. The campsite is close to the Jimilangtso Lake, known for existence of gian
Day 7 : Jimilangtso - Simkota
At the altitude of 3, 485 m, the trek extends to 11km. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder’s campgrounds where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The campsite is close to Simkota Lake, popular for trout fishing.
Day 8 : Simkota - Phajodhing
Requiring a gradual climb through the ridges, the trek is about 10 km at the height of 2, 879 m. Under a clear sky; you will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and highest unclimbed in the world. Conquering Dochula Pass, one can also have a sight of Himalayan mountain ranges. From this pass, the trek takes you downhill to Phajodhing for a night’s halt.
Day 9 : Phajodhing – Thimphu
After trekking for about 8km on the day at the elevation of 2, 439 m, the trek ends at Thimphu, the State’s capital. Passing through the blue pine forest, the trek involves descending to the Thimphu valley. The walk at leisurely pace takes about three hours. Upon arriving Thimphu, you head for hotel for a shower and lunch of tasty Bhutanese cuisine. In the evening, you may walk freely in the town.
Day 10 : Thimpu Sightseeing
Having spent almost a week through the forest, urban Bhutan is next to be explored. Visit Tashichho Dzong, the Office of the King, Throne Room, the main secretariat building housing the offices of the government ministries, the office and living quarters of the monk body and its Chief Abbot. Visit the handicrafts emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and available in variety for purchase. Explore the painting and woodcraft schools for traditional arts and paintings are kept alive there. Have a view of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Chorten (stupa) built by lt. Her Majesty, Azhi Phuntsho Choden in memory of his son, the Third King, His Majesty, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the Father of Modern Bhutan who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972. Visit to the National Library will present you an opportunity to have a look on ancient manuscripts. Drive towards east for about 6 km from the town will take you to Simtokha Dzong, the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, built in 1629 AD by great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. You ride back from the Dzong for overnight in the hotel.
Day 11 : Excursion to Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang
A day trip to Punakha and Wangdue Valley is worth spending. Punakha, 77 km drive from Thimphu is the former capital of the country. The Dzong is houses the winter residence of the Central Monastic Body. The massive fortress is strategically built at the confluence of Phochhu and Mochhu. Towards the South, Wangdue Phodrang is 16 km away from Punakha. Built on the ridge resembling sleeping elephant, the Dzong was caught by major fire in June 2012 and the renovation is underway. By the sunset, you will ride back to Thimphu. Three hours of drive will you to Thimphu for the night.
Day 12 : Departure
After Having Breakfast, You Will Be Taken By Ride to Paro Alongside the Wangchhu River, Crossing Chhuzom (confluence) and Along the Banks of Pachhu. Upon Reaching Paro International Airport, Representatives of “a Path to Himalayan Country Bhutan Tours and Treks” Will Be Seeing You Off. Bid Farewell to Bhutan, the Land of Thunder Dragon!
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 3830 / Adult ( With Tax )|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
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* 50% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
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* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
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