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Pickup info

Upon arrival to Paro international airport, a car, driver and guide will await to meet you and have you escorted to the hotel. Your itinerary is flexible and picking time for daily tours will depend on what you have communicated to the guide. Most of the time pick up location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. In case of tight itinerary, your guide will have the time recommended to you.

Booking notes

The best time to Undertake the Trek Mar, Apr, May, early June, Sep, Oct, Nov. For more details on Treks in Bhutan. Follow the link

Rate per person per night includes following

Accommodation
All Meals
Transportation with a dedicated driver.
Licensed English speaking guide
All site seeing indicated in the itinerary
All government taxes
Route permits and special permits
Entrance fee in monument and museums.
Mineral Water and soft drinks

On Trek, the following will be provided

Tents on the trek. (Sleeping, equipmentsToilet, dining and shower tents are provided)
Ponies (Animals to carry your luggage)
Hot water will be served on trek
Trekking Cook and equipment

Value Addition

Use of cell phone with local number
Use of internet complimentary where ever possible
Departure Bhutanese Souvenir
One time private cultural dance performance ( For stays of 15 days)

Administrative Service offered

Purchase of Druk air ticket(Can be purchased from website also)
Bhutan visa processing

Other mandatory charges not included in the Tariff

Druk Air Airfare

Trekking in Bhutan is the best way to explore this magical world of monasteries and mountains. Bhutan exudes a sense of serenity rarely found in our frenetic world. Its pastoral valleys are dominated by 16th-century monasteries presided over by red-robed monks. Nomadic yak herders roam the high mountain valleys. On this trip to Bhutan, you will explore both sides of this untouched world as you visit Bhutan's extraordinary dzongs (fortress-like citadels) and trek in a mountain world of snowy peaks, gorgeous trout-filled lakes, and pretty fields of wildflowers. While trekking, you will witness the best of Bhutan's Himalayan grandeur, including the sacred mountain of Jumolhari (24,000'), search for snow leopards by following their tracks and meet the farmers and yak-herding families of the highlands who meet the modern world on their own terms. This trek incorporates Moderate to Rigorous trekking.

  • Physicality: Medium
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Low
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Group size: from 1 to 20 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Upon arrival to Paro international airport, a car, driver and guide will await to meet you and have you escorted to the hotel. Your itinerary is flexible and picking time for daily tours will depend on what you have communicated to the guide. Most of the time pick up location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. In case of tight itinerary, your guide will have the time recommended to you.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Throughout the tour you are entitled to a dedicated car, driver and guide. All drop-off location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. Upon completion of tour, you will be dropped to Paro international airport for your onward international flight or other location as agreed.

  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM - 9.30 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (5.00 PM - 5.30 PM)

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Paro

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Walk over the walkway to Airport and fly to Paro, Bhutan (7,590'), on Druk Air, the national airline of Bhutan. After visa formalities at the Paro airport, you will be driven to the hotel overlooking the beautiful Paro Valley. We'll have a late afternoon visit to the National Museum, housed in an old watchtower above Paro Dzong (a dzong is a fortress-monastery). The museum's collections include displays of spectacular thangkas (religious scroll paintings), bronze statues, Bhutan's beautiful stamps and the Tshogshing Lhakhang (Temple of the Tree of Wisdom) with its carvings depicting the history of Buddhism.Overnight Hotel.

 Day 02 Paro 

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Drive about nine miles north of Paro town to the trailhead where we start our 1½-hour hike to a tea house, where we enjoy a great view of Taktsang Monastery (its name means "tiger's nest"), perched on a cliff 2,700' above the floor of the Paro Valley. Our hike follows a steep switchback trail and serves as a great warm-up for our trek. After a break with tea and cookies, you have the option to sit outside the building and admire the monastery and its beautiful surroundings. If you feel energetic to continue another thirty minutes to a closer viewpoint. After lunch at the tea house we descend to the valley floor. Drive back to Paro. Overnight Hotel.

