Trek To Jigme Singye National Park

17 Day Trip
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  • Discover the beautiful city of Paro, visit the magical Tiger’s Nest, and explore the ancient ruins of Drugyal and Ta Dzongs
  • Trek through Jigme Singye National Park and witness awe-inspiring views of Mt. Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang.
  • Camp at Chebisa, a charming little village adorned with a beautiful waterfall of crystal clear water
  • Spot indigenous animals like Blue Sheep and Takins, which are the national animals of Bhutan 
  • Relax at the famous Gasa Hot Springs
  • Tour the town of Thimphu and visit the famous National Memorial Chorten, the Giant Buddha Sakyamuni, and TashichhoDzong

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 1 : Paro International Airport - Paro
    Upon arrival at Paro International airport, you will be met by your guide. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful town of Paro.
     

    Accommodation: Kichu Resort or similar

    Meals: Lunch And Dinner

    Day 2 : Taktsang Monastery or Tiger's Nest
    After breakfast, we will drive you to the trail head to commence your climb through beautiful pine forests. We will stop for light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria before walking on to the famous Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest. The primary Lhakhang or main temple was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay. This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, DorjiDrolo from KurtoeSingyeDzong in the east.
     
     
    If time permits we will also visit Ta Dzong (built in 1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the RinpungDzong (which literally means “Heap of Jewels”), the center of civil and religious authority in this valley, built in 1646 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal.
     

    Accommodation: Kichu Resort or similar

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

    Day 3 : Paro - Gunitsawa Village - Sharna Zampa
    After breakfast, drive to DrugyalDzong, a ruined fortress 16km from Paro town. Although it is now in ruins, this dzong has great historical importance for the people of Bhutan. It was a place where the Bhutanese finally defeated the Tibetan invasion. On a clear day you can view sacred Mt. Jomolhari (mountain of Goddess) at an altitude of 7329m. This dzong is under re-construction. 
     
    The 10-day trek begins at Gunitsawa Village where you pass the army post.
    The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa.  
     
    Distance: 40min, 80m descent, camp altitude 2580m
     

    Accommodation: Camping at SharnaZamp

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

    Day 4 : Sharna Zampa - Thangthangkha
    Today, the trail continues with lots of small ups and downs following the river through a heavily forested area with a few isolated farmhouses.
     
    After going uphill through the river valley, the valley finally narrows gradually to a mere path which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up. From here, if weather permits, you have the first great view of Mount Jomolhari.
     
    Distance: 22km, 7-8hrs, 770m ascent, 10m descent, camp altitude 3610m
     

    Accommodation: Camping at Thangthangkha

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 5 : Thangthangkha – Jangothang
    If you did not see Mt. Jomolhari the previous evening, you will still have a chance to get a great view early this morning.  This morning the trek continues up the ParoChhu valley that widens into patches of alpine meadow and scanty growths of the forest.  You will cross an army checkpoint along the way and enjoy spectacular views of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. In this area, yaks and their herders’ homes become a regular feature of the landscape.
     
    We will also pass the villages of Soe, Takethang and Dangochang. After reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, you are likely to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Jomolhari.
     
    Distance: 19km, 5-6hrs, 480m ascent, camp altitude 4080 m 
     

    Accommodation: Camping at Jangothang

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 6 : Jangothang Halt
    Thos rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow-capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake.  There’s a good chance you will spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley.
     
    Jangothang is the perfect environment for your acclimatization.  You can also trek up to Tosoh or hike around the area.  There are good short hiking trails in three directions. Jomolhari and its subsidiary mountain chains lie directly west, Jichu Drake to the north and there are a number of unclimbed peaks to the east.
     

    Accommodation: Camping at Jangothang

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 7 : Jangothang - Lingshi
    This is one of the longest days of the trek.  A short distance from the camp the trail begins climbing rapidly for about half an hour and then becomes a gradual ascent to the Nyilila pass at 4870m.  While on the climb you can enjoy the surroundings.  You might see herds of blue sheep grazing on the slopes of the mountains.  From the pass you will have spectacular views of Mount Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang, all of them rising above 7000m.  
     
