DAY 01. Arrive Paro by Druk Air Flight
During this flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Kanchan Junga and other Himalayan Peaks including sacred Chomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by a representative of Kinga Tours & Trek Ltd. then drive to Olathang Hotel through Paro vallley is enchanting. After lunch you will be taken to Ta-Dzong (Museum). Overnight at Olathang Hotel.
DAY 02. Paro – Thimpphu
This morning follow the winding road beside the Pa Chu (Chu means river or water) down stream to its confluence with the Wangchu then up –valley to Thimphu, the capital. After lunch visit the Memorial Chorten, here the faithful circumambulate the shrine dedicated to the Late King telling their prayer beads as they walk. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 03. Thimphu – Gangtey Gompa
After breakfast leave for Gangtey. The road winds through the forest to Dochula (La means pass), where in good weather 200miles of Himalayan summits are in view. After driving 3hrs you will reach wangdi. Lunch at wangdi. After a further 3hrs drive you will reach Gangtey. Overnight in camp.
DAY 04. Gangtey Gompa – Halt
For the eager and active trekker good fishing can be done by hiking down to the river or day hike in and around Gangtey valley can also be done to stretch the legs for onward trek.
DAY 05. Gangtey Gompa – Gogona
A moderate trail winds through meadows and fields then ascends the Tselela pas through mixed forests of Juniper, bamboo, Mangnolia and Rhododendrons. The people of Gogona speak a language called Bjopkha the language of nomads. Their life in this isolated valley has encouraged them to continue using their ancient dialect. Distance is about 15KM about 6/7 hours.
DAY 06. Gogona – Khotokha
A gentle climb leads to shobjula 11,155ft. The descend leads to a wide valley, reminiscent of the big sky views of mountain.Overnight in tent. Distance is about 15/16Km about 6/7hours.
DAY 07. Khotokha – Chuzomsa / Wangdi via Niizergang
A short ascend leads to the Tashila 9,200 ft. Be sure to fill your water bottle shortly after crossing the pass, as the descend is dry.Walk down through ever – changing vegetation into the drainage of the Dang chu. Overnight in Wangdi Guest House.
DAY 08. Wangdi – Timphu
After breakfast drive to Punakha Dzong view point at the north end of the Punakha valley. It was the nation's capital until 1966. The Je-Khempo, the head abbot of the religion in the country and most kof the monks of Thimphu occupy this valley has more comfortable temperature. Return over the Dochula pass and stop at Cafeteria for a hot cup of tea and some snacks and also if the weather is clear you will have the beautiful viewa of the Himalayan snow – capped mountain continue to drive to Thimphu, the present capital of Bhutan. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 09. Thimphu – Paro
Drive to Paro International Airport for onward flight.
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