This is a classic 9-day trek starting from (Drukgyal Dzong) Paro and ending at Dodena near Thimphu .
The route passes through two high passes from Jangothang. The views of Jumolhari mountain (7,314 m) from Jangothang is spectacular… This trek starts at Paro, following the Pachu ( Paro River ) upstream literally to its source passing through scattered hamlets and farmland, into a deep and richly forested valley, which further leads to a high alpine pasture land where yak herders graze their animals. Besides, Mt. Jumolhari and its adjoining range have impressed visitors to admit as one of the most beautiful peak. The trek offers a taste of great variety of Bhutanese landscape.
Trek begins from Paro-Shana
Soi Thangthaka-Jangothang (Base Camp)
Jangothang Halts (Excursion)
Jangothang – Lingshi
Lingshi – Shodu.
|Day 09||Shodu – Barshong|
|Day 10||Barshong – Dolam Kencho|
|Day 11||Dolam Kencho – Dodena – Thimphu.|
|Day 12||Thimphu – Paro.|
Day 01. Arrival at Paro.
On arrival at the Paro Airport, you will be received by the representative of Bhutan Exodus who will then take you to your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02. Paro – Paro.
Full day sightseeing in the Paro Valley. After breakfast drive to the Drugyel Dzong or the Fortress of Victory from where the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. The Dzong though in ruins holds great historical importance to the Bhutanese. From there, in fine weather, one can view the majestic Mt. Jhumolhari standing at an altitude of 7329m above the sea. Other places of interest include the National Museum, Paro Rinpong Dzong and the local market. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03. Paro – Shana.
Distance 17Km 5-6hours. Altitude of camp-2,800mtrs.
Drive up to the end of the road at Drugyel Dzong where the trek begins. The trail follows the river gently uphill through narrowing valley and agricultural fields of the Tsento Village. Overnight in camp near the army outpost.
Day 04. Shana- Soi Thangthagkha
Distance : 17km. Trek time : 6 – 7 hrs. Altitude of camp.
The trail winds continues uphill following the Paro River until the valley narrows and leads to the slopes. Then it descends down into another valley. Camp in a meadow.
Day 05. Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang.
Distance : 19 km. Trek Time : 6 – 7 hrs. Altitude of camp : 4040m.
The trek is along a gradual uphill trail which passes an army out post. Pack lunch on the way. After lunch you will be passing through the bases of many, snow peaked slopes. Overnight in camp at the base of Mt. Jhumolhari..
Day 06.Jangothang – Jangothang.
A day of rest and acclimatisation. Hike to the beautiful lakes around Jangothang.
Day 07. Jangothang – Lingshi
Distance : 19km. Trek Time : 6- 7 hrs. Altitude of camp : 4150m.
Trek through wide yak pastures and beautiful snow clad mountains. As you approach the Lingshi basin, the breathtaking view of the Lingshi Dzong can be seen. The Tsarim Gang and its glaciers rise up at the north end of the valley. Camp near the stone shelter.
Day 08. Lingshi – Shodu.
Distance : 22km. Trek Time : 7-8 Hours. Altitude of Shodu : 4000m.
The trail climbs up to the Yalila Pass at an altitude of 4820m. Then it is down hill all the way to the camp. Camp beside a stone shelter for travelers.
Day 09. Shodu – Barshong
Distance : 13km. Trek Time : 4 – 5 hours. Altitude of Barshong : 3700m.
The trail follows the Thimphu river through forests of Rhododendrons. It winds up and down the slopes and finally leads to the ruins of the Barshong Dzong.
Day 10. Barshong – Dolam Kencho.
Distance : 12km. Trek Time : 4-5 hours. Altitude of Dolam Kencho : 3628m. Waterfalls and beautiful valleys can be seen along the way. Camp in a meadow.
Day 11. Dolam Kencho – Dodena – Thimphu.
Distance : 14 km. Trek Time : 5 – 6hours.
The trail continues through forests winding up and down through a small pass. Monkeys can be spotted on the way. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 12. Thimphu – Paro.
Morning do the sightseeing of Thimphu valley and in the afternoon drive to Paro. Overnight in Paro at hotel.
Morning Transfer to Air-Port for your departure. Where your guide will bid you good bye.