After you land in the Paro international airport one of our representatives will greet you and transfer you to your hotel, where you will spend the night. During the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit Paro Dzong, along with other wonderful sights in the area.
You will spend the day and night in Paro, getting used to the altitude, while also having the chance to explore the town of Paro, including the Taktsang monastery, which rests above the Paro valley.
The trek will begin after a drive to the Drugyal Dzong. After that, we will hike along the Paro river, through rice paddies, forests and village houses. We will spend the night in a camp.
Today we will hike upward along the Paro river. While the hike today is easy, it will be long, but will provide great views of the route to Tremo La, which was used by Tibetan raiders centuries ago and the Jumolhari mountain (7,326m). We spend the night in a camp.
Today will not be a long hike, but we will ascend 450 metres in altitude. As a result you will get to enjoy some fantastic views of the Himalayas. Our camp is located in one of the most beautiful camping areas in Bhutan, below a ruined fortress at the base of the Jumolhari mountain.
Today you will have the option of 4 different day hikes you can enjoy. They include a 3 to 4 hour hike up to a ridge that will give you a great view of Jichu Drake, a hike up to the head of the valley so you can see the Jumolhari mountain more clearly, a trek up to the main valley toward Jichu Drake, or a hike to Tsophu for fishing. Or, you can spend the day relaxing in camp, where we will spend the night.
We will hike over the Nyile La pass (4,890) where you will get to enjoy some amazing views of the Lingshi Dzong, glaciers, and the Tserim Gang mountain. We will sleep in the camp in Lingshi for the night.
We will ascend to the Yeli La pass (4,820m) where you will get to see several amazing peaks, before descending down to Shodu, where we will sleep in the camp for the night.
We will cross the Thimphu river several times during today’s hike before ascending to the ruins of the Barshong Dzong. Our camp for the night is just beneath the ruins.
We will hike down through a beautiful forest before taking a steep descent to the Thimphu river before ascending again to a meadow where we will stay in a camp for the night.
We will trek through a forest up to a pass at an altitude of 3,510 metres, allowing you to enjoy some more great views before we descend to the town of Dodina, where we will take a transport to a hotel in Thimphu.
You will get to enjoy the day exploring the city, seeing such as the King’s memorial Chorten, the radio tower, the Changgangkha monastery, the zoo, and several other wonderful highlights, before we catch a transport to Paro, where you will spend the night.
Paro international airport.
Overnight accommodation in Paro, Thimphu and various campsites throughout the trek.
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