Trip Highlights

Trip Code :
BT07 Popular Trip
Total Days :
15
Total Nights :
14
Trip Grade :
Moderate
Maximum Elevation :
4820 meter
Trip Mode :
Ground transport with English speaking tour guide
Average Day Activity :
6-7 hours sightseeing
Group Size :
3-5
Price Starting From :
$ 3320

About Trip

On this trek you visit base camp of Mt. Chomolari (7316m) and a remote fort of Langshi Dzong. There are great view of himalaya and the surrounding mountain. From Paro walk through narrow agricultural valley and continue through a river valley that winds up and down the drainage. The trail gradually climb up. At high mountain pasture you meet yak hearder. They live in tents made from yaks hide and stone houses. The view of the Himalaya is rewarding. Visit base camp of Chomolari (4150m), fort at Lingshi Dzong (4150m) and make a day excursion to the base of Jichu Drake peak (6974m). It is possible to see musk deer and blue sheep. Trail condition and weather will determine route of your return journey. It can be either same route or via Yali la, a pass of 4820 meter, to Shodu (3963m) and Barshong (3785m) that descend to meet the main trail to Thimpu chu (river). This trail is bit tedious though it terminates at Thimpu.
 
Stay one more night in Thimpu to take a day trip to Punakha (1350m) through high pass at Dochu la (3100m) and Wangdi Phodrang. Next day take a half day tour of the capital to completes your journey to Druk Yul. Return to Paro and fly to Kathmandu.

This is probably the best trek in Bhutan.Best time to visit : April to October. Late Autumn and winter are not good due to heavy snow condition.

Highlights

Diverse flora and fauna and great view of the Bhutanese Himalayas. On this trek you visit base camp of Mt. Chomolari (7316m) and a remote fort of Langshi Dzong. There are great view of himalaya and the surrounding mountain. From Paro walk through narrow agricultural valley and continue through a river valley that winds up and down the drainage. The trail gradually climb up. At high mountain pasture you meet yak hearder. They live in tents made from yaks hide and stone houses. The view of the Himalaya is rewarding. Visit base camp of Chomolari (4150m), fort at Lingshi Dzong (4150m) and make a day excursion to the base of Jichu Drake peak (6974m).

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers in Bhutan
  • Full board Bhutan package , Permit and Visa fee

Price

COST- Private Trip
2 person US$ 4440 per person
3 to 5 person US$ 3820 per person
6 to 9 person US$ 3820 per person
 
Single Room Supplement US$ 490
*Government fees and airfare are subject to change without advance notice
Cost are subject to change specially in high season.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Paro. (2134 m). Transfer to Hotel. Full Board.
Arrive by Druk air, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative. Afternoon/evening time at leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: In Paro (Full Board)
Full day sightseeing tour: visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari (7320) meters can be seen towering over the dzong (fort). Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong which now housed National museum. The seven floors museum highlights carry various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects, and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong known to local as “ Fortress of the heap of jewels.” This fort serves as the administrative center and school for monks. The inner courtyard has fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore, such as the legend of the four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount Sumeru and other cosmic mandalas.

Day 3: Tiger Nest. Overnight in Paro.
Day hike to Taktsang Monastery. Taktsang meaning “Tiger’s Nest”, is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The monastery clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 914m above the valley floor. For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the viewpoint opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave.

Day 4: Trek-Paro to Shana (2800m).
Transfer to Drukgye Dzong. Walk through narrow agricultural valley. You come across several houses and villages. Camp beyond an army camp.

Day 5: Trek-Shana to Soi Thangthangkha.
Continue the journey through the river valley. The trail winds up and down the drainage. Camp is at a meadow with stone shelter.

Day 6: Trek-Soi Thangthangka to Jangothang (4040m).
Gradually the trail continues to ascend. It pass through an army post. The snow capped mountain view begins to unfold all around. As the trail reach higher elevation you meet yak herder and their stone huts. Walk further towards the base of Chomolari, camp near the ruined fortress.

Day 7: Trek-Jangothang (4040m). Hike to Chomolari base camp.

Day 8:Trek-Jangothang to Lingshi (4150m).
Visit remote fort of Lingshi Dzong. There is great view of mountain and yak pasture. You may meet yak herders living in their tent make from Yaks hide.

Day 09: Trek-Lingshi (4150m).
Take a day excursion to the base camp of Jichu Drake (6974m). Musk deer and herd of blue sheep can be seen.

Day 10-12: Trek -Return same route to Paro.
There is an alternate route via Yali la, 4820m pass to Shodu (3963m) and Barshong (3785m), that descend to meet the trail to Thimphu Chu (river). The trail through the drainage of Thimphu Chu winds up and down. This alternate route is a bit low point on this trip though it follows different route. Transport waiting at Bodina or Paro drives you to Thimpu. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 13: In Thimpu (2286m).
Drive to Punakha (1350m) through high pass at Dochu la (3100m) and visit Wangdi Phodrang en-route . Half day tour of Punakha. Punakha was winter capital of Bhutan for 300 years. Return to Thimpu.

Day 14: Thimpu to Paro (55km).
Full day sightseeing of Thimpu. Visit national library, handicraft emporium, and memorial chorten of His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and short drive to dechenchholing to see gold and silver smith at work.

Day 15: Transfer to airport. Fly to Kathmandu or onward.
 

Note:

  • The itinerary and schedule are guideline only.
  • All tours and treks in Bhutan require prior arrangement at least 45 days before departure.
  • Exclusive private deluxe tour can be made using Aman Kora hotel chain in Thimpu and Punakha. Long advance booking is required, specially during festival time. The hotel is exclusive and expensive but worth it. Check for detail and price.
  • After confirmation of the tour your visa clearance number is forwarded to concerned overseas airline office / stations. Without clearance number passengers are not allowed to board the flight. This visa clearance number is also required while issuing air tickets.

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