Your flight to Bhutan (Paro) is considered to be world’s most spectacular flight crossing over beautiful Himalayas. If one is staying near the window side, one can see Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makula, and other high peaks such as Jumolhari. You will be welcome by green beautiful Paro valley with eye catching gigantic dzong (fortress) of Paro. Upon reaching, Bhutan Inner Peace Travel’s Representative will be there to escort you. Transfer to your hotel.
One can wander on your own to town or stroll streets or relax in your hotel.
Overnight: Paro | Altitude: 2200m
Day2 |Paro to Jela Dzong
Distance – 6 k
Our first day of trek will take us about 6 hours. The trail is uphill all the way till the camp.
Sleeping altitude: 2800 m.
Day 3 Jela Dzong to Jangchublakha
Distance -10 k
Today’s trail looks like the setting of Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. With ancient firs wrapped in Spanish moss, a dinosaur or a Bhutanese Yeti might actually surprise you around the bend. You may see yak herders around your campsite.
Sleeping altitude: 3000 m.
Day 4 |Jangchublakha to Jimilangtsho
Distance -11 k
The trek today starts off with a climb, overlooking the rolling valleys below. Rhododendrons and other high altitude shrubs decorate the rocky trail which climbs up and down. On a clear day the Chomolhari can be seen. Our camp is at the lake of Jimilangtsho.
Sleeping altitude: 3300 m.
Day 5 |Jimilangtsho to Labana
Distance – 11 k
The trail will take us through dwarf rhododendrons and junipers. We will also pass the lakes of Janatso and Simkotha. The view of the far ridge across the valley which you trekked will fill you with a sense of personal satisfaction and renew you with extra confidence in yourself. Our camp is going to be the coldest of all our camps.
Sleeping altitude: 3600 m.
Labana to Thimphu
Distance -10 k
An hours’ climb from the camp will take us over the highest pass on this trek at 4100m. On a clear day we can see the Gangkhar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. Descending from the pass over rocky steps, we will be greeted by the sight of Thimphu far below in the valley. From this point on, it’s all downhill. We will be passing through the temple and meditation center complex of Phajoding. Our car will meet us just as we start emerging from the forest.
Overnight in Thimphu
Day 07 Phajoding-Thimphu
Today its end of the trek so take it easy and its down hill to the Thimphu.
Upon reaching relax and leisure on your own.
Day 08| Thimphu Sightseeing
Morning start your day with good breakfast and cup of coffee/tea. Your first sightseeing will be National Memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the late 3rd King or also he was known as father of Modern Bhutan to we Bhutanese. Buddha view point from where you will be amazed to see panoramic view of Thimphu city and also it will be world’s tallest sitting Buddha with height of 51.50m/169ft tall once it is completed. Visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday) or drive to School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan,. Lunch in the town. After lunch visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. In the evening visit Trashichhoe dzong (Palace of Glorious religion) which holds office of the king and cabinet ministers.
In the evening scroll Thimphu streets own your own.
Day 09- Thimphu – Paro (1 Hr)
Retrace your drive to Paro. One can make a hike to the most revered temple in the country (the Tiger’s Nest) which hangs majestically on a granite cliff of 900m from the Paro valley. After that visit the historic ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong which was built earlier to guard Paro valley from the invasion of Tibetans. On the way back visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temple in the country which is believed to have been built during 8th century by the Tibetan King Songson Gompo.
Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores and also if you like your guide will be arranging hot stone bath as it will be relieving experience especially after the hike.
Overnight: Paro-Altitude: 2200m
Day 10 – Departure:
After breakfast Bhutan Inner Peace Travel’s representative will escort you till the airport and bid you farewell at the airport.