Day 1 : Arrive Paro - Thimphu
Upon arrival meet with our representative and after lunch transfer to
Overnight at Hotel in Paro.
Day 2 : Paro Sightseeing
Visit Kychu Lhakahang, National Museum and Paro Dzong. Later in the evening
assemble the trekking gear.
Overnight at Hotel in Paro.
Day 3 : Paro - Shana
Drive up to Drukgyel Dzong where the road ends and trek begins, follow the
river gently uphill through a agricultural valley and the village.
Overnight Camp at height of 2,800 m. Dist. 17 km. 5 to 6 hours.
Day 4 : Shana - Thangthayka
Continue uphill through the alpine forest. It narrows and closes in and the
winds along the drainage. The trek is mostly through the deep forest. Camp
is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Alt. 3750m. Dist. 20 km. 8 to 9 hours.
Day 5 : Soi Thangthayka - Jangothang
Continue up the Pa Chhu (river). Pass a small army post where the valley
begins to widen again. Now views of high ridges and snow-capped peaks can be
seen all around. Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt.
Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. Alt: 4,040 m, Dist: 19 km, time about 51/2
Day 6 : Jangothang Halt
Trek up to Tsophu for fishing or do any one of the three hiking excursions.
Mt. Jhomolhari and its subsidiary are due west, Mt. Jichu Drake is to the
north, unclimbed summits and ridges are to the east.
Day 7 : Jangothang - Lingshi
Wide yak pastures are visible both on ways up and down the pass. You may
encounter some nomads in their yak tents. You can see the Lingshi Dzong.
Tserim Kang and is descending glaciers are at the north end of the valley
from the Nyuele la pass alt. 4700m. Camp at alt: 4150 m, dist: 19 km. 7 to 8
Day 8 : Lingshi Halt
On this day, halt at Lingshi for one-day excursion to Tsokha, the base camp
of Jichu Drake. Large herds of blue sheep and musk deer may be seen. Alt:
4,500 m, dist 15 km.
Day 9 : Lingshi Shodu
The trail ascends up to the Yalila Pass, altitude 4820 m, from the pass,
Mt. Jhomolhari, Tserim Gang and Mt. Masagang can be seen on clear days. Then
descend. Camp at ht: 3,963 m, 22 km. 9 to 10 hours.
Day 10 : Shodu - Barshong
Follow Wang Chhu through the forest of rhododendron and waterfalls, the
river then narrows and closed in and the trail winds ascending to the ruins
of Barshong Dzong. Camp just below the Dzong. Atl: 3,785 m dist: 13 kms. 6
to 7 hours.
Day 11 : Barshong - Dolam Kencho
Descend gradually to meet Wang Chhu, passing through forests of
Rhododendron, then ascend once again onto pasture land. Camp in meadow. Atl:
3,628 m, dist: 11 km. 5 to 6 hours.
Day 12 : Dolam Kencho - Thimphu
Continue uphill through the forest to a small pass. The trial winds up and
along the drainage. Wild animals may be seen. At Dodina, meet the
transportation for drive to Thimphu. Dist: 14 km. 6 to 7 hours.
Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 13 : Thimphu - Punakha
Morning Thimphu sightseeing, visit Memorial Chorten, Painting School,
National Library. After lunch drive to Punakha/Wangdi across the Dochula
Pass ( Alt: 3050m ) where once can see the beautiful views across the
Dochula Pass (Alt: 3050 m) of Eastern Himalayan Range.
Overnight at Hotel in Wangdi.
Day 14 : Punakha - Paro
Visit Wangdi Dzong and Punakha Dzong, which is the winter home of Central
Monk body (Je-Khenpo). After lunch transfer to Paro.
Day 15 : Paro departure