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CLASSIC LAYA TREK 18 nights / 19 days
Minimum – 2pax required


Highlights: This is one of the treks that will always rank as one of Bhutan's finest treks. The route offers fantastic mountain views at close range including Mt. Gangchey Ta (tiger mountain), mother of the female river flowing through Punakha valley. Renowned for its diversity in Himalayan flora and Fauna. Numerous isolated dzongs and scattered settlements including the outlandish village of Laya, a unique culture of its own provide a great deal of cultural interest. Though remote, the Laya region is known for its hospitality and your time here will be delightful. The trek will end with a dip at the Gasa Tshachu (hot spring) relaxing every bone in your body, and the memories of the special trek will stay with you for a lifetime.

Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air, the only national carrier.The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received our representative members. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight Kichu Resort.

Day 02: Day hike to Taktsang monastery.The hike is all  about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite  cliff  800 meters from the Paro valley.  It is believed that  great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint meditated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. 

Day 03: Drive to Drugyel Dzong where the trek begins.The path goes upstream of the Pachu river through villages gradually ascending to 2800 meters at Shana camp. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 04: Shana to Soi Thangthangkha.The trail again follows the Pachu river ascending through pine, oak and spruce forest. Lunch will be served near a wooden bridge. The camp is at an altitude of 3800 meters near a stone shelter. Walking time 7/8 hours.

Day 05: Soi to Jangothang. Climb slowly for a while till you reach an army camp.Then follow the river above tree line with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch will be served inside a Yak herders camp. A easy walk will reach you to Jangothang at an altitude of 4050 meters. The view of Chomolhari (7320 meters) and Jichu Drake (6900 meters) is superb. Both the mountains are still virgin peaks. Walking time 4/5 hours.

Day 06: Halt at Jangothang.Explore the surrounding areas like Tshophu lake, visit Yakherders or simply relax.

Day 07: Jangothang to Lingshi.The trail follows the stream for half hour and crosses the bridge to the right side. Climb up the ridge and enjoy stunning views of Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Khang mountains.Than walk through the wide open valley sometimes coming across herds of blue sheep. The climb upto the Nyele la pass 4700 meters is not too difficult and the view is breathtaking. After the pass its a gradual descend and through the valley with beautiful views on all side. Nearing the camp you will see the Lingshi Dzong perched ontop of a hill with commanding view of the valley. Arrive camp at 4100 meters near a stone shelter. Walking time  6/7 hours.

Day 08: Lingshi to Chebisa. Walk pass the Lingshi Dzong and magnificent peaks.Today is a very pleasant walk through villages, yak herders camps and keep a sharp eye on herds of blue sheep that looks like rock boulders on the mountain side. Lunch will be served at scenic Goyuna village. A short walk after lunch will reach you to Chebisa village at an altitude of 3900 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.

Day 09: Chebisa to Shomuthang.Today begins with a stiff climb up a ridge to Gobu la pass 4600 meters taking nearly 3/4 hours to the top but rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas. This is a blue sheep area so always keep a sharp eye. After the pass descend through rhododendrons bushes and lunch will be served at a ideal spot. The path goes up down crossing streams and Yak herders camps. Arrive camp at 4250 meters. Walking time 7/8 hours.

Day 10: Shomuthang to Robluthang.The trek starts with a climb to Jari la pass 4650 meters. Then descend all the way through alpine forest and rhododendron shrubs to  Tsharijathang a summer feeding ground for the rare Takins (national animal of Bhutan). During summer/monsoon the path is all wet so be prepared to get wet as the small wooden bridges are all washed away. After crossing the stream the trail ascends for a while till you reach the camp at 4300 meters. Walking time 7/8 hours.

Day 11: Robluthang to Limithang.Today will be a long climb up to Shinje la pass at 4950 meters. The view of Gangchey ta mountain 6800 meters from the pass is breathtaking. From the pass descend all the way with a wider view of the mountain. Arrive Limithang a wide open valley and summer grazing ground for the yaks of the Laya people. Camp at 4100 meters. Walking time 7/8 hours.

