16 +
Age
Bhutan
Country
Dec-Mar
Dates
28 Days
Duration
Trekking
Activities

The ruined Fort, which once defended this valley from the Tibetan invasion. This fortress, now a burned shell, was once strategic in Bhutan’s defense against the Tibetan invasion. Mount Chomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong.

This can be viewed on a clear day. On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farm house. After lunch walk up the hill just above Olathang Hotel to stretch your legs for the excursion to Taktshang view point.

01Arrive Paro by Druk Air Flight

02Paro –Sightseeing

03Paro – shana

04Shana – Soi Thangthangkha

05Soi Thangthangkha – Janfothang

06Jangtothang _ Lingshi

07Lingshi – Chebisa

08Chebisa – Shomuthang

09Shomuthang – Robluthang

10Robluthang – Lemi Thang

11Lemithang -Laya

12Laya – Halt

13Laya – Rodophu

14Rodophu – Narithang

15Narithang – Tarina

16Tarina – Woche

17Woche – Lhedi

18Lhedi – Thanza

19Thanza – Halt

20Thanza – Tshochena

21Tshochena – Jichu Dramo

22Jichu Dramo – Chukarpo

23Chukarpo – Tampetso

24Tempetso – Maorothang

25Maorothang – Nikachu Chazam

26Nikachu Chazam – Thimpu

27Thimphu – Sightseeing

28Thimphu – Paro Airport

1

Arrive Paro by Druk Air Flight

During this flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Kanchan Junga and other Himalayan Peaks including sacred Chomolhari and Mr. Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by a representative of Kinga Treks & Tour Ltd. then drive to Olathang Hotel through Paro valley is enchanting. After lunch you will be taken to Ta-Dzong (Museum). Overnight at Olathang Hotel.
2

Paro –Sightseeing

Drive the winding road northwest up the Pa Chu to Drugyel Dzong, the ruined Fort, which once defended this valley from the Tibetan invasion. This fortress, now a burned shell, was once strategic in Bhutan’s defense against the Tibetan invasion. Mount Chomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong. This can be viewed on a clear day. On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farm house. After lunch walk up the hill just above Olathang Hotel to stretch your legs for the excursion to Taktshang view point.
3

Paro – shana

Drive upto Drukgyel Dzong where the road ends and the trek beings, following the river gently uphill through a narrowing agricultural valley. Lots of homes, kids and dogs can be seen. Camp is just beyond an army post. Alt.2800m, Distance 17KM about 5-6 hours.
4

Shana – Soi Thangthangkha

Continue uphill through the river valley. It narrows and closes in and the trail winds up and down along the drainage. There is actually considerable down on the trail. Camp is in a meadow with stone shelter.
5

Soi Thangthangkha – Janfothang

On up the Pa Chu. Pass a small army post where the valley begins to widen again. Now view of high ridges and then snow-capped peaks are all around. You begin to see Yak herders camp. Lunch will be probably at one of these camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Chomolhari. Alt. 4040m, Distance- 19Kms, about 5-6hours.
6

Jangtothang _ Lingshi

Wide yak pastures on the way up and down the pass, possibly still some people in their Yak tents depending on the time of the year you are there. Great views of Lingshi Dzong as you come down into the Lingshi basin if the weather is clear. Tserim Kang and its descending glaciers at the north end of the valley. Camp is in a stone shelter which has inside fire pit and you can sleep on the wood floor or in tent. Alt. 4150m, Distance – 19Kms about 5-6hours.
7

Lingshi – Chebisa

Today is the shortest walking day and you can really take it easy. On reaching camp at Chebisa village you can visit the village houses. Alt.3850m, Distance –19 Kms about 5-6 hours.
8

Chebisa – Shomuthang

The walk is through wild high pastures with few people & few yaks. Cross Gobula (La means pass) Alt. 14268ft/4350m, Camp here on a bench above a river, a tributary to the Mo chu which came out just below Gasa Tsachu. Alt. 4260m,Distance – 17Kms about 6hours.
9

