This is a superb seven day trek for strong walkers. This trek passes through scattered hamlets and farm houses into deep and richly forested valleys, which goes through the land of Yak-herders, to the base of Mount Jhomolhari, at 7,320 meters and further on to the remote Lingshi Dzong. There are fabulous views of the mountains and exceptional flora. You will encounter herds of Blue sheep and yaks but few villages. The maximum altitude on this trek is 4950meters at Yali La Peak between Lingshi and Shodu.
This is a high altitude trek
Best season: end of March – May and Mid-September- November
Bhutan Tour Itinerary
Altitude – 2200meters.
Sightseeing in and around Paro with visits to Paro Dzong, National museum and one of the oldest temples in Bhutan Paro Kyichu. Evening free time for guests to buy essentials for the trek.
Am hike to Tigers nest to stretch our legs and acclimatize. Afternoon drive for 3hrs to Shana at 2800 meters.
First day of the trek. We start walking through thick vegetation admiring the different types of flora and brightly colored butterflies following the river gradually. After 7-8hrs of trekking we have the first proper glimpse of the majestic Mount Jomolhari towering over the campsite. Alt. 3750m.
Get up early to photograph the dawn colors on Mt. Jhomolhari which is framed at the end of the valley. Leave the tree line behind and pass through nomadic villages further on to the base of Jhomolhari. Max. alt. 4150m.
Halt at Jangothang for acclimatization with excursion to Tshophu lakes or hike towards Jhomolhari or Jitchudrake.
Good day’s walking with spectacular views of several stunning Himalayan peaks as you reach Nyele La (4860m). Coming down to Lingshi, you can obtain your first views of the truly mystical dzong atop its 300m. high hill. Alt. 4100m.
Probably the hardest day of the trek crossing the
Yalela Pass (4980m) with wonderful views lakes and the peaks of the eastern Himalayas. Alt. 4150 meters.
A downhill day as you follow the Thimphu River past the Barshong ruins. Alt. 3250 meters at the camp site.
There is a jeep road that connects barshong with Thimphu. The time of walking will depend on the condition of the road on this day. After a short climb to Barshong we follow a jeep road towards Thimphu. Our vehicle will be waiting to pick up on the way. Overnight in hotel. Alt. 2,300 meters.
Sightseeing in Thimphu including weekend market and Kuenselphodrang (Buddha dordenma statue). PM drive to Paro.
Disclaimer: The above sketch outlines are only intended to show you where we trek and camp; for very detailed day to day itinerary, please feel free to write to us.
Private guided tour
Visas for Bhutan
Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants
Accommodation at 3 star hotel
A licensed English-speaking guide
An experienced driver
A tour vehicle
Entry fees & road permits
Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
Mineral bottled water
Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
Expenditure of personal nature
Tips for the guide and driver