    It’s a gradual descent to the camp where you will pass some yak herders’ tents, made from yak wool.  The herders use these tents while traveling to various pastures for their yaks.  As you come down into the Lingshi basin, a beautiful U-shaped valley, you may witness wonderful views of LingshiDzong, on clear days.  Tsherimgang and its glaciers rise up at the north end of the valley.  The campsite is next to a stone hut you reach just before LingshiDzong.
     
    Distance: 16km, 6-7hrs, 840m ascent, 870m descent, camp altitude 4010m 
     

    Accommodation: Camping at Lingshi

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 8 : Lingshi - Chebisa
    Today is the shortest walking day, and you can really take it easy.  Shortly after starting you will reach a Chorten below LingshiDzong.  Here, you have the choice of staying on the main trail or taking a detour up to the LingshiDzong (4220m), which sits right atop a high ridge.  In addition to a very special atmosphere of mystic tranquility, LingshiDzong provides a great view over the valley.  After LingshiDzong you will pass the villages of Lingshi and Goyul. In Goyul, the stone houses are clustered together to form a small compact village that is unusual in Bhutan, where settlements are usually scattered.  On reaching the campsite at Chebisa you will have plenty of time to visit the village houses if you feel up to it. There is also a beautiful waterfall located behind the village that is worth visiting.
     
    Distance: 10km, 5-6hrs, 280m ascent, 410m descent, camp altitude 3880m 
     

    Accommodation: Camping in Chebisa

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 9 : Chebisa - Shomuthang
    The morning starts with a long ascent behind Chebisa Village (2-3hrs) through a wide pastureland towards Gobu La pass (4410m).  On the way, you will see a few people herding yaks. There is also a great chance you may spot large herds of blue sheep above the trail.  After crossing Gobu La pass, you descend into the valley, then climb again a little bit, before descending again to Shakshepasa (3890m), a large U-shaped valley.  Climbing from here you will finally reach the campsite at Shomuthang, above a river, which is a tributary of the Nochu River.
     
     Distance: 17km, 6-7hrs, 890m ascent, 540m descent, camp altitude 4220m
     

    Accommodation: Camping at Shomuthang

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 10 : Shomuthang - Robluthang
    The trek begins by climbing up the valley to view Kang Bum (6526m) and some edelweiss. After two hours of climbing you will reach the Jhari La pass at (4750m) from where you get the first glimpse of Sinche La (5005m). We will trek steeply down a forest trail to the Tsarigathang valley, where herds of Takin roam, then cross a knee deep river before climbing up Robluthang where we will camp.
     
    Distance: 18km, 6-7hrs, 700m ascent, 760m descent, camp altitude 4160m
     

    Accommodation: Camping at Robluthang

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 11 : Robluthang - Limithang
    The trek starts out with an initial 40 to 60-minute ascent before gradually rising for another 1.5 hours through a boulder field. It is then a 1-hour steep ascent before reaching Sinche La pass (5005m) – the final and highest pass on the trek if you don’t intend to continue the Snowman Trek from Laya onwards. As you descend the far side of the pass you will see an impressive terminal moraine and a glacial lake at the foot of the valley.  You can see classic examples of lateral moraines where the glacier has pushed rocks up both sides of the valley. Below the moraine, you cross KangoChhu and soon reach the Limithang campsite. The peak of Gangchhenta towers over the campsite even though it’s quite a distance away. Eagles, griffin vultures, blue sheep and yaks abound in this area.
     
    Distance: 19km, 6-7hrs, 850m ascent, 870m descent, camp altitude 4140m
     

    Accommodation: Camping at Limithang

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 12 : Limithang - Laya
    Today, you walk downhill all the way along a narrow, winding river valley. The trail takes you through a densely forested region, leading you to the west side of Laya village. From the west of the village, you will have spectacular views of Mount Gangchhenta and Masagang. In the village center, there is a community school and a basic health unit with a telephone connection.
     
