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Departure dates in 2001

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.

Duration 4 days trek and 6 days city
Trek grade  AA (Easy)
Maximum group size 11 persons
Season March to November
Maximum altitude 1500m
Price USD 1620
Single supplement USD 225
Flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu USD 380


Day 1 Arrival to Paro
Meet our representative at the airport. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing of Paro
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 Dzong.

Day 3 Paro – Thimphu
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 – Punakha
Drive to Khuruth

Day 5 Punakha – Limukha
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 group’s choice. Distance trekked is about 5/6 hr. Overnight in camp.

Day 6 Limukha – Chungsakha
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 5-6 hrs.

Day 7 Chungsakha – Samtengang
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 – Thimphu.
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.