Shomuthang – Robluthang

Today is a day to start a little early. After Jarela pass alt. 15088 ft/ 4600m,you drop to Tsharithang. The valley where herds of Takins are normally seen. Overnight in camp. Alt. 14400ft, Distance – 15km about 5 hours.
10

Robluthang – Lemi Thang

After crossing Shingela pass alt.1672ft/ 4900m, you drop down again and then follow the valley camp at Lemithang beneath Gangche Ta (Great Tiger Mountain,) If you have time it would be worthwhile to spend at rest and explore at day there. Overnight at camp. Alt.13567ft, Distance – 19Kms about 7/8hours.
11

Lemithang -Laya

Today is all the down hill along a winding river valley with a quite a closed-in feeling. The trail splits, once going down to with the river to the camp site used by the army. The other stays high and brings you into the west side of Laya village. You can camp on a high flat bench above the east end of Laya village. Overnight in camp. Alt.1268ft, Distance – 10Kms about 3/4hours.
12

Laya – Halt

Visit the village houses or hike in and around the camp.
13

Laya – Rodophu

Distance 19Kms about 6-7 hours. Alt 13645ft/ 4160m. Overnight in camp.
14

Rodophu – Narithang

Distance – 17Kms about 5-6hrs. Alt. cross Tsimola pass 1342ft/ 4220m, Overnight in camp.
15

Narithang – Tarina

Distance – 18 Kms about 6-7hrs. Cross Gangla Karchung 16720ft/ 5100m, Overnight in camp.
16

Tarina – Woche

Distance – 15Kms about 5hrs. On arrival at camp visit a village house of woche. From here the Lunana area begins.
17

Woche – Lhedi

Distance – 19Kms about 6-7hours . Cross Kachela pass 15015ft/4550m, stop at Thega village enroute. Overnight in camp.
18

Lhedi – Thanza

Distance –19 kms about 5-6hours. Alt. 1328ft/4050m,. Enroute vidit Chezo Dzong. Overnight in camp.
19

Thanza – Halt

Visit village houses and mix with the people of Thanza or hike in and around the camp. Overnight in camp.
20

Thanza – Tshochena

Distance – 18kms about 6-7 hours. Alt. 15744ft/ 4800m,. Cross Jazela pass alt/ 16564ft/5050m, Overnight in camp.
21

Tshochena - Jichu Dramo

Distance – 14kms about 4-5hours. Alt. 16006ft/4880m. Cross Lojula pass alt. 16203ft/4940m. Overnight in camp.
22

Jichu Dramo - Chukarpo

Distance – 15kms about 3-6hours. Alt. 14731ft. Cross Rinchinzoe pass alt. 16859ft/5140m. Overnight incamp.
23

Chukarpo - Tampetso

Distance –20 kms, about 7-8 hours. Alt. 13895ft. Cross Tampela pass alt. 15015ft/ 4550m. Pass the Umtsho lake on which religious treasures were found by Terton Pemalingpa. Overnight in camp.
24

Tempetso – Maorothang

Today is the trek which goes all the way down hill through the Rhododendrons bushes till you reach the camp. The camp is near the Nikka chu river. Overnight in camp. Alt. 11884ft Distance – 14kms about 5hours.
25

Maorothang – Nikachu Chazam

Distance – 23kms about 6-7hours. Alt. 8692ft2650m. Today is your last day walk. The trail passes through the fields and villages of Sephu. Overnight in the camp.
26

Nikachu Chazam – Thimpu

Early morning drive to Thimphu. Lunch at the Wangdi Tourist Lodge. Overnight in Hotel.
27

Thimphu – Sightseeing

A full day of sightseeing and shopping in Thimphu. Wander in the town, visit the handicrafts emporium. Visit the workshop where all the handicrafts are produced of you like. After noon vidit TAshichho-Dzong. Then drife out for Motithang Hotel, take a walk up the hill just behind the Hotel to visit the Takin penned up there. Overnight in Hotel.
28

Thimphu – Paro Airport

Drive to International Airport for onward flight.
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