This is an interesting low altitude trek covering the regions of Punakha and Wangdue. The trail goes through lovely villages, oak and rhododendron forests and linger on the route which the famous divine madman have exercised his divine powers in subduing evils in these regions.
During the journey to Paro, one will experience breath-taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro Airport, you will be received by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. (B+L+ES+D)
Hotel Boulevard (or similar)
Visit the National Museum (Ta-Dzong), initially the Watch Tower to defend ParoRinpungDzong which now offers an unique and varied collections of ancient armor, textiles, antique thangkha paintings, and natural life. Then visit the RinpungDzong, massive fortress located on a hilltop above the Paro Valley. The Dzong houses the District Administration Office and the District Monk Body. Afternoon drive up the valley to the DrukgyelDzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invadors centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Jumolhari, “mountain of goddess” looms directly over the Dzong. On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. Visit 7th century KichuLhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King SongtsenGampo. This temple reflects the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. (B+L+ES+D)
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
After breakfast drive to Thimphu, the capital town passing via idyllic countryside, through villages and paddy fields. In the afternoon visit Tashichhodzong: the seat of the government, Memorial Chorten; the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King and Handicrafts Emporium displying rich traditional crafts of the Kingdom. Just below the town, you may also catch a game of archery in progress at the Changlingmithang. Evening take a stroll around market area. (B+L+ES+D)
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Proceed to Khuruthang crossing Dochula pass (3,100m). The pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the Himalayas on a clear day. Lunch at the campsite. After lunch, drive down to Punakha and visit the Dzong situated at the junction of Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. (B+L+ES+D)
Drive till Punakha. The trek begins with the gradual climb through Chir Pine forests. On the way, visit a village called Dompala.(B+L+ES+D)
The trail today takes you through rhododendron and oak forested area. Enroute pass a famous DrukpaKuenlayLhakhang. Distance 14 Km. about 5/6 hours walk.(B+L+ES+D)
Overnight in camp.
The trail now takes you through the village of ShaWangdue District. Camp at Samtengang at lakeside. Distance 13 km, about 5 hours.(B+L+ES+D)
The trail now drops down till the motor road. Drive till Wangdiphodrang and lunch at the Guest House. After lunch drive to Thimphu. En route vistDrukWangyel monastery at Dochula Pass which is the only of its kind in the country with elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works. Continue drive to Thimphu and check into hotel on arrival. (B+L+ES+D)
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Visit SimtokhaDzong. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan. It was built in 1629 A.D. Visit the Wood Craft and Painting School where traditional art and crafts are still kept alive. After a relaxing lunch, visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine and a traditional paper factory. (B+L+ES+D)
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Transfer to the aiport for depature.
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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.