Day 01: Arrival in Paro
Your flight to Paro will offer you a beautiful mountain views. On this flight the views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drakey in Bhutan are awesome. On arrival in Paro our guide will receive you and check you into your hotel. After lunch we will see the rich history of Bhutan exhibited in the 17th century National Museum. The Paro Dzong, a massive fortress built in the 17th century now houses the monastic body. A tour of this beautiful Dzong will introduce us to the unique aspects of the Bhutanese Buddhism. A lovely stroll downhill from the Dzong over an old cantilever bridge wraps up an eventful first day in this magical kingdom.
Overnight at Paro | Altitude: 2200m
Day 02: Paro sightseeing
Taktsang or the tiger’s nest temple is the most revered temple to the Buddhist. This magical temple clings to a vertical granite cliff 800m above the valley. Legend has it that in the 8th century, Guru Rimpochey, a tantric master flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave around which the temple is built. A hike to this temple will take up most of our morning. In the afternoon, we will host a special Buddhist prayer ceremony at the beautiful 1200 year old Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, to bring us good luck for the rest of the journey.
Overnight at Paro
Day 03: Day 01: Paro – Genekha (1 Hr) – Tueshi, Distance: 9 km, Walking time: 6 hours, Sleeping altitude: 3250 m
Early morning drive for the village of Genekha where the trek begins just before the Genekha village. The trek begins with steep climb for more than 2 hrs till you reach the pass of Chakula 3200 m, which offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks. After the pass, you will follow the ridge for the rest of the day.
Day 04: Tueshi – Shungkula / Cherigang, Distance: 10 km, Walking time: 5 hours, Sleeping altitude: 3500 m, Pass to cross: Japhula, 4185 m
Follow the ridge for till you reach the pass. Lunch in Japhula pass. After the lunch, the trail is all down hill with magnificent landscape view. As you descent down you will realize how fast the vegetation changes. Camp by the big ground offering magnificent view of the northern ranges of Bhutanese mountains.
Day 05: Shungkula – Thimphu (trek ends), Distance: 6 km, Walking time: 3 hours
Morning enjoy the sunrise view over the mountain peaks. Start slowly as today is the easiest day of the trek. After breakfast descend down through the mixed vegetation, finally reaching the main motorable road of Chamgang village. Our transport will be waiting for us. Bid farewell to the trekking staffs and the ponies. Our transport will meet us just as we start emerging from the forest and drive to Paro for our departure flight next day. The drive will take slightly more than a hour.
Overnight in Paro
Day 06: Departure
Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.