This is a culture trek
passing through the villages of Punakha & Wangdi region. As the name indicates, this
trek is best done from late autumn and through the winter and offers opportunity to visit
villages, farms, temples & nature.
||4 days trek and 6 days
|Maximum group size
||March to November
Day 1 Arrival to Paro
Meet our representative at the airport. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2 Sightseeing of
Visit Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined Fort. Mount Chomolhari the sacred summit reaches
skyward beyond the Dzong. This can be viewed on a clear day. On the way back you visit a
typical Bhutanese farmhouse. After lunch to Ta Dzong, the National museum and Rinpung
Day 3 Paro
Drive on the winding road beside the Pa Chu (Chu means, river or water) down stream to
it confluence with the Wangchu ten up-valley to Thimphu, the capital. After lunch visit
the Memorial Chorten, here the faithful circumambulating the shrine dedicated to the Late
King with their prayer beads as they walk.
Day 4 Thimphu
Drive to Khuruth
Day 5 Punakha
Drive to Punakha Dzong; the trek begins with a gradual climb through Rhododendron and
Oak forests; en route visit the village of Dompala can be organised on the groups
choice. Distance trekked is about 5/6 hr. Overnight in camp.
Day 6 Limukha
The trail today takes you through Rhododendron and Oak forests; en route visit the
famous Dkpa Kuenley Lhakhang/temple, known as the Divine Mad Monk known for his amazing
and surprising methods of teaching the Buddhist philosophy. Distance 14 km taking about
Day 7 Chungsakha
The trek takes you through the village of Sha in Wangue District. The people of this area
have their own dialect of Dzongkha, and were known in olden times for the famous bull
fights in the fields that sometimes led to duels amongst the village men, where a village
status was required to be defended against a neighbouring village. Camp at Samtengang by
the lake; it is nice trek of about 13 km and taking about 5 hrs.
Day 8 Samtengang
The trail now drops till the motor road and drive to Thimpu.
Day 9: Thimpu-Paro.
Drive to Paro and free afternoon.
Day 10: Transfer to
airport for departure.