DAY 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air Flight
During this flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Kanchan Junga and other Himalayan Peaks including sacred Chomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake I 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 valley is enchanting. After lunch you will be taken to Ta- Dzong (Museum). Overnight at Olathang Hotel.
DAY 02: Paro – Thimphu
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-hill to Thimphu, the capital. Afternoon lunch at the Hotel. After lunch visit the Memorial Chirten, here the faithful circumambulate the shrine dedicated to the Late King telling their prayer beads as they walk. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 03: Thimphu – Sightseeing
A full day of sightseeing and shopping in Thimphu. Wander in the town, visit the handicraft emporium. Visit the workshop where all the handicrafts are produced if you like. Afternoon visit Tashichho-Dzong. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 04: Thimphu – Tongsa
The journey to Central Bhutan begins today. The drive to Thongsa takes approximately 7-8 hours. packed lunch will be provided at the Hotel. Lunch stop at Chendeje Chorten. Overnight at Tongsa Tourist Lodge.
DAY 05: Tongsa – jakar (Bumthang)
Drive to Jakar takes approximately 21/2hrs. Tales of great teacher Guru Padmasambhava dominates this holy valley. From the view point you can see Jakar Dzong "The castle of White Bird." Lunch at Tourist Lodge. Afternoon hike upto Lame Gompa, a place built by 1st King for his two nun sisters. Outside of Lame Gonpa, one can see the old style of Bhutanese paper making. Overnight in Bumthang Tourist Lodge.
DAY 06: Bumthang – Nganglhakhang
The trek route takes you around the Chamkhar Chu, a rive known for its richness in trout, lunch stop at Tangbi Lhakhang then you enter to the swan land Ngang Yul with its centre swan temple Nganglhakhang. This part of the valley was at first inhabited by the swans who gave their name Ngang. The Lama Namkha Samdrup having a dreamt a vision of how to build a Gompa shot an arrow and at the spot where the arrow landed Nganglakhang was erected. Cultural programme can be arranged in the evening. Overnight in camp. Alt. 9500ft. Distance – 20 Kms about 5/6 hours.
DAY 07: Nganglhakhang – Ugyenchholing
Climb gradually to Phephela pass Alt. 3353m./11000ft. the highest point on the trek route. The trail you follow until the pass takes you through one of the most beautiful frosted area of this region. Allowing for many stops to enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings, we can also view Ugyenchholing Palace on the way.
DAY 08: Ugyenchholing – Phokpey
Ascending through Bamboo, Hemlock and filly up to the Alpine forest. Overnight in camp. Alt. 11,500ft. Distance – 17 Kms about 5-6 hrs.
DAY 09: Phokpey - Ungaar
Continue upto Phokpeyla alt. 12,300ft. which takes about half an hour. Then continue down hill through the gorge, which is about 10,000ft. down. Overlooking some mountain valleys and the plains. Where towards the camp we meet the pine trees.
DAY 10: Ungaar - Taskila
This trail is wave trail winding up and down enroute Drula village, and Khaine Lhakhang, one of the oldest in existence in mid 7th century A.D built by the 1st king of Tibet, Tshong Tsen Gompo to subdue the demons. Alt.6000ft. Distance-21Kms about 7-8 hrs.
DAY 11: Taskila – Lhuntshe
Drive upto Lhuntshi guest house for lunch. After lunch at leisure. Overnight in Guest house or in camp. Alt,6000ft.
DAY 12: Lhuntshi- Menji
Drive down to Kuri Zam and the trek starts gradually up through the paddy fields and villages. Overnight in camp. Distance –16 Kms about 4-5 hours. Alt 6000ft.
DAY 13: Menji – Pemi
Continue uphill through the thick forest overlooking some mountain views. The camp under shelter of the forest altitude 8000ft. approximately. Distance- 20 Kms about 6-7 hours.
DAY 14: Pemi – Taupang
Continue upto Dongla where you can see all the high mountains views. Descending through the thicker green forest till you reach camp site. Alt. 8000ft. Distance –21 Kms about 6-7 hours.
DAY 15: Taupang – Yangtsi
The day is one of the longest trek on this day. Gradually down hill till Yangtsi through the chir-pine and hard wood forest like Oak of sub-tropical Zone. Overnight in camp. Distance 24 Kms about 8-9 hours.
DAY 16 Yangtsi – Tashigang
The drive takes about 2-3 hours, Overnight in camp or in Guest house.
DAY 17: Tashigang – Samdrupjongkhar
The picnic lunch is provided at the breakfast time and after breakfast you drive through the villages them starts, winding up and down,entering through the cliff one of the most exciting and advantages motorable drive. Enroute Deothang Polytechnic college in Bhutan. Now you are in sub- tropical zone. The drive actually takes about 6-7hours. Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 18: Samdrupjongkhar – Gauhati
The drive takes you about 3-4 hours to Gauhati to catch the flight for your onward journey or overnight in Hotel.
Season: March, April, December, October, November
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