Day 1. Arrival at Paro
Upon arrival at Paro airport, received by representative of AkuDrukpa Tours and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 2. Paro
Shana (Start of Trek): Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro river and we pass cultivated fields and tiny web picturesque villages. The forests are alive with numerous birds and
brightly colored butterflies. Overnight at camp Shana . Altitude 2,820 m; Distance 14 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours. Overnight in Camp.
Day 3. Shana – Thangthangka
The trail follows the river through a heavily forested area with a few isolated farmhouses. It narrows and
closes in and the trail winds up and down along the drainage. We pass a junction enroot, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet . Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. Altitude 3610 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 – 8 hours. Overnight in Camp.
Day 4. Thangthangka – Jangothang
In the morning after passing a small army post, the trail slowly leaves the forest line and gradually
climbs into a beautiful valley, passing Tegethang, a winter home of yak herdsmen. Lunch will be served in one of these huts. Lots of yaks will be seen today before we arrive at the Jhomolhari base camp (4,115 m). High mountains overlook the camp and visible nearby are the ruins of an old fortress used to
guard Bhutan against Tibetan invasions. Altitude 4,115 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 – 6 hours. Overnight in Camp.
Day 5. Jangothang
Rest day at Jangothang, enjoy the superb view all around. Overnight in Camp.
Day 6. Jangothang – Lingshi
The trail follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bridge to the right side. Start the climb up to
the first ridge with a breathtaking view of Jumolhari, JichuDrakey and Tsrim Ghang. Then walk towards the valley, almost flat for a while, until the climb to the Nyeley la pass at an altitude of 4,700 meters. After the pass it’s a gradual descent to the Lingshi camp, enjoying the panorama view of the peaks and Lingshi
dzong. Camp altitude is 4000 meters. Walking time 7-8 hours. Overnight in Camp.
Day 7. Lingshi – Shodu: 8 hrs walk.
The trail today climbs to Yalila Pass (4820 m), from where on a clear day, impressive views of
Mount Jumolhari, Tserim Kang and Masagang can be seen. Overnight in Camp.
Day 8. Shodu – Barshong
This is the place where one comes back to the tree line. The path follows the Thimphu River , descending through rhododendron, juniper and other alpine forest. The view of the cliff facing rocks and waterfalls are stunning. Hot lunch will be served by the riverside. After lunch the trail gradually ascends to the ruins of the Barshong dzong, reaching the camp at the altitude 3600meters. Walking time 6-7 hours. Overnight
in Camp. Day 09. Barshong – Dolamkencho: The road descends through alpine forest and we once again join Thimphu River for a while. After lunch climb up to Dolamkencho camp at the altitude of 3600meters. Walking time 5-6 hours. Overnight in Camp.
Day 9.Dolamkencho – Dodena
Thimphu: The path descends through bamboo forests all the way to Dolamkencho, finally joining Thimphu River again. Arrive at Dodena where you will be picked up for the drive to Thimphu (15 km). Overnight at the hotel. In the evening drive to Paro. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Paro.
Day 10. Departure
Departure: Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell.
Bhutan's Natural Beauty
This trek offers one of the best scenic hikes through some of Bhutan's most gorgeous terrain. High alpine wild flower, rare birds, and stunning views of the most impressive mountains in the world await. Truly a walk through paradise.