Bhutan Trekking is for Nature lovers. Colorful and rare rhododendron are the major attractions of this trip in Spring season. The trail takes you through forest filled with many species of Primula and shades of red and orange rhododendrons. From the pass you will have panoramic view of the two valleys Paro & Haa and of course the beautiful Himalayan ranges of Bhutan.
Today is your arrival day we welcome you upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. Arrival city briefing follows after Hotel check in concerning the necessary formalities on your tour and trek program. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby historic/countryside areas or resting. In the evening traditional Nepali Welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dances that represents different ethnic groups of Nepal. Overnight in Hotel in Kathmandu.
Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu World Heritage sites where your guide will accompany you on a tour of UNESCO enlisted Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kapan Monastery and the unique fusion shrines of Newari architectural Hinduism and Buddhism reflecting ancient golden era of the glories. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest with your guide or in your own or take a rest. Our Trek Leader/Guide meets you in the afternoon for the trek briefing while we finalize your VISA. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Arrive Paro by Druk Air flight which will offer you great views of Mt.Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Tsrim gang and Jichu Drake. The moment you step out of the plane you will see the difference. Bhutan welcomes you with cool, clean fresh air. Peace and quietness is just another bonus. Our representatives will escort you to Hotel in Paro. If time prevails visit the National museum & Rinpung Dzong. Overnight in Paro.
To acclimatize yourself, a hike to Taktsang monastery meaning a tiger’s den lies at an altitude of 3000m which takes about 2 hours. The monastery was gutted by fire in 1998 but the remains of the structure still attract visitors. The Royal Government has taken immediate steps to restore and re-construct the old structure. Tea and snacks will be served at the cafeteria where you can gaze at this beautiful monument built during the 17th century. Leisure in the evening.
Drive till the trekking point and the hike is gradually uphill through farm houses. The view from the trail is beautiful. Camp at 3100 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.
Today the walk will be mostly uphill so take it easy allowing plenty of stops. The trail takes you through a forest filled with many species of primula and rhododendron. From the top along the ridge of Chele la the Himalayan range can be seen. Camp at 3650 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.
We advise you to get up early to enjoy the stunning views of Mt.Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Gang. The path leads along the ridge with mountain scenery and also offers bird’s eye view of Paro and Haa valley. Camp at 3750 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.
This day will also offer excellent views of the mountains and valleys sometime coming across yak herders camp. You can visit one of the camps and enjoy their companion. As tradition you will be offered butter tea or chang (local wine). Camp at 3650. Walking time 5/6 hours.
The trail will descend all the way through pine and rhododendron forest. The trek ends at 2400 meters near the ruined fortress which once defended the valley from Tibetan invasion during the 17 century. Walking time 3/4 hours.
Drive to Thimphu is 2 hours and will be a pleasant one . Upon arrival check into Hotel . PM sightseeing – Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.
AM: Visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers.
PM: Drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa. Visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight in Hotel
AM: Drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Proceed to Thimphu.
PM: Drive back to Paro.
Depart Paro to Kathmandu. It is another an hour wonderful mountain flight.We receive you at the airport to transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. Rest or explore the colorful Tourism area Thamel.
Leisure Time in Kathmandu. It’s indeed time for the souvenir hunting around Kathmandu’s noted places having optional trip to tranquil historic Heritages in your own or with us or with our versatile guide. We provide extra drive and drop services anywhere.
Our Tour officer meets you in Hotel for the Departure Transfer to Kathmandu’s International Airport. We will be always welcoming you back to Nepal for various other stunning Trekking or looking forward to serving you in our other country travel arrangements.