    Distance: 10km, 4-5hrs, 60m ascent, 340m descent, camp altitude 3840m 
     

    Accommodation: Camping at the school in Laya

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 13 : Laya - Koina
    The trail winds up and down along the river valley of Mo Chhu avoiding natural obstacles and exposing breath-taking views of the raging river, feeder streams, and waterfalls.  Lots of ups and downs will lead you to KohiLapcha at 3300m. The trek then drops down to the large stream of KoinaChhu, where you will find the campsite of Koina.
     
     Distance: 19km, 6-7hrs, 260m ascent, 1070m descent, camp altitude 3050m
     

    Accommodation: Camping at Koina

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 14 : Koina - Gasa
    Today you will have the last major climb of the Laya-Gasa Trek.  You will cross Bari La (3740m), after which the trail descends all the way until you reach Gasa village (2770m), where you will find the first restaurants since you started from DrukyalDzong. There also is a campsite close to GasaDzong.  You will have the option to decide whether you want to stay in Gasa village or descend for another hour to GasaTsachu (hot springs) and relax in the rejuvenating mineral waters. The GasaTsachu is one of the most popular hot springs in Bhutan.
     
    Distance: 14km, 6-7hrs, 740m ascent, 1500m descent, camp altitude 2240m
     

    Accommodation: Camping in Gasa Village or GasaTsachu

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 15 : Gasa Tsachu - Punakha - Thimphu
    After breakfast, drive to Punakha.
     
    After lunch, visit PunakhaDzong, which was built by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo.
     
    On the way, stop for a while to view ChimiLhakhang, which was built by Lama DrukpaKuenley (the Devine Madman) in the 15th century. He subdued the demons with his “magical thunder bolt." The temple is also known as “The Temple of Fertility”. 
     
    Later, drive to Thimphu with the journey taking about 3.5 hours via the Dochula Pass (3150m).
     

    Accommodation: River View Resort OR Peaceful Resort

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner 

    Day 16 : Thimphu - Paro
    After breakfast, we will drive to Dodeyna to climb through a beautiful forest trail to the Tango Monastery which overlooks a forested valley and other Buddhist retreats high in the mountains. Then we visit the National Memorial Chorten built in honor of Bhutan’s late King JigmeDorjiWangchuck before visiting the mini zoo at Motithang to see the Takin, Bhutan’s national animal. If you'd like, we can then visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs and other items in the shops of Thimphu.
     
    In the evening, we will drive through to Paro.
     

    Accommodation: Kichu Resort

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

    Day 17 : Paro - Paro International Airport
    In the morning, you will drive to Paro International Airport. Your guide will accompany you to the terminal and bid you farewell. 
     

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Duration
    17 days
    Difficulty
    Difficult
    Primary Activities
    Trekking
    No. of travellers
    Min. 3
    Other Activities
    None
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
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  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season Mar to May $ 3,208 $ 189 per day
    High Season Sep to Nov $ 3,208 $ 189 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • Trek Permits
  • Guide
  • Trekking crew (eg. cook and helpers)
  • Ponies for transferring equipment
  • Sleeping tents
  • Toilet tents
  • Dinning tents
Cost Excludes
  • Rescue/ evacuation costs
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Riding horses
Day 1 : Paro International Airport - Paro
Upon arrival at Paro International airport, you will be met by your guide. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful town of Paro.
 
Accommodation: Kichu Resort or similar
Meals included: Lunch and dinner
Day 2 : Taktsang Monastery or Tiger's Nest
After breakfast, we will drive you to the trail head to commence your climb through beautiful pine forests. We will stop for light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria before walking on to the famous Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest. The primary Lhakhang or main temple was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay. This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, DorjiDrolo from KurtoeSingyeDzong in the east.
 
 
If time permits we will also visit Ta Dzong (built in 1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the RinpungDzong (which literally means “Heap of Jewels”), the center of civil and religious authority in this valley, built in 1646 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal.
 