Day 12: Limithang to Laya.Wake up with great view of Gangchey Ta mountain in front of you. The walk to Laya is pleasant passing through damp forest filled with moss and singing birds. Arrive Laya village the second highest settlements in the country at an altitude of 3850 meters. Walking time 4/6 hours.

Day 13: Laya halt. Explore the village by visiting the home of the laya people.
Every home will welcome you with smiling faces and there is no need for invitation. A cup of butter tea, yak milk, Chang (local brewed wine made from wheat or barley) any of your choice will be offered. They are very friendly people and will happily pose for photographs. The Laya women have a dress that is unique in Bhutan. They wear the conical  bamboo hats decorated with turquoise and silver ornaments and  dark yak wool dress. If the group is interested in a cultural dance program by the Laya people it can be arranged.

Day 14: Laya to Koina.Trek down to the army base camp and follow the river crossing small streams. During the winter months you will see the rare Takins grazing on the bamboo shoots. The trail is up and down. Camp will be near a river next to a stone shelter at 3400 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 15: Koina to Gasa Hot spring.The trail ascends for some time and gradually to the Bamela pass at 3750 meters. The path is all the way down hill till the camp. During monsoon the trail is filled with leeaches but it is surprising not finding any leeaches near the hot spring. The hot spring was discovered by Guru Rinpoche and it is believed that who has faith in him can cure sickness which was impossible by modern medicene. The spring has a small shop selling beer imported from India and is a sure way to relax after a long trek. Camp altitude at 2200 meters. Walking time 6/7 hours.

Day 16: Hot Spring to Goen Damji.The walk begins through  semi tropical vegetation filled with wild orchids crossing rivers and streams. Walking across huge suspension bridges and one bridge is over 150 meters in height which is all a part of the thrill. It is a easy walk and you can take your time in admiring the  scenic beauty of the country side. Camp at 1850 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.

Day 17: Damji to Tashithang.Today is the last day of trekking. Continue walking gradually down hill following the Mochu river through heavily forested area till you arrive Tashithang at 1550 meters.  The Intrek bus will be waiting and proceed for 1 hour to Punakha. Visit the 17 century dzong and drive 45 minutes to Wangdue Kichu resort or similar.  Relax and enjoy the modern comfort.

Day 18: Drive 4 hours to Paro via Thimphu. On arrival in Paro commence sightseeing. Overnight at Kichu Resort.

Day 19: Transfer to airport for departure.

STUNNING CHOMOLHARI TREK # 1 11 nights / 12 days
Minimum – 2pax required

Highlights : This trek gifts you with great variety of Bhutanese landscapes and is without doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoiled trekking areas in the entire Himalayas. The trek begins at Drugyal dzong passing through beautiful villages, scattered hamlets and farmland. Different vegetation from richly forested valley to high alpine pastureland where Yak herders graze their animals. Trout fishing in the sky blue lake with magnificent view of three majestic peaks are some activities which can be done on a rest day. You will also encounter rare species like the blue sheep & snow leopard.

Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air, the only national carrier.The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight Kichu Resort.

Day 02: Day hike to Taktsang monastery.  The hike is about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge  granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the  17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint meditated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time.  

Day 03: Drive to Drugyel Dzong where the trek begins.The path goes upstream of the Pachu river through villages gradually ascending to 2800 meters at Shana camp. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 04: Shana to Soi Thangthangkha.The trail again follows the Pachu river ascending through pine, oak and spruce forest. Lunch will be served near a wooden bridge. The camp is at an altitude of 3800 meters near a stone shelter. Walking time 7/8 hours.

Day 05: Soi to Jangothang. Climb slowly for a while till you reach an army camp. Then follow the river above tree line with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. Hot lunch will be served inside a Yak herders camp. A easy walk will reach you to Jangothang at an altitude of 4050 meters. The view of Chomolhari (7320 meters) and Jichu Drake (6900 meters) is superb. Both the mountains are still virgin peaks. Walking time 4/5 hours.

