This trek starts at Paro,
following the Pachu (Paro river) upstream literally to its source passing through
scattered hamlets and farmland, into a deep and richly forested valleys, which further
leads to a high alpine pastureland where yak herders graze their animals. Besides, Mt.
Chomolhari and its adjoining range has impressed visitors to admit as one of the most
beautiful peak. The trek offers a taste of great variety of Bhutanese landscape.
8 days trek and 6 days city
Trek grade : AAA + ( moderate)
Maximum altitude : 4820 m
Season : March to November
Maximum group size : 11 persons
Price : USD 2340
Single supplemet : USD 325
Flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu: USD 390
Departure dates :
Day 01:Arrive Paro
Meet the our representative at the airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Paro Sightseeing.
03: Paro Shana (Trek begins)
Drive up to Drugyel Dzong where the road ends and the trek begins. Following the river
gently upstream, through the villages. Camp is just beyond an army post. Alt. 2800 mts,
& distance 16 kms/about 5 ½ hours walk.
Day 04: Shana
- Soi Thangthanka
The trail again follows Pachu River, ascending and descending through pine, oak and spruce
forests, the valley narrows and closes in and the trail winds up and down along the
drainage. Camp is in a meadow with the starry sky and the snow peaks protruding beyond the
ridge. Alt.3750m & Dist. 21 kms./ 7/8 hrs walk.
Day 05: Soi
Thangthanka -- Jangothang
The path ascends for a about 1 ½ hrs until you reach a small army post where the valley
also begins to widen again. Now the stunning views of high ridges and then snow-capped
peaks are all around. You begin to see yaks and yak herders camp. Camp is beneath a
ruined fortress at the base of Chomolhari. Alt. 4040 m, distance -19 kms., about 5-6 hours
Day 06: Jangothang
Trek up to Tshophu (lake) for fishing (bring your own fishing gear), from where you can
see the Arial view of submits all around and herds of blue sheep too. One can also spend a
day hiking in one of 3 directions; Mt. Chomolhari and its subsidiaries lie directly
west, Jichu Drake to the North and Tsherimgang and other unknown submits and ridges to the
east. Besides there is Yak herders villages, always welcoming to show their house
and living style.
07: Jangothang -- Lingshi
Wide yak pastures on the way up and down the pass (Nyele-la 4700), possibly you may see
some Yak herders in their Yak-wool tents depending on the time of the year you are there.
You can see great views of Lingshi Dzong and Mt. Tserimgang as you descend from the pass
down into the Lingshi basin. Camp is in a open ground and there is in a stone shelter to
use as a dinning room and fire place. alt. 4150 m.& dist.19 kms/about 7 hours walk.
Day 08: Lingshi --
The trail follows the stream towards the valley opposite the Dzong and gradually ascends
upto the Yalila pass (4820 mts.). During this part you may also see herds of Blue sheep
& Musk deer. From the pass, it is a long gradual descent to Shodu camp at alt.
3750mts.& dist.22 kms./ 7 - 8hours walk.
Day 10: Shodu
At this place, one comes back to the tree line. The trail follows the Thimphu River
through the forest of Rhododendrons, juniper and other alpine forests. The trail winds up
and down along drainage with the views of the cliff facing rocks, and waterfalls and
eventually climbing up to the ruins of Barshong Dzong. Camp just below ruined fortress
with stone shelter built for the trekkers. APPROX. Alt.3600mts & Dist.13 kms/6 -7
Day 11: Barshong --
The path descends through the alpine forests and once again meets Thimphu river, for a
while following it gradually through the forest of thicker Rhododendrons, and ascending up
to pastureland. Camp is in a meadow. APPROX. Alt.3628 mts & Dist.11 kms/ 5 -6 hrs.walk
Day 12: Dolam Kencho Dodena
Thimphu (trek ends)
The trail descends through the bambo forests all the way to Dodena. Arrive in Dodena,
where your transport will be waiting to drive you to Thimphu. Overnight in Hotel.
13: Thimpu sightseeing
Full day sightseeing and shopping in Thimpu.
Day 14: Paro
Morning transfer to the airport for departure flight.