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Trip Starting From: Paro
Trip Location: Thimphu
About the Activity:
Arrival at Paro
On arrival at the Paro Airport, you will be received by a representative who will then take you to your hotel. ]]
Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Stay overnight in hotel.
Paro to Thimphu
Enjoy the full day with sightseeing in the Paro Valley.
After breakfast drive to the Drugyel Dzong or the Fortress of Victory from where the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions.
The Dzong though in ruins holds great historical importance to the Bhutanese. From there, in fine weather, one can view the majestic Mt. Jhumolhari standing at an altitude of 7329m above the sea.
Other places of interest include the National Museum, Paro Rinpong Dzong and the local market.
By evening get transferred to Thimphu and stay overnight in Hotel.
Travel from Thimphu to Gynekha
Distance : 14km. Trek time : 5 hours. Altitude of camp : 2950m.
From the zero point of the trek, start walking along the rough road leading to the Genekha Primary school.
Have your lunch near the school and walk for another two hours which should you to the suspension bridge, the location of camp. This place is known for the gathering of Matshutake mushrooms.
Start trekking from Gynekha village
Distance seven km, five hours, 550m ascent, 210m descent, camp altitude 3,290m.
The trek starts from beautiful Gynekha village with a short descent down to the river.
From here – after crossing the river – you start climbing till you reach a huge rock platform from where you have a picturesque view of the valley below.
After another two hours you reach Gur, some yak pastures below the main trail.
Trek from Gur to Labatama
Distance : 13km. Trek Time : 6 hours. Altitude of camp : 4300m.
A long strenuous climb brings you to the pass from where you can see the whole Dagala range. From here you enter yak country. The rest of the trek today is through meadows and yak herding camps. Camp beside the Yum Tsho.
Rest day in Labatama
A day of rest and exploration in Labatama. Those who are energetic should try climbing to the top of Amu Jomo, the chief mound of the area. The view is spectacular from there.
Otherwise, hike around the lakes or do some fishing.
Trek from Labatama to Jaduna
Distance : 14 km. Trek Time : 6 - 7 Hours. Altitude of camp : 4100m.
You will be crossing the Jomigue La Pass at 4460m. The trail takes you through alpine vegetation and in spring, you can see the grasses flowering.
Trek from Jaduna to Japhuna
Distance : 14 km. Trek Time : 5 - 6 hours. Altitude of camp : 3800m.
The trek is mostly on a downward slope except for a few gentle climbs. You will be able to see some lakes and rhododendron shrubs on the way.
Camp among the shunted forests.
Trek from Japhuna to Talekha
Distance : 17km. Trek Time : 4-5 Hours. Altitude of camp : 2925m.
The trek is downhill again and will be a little hard for the knees. The trail is through thick conifer forests.
The camp is beside the Talekha Monastery.
Talekha - Thimph
The final day of the trek is a short one and one should be able to rendezvous with the transport after about 3 hours.
Get transferred to Thimphu.
Spend the evening at leisure and stay overnight in a hotel.
Thimphu to Paro
In the morning indulge in some wide sightseeing of the Thimphu valley including the National Library, Memorial Chorten, Painting school and a few handicraft shops.
After lunch transfer to Paro.
In the evening at leisure and stay overnight in a hotel.
Trek ends today and get back to Paro International airport for your departure.
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