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Overview

Trip Starting From: Paro

Trip Location: Thimphu

About the Activity:

  • This twelve day trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes after starting your trek from Gynekha near Paro.
  • As you walk amidst the shimmering lakes you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more.
  • During the trek an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing and resting. The trail also takes you through several Bhutanese villages so you can get a good idea of traditional Bhutanese village life as you make your way back from the lakes.
  • While this is a somewhat strenuous trek, it is well worth the effort because of the tranquillity and beauty of natural landscape that you will enjoy during the journey. The best time to embark on this trek is between April to June or September to October.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    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.

  • Day 2 -

    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.

  • Day 3 -

    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.

  • Day 4 -

    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.

  • Day 5 -

    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.

  • Day 6 -

    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.

  • Day 7 -

    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.

  • Day 8 -

    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.

  • Day 9 -

    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.

  • Day 10 -

    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.

  • Day 11 -

    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.

  • Day 12 -

    Departure

    Trek ends today and get back to Paro International airport for your departure.

Stay

    7
  • Accommodation in hotels and camps on Double Occupancy

Meal

    7
  • Breakfast
  • 7
  • Lunch
  • 7
  • Dinner
  • 7
  • Veg and Non Veg

Activity

    7
  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

    7
  • Services of an English-speaking driver / guide

Transport

    7
  • Shared Vehicle
  • 7
  • Transportation by Suvs, Toyota mini vans and buses before and after the trek

Things To Carry

    7
  • Sunscreen
  • 7
  • Rucksack
  • 7
  • Comfortable Footwear

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • 7
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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