A rather strenuous trek but worthwhile because of the tranquility and beauty of natural landscape that can be enjoyed during the journey. The 7 days trek will take you into an area ornamented with multiple of pure, clear lakes. As you walk amidst the gleaming lakes, you can appreciate stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range, including some the highest peaks of the world, including Mount Everest, Mount Jhomolhari, Jitchu Drakse, amongst others.
DAY 01. Paro (Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang) – Thimphu
The flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. On arrival, you will be greeted by one of our guides that will accompany you for the duration of your visit. After lunch, visit “Ta-Dzong “, built in 1656. Initially a watchtower for the Paro Valley, it has now been converted into a National Museum. Then, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred shrine in the country. Drive for one hour to Thimphu. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
DAY 02. Thimphu (Genekha) – Gur
7km, 5 hours The trek officialy beigns on this day. From Thimphu, drive to the starting point of the trek at the beautiful Genekha village (2800 m). Walk through terraced fields and conifers vegetation, with a short descent down to the river. After crossing the river, climb until a huge rock platform at 3350m from where you can enjoy a picturesque view of the valley lying below. Continue for another two hours until campsite at Gur, set amidst yak pastures, comes into view. Dinner will be served at campsite.
DAY 03. Gur – Labatama
12km, 6 hours Continue the journey across the ridges, amidst flowers and large meadow; and enjoy the beauty of the rugged mountain vegetation. Crossing tiny streams, climb gently through scattered birches and rhododendrons to arrive at Pagalabtsa pass (4,250m). From this point, have spectacular views of Kanchenjunga and most of snowcapped Bhutanese Himalayan peaks. Upon descending from the pass, take in a magnificent view of the whole Dagala range meadows and yak herders camp, near which lunch will be served. Continue your descent until you reach into the Labatama valley and then ascend gradually to reach Utsho Lake (4,300m), where campsite will be set.
DAY 04. Labatama – Panka
8km, 5-6 hours Climb along the western side of Dala Tsho. You may have a view, depending on the weather, of the mountain peaks including Everest (Nepal), Kanchenjunga, Jumolhari, Jitchu Drake, Tshering Gang, Khangbum, Masang Gang, Tshenda Gang and Gangche Ta. The path then descends, passing some yak herder huts to Docha Chu. Follow the river for a while, on a slope, after some ascents and descents, campsite at Pankha (4000m) will come into view. Dinner and tuck in for the night before another day of trek!
DAY 05. Panka – Talakha
14km, 8 hours The trail will cross several passes, from where you can enjoy impressive views of snowcapped mountains. See varieties of Blue Poppy (June-July), and different types of mountain birds. If you are interested in ornithology, this may be an extra exciting day for you. Once at Tala La pass at (4180m), start a long descent to Talakha Monastery, where campsite will be set up, for dinner and rest for the night.
DAY 06. Talakha – Chamgang – Thimphu
6km, 3 hours From the monastery, descend a short distance through mixed vegetation and apple orchards to the road leading to Chamgang village, where the transport will be waiting to escort you to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 07. Thimphu (Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, Takin Reserve) – Paro (Drugyel Dzong, Rinpung Dzong)
Today explore the capital city. After breakfast, visit the Memorial Chorten, a stupa dedicated to the late Third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It is a place where most important religious as well as non religious events, regularly graced by members of the royal family, are held. For example, a beautiful Flower Exhibition was organized there in honor of Princess Mako of Japans’ visit to Bhutan, in June 2017. Then stop at the spectacular Tashichhodzong, the main seat of power of Bhutan, home to the Kings’ Throne room. It also serves as the summer residence of the Central Monastic Body and the Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of Bhutan. Then, visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, where you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings made from local materials. After lunch, visit the takin preserve, the national animal of Bhutan, in Motithang, at the edge of Thimphu. Drive to Paro and once thereenjoy leisure timeto pick up a souvenir or two for your loved ones back home. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 08. Departure from Paro Airport to onwards destination
Drive to the Paro International Airport and get checked in. Then it will be time to part from your guide and driver! We can only hope that you would have had an unforgettable and fantastic trip to Bhutan! Tashi Delek!
Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!
In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.
The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.
1. When and how to visit Bhutan?
Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.
By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.
Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.
By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/
2. What are your itineraries?
All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.
Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.
After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.
Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.
We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.
Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.
Trip Length: 07 nights/08 days
1pax = USD 2000
2 Pax = USD 1920 per person
3 Pax & above = USD 1880 per person.
The above price is inclusive of the followings:
- Government Royalty USD 65/person/night
- All government Taxes.
- Lodging (3* hotel – Twin Sharing)
- Meals (Three Meals a day)
- Comfortable Land Transportation within Bhutan.
- Service of guides (English Speaking)
- Camping Equipment & Haulage of trekking tours.
- Visa Fee of USD 40/person
- Mineral Water
- Tea/coffee with snacks ever evening at hotel
- Trying and wearing of our Traditional Costumes and photo shoot.
The above price shall be exclusive of the following:
- Travel Insurance Coverage
- Medical Expenses
- Sleeping bags on treks.
- Tips to guide and driver, others
- Personal bills and others