It is a 6 days Trek, goes to High Altitude and is moderately strenuous. The Trek route passes through some beautiful High Altitude Lakes. It starts from Paro and ends in Thimphu. It is a popular Trek route. The highest point is 3800 Meters.
Day 01: Arrive Paro (By Druk Air)
Day 02: Paro – Jele Dzong (Start of Trek)
Day 03: Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha
Day 04: Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso
Day 05: Jimilangtso – Simkota. (4-5hours)
Day 06: Simkota – Phajoding
Day 07: Phajoding – Thimphu
Day 08: Departure
Day 01. Arrive Paro
The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your tour guide representive from our company will receive you at the airport with Tashi Khadar and drive you the short distance to the hotel.
After tea, visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. In the evening, drive in the evening to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong 16 km up the valley. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). On the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. Dinner and over night in Hotel.
Day 02. Paro – Jele Dzong (Start of Trek)
Today is a short trek. The trek begins above the National Museum; we climb till we reach camp. If the weather is clear the Paro valley and the snow-capped mountains can be seen. The campsite is near the old Jele Dzong. If the caretaker is there you can visit the Dzong. Altitude 3,350m; Distance 10 Km; Time 3 – 4 hours.
Day 03. Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha
The trek starts with a short climb and then passes through a thick alpine forest of rhododendron and gradually climbs till we reach camp. You may see yak herders around your campsite. Altitude 3,700m; Distance 12 Km; Time 4 – 5 hours.
Day 04. Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso
The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the views of the mountains and valleys are beautiful. Our camp is close to Lake Jimilangtso. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout, and if lucky, you may enjoy well-prepared trout for dinner. Altitude 3,800m; Distance 16 Km; Time 6/7 hours.
Day 05. Jimilangtso – Simkota. (4-5hours)
The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees past the lake of Janetso. Overnight camp.
Day 06. Simkota – Phajoding
From here we slowly descend down to Phajoding Monastery from where Thimphu town is visible at the valley floor. Overnight camp.
Day 07. Phajoding – Thimphu
It is the short trek to Thimphu valley through dense forest. Lunch at Thimphu. After lunch drive to Paro. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Paro.
Day 08. Departure
Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell