Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, November and December. Duration: 7 Days Meals : Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Tour Guide: Available Activity: SightSeeing,Photography,Trekking,Hiking,Climbing Type of Trek: Trekking and cultural sightseeing.
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This is fairly an easy trek which will best suit for those who are beginner or with less time to spare. These trek routes will lead you through gentle slopes, lush meadows and forest rich in Juniper trees, dwarf bamboos and rhododendrons. Though you can trek all year round on this routes, the best seasons are spring (March, April and may) and autumn (September, October and November).

Places covered: Paro, Wangduephodrang and Thimphu

Difficulty grading: Easy

Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, November and December.

Nature of Tour: Trekking and cultural sightseeing.

Day 01: Arrival at Paro – Thimphu (cultural sightseeing)

Welcome to Bhutan. Your guide and driver will be waiting for you at Paro International airport. After reaching Paro, sight visits to following places:

Paro Rinpung Dzong: Located on the bank of Pachu River, Paro Dzong, formally known as Rinchen Pung Dzong (shortened to Rinpung Dzong), was built in 1644 under the command of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is one of the most beautiful and historically importantdzongs in the country. Today, it houses both district administration and monastic body.

Paro Ta Dzong (National Museum): Located on a spur above Rinpung Dzong, five and a half kilometers’ drive from Tshongdu town, the dzong was built in the mid-17th century as a watchtower overlooking Rinpung Dzong by Lanyongpa Tenzin Drukdra and Chogyal Migyur Tenpa. The circular dzong houses the National Museum of Bhutan.

Kichu Lhakhang: Located about 10 minutes’ drive from Paro town, the temple is one of the two among 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century to subdue a demon that lay supine across Tibet and Bhutan. The temple contains sacred relics dating back to the 7th century like a statue of Lord Buddha and four statues of Chagtong Chentong. It also contains the statues of Guru Nangsi Zilnon, Dolma Kukuli (a manifestation of Tara), Zhabdrung, the bone relic of his Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Then we head to the capital. Check into the hotel and have a leisure time in the evening.

Overnight: At hotel in Thimphu
Day 02: Thimphu – Gangtey (135 km)

After early breakfast, we will head towards Phobjikha valley. On the way after 30 minutes drive from Thimphu we will stop for a while at Dochula pass.

Dochula Pass: Located 23 km east of Thimphu city, Dochula pass at the height of 3100 m above sea level is Bhutan’s most decorated and beautiful pass. On this pass is 108 stupas called Druk Wangyal Chortens, built by Queen mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. There is also a temple called Druk Wangyal Lhakhang built in the honour of fourth king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck for his service to his subjects. The front yard of this temple is a venue for Druk Wangyal festival which is conducted annually in the month of December. On the backdrop of this pass is the stunning view of snow capped mountain ranges and amongst which is Bhutan’s tallest mountain Mt. Gangkar Puensum(7570m).

From here, we will drive further eastward to Gangtey, Bhutan’s most beautiful glacial valley. After arriving, we will check into hotel and set out for exploring the valley.

Overnight:Night at Gantey.
Day 03: Gangtey – Zasa (trekking)

The trek starts from Gangtey. We will cross Tsele la pass (3430m) before reaching our campsite located at Zasa. It takes about 6 to 7 hours to reach Zasa from Gangtey.

Walking distance: 15 km

Time taken: 7 hours

Campsite altitude: 3130 m

Day 04: Zasa – Chorten Karpo (trekking)

After warm breakfast at our campsite, we will head towards Chorten Karpo, crossing Shole la pass (3480 m) and Khotokha village.

Walking distance: 16 km

Time taken: 7 hours

Campsite altitude: 3430 m

Day 05: Chorten Karpo – Tikke Zampa to Wangduephodrang (trekking)

After trekking for about 5 hours, we will finally reach Tikke Zampa, our extraction point. From here we will drive towards Thimphu.

Walking distance: 12 km

Time taken: 5 hours

Overnight: At hotel in Thimphu.

Day 06: Thimphu – Paro (Tiger Nest Day)

Today after breakfast, we will visit to following places in Thimphu:

National Memorial Chorten: Located in the heart of Thimphu city, it was built by in 1974 by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden in memory of her son, Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The three-storey choeten houses several relics such as Phurba Lhatshog, Kagay, Khrowo Nampur Gyalwa, Guru Tshengye, and Khenlop Chesum. The choeten is today the spiritual nerve centre of the city.

If there is enough time left, we will pay visit to Buddha Statue (Dordenma) at Kuenselphodrang.

Buddha Dordenma: Located at Kuenselphodrang, facing Thimphu valley down bellow is the worlds’ largest and tallest Buddha statue standing at the height of 169 feet (52m). The statue houses one hundred thousand of smaller Buddha statues, the exact replica of the outer Buddha statue. From here one can have a 360 degree view of Thimphu valley.