Accommodation: Kichu Resort or similar
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3 : Paro - Gunitsawa Village - Sharna Zampa
After breakfast, drive to DrugyalDzong, a ruined fortress 16km from Paro town. Although it is now in ruins, this dzong has great historical importance for the people of Bhutan. It was a place where the Bhutanese finally defeated the Tibetan invasion. On a clear day you can view sacred Mt. Jomolhari (mountain of Goddess) at an altitude of 7329m. This dzong is under re-construction. 
 
The 10-day trek begins at Gunitsawa Village where you pass the army post.
The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa.  
 
Distance: 40min, 80m descent, camp altitude 2580m
 
Accommodation: Camping at SharnaZamp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4 : Sharna Zampa - Thangthangkha
Today, the trail continues with lots of small ups and downs following the river through a heavily forested area with a few isolated farmhouses.
 
After going uphill through the river valley, the valley finally narrows gradually to a mere path which descends to a meadow where a camp will be set up. From here, if weather permits, you have the first great view of Mount Jomolhari.
 
Distance: 22km, 7-8hrs, 770m ascent, 10m descent, camp altitude 3610m
 
Accommodation: Camping at Thangthangkha
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 5 : Thangthangkha – Jangothang
If you did not see Mt. Jomolhari the previous evening, you will still have a chance to get a great view early this morning.  This morning the trek continues up the ParoChhu valley that widens into patches of alpine meadow and scanty growths of the forest.  You will cross an army checkpoint along the way and enjoy spectacular views of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. In this area, yaks and their herders’ homes become a regular feature of the landscape.
 
We will also pass the villages of Soe, Takethang and Dangochang. After reaching Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, you are likely to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Jomolhari.
 
Distance: 19km, 5-6hrs, 480m ascent, camp altitude 4080 m 
 
Accommodation: Camping at Jangothang
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 6 : Jangothang Halt
Thos rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow-capped mountains such as Jomolhari and Jichu Drake.  There’s a good chance you will spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley.
 
Jangothang is the perfect environment for your acclimatization.  You can also trek up to Tosoh or hike around the area.  There are good short hiking trails in three directions. Jomolhari and its subsidiary mountain chains lie directly west, Jichu Drake to the north and there are a number of unclimbed peaks to the east.
 
Accommodation: Camping at Jangothang
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 7 : Jangothang - Lingshi
This is one of the longest days of the trek.  A short distance from the camp the trail begins climbing rapidly for about half an hour and then becomes a gradual ascent to the Nyilila pass at 4870m.  While on the climb you can enjoy the surroundings.  You might see herds of blue sheep grazing on the slopes of the mountains.  From the pass you will have spectacular views of Mount Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang, all of them rising above 7000m.  
 
It’s a gradual descent to the camp where you will pass some yak herders’ tents, made from yak wool.  The herders use these tents while traveling to various pastures for their yaks.  As you come down into the Lingshi basin, a beautiful U-shaped valley, you may witness wonderful views of LingshiDzong, on clear days.  Tsherimgang and its glaciers rise up at the north end of the valley.  The campsite is next to a stone hut you reach just before LingshiDzong.
 
Distance: 16km, 6-7hrs, 840m ascent, 870m descent, camp altitude 4010m 
 
Accommodation: Camping at Lingshi
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 8 : Lingshi - Chebisa
Today is the shortest walking day, and you can really take it easy.  Shortly after starting you will reach a Chorten below LingshiDzong.  Here, you have the choice of staying on the main trail or taking a detour up to the LingshiDzong (4220m), which sits right atop a high ridge.  In addition to a very special atmosphere of mystic tranquility, LingshiDzong provides a great view over the valley.  After LingshiDzong you will pass the villages of Lingshi and Goyul. In Goyul, the stone houses are clustered together to form a small compact village that is unusual in Bhutan, where settlements are usually scattered.  On reaching the campsite at Chebisa you will have plenty of time to visit the village houses if you feel up to it. There is also a beautiful waterfall located behind the village that is worth visiting.
 