Day 06: Halt at Jangothang. Explore the surrounding areas like Tshophu lake, visit Yakherders or simply relax.

Day 07: Jangothang to Lingshi.The trail follows the stream for half hour and crosses the bridge to the right side. Climb up the ridge and enjoy stunning views of Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Khang mountains. Than walk through the wide open valley sometimes coming across herds of blue sheep. The climb upto the Nyele la pass 4700 meters is not too difficult and the view is breathtaking. After the pass its a gradual descend and through the valley with beautiful views on all side. Nearing the camp you will see the Lingshi Dzong perched ontop of a hill with commanding view of the valley. Arrive camp at 4100 meters near a stone shelter. Walking time  6/7 hours.

Day 08: Lingshi to Shodu. Today is the most difficult day so start early. Begin walk opposite the dzong gradually through the valley until the stiff climb to Yale la pass at 4950 meters the highest point of the trip. The panoramic view of Mt.Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Gang is  breathtaking. After the pass its a long descent to the camp at 3750 meters. Walking time 7/8 hours.

Day 09: Shodu to Barshong.The path follows the Thimchu river descending through rhododendron, Juniper and pine forests. The view of the cliff facing rocks and water falls are stunning. The trail gradually ascends after 3/4 hours to the ruins of Barshong Dzong reaching the camp at 3500 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 10: Barshong to Dodina.The path descends for a while joining the Thimchu river and gradually ascending and descending through thick bamboo and pine forests. From Dolemkencho the trail descends all the way to Dodina where the ITT coach will be waiting for your return. Walking time 7/8 hours. Drive 1 hour to Thimphu (capital city). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: AM stroll around the market and drive 2 hours to Paro. PM Paro sightseeing. Overnight Kichu Resort.

Day 12 : Transfer to airport for departure.

STUNNING CHOMOLHARI TREK # 2 10 nights / 11 days
Minimum – 2pax required

Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air flight which will offer you great views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Tsrim gang and Jichu Drake.  The moment you step out of the plane you will see the difference . Bhutan welcomes you with cool,  clean fresh air. Peace and quietness is just another bonous. Our representative will escort you to Kichu resort. If time prevails visit the National museum & Rinpung Dzong. O/N Kichu Resort.

Day 02: To acclimatize yourself a hike to Taktsang monastery meaning a tiger's den lies at an altitude of 3000m which takes about 3/4 hours (total walk 4/5hrs).  The monastery was gutted by fire in 1998 but the remains of the structure still attract visitors. The Royal Government has taken immediate steps to restore and re-construct the old structure. Tea and snacks will be served at the cafeteria where you can gaze at this beautiful monument built during the 17th century.  Stroll back to the hotel.  Evening at leisure.  

Day 03: Trek begins from Drugyal dzong - Shana and the walking distance is 16 kilometers and takes 5/6 hours.The path leads down to the Pa chu river and runs on the left side passing villages and scattered farmlands. Before reaching the camp you will cross a military camp and trekking permits have to be produced. A nice campsite known as Shana Zam at an altitude of 2800m is located just beyond the military camp.

Day 04: Shana - Soi Thangthangkha and the walking distance is 22 kilometers which takes 8/9 hours.The trail is rather gradual without any steep climbs through dense forest of oak, pine and spruce. Camp lies on the left side of the river at an altitude of 3600 marked with two stone shelters.

Day 05: Soi Thangthangkha - Jangothang and the walking distance is 12 kilometers which takes 4/5 hours.The path ascends for a while till you reach a army camp. After a kilometer pass a village called Jampu towards the north. From here you will be above the tree line enjoying the stunning views of the rocky mountains. Occasionally pass by solitary houses of the yak herders before you finally reach the old ruins of the fort known as Jangothang at an altitude of  4050m with a community hall. This is also the Chomolhari base camp.

Day 06: Jangothang halt -  Options : Excursion to the nameless view point at an altitude of 5250 offering beautiful view of Mt.Chomolhari & Kungphu.Fishing can also be done at Tshophu lake filled with giant rainbow trouts provided clients bring their own equipment or relax at the camp.

