The trek starts by the riverside, following a well-made path through semi tropical forest. For flower lovers there is abundant wild orchids here. The day’s walk is fairly gentle climbing up to Damji village at an altitude of 2,250m, walking time 5/6 hours. After lunch, you will continue walking through sub-tropical forests and villages up to GasaTsachu (hot spring). The Tsachu is a famous place where people from all over the country come to have bath, due to its curative powers. You will walk up to the Dzong in the evening. Camp below the Dzong at an altitude of 2,900m. Walking time 6-7 hours.
On arrival at Paro airport you will be received by Bhutan Travelers representative and transfer to Thimphu. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
After break fast visit Memorial Chorten (third King’s memorial stupa), TashichhoDzong (capital of Bhutan), Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute, Handicrafts Emporium and Folk Heritage Museum in Kawajangsa. (B+L+ES+D)
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass (3,100m), through magnificent forests of rhododendron and magnolia. On the clear days, you can have the panoramic view of eastern Himalayan peaks. Picnic lunch at Punakha at the riverside. Enjoy the view of PunakhaDzong, built in 1637 during the time of ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal. The Dzong is now used as the winter residence of monk body and administrative centre of the district. After lunch drive on to Tashithang following Mo Chhu River. (B+L+ES+D)
Overnight in Camp at Tashithang 1,600m.
The trek starts by the riverside, following a well-made path through semi tropical forest. For flower lovers there is abundant wild orchids here. The day’s walk is fairly gentle climbing up to Damji village at an altitude of 2,250m, walking time 5/6 hours. After lunch, you will continue walking through sub-tropical forests and villages up to GasaTsachu (hot spring). The Tsachu is a famous place where people from all over the country come to have bath, due to its curative powers. You will walk up to the Dzong in the evening. Walking time 6-7 hours.(B+L+ES+D)
Overnight in Camp below the Dzong at an altitude of 2,900m.
You can either laze in the hot spring or take a pack lunch and climb about two hours to visit Gasa village and the Dzong. (B+L+ES+D)
Overnight in camp.
After a short climb, the trail winds through the rolling hills and passes through the pine and oak forests, villages and wheat fields. You will also see a beautiful view of the GasaDzong glued to the valley wall seeming to float in space. Camp. Alt. 2280m. Distance 21 km. Time 6-7 hours.
The trail descends from the high agricultural benches above the Mochu( Chu means River ) into a lush semi-tropical gorge filled with banana trees, creepers and various tropical vegetation. You will also see monkeys and few other animals occasionally. Arrive at Tashithnag at an altitide of 1700m after walking 17 km for about 6-7 hours. Your car will be waiting here to transfer to Punakha.(B+L+ES+D)
Overnight at hotel in Punakha.
Morning, visit the PunakhaDzong the former capital of Bhutan. The Dzong lies between two rivers known as Phochu and Mochu, which mean ‘Male River and Female River’. It was built by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal the founder of Bhutan in 1637 AD and is one of the most important and historical Dzongs in Bhutan. In the Dzong are kept the sacred remains of PemaLingpa and ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal. The Dzong now houses the District Administration office and the winter residence of the state Monastic Body and its Chief Abbot. After lunch, drive to Thimphu. While in Thimphu you will stroll in the town visiting some handicraft shops.(B+L+ES+D)
Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
After breakfast drive Paro and on arrival, you will check into hotel. Then hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The hike is about 3 hours to the Monastery. It is said that 8th century spiritual master (Guru Rimpoche) meditated in the cave for three months. Hike back to Paro in the evening. Evening stroll freely in Paro town. (B+L+ES+D)
Overnight hotel in Paro.
Drive to the airport. Our representative will bid you farewell.
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On trek, you will be supplied 2-men sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses and utensils. You will have to bring your own sleeping bags.
On trek, you are provided with 3 meals a day- breakfast, hot lunch served on the way, and dinner at the campsites with evening tea and snacks.
Package does not include your personal expenses such as drinks and beverages, bottled water, phone calls, laundry, tips and insurance of any kind.
You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.
Such as laundry, beverages, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
Most treks in Bhutan goes to a height were most of the people show signs of altitude sickness but so far we have had no single case casualty. Our guides are well trained on the mountain sickness, medicine and care. Trekking staff can handle the situation professionally and effectively.
The cost that we provide does not include insurance of any kind and you will have to get it insured from your country of origin before you come for trekking in Bhutan.
All trekking in Bhutan is being arranged as camping trips as there are no hotels or lodges along the trails. Your trekking camp is at designated place where there is ample water supply to cook your meals and meadows to feed your ponies.
Orientation and Briefing session at our office
Trekking and adventure gears renting support
Professional Guide and Porter service
Fully Managed service
While trekking, you are sent with extensive assortment of supplies and you can depend entirely on camp meals. You will not have to bring in any food items except if you wish you can carry some chocolate bars, or trail mix for snacks and few packets of seasoning but it is not really necessary. There are no fresh foods available on trek; all the supplies are taken from the starting point of the trek. For the first few days, you will be served fresh foods and meats and on longer treks, after a week or so you will be served tinned foods. Our trekking cooks can cook any kinds of food and if you have any special dietary needs, on prior notice they will take care of it. Most of the trekkers say that trekking foods are better than in some of the restaurants and hotels.
For one to two people, we use comfortable SUVs 4WD cars such as Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Korean cars like Tucson, Santa Fe and Terracan.
For three tofive people in a group, we provide comfortable Korean Hyundai H-1 and Toyota Hi-ace buses and for five people and above, we provide AC Toyota coaster buses.
Licensed Bhutanese travel guides will introduce you to the many facets of this wonderful country. Guides are trained and certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and refreshers course are given frequently to update their knowledge and standards. They all speak fluent English and are well versed in country’s history and traditions. We also have specialized guides for bird watching, ethno-botany or other special interest tours in Bhutan.
Personal things to bring with you
here is no trekking store here in Bhutan to buy or rent one and we suggest you to buy this from your place.