 Day 03 Begin trek from Paro/Shana

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

We drive north of Paro town to the trail head near Drukgyel Dzong (8,462'), where our pack ponies are loaded up with all the gear for our trek. We begin the trek by walking along the Paro River following it as it winds along past traditional farmhouses with cultivated fields of red rice, chilies, potatoes, and millet. In about five hours of walking, we arrive at our first campsite by the river near the village of Shana at 9,413 feet.Overnight in Tents

Day 04 Trek to Soi Thangthangkha

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

We continue up through the valley of the Paro River, which gradually narrows as the trail leads higher, winding up and down through a thick, lush forest of oak, pine, and juniper. As we get closer to our camp for the night, we begin to see the snowcapped summit of Chomolhari, a mountain that is sacred to the Bhutanese. We camp at Soi Thangthangkha (11,900'). (8-9 hours hiking.) Overnight in Tents

 Day 05 Trek to Jangothang

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

We continue following the Paro River as the valley widens again, opening to a spectacular area surrounded by high ridges and snowcapped peaks. A few yak-herding families are based in this area. We may get lucky to purchase some yak cheese from them or have lunch in one of their simple, traditional homes. Camp at Jangothang (13,450') below a ruined fortress near the base of Chomolhari. (5-6 hours hiking.)Overnight in Tents

 Day 06 Jangothang Halt

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Today is a free day to rest and explore. There are many optional hikes in the area where you can gain altitude quickly, which is good for acclimatization. Of course, you can also opt to stay in camp, imbibe the surrounding views and rest for the challenging day ahead.Overnight in Tents

 Day 07 Trek to Soi Yaksa

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Our trail starts with a short steep hike to Tshopu (14,300'), one of the two trout-filled glacial lakes we will pass on the way to Bhonte La ("La" means "pass"). In this location, we often see blue sheep, fat marmots, and migrating Himalayan birds as well as incredible views of Jichu Drake - a beautiful snowcapped peak alongside Chomolhari. We continue for about an hour to our lunch spot below Bhonte La (16,000'). After lunch we cross the pass and make a long, steep descent to the yak-herding valley of Soi Yaksa (12,450'). There are only a few families living in the area and they produce some of the best yak-wool cloth we'll see along the trail. Yak herders and their families will come to our camp as early as 6:00 am with items to sell, such as cloth, yak tassels and ropes and jewelry. (8-9 hours hiking.) Overnight in Tents

 Day 08 Soi Yaksa Halt

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

A free day at campsite gives us a chance to relax and possibly visit a yak herder's home. Options are there to hike in the surrounding remote mountain areas where large herds of blue sheep can be sighted. Overnight in Tents

 Day 09 Trek to Taeybu

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Our hike today starts with a very gentle uphill trail to the top of the eastern ridge of the Soi Yaksa valley. From here we can enjoy an incredible view of the amphitheater of mountains to the north. Little by little the very top of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake reappear on the distant horizon as we approach our lunch spot. After lunch, we cross Thombu La, a 15,000-foot pass with panoramic views of the eastern Himalaya (on a clear day, you can even see Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world) before descending to our camp at Taybu (13,700') by mid-afternoon. This area is rich pastureland for yaks. We'll probably see nomadic yak herders camped in their traditional woolen tents. (5-6 hours of hiking.) Overnight in Tents

Day 10 Shana

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After a short, steep climb out of camp, we leave the remote mountain area by following a ridge. From this vantage point we get a glimpse of the Paro Valley to the south before we start our steep descent (4,500' of elevation drop) for most of the afternoon and return to Shana (9,413'), where we spent our last night of camping. (5-6 hours hiking.)Overnight in Tents

 Day 11 End trek – Thimphu

A four to five hour walk brings us back to the trailhead at Drukgyel Dzong. Lunch is served upon arrival. We bid farewell to our staff and ponies and drive for 2½-hour to Thimphu, Bhutan's capital set at 7,725 feet in the Wang Chu Valley. We will arrive in Thimphu by late afternoon. Overnight Hotel.

