Pickup from airport (2200m altitude) after completing the airpprt formalities and drive to hotel at Paro. Check into the hotel and after lunch; visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. A short walk takes you to the base of the Dzong at the sight of cantilever bridge over Paro River. Overnight stay at Paro.
Distance; 40 mins. walk, campsite altitude 2,850 m.
This trek begins at Gunitsawa Village and passes through the army check post. At the army check post submit trek permit (provided by concern tour operator) to check and endorse. The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa.
Distance 22 km, 7-8 hours, campsite altitude 3,610 m.
On this long day, the trail continues with lots of small ups and downs. After going uphill through the river valley the valley finally narrows gradually to a mere path which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up. From here, if weather permits, have first great view of Mt. Jomolhari.
Distance 19 km, 5-6 hours, campsite altitude 4,080 m.
If guest(s) miss the view of Mt. Jomolhari the previous evening, there is still a chance to get a great view early this morning. This morning the trek continues up the Paro Chhu valley which widens into patches of alpine meadow and scanty growths of forest. After crossing an army checkpoint along the way, enjoy a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. In this area yaks and their herder’s homes become a regular feature of the landscape. Passing the villages Soe, Takethang and Dangochang is another asset on this day. After reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, again enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari.
The rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. There are good chances to spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley. There are good short hiking trails in three directions. Jomolhari and its subsidiary mountain chains towards west, Jichu Drake to the north and there are a number of unclimbed peaks to the east.
Once the tour package is booked, cancelled package(s) are subject to the following cancellation charges: • Earlier than 4 weeks prior to commencement of the tour program: 7% of the rates • 2 weeks prior to commencement of the tour program: 25% of the rates • 1 week prior to commencement of the tour program: 40% of the rates • After arrival in Bhutan: 100% of the rates. 25% cancellation fee on air ticket(s) will be deducted, if cancelled one week prior to scheduled flight date.
Mr. Purna Lopchan