MAX ELEVATION: 4520 METERS
The trekkers will come across stunning mountain lakes and enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range through the course of the trek. The package also includes cultural sightseeing before and after the trek.
Day 01: Arrive at Paro International Airport and Cultural Sightseeing at Paro
Take in the spectacular aerial view of the valley as you approach Paro International Airport. Assigned tour guide and driver will greet tourists on arrival at the airport and drive to the hotel. In the afternoon travellers will explore the beautiful Paro valley. Some of the highlights include National Museum, Paro Dzong and drive north of Paro town and visit the Drugyel Dzong. On a clear weather day, tourists can see the Mount Jomolhari.
Day 02: Hike to Taktsang Monastery
The highlight of the trip is the hike to the Tiger’s Nest. Tourists will drive up to the base of the monastery and a two hour hike awaits. Refreshment will be served on the way up at the cafeteria where tourists can take in a close up view of the Tiger’s Nest perched on a cliff. After the short break, continue the hike and on arrival at the monastery, tourists will visit the shrine. After the exploration, tourists will descend back to the cafeteria where lunch is served. After lunch, tourists will descend back to the base and onwards to the hotel.
Day 03: Genekha – Gur
Trekkers will drive to Genekha village and begin their trek. In the first day, trekkers will walk for 5 hours covering 7 Kilometers. First night camp site is on a pasture land for yaks. Camp altitude will be at 3290 meters
Day 04: Gur – Labatama
Journey to Labatama trail takes trekkers along the high mountain ridge. The trail winds through refreshing meadows adorned with wild flowers. With the elevation gained, trekkers will start seeing the Himalayan peaks including Kanchenjunga. Passing through Labatama valley, trekkers will arrive at Uthso Tso (lake). The camp site for the night is right next to the lake. Trekkers will walk for about 5 hours covering 12 Kilometers. Camp altitude will be at 4300 meters.
Day 05: Halt at Labatama
Trekkers will rest for a day at Labatama. During this day, trekkers can engage in excursion to nearby lakes in the area. The lakes include Reli tso, Hen tso and Jama tso.
Day 06: Labatama – Panka
The trail climbs along the Dala tso and peak at 4520 meters. The journey here on out is majestic with spectacular view of the Himalayan Mountains. Some of the visible peaks include Mount Everest (Nepal), Kanchenjunga (Sikkim), Mount Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Masang Gang. From here, trekkers will descend to Dochha Chhu passing through some yak herders hut. Trekkers will walk for about 7 hours covering 8 Kilometers. Camp altitude will be at 4000 meters.
Day 07: Panka – Talakha
Trekkers will pass through many mountain passes on this leg of the trek. Trekkers will come across many varieties of blue poppy (June – July) and mountain birds in the area. Trekkers will descend to Talakha goemba after crossing Tale La at 4180 meters. Trekkers will camp right next to the monastery. From the camp site, trekkers can finally view the Thimphu city. Trekkers will walk for 6 hours covering 8 Kilometers. Camp altitude will be at 3080 meters.
Day 08: Talakha – Chamgang
A short walk to the feeder road will lead to Chamgang village. Trekkers will then drive to Thimphu city.
Day 09: Thimphu Sightseeing
Tourists will do some cultural sightseeing in Thimphu. Attractions include Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, Folk Heritage Museum and the Takin Preserve.
Day 10: Depart from Paro
Drive to Paro international airport for your onward departure flight.