Distance: 10km, 5-6hrs, 280m ascent, 410m descent, camp altitude 3880m 
 
Accommodation: Camping in Chebisa
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 9 : Chebisa - Shomuthang
The morning starts with a long ascent behind Chebisa Village (2-3hrs) through a wide pastureland towards Gobu La pass (4410m).  On the way, you will see a few people herding yaks. There is also a great chance you may spot large herds of blue sheep above the trail.  After crossing Gobu La pass, you descend into the valley, then climb again a little bit, before descending again to Shakshepasa (3890m), a large U-shaped valley.  Climbing from here you will finally reach the campsite at Shomuthang, above a river, which is a tributary of the Nochu River.
 
 Distance: 17km, 6-7hrs, 890m ascent, 540m descent, camp altitude 4220m
 
Accommodation: Camping at Shomuthang
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 10 : Shomuthang - Robluthang
The trek begins by climbing up the valley to view Kang Bum (6526m) and some edelweiss. After two hours of climbing you will reach the Jhari La pass at (4750m) from where you get the first glimpse of Sinche La (5005m). We will trek steeply down a forest trail to the Tsarigathang valley, where herds of Takin roam, then cross a knee deep river before climbing up Robluthang where we will camp.
 
Distance: 18km, 6-7hrs, 700m ascent, 760m descent, camp altitude 4160m
 
Accommodation: Camping at Robluthang
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 11 : Robluthang - Limithang
The trek starts out with an initial 40 to 60-minute ascent before gradually rising for another 1.5 hours through a boulder field. It is then a 1-hour steep ascent before reaching Sinche La pass (5005m) – the final and highest pass on the trek if you don’t intend to continue the Snowman Trek from Laya onwards. As you descend the far side of the pass you will see an impressive terminal moraine and a glacial lake at the foot of the valley.  You can see classic examples of lateral moraines where the glacier has pushed rocks up both sides of the valley. Below the moraine, you cross KangoChhu and soon reach the Limithang campsite. The peak of Gangchhenta towers over the campsite even though it’s quite a distance away. Eagles, griffin vultures, blue sheep and yaks abound in this area.
 
Distance: 19km, 6-7hrs, 850m ascent, 870m descent, camp altitude 4140m
 
Accommodation: Camping at Limithang
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 12 : Limithang - Laya
Today, you walk downhill all the way along a narrow, winding river valley. The trail takes you through a densely forested region, leading you to the west side of Laya village. From the west of the village, you will have spectacular views of Mount Gangchhenta and Masagang. In the village center, there is a community school and a basic health unit with a telephone connection.
 
Distance: 10km, 4-5hrs, 60m ascent, 340m descent, camp altitude 3840m 
 
Accommodation: Camping at the school in Laya
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 13 : Laya - Koina
The trail winds up and down along the river valley of Mo Chhu avoiding natural obstacles and exposing breath-taking views of the raging river, feeder streams, and waterfalls.  Lots of ups and downs will lead you to KohiLapcha at 3300m. The trek then drops down to the large stream of KoinaChhu, where you will find the campsite of Koina.
 
 Distance: 19km, 6-7hrs, 260m ascent, 1070m descent, camp altitude 3050m
 
Accommodation: Camping at Koina
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 14 : Koina - Gasa
Today you will have the last major climb of the Laya-Gasa Trek.  You will cross Bari La (3740m), after which the trail descends all the way until you reach Gasa village (2770m), where you will find the first restaurants since you started from DrukyalDzong. There also is a campsite close to GasaDzong.  You will have the option to decide whether you want to stay in Gasa village or descend for another hour to GasaTsachu (hot springs) and relax in the rejuvenating mineral waters. The GasaTsachu is one of the most popular hot springs in Bhutan.
 
Distance: 14km, 6-7hrs, 740m ascent, 1500m descent, camp altitude 2240m
 
Accommodation: Camping in Gasa Village or GasaTsachu
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 15 : Gasa Tsachu - Punakha - Thimphu
After breakfast, drive to Punakha.
 
After lunch, visit PunakhaDzong, which was built by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo.
 