Day 07: Jangothang - Dumzo. The walking distance is 18 kilometers which takes 6/7 hours crossing a pass known as Bhonte la at an altitude of 4900m.This day offers beautiful views of  Mt.Chomolhari, Kungphu, Jichu Drake from the Two lakes and wonderful landscape. The ascent is about 800m in altitude, the descent 1,090m in altitude. Before reaching the camp you will pass the Soi Yaksa village and one kilometer futher cross a bridge to reach the campsite at an altitude of 3800m.

Day 08: Dhumzo - Thombu Shong. The walking distance is 13 kilometers about 5/6 hours walk.This stage offers a lot of scenic beauty. You will have good views into the valley and from the Thombu la pass at an altitude of 4520m views of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake can be seen. From the pass its all the way down hill till camp at an altitude of 4180m situated above tree line. The difference in altitude (ascent) is 700m.

Day 09: Thombu Shong - Shana Zam. Walking distance 15 kilometers about 5/6 hours walk. The first part especially the walk on the ridge offers beautiful views partly to the mighty ice giants in the Chomolhari region. The second part consists of a steep descent which lacks interesting views. At end of the descent  you will come across the same military camp as you entered. Many possible camps can be found if you walk further down.

Day 10: Shana Zam - Drugyel Dzong. Our Vehicle will be waiting for your return at Drugyel Dzong and then proceed to Kichu Resort.

Day 11: Departure.

DRUK PATH TREK 10 nights / 11 days
Minimum 2 pax required
Highlights : This is an excellent choice for those with a tight schedule.A short 4 days trek  crossing the chain of mountains which separates two district, Paro & Thimphu or vice versa. This is a classic walk along high, windy ridges, past ruined forts which long ago guarded against Tibetan invasion. Although the route is sparsely inhabited there are wonderful lakes teeming with fish and the area is famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests which bloom in Spring. The views of the Himalayas can be seen in late autumn and winter. 

Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk air, the only national carrier.The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight Kichu Resort.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the  Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short  walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Overnight Kichu Resort.

Day 03: Day hike to Taktsang monastery. Horses can be arranged with an extra payment.  The hike is about 4/5 hours through pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint meditated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time.  

Day 04: Drive to Ta-Dzong & trek to Jele Dzong. Today is rather a short trekking day so you can relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Paro vally. The hike is gradually uphill through pine forest. Camp will be next to a Dzong which was renovated recently. There is very interesting stories about the Dzong. Camp at 3100 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.

Day 05: Jele dzong to Jangchulakha. Today the trek begins uphill through huge rhododendron trees. You may encounter yak herders during the winter season. Camp at 3650 meters. Walking time 3/4 hours.

Day 06: Jangchulakha to Jigmelangtsho. The trail follows the ridge and on clear weather you will have perfect view of the mountains. The path descends for sometime and camp will be near the lake at 3600 meters. The lake is filled with giant salmon trouts. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 07 : Jigmelangtsho to Phajoding.The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron shrubs passing two lakes. After passing the second lake ascend gradually. From the top you can enjoy the majestic view of Mt.Gangkar Punsum, 7520 meters, highest mountain in Bhutan. then gradually straight for one and half hour till the steep descend to Phajoding camp at 3500 meters. At night you can see Thimphu city glittering in a bowl shaped valley. Walking time 6/7 hours.

Day 08 : Phajoding to Thimphu. Today is the easiest day of trekking.Three hours all the way down hill through pine forest. Upon reaching Motithang, Our coach will drive you to your Hotel. If you are not too tired commence sightseeing. Overnight Hotel  

Day 09: AM visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the market area. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.

Day 10 : AM drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan.This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. PM drive back to Paro. Overnight Kichu Resort. 

Day 11: Transfer to airport for departure.

CHELE -  LA NATURE TREK
10 nights / 11 days
Minimum 2 pax required

Highlights : This trek is for Nature lovers.During spring is the rhododendrons season. The trail takes you through forest filled with many species of Primula and shades of red and orange rhododendrons. From the pass you will have panoramic view of the two valleys Paro & Haa and offcourse the beautiful Himalayan ranges of Bhutan.

