Black Mountain range nearly divides the country in two, running from the north at the Tibetan border to the south, rich in wild life at the sanctuary of Manas. The portion near Pelela pass on highway to east is very picturesque with spacious high valleys of Rukubi, Phobjikha, Gonana and Khotakha. The big monastery of Pema Lingpa lineage at Gangte and small beautiful active gompa at Gogana are worth visiting. The route follows rich rhododendron forests and typical villages.
01Arrival Paro. O/n.
02Sightseeing of Paro. O/n.
03Drive to Thimphu. O/n.
04Sightseeing of Thimphu. O/n.
05Drive to Punakha and Wangdi O/n.
06Trek commences. Ascend through Nitsegang gompa to pass and enter Khotakha valley for camp. (6/7 hours).
07Trek Gogana after crossing shobjula pass alt. 11.155 ft. Camp near gompa. Visit Gogna farm (5/6 hours).
08Trek to Phobjikha crossing of Tsele La pass. Camp below monastery (5/6 hrs).
09Ascend gradually to cross the pass on Pele Larange and descend to Rukubi village for camp (5/6 hours).
10Drive to Tongsa and then to Bumthang for O/n.
11-12Day excursion in Bumthang.
13Drive to Wangdi
14Drive to Paro.