HIMALAYAN WILDERNESS TOUR

This tour package will take you to hike in some mesmerizing locations in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Visit some iconic Bhutanese Dzongs, hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, popularly known as Taktsang Monastery before you embark on a trek like never before. This is one of the most exhilarating hiking packages.
13 DAYS | 12 NIGHTS
13 D | 12 N
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HIMALAYAN WILDERNESS TOUR
Location : Bhutan

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DAY 1
Arrive Paro

You’ll fly to the Land of the Thunder Dragon, the Kingdom of Bhutan. You'll be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. After freshening up, visit some of the main attractions of Paro including the imposing Rinpung Dzong and Kichu monastery.

Overnight stay in Paro.
DAY 2
Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

5Km | 4-5 hours | 900m Ascent.

After breakfast, hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, Bhutan's most famous monastery, which stands at 3180m gives you acclimatization for the next day’s trek. According to the legend, it is believed that Guru Rimpoche, the 8th century Spiritual Master, flew to this location on the back of a tigress to meditate.

Explore the Monastery and hike back to Paro.
DAY 3
Drugyal Dzong to Shana (Trek starts)

17Km | 5-6 hours | 300m Ascent | Camp altitude 2850m
The trek starts from the ruins of Drugyal Dzong at 2300m with a downhill walk on a wide trail. The trail climbs gently traversing through well-maintained rice terraces and fields of millet. The route later enters an area of apple orchards and forests. Soon the valley widens and you reach Gunitsawa village where you pass the army post. The campsite is on the opposite side of the river, not far from Gunitsawa. Camp at an altitude of 2850m.
DAY 4
Shana to Sio Thangthangkha

21Km | 6-7 hours | 900m Ascent | Camp altitude 3750m.

On this long day, the trail continues with lots of small ups and downs. 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 at the altitude of 3750m. From here, if weather permits, you will have the first great view of Mt. Jomolhari, the most revered peak of Bhutan.

DAY 5
Sio Thangthangkha to Jangothang

19Km | 4-5 hours | 300m Ascent | Camp altitude 4050m.

This morning the trek continues up the Paro Chhu valley, which widens into patches of alpine meadow and scanty growths of forest. You will cross an army checkpoint along the way and enjoy a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. In this area, yaks and their herder’s homes become a regular feature of the landscape. Passing the villages Sio, Takethang and Dangochang is another asset on this day. After reaching .

Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, you will again have a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari and Jichu Drake.


DAY 6

Jangothang Halt

The rest day in Jangothang provides plenty of possibilities for day hikes with great views of lakes and snow capped mountains such as Jumolhari and Jichu Drake. There are good chances to spot some blue sheep on the upper slopes of the valley. Jangothang is a perfect environment for your acclimatization.

Overnight stay.

DAY 7
Jangothang-Soi Yaksa

16Km | 6-7 hours | 810 Ascent | 1090m Descent | Camp altitude 3800m
The trail leads north to the last settlement in the valley and drops to the Paro Chhu, crossing it on a wooden bridge. Passing the Tshophu Lake (4380 meters), you will climb up steeply to Bonte La pass at 4890 meters, the highest point of this trek route. After the pass, the trail descends crisscrossing through yak trails down to the Dhumzo Chhu and after walking downstream below few houses you arrive to a camp at 3800 meters.
DAY 8
Soi Yaksa-Thombu Shong

11Km | 4-5 hours | 720m Ascent | 340m Descent | Camp altitude 4180m
The trail climbs over 100m over a ridge, and then drops to another stream. After crossing this stream, the trail heads up the hillside dropping into a small valley before emerging onto a ridge. Here the route turns south, ascending past few huts to Takhung La (4520 m).

A short descend leads to Thombu Shong (4180m) with few yak herder’s huts.
DAY 9
Thombu Shong-Gunitsawa (Trek ends)

13Km | 4-5 hours | 200m Ascent | 1650m Descent

Climb up from valley to Thombu La at 4380m, and then drop gradually to about 4000m. The trail then makes a steep descent, switch backing down the ridge, finally reaching the helipad at Gunitsawa (2730m). Your vehicle will be waiting here to pick you up drive to Thimphu where you can celebrate your return to civilization with a refreshing shower in comfortable hotel accommodation.
DAY 10
Cycle to Punakha

After breakfast, you will embark on your much-awaited biking adventure. The road from Simtokha gradually ascends to the most well known pass in Bhutan, the Dochula Pass (3150m). On a clear day, you will have stunning views of the Himalayan Range. Take a little time at the Pass going around 108 chortens and enjoying scenery around. Ride downhill into Punakha valley through the forests of rhododendron, fir, hemlock and few settlements alongside the road.
DAY 11
Rafting and Cycling

Hike along the Po Chhu River and enjoy rafting down to the confluence of the Po and Mo Rivers, where the fabulous Punakha Dzong is located. In the afternoon, ride over the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan and visit Punakha Dzong, one of most impressive Dzongs in the country. You will also ride north of Punakha towards Tashithang passing through lush forests, which are famous for their rhododendron trees, birds and wild orchids.
DAY 12
Cycle to Paro

If you are not up to pedaling uphill on the same road, you can sit back in support vehicle till Dochula pass. From Dochula you can ride downhill till Thimphu and then on flat road to Paro.
DAY 13
Depart Paro

Drive to the airport for departure from Bhutan. Our representative will bid you farewell.
INCLUSIONS

  • All applicable transfers & sightseeing by Tata Sumo/ Innova as per the itinerary, not at disposal.                                                                                                                                     
  • Accommodation on the mentioned hotels for duration mentioned in the itinerary.                            
  • Meals on CP / MAP / AP basis.
EXCLUSIONS

  • GST @ 5 % or as applicable.                                                                                                      
  • Sightseeing entry fees, guide charge, Camera fee, any up-gradation charges.                            
  • Cost for service not mentioned under the “cost includes” heads.Cost for airfare, train fare.   or any other internal fare.                                                                                                          
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, mineral water, porter, tip etc.                                    
  • Difference in cost arising due to change in fuel price.                                                                           
  • Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of vehicle other than scheduled mentioned in the itinerary.
ENTRY POINTS
  • Paro Airport
  • Hashimara
  • Phuentsholing Bus stop
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