Then we move to Paro and hike the spectacular and one most sacred place of the country famously called Tiger’s Nest or Paro Taksang.

After the hike guide provides you relaxation in a Bhutanese farm house with facility to have a hot stone bath, wear the traditional dresses, try out national game and drat and dine out like  a Bhutanese with the local made wine.

Overnight: At hotel in Paro
Day 07: Departure

After your breakfast, guide and driver will see you off at Paro international airport for your onward destination.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival at Paro – Thimphu (cultural sightseeing)

Welcome to Bhutan. Your guide and driver will be waiting for you at Paro International airport. After reaching Paro, sight visits to following places: Paro Rinpung Dzong Paro Ta Dzong (National Museum) Kichu Lhakhang Overnight: At hotel in Thimphu

Day 2

Thimphu – Gangtey (135 km)

After early breakfast, we will head towards Phobjikha valley. On the way after 30 minutes drive from Thimphu we will stop for a while at Dochula pass. Overnight:Night at Gantey.

Day 3

Gangtey – Zasa (trekking)

The trek starts from Gangtey. We will cross Tsele la pass (3430m) before reaching our campsite located at Zasa. It takes about 6 to 7 hours to reach Zasa from Gangtey. Walking distance: 15 km Time taken: 7 hours Campsite altitude: 3130 m

Day 4

Zasa – Chorten Karpo (trekking)

After warm breakfast at our campsite, we will head towards Chorten Karpo, crossing Shole la pass (3480 m) and Khotokha village. Walking distance: 16 km Time taken: 7 hours Campsite altitude: 3430 m

Day 5

Chorten Karpo – Tikke Zampa to Wangduephodrang (trekking)

After trekking for about 5 hours, we will finally reach Tikke Zampa, our extraction point. From here we will drive towards Thimphu. Walking distance: 12 km Time taken: 5 hours Overnight: At hotel in Thimphu.

Day 6

Thimphu – Paro (Tiger Nest Day)

Today after breakfast, we will visit to following places in Thimphu: National Memorial Chorten: If there is enough time left, we will pay visit to Buddha Statue (Dordenma) at Kuenselphodrang. Overnight: At hotel in Paro

Day 7

Departure

After your breakfast, guide and driver will see you off at Paro international airport for your onward destination.
  • Airport pick-up and drop off service
  • Trekking Guide
  • Accommodation (as per the itinerary)
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required)
  • Trekking permit of National park
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System )
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in Thimpu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Thimpu(with out itinerary )
  • Pricing Name
    Min Group Size
    Max Group Size
    Price
     
  • Pricing Name: 1 person (Basic camping)
    Min Group Size: 1 pax
    Max Group Size: 1 pax
    price: $ 2300 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 1 person (Mid-range camping)
    Min Group Size: 1 pax
    Max Group Size: 1 pax
    price: $ 2750 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 1 person (Luxury camping)
    Min Group Size: 1 pax
    Max Group Size: 1 pax
    price: $ 3100 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 2-4 person (Basic camping)
    Min Group Size: 2 pax
    Max Group Size: 4 pax
    price: $ 2200 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 2-4 person (Mid-range camping)
    Min Group Size: 2 pax
    Max Group Size: 4 pax
    price: $ 2650 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 2-4 person (Luxury camping)
    Min Group Size: 2 pax
    Max Group Size: 4 pax
    price: $ 3000 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 5-7 person (Basic camping)
    Min Group Size: 5 pax
    Max Group Size: 7 pax
    price: $ 2100 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 5-7 person (Mid-range camping)
    Min Group Size: 5 pax
    Max Group Size: 7 pax
    price: $ 2550 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 5-7 person (Luxury camping)
    Min Group Size: 5 pax
    Max Group Size: 7 pax
    price: $ 2850 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 8+ person (Basic camping)
    Min Group Size: 8 pax
    Max Group Size: 40 pax
    price: $ 2000 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 8+ person (Mid-range camping)
    Min Group Size: 8 pax
    Max Group Size: 40 pax
    price: $ 2449.98 /Person
  • Pricing Name: 8+ person (Luxury camping)
    Min Group Size: 8 pax
    Max Group Size: 40 pax
    price: $ 2749.96 /Person

If you want to cancel your trip, your payment made will be refunded after deducting the bank charges and other service charges. But the visitors have to let us know immediately as and when they decide to cancel their tour.

Tour Programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows: –

within 60 days of the start of the tour programme: Free
within 30 days: 15% of the rate
within 14 days: 30% of the rate
within 7 days: 50% of the rate
Less than 7 days or cancellation without notice: 100% of the rate

There shall be no charge for the number of days of delay in departure of visitor due to weather conditions, Druk Air/Bhutan Airline problems or roadblocks. They will be charged only the actual expenses on accommodation, food transport and any other services required.

It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance prior to travel.

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