Day 01:  Arrive Paro by Druk Air flight which will offer you great views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Tsrim gang and Jichu Drake.  The moment you step out of the plane you will see the difference . Bhutan welcomes you with cool,  clean fresh air. Peace and quietness is just another bonous. Our representative will escort you to Kichu resort. If time prevails visit the National museum & Rinpung Dzong. O/N Kichu Resort.

Day 02: To acclimatize yourself a hike to Taktsang monastery meaning a tiger's den lies at an altitude of 3000m which takes about 4/5 hours.  The monastery was gutted by fire in 1998 but the remains of the structure still attract visitors. The Royal Government has taken immediate steps to restore and re-construct the old structure. Tea and snacks will be served at the cafeteria where you can gaze at this beautiful monument built during the 17th century. Evening at leisure .

Day 03: Trek starts to Chonana. Drive till the trekking point and the hike is gradually uphill through farm houses. The view from the trail is beautiful.Camp at 3100 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.

Day 04: Chonana to Jebkarpo.Today the walk will be mostly uphill so take it easy allowing plenty of stops. The trail takes you through a forest filled with many species of primula and rhododendron. From the top along the ridge of Chele la the Himalayan range can be seen. Camp at 3650 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 05: Jebkarpo to Lower Mingula.We advise you to get up early to enjoy the stunning views of Mt.Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Gang. The path leads along the ridge with mountain scenery and also offers birds eye view of Paro and Haa valley. Camp at 3750 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.

Day 06: Lower Mingula to Thong.This day will also offer excellent views of the mountains and valleys sometime coming across yak herders camp. You can visit one of the camps and enjoy their companian. As tradition you will be offered butter tea or chang (local wine). Camp at 3650. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 07: Thong to Drugyel Dzong. The trail will descend all the way through pine and rhododendron forest. The trek ends at 2400 meters near the ruined fortress which once defended the valley from Tibetan invasion during the 17 century. Walking time 3/4 hours. Drive to Kichu resort.

Day 08: Drive to Thimphu (2hrs).  Upon arrival check into Hotel River view or similar. PM sightseeing - Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.

Day 09: AM visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit market area. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.

Day 10: AM drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan.This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. PM drive back to Paro. Overnight Kichu Resort.   

Day 11: Transfer to airport for departure.

SAMTENGANG WINTER TREK
09 nights / 10 days
Minimum 2pax required

Highlights :  This is basically a low altitude trek and the route offers the opportunity to visit villages, farms, temples & monasteries along the way. Rich in culture as well as natural and scenic beauty.      

Day 01 : Arrive by Druk Air, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight Kichu Resort.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the  Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short  walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Stroll around the market and return to Kichu Resort.

Day 03: Drive to Thimphu (2hrs).  Upon arrival check into Hotel River view or similar. PM sightseeing - Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.

Day 04: Drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters.On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the market area. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.

Day 05: AM drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. The trek from the road begins with a gradual climb through chirpine forest. A visit at the village of Dompala can be arranged. Camp at Limukha 1600 meters. Walking time 4/5 hours.

Day 06: Limukha to Chungsakha. The trail takes you up and down through rhododendron and oak forest.enroute pass the famous Drukpa Kunley temple. Camp at  1800 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 07: Chungsakha to Samtengang. The trail takes you through the villages of Sha. It is a easy walk and you can stop at the villages.Camp will be near a lake. Walking time 4/5 hours.

Day 08: Samtengang to Wangduephodrang. The trail is all the way down till you arrive at the motor road. ITT coach will be waiting for your return and proceed to Wangdi Kichu Resort.

Day 09: Drive to Paro visiting Simtokha Dzong, the first fortress to be built in Bhutan. It now houses the Buddhist university. Arrive Paro and evening at leisure. Overnight at Kichu Resort.

Day 10: Transfer to airport for departure.

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