On the way, stop for a while to view ChimiLhakhang, which was built by Lama DrukpaKuenley (the Devine Madman) in the 15th century. He subdued the demons with his “magical thunder bolt." The temple is also known as “The Temple of Fertility”. 
 
Later, drive to Thimphu with the journey taking about 3.5 hours via the Dochula Pass (3150m).
 
Accommodation: River View Resort OR Peaceful Resort
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
 
Day 16 : Thimphu - Paro
After breakfast, we will drive to Dodeyna to climb through a beautiful forest trail to the Tango Monastery which overlooks a forested valley and other Buddhist retreats high in the mountains. Then we visit the National Memorial Chorten built in honor of Bhutan’s late King JigmeDorjiWangchuck before visiting the mini zoo at Motithang to see the Takin, Bhutan’s national animal. If you'd like, we can then visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs and other items in the shops of Thimphu.
 
In the evening, we will drive through to Paro.
 
Accommodation: Kichu Resort
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 17 : Paro - Paro International Airport
In the morning, you will drive to Paro International Airport. Your guide will accompany you to the terminal and bid you farewell. 
 
Meals included: Breakfast

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season Mar to May $ 3,208 $ 189 per day
High Season Sep to Nov $ 3,208 $ 189 per day
Months not available Jun to Aug ,
Months not available Jan to Feb ,
Months not available Dec to Dec
Cost Includes
  • Trek Permits
  • Guide
  • Trekking crew (eg. cook and helpers)
  • Ponies for transferring equipment
  • Sleeping tents
  • Toilet tents
  • Dinning tents
Cost Excludes
  • Rescue/ evacuation costs
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Riding horses
Climate

The southern part of Bhutan is tropical and shares its border with the Indian plains. Eastern parts enjoy a warmer climate than the west. The central valley of Punakha, Wangdue, Mongar, Trashigang and Lhuntsi are semi tropical, with cool winters. Thimphu, Trongsa, Paro and Bumthang have pleasant summers and very cold winters with occasional snowfall blocking the passes leading into central Bhutan. The monsoon usually arrives in mid June till the end of August. From mid September, after the last rains, autumn arrives and is a best time for trekking, which last till end of November.

Visas, Travel Documents and Special Permits

Please note that you are responsible for checking your destination country's visa requirements and then getting the visa accordingly.
 
Further, most countries require travelers to have a passport that is valid from at least 6 months from the day of entry into the country, so please confirm that you satisfy your destination country or countries passport, visa and medical (if any) requirements well in advance of your trip.

Physical Fitness/Skills

Should be fit enough. 

Immunizations / Medical Requirements

  • A small personal medical kit has to be carried by clients, though we will be providing a larger medical kit to our guide.
  • A signed and dated letter from your physician describing your medical conditions and medications, including generic names, is a good idea. If carrying syringes or needles, be sure to have a physician's letter documenting their medical necessity. If you have a heart condition, bring a copy of your ECG taken just before your trip. 
  • If you take any regular medication, bring twice the quantity, in case of loss or theft. You can't rely on many medications being available in pharmacies in Bhutan.
  • The only vaccine required by international regulations is yellow fever. Proof of vaccination will only be required if you have visited a country in the yellow-fever zone less six days prior to entering Bhutan. If you are travelling to Bhutan from Africa or South America, you should check to see if you require proof of vaccination.
 

Recommended Packing List
  • A quality sleeping bag
  • Waterproof gators
  • Sleeping mat for extra cushioning (eg. thermarest- a self inflating mat pack)
  • A headlamp torch and a normal torch (including spare batteries)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Towel
  • Quality footwear that has been previously worn in, warm clothing & wet weather gear.
  • Antiseptic hand gel 
 
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Performing at top-level efficiency throughout Bhutan for 25 years, these experts are masters of their misty mountain country, from every inch of its staggering forest cover, every specimen of its prolific wildlife, and every facet of its charmingly quaint culture. Led by a master of Himalayan tourism since the late-70s, they have served over 50,000 satisfied customers in their long, silver-jubilee journey. Find out first-hand, through these experts, why Bhutan is one of the happiest countries in the world.

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