A popular short trek in Bhutan which goes through high altitude and is moderately strenuous. The trek starts from Thimphu and ends in Paro, passing through some beautiful high Altitude lakes about 3800 m. It is not only a trek in the land of Dragon but also a cultural experience in Bhutan as it involves a couple of day tours.
Extensively exploration tour visiting all the major sights of Central Bhutan. This tour visits the famous Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Trongsa, Gangtey and Wangdue the fabulous valleys to be seen while visiting the kingdom. In Kathmandu, we visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites before flying to Paro, Bhutan. In Bhutan, we travel to many townships and tour several dzongs (fortresses), temples, and other cultural and historical landmarks.
While in Bhutan, we also pass through the high Dochu La pass and hike to the enchanting Taktsang(Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. However, our Nepal and Bhutan Tour does not end here. We fly back to Kathmandu and visit Patan and Bhaktapur cities that have charmed millions of tourists over the years with its historical architecture and rich cultural heritage. Then we drive to Nagarkot, a village renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas and enjoy spectacular sunset views amidst the tall and mighty peaks.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Paro and transfer to the hotel. After
lunch, visit Drukgyel Dzong, the fort of the victorious Drukpas and Ta Dzong,
originally the Watch Tower for the Rinpung Dzong. Overnight at the hotel.
to the foot of the Taktsang cliff before walking uphill for 2 hours to reach
this Taksang monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ as legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava
flew to this spot on the back of a tigress in the eighth century. After lunch,
visit the Kyichu Lhakhang and Paro Dzong. Overnight at the hotel
The trail is gradual uphill climb till the camp and weather permitting; a
glorious view of Paro Valley with the backdrop of snowcapped mountains can be
seen. Overnight at a tent.
The trail begins with about an hour and a half’s climb through thick alpine
forest and dwarf rhododendron trees. As it is a forest camp you may see yaks
and herders around your campsite. Overnight at a tent.
The trail goes along the ridge with beautiful vistas of mountains and
valleys on clear days. The campsite is close to the Lake Jimilangtso. These
lakes are known for their giant sized trout and if lucky you may enjoy a
well-prepared trout for dinner.
The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and the lake of
Janetso. You may come across some yak herder’s camps where you will get a
glimpse of the life of a nomad. The campsite is close to Simkota Lake and if
you are lucky, you can enjoy trout fishing. Overnight at a tent.
The trek begins with a gradual climb with a spectacular view of Mount
“Gangkhar Punsum”, the highest mountain in Bhutan as well other Himalayan
mountain ranges from the Dochula pass. Descend from here to Phajoding.
Overnight at a tent.
The trail is downhill all the way to Thimphu, looping through thick blue
pine forests. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours. Back to
the hotel for a hot shower and a delicious lunch. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit the memorial temple, the folk heritage museum,
textile museum, and the Zilukha Nunnery. Drive up to the highest viewpoint
overlooking Thimphu valley and while returning, the Takin research center.
Overnight at the hotel.
Early breakfast and transfer to Paro airport for further destination flight
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
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