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Trip Starting From: Paro
Trip Location: Thimphu
About the Activity:
Arrive at Paro
On arrival at Paro international airport, you will be received by a representative who will escort you to hotel.
In the afternoon do a short hike which starts from above the National Museum, which ends at Uma Paro and will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Dinner and over night stay at Paro Hotel, Ugyen Phendeyling Resort or similar standard hotels.
Trek to Shana
Trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro river gently.
Pass through the cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages.
Overnight at camp Shana.
Altitude 2,820 m; Distance 14 Km; Time 5 - 6 hours.
Travel to Thangthangka
Pass by a few isolated farmhouses, and deep forest area and also through a junction en-route, where another path leads north over the Tremo La to Tibet.
Over night camp at Thangthangka.
Altitude 3610 m; Distance 21 Km; Time 7 - 8 hours.
Visit to Jangothang
En-route a small army post, beautifully valley of Tegethang, yaks, the stunning views of mountain Jhomolhari, Jichudrake and Tsherim Gang.
Overnight in Jangothang.
Altitude 4,115 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 - 6 hours.
A rest day and chance to acclimatize and walk up to the Jhomolhari glacier or to the lakes in the opposite direction.
Overnight stay in Jangothang
Visit Dhumzo Chhu or Chorapang
On the way enjoy the view of Jhomolhari, Jitchu Drake and the valley to Jhomolhari camp site, several yak harder’s tent, Tsho Phu lakes a flock of Himalayan blue sheep high up on the rocky slopes.
Then the trail continues till Bonte La (16,040 ft/4890m) and is also the highest pass of this trek.
Take a time to enjoy the scenery, have a snack or put up some prayer flags.
You can see Basingthang Peaks(5500m), Chatarake(Djo Drake, Jo Darkey (5570m) and Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.
The trail drops through a steep, narrow gully with gravel and loose rocks till you reached Dhmxo. The Soi yaksey Valley is a beautiful site with rock cliffs, waterfalls, deep side valleys, and snow- covered peaks.
Stay overnight at the camp.
Altitude 3800 m; Distance 16 Km; Time 5-6 hours.
Climb up tp Thongbue Shong
Climb from the camp through rhododendron, birch, oak forest draped in moss brings you to a meadow with huge Juniper tree and then lead s to Dhunge La (15,410ft/4700m) then to Tagulun La (14,880ft/4540m).
Overnight in Thongbue camp, the second highest camp of the trek.
Altitude 4120mm; Distance 11 Km; Time 4 - 5 hours.
Thongbue to Shana
Cross the valley through a swampy area to a clear trail through rhododendron bushes climbing steeply to Thombu La (14,005ft/4270m).
The ridge walk from the pass is one of the best parts of the trek: very high above the valleys on a good trail with a beautiful view, the trail descends steeply for 2 to 3 hours till you reach to the final night’s camp on a pleasant site by the Paro Chhu.
Overnight stay in the camp by the site Paro Chhu.
Altitude 2890 m; Distance 15 Km; Time 5 - 6 hours.
Shana to Drugyel Dzong (Trek Ends)
A 4 hour hike through the lovely valley, finishing at Drugyel Dzong where your transport waiting to take you to your hotel in Paro.
Stay overnight in a hotel in Paro.
Altitude 2580m; Distance 10.5 Km; Time 4 hours.
Departure from Paro International airport
After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch up your onward flight
Your escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours will bid you farewell and soon the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappears again.
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