 Day 12 Thimphu

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Early in the morning, you can take a self-guided ten-minute walk from the hotel to the Memorial Chorten, a shrine built in memory of the third Late King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Many Bhutanese people gather here to pray every day. After breakfast, we'll begin sightseeing with a visit to a nunnery on the outskirts of Thimphu. We will then visit the School of Arts and Crafts (or "Painting School") where Bhutanese children follow an eight-year program in traditional arts such as drawing, painting, woodcarving and sculpture. Time permitting, we may also visit the Traditional Hospital of Herbal Medicine or watch the Royal Silversmiths create relief work for the monasteries and see how paper is made from the Daphne plant with cosmos flower petals and other plants. At the end of the day, we may also pay a visit to the great Tashichho Dzong, seat of Bhutan's political and religious administration. A Farewell dinner with our Bhutanese host follows. Overnight Hotel.

 Day 13 Thimphu/Paro

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

There will be more sightseeing in the morning at Thimphu and after lunch transfer to Paro. Evening is kept free to shop and stroll through the town. Overnight Hotel.

Day 14 Paro/ Departure

Overnight Hotel.

Early morning transfer to Paro airport.

Cancellation Policy

Tours booked and subsequently canceled shall be subject to the following scale of charges depending on when the notification of cancellation is received:

  1. If notification of a tour cancellation is received 45 days before your travel date, 100% of the daily tariff will be refunded. Except for airline tickets.
  2. If notification of a tour cancellation is received 30 days from the date of travel to Bhutan, 60% of the daily tourist tariff will be refunded.
  3. If notification of a trip cancellation is received 15 days prior to arrival: 50 % of the daily Bhutan tour rate will be refunded.
  4. If notification of a trip cancellation is received on and after 15 days prior to arrival: 100% Retention charges will apply:

Children policy

Children are welcomed; however we do not recommend adventure activities such as treks and other adventure activities for children below ten years of age. Such activities may be undertaken provided the parents are comfortable with it. Additionally please also be reminded that no facilities or very limited facilities may be available for children.

Participant Guidelines

Trekking

Anyone who enjoys outdoor life and is physically fit can participate in treks. If you have a heart condition, please check with your doctor to ensure that it is OK to undertake high altitude treks. Allow yourself some days in Bhutan to acclimatize before you undertake any trek. Altitude sickness can be a serious problem at the altitudes in Bhutan. If you feel sick, dizzy or have a worsening headache, stop and drink as much water as possible. If the symptoms persist, return to the base. Guides are trained to look out for altitude sickness and other ailments that can affect trekkers.

Festivals

Festivals are not pageants or entertainment. They are not held as tourist attractions. They are genuine manifestations of a religious tradition from thousands of years. Obtrusive, disrespectful and discourteous behavior should be refrained from. The dance ground is not a place to eat, drink or smoke, talk or laugh loudly at inappropriate times, flash cameras or intrude on the dance space. Common courtesy should rule one’s actions when photographing the dancers or onlookers.

Dos and Don’ts

  • Refrain from passing negative comments on religion, royal family and chief abbot
  • Locals are very sensitive, you don’t want to sound rude
  • Always ask for permission if you are photographing a person
  • Dress modestly. Singlet and miniskirts are not well accepted norms
  • Enter temples and monasteries only if you have permission. Allow your guide to lead you
  • Remove your shoes before entering the temple
  • Leave your camera at a safe place, if photography is prohibited

Other Disclosures

What to Pack?

  • Trekking or running shoes
  • Socks (polypropylene)
  • Down or fiber-filled jacket
  • Jumper or piled jacket
  • Hiking shorts
  • Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella
  • Hiking pants
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Sun hat
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Nylon Wind pants
  • Long underwear
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves
  • Long gaiters
  • Toilet articles
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Towel
  • Laundry soap
  • Bandana

Photographic Equipments

  • Digital cameras
  • Additional Batteries
  • Additional memory cards.
  • Cables

Medicine

  • Motion Sickness
  • Head Ache
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Anti-histamine cream
  • Vitamin C
  • Food Positioning
  • Insect repellent
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Your prescribed drug, if any.

Currency

  • US Dollar or Euro – Various domination

Photo

  • 4-6 pieces of passport size photographs

Others

  • Mini torch lights
  • Back pack
  • Sun Block
  • Moisturizers
  • Sunglasses
  • Spare glasses
  • Washing kit
  • Shaving kit
  • Small sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • lip salve

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