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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, June, Sep, Oct. 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

Soi Yaksa Trek is yet another beautiful and adrenaline pumping trek inBhutan. The trek is filled with beautiful sceneries with some climb as high as 4700m. Soi Yaksa Trek does not require any special technical skills and every trek is led by a qualified Bhutanese guide. The level of difficulty is moderate and at times demanding.

Trekkers will also have occasional intimate encounters with yak herders along the pass. Lucky tekkers would even spot the himalayan blue sheep, marmots and other wildlife.Welcome toBhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon.Touching down atParoInternationalAirport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatise to the altitude.

Paro Valley - The beautiful valley is home to many ofBhutan's old monasteries and temples. The country's only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro.

 

Morning drive 1hr to the trek starting point , the winding road to the trek starting point vai Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions.MountJomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the dzong. Our trek to Shana starts at Drukgyal Dzong. At first we have to walk down to the level of theParoRiver, the path runs on the left (western) side of the river. We then follow theParoRiverup the valley through cultivated fields and tiny picturesque villages.The forests are alive with numerous birds and brightly colored butterflies. Finally at "Gunichawa", a military camp, which also junctions as a checkpoint for the army. Here the permits for the trek have to be produced and is checked by the army. 

  • 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.

  • Group size: from 1 to 10 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. Up 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: (4.00 PM - 4.30 PM)

Itinerary

Drugyal to Shana trek starting poing gain 1020ft/310m Altitude loss 260ft/80m

Day 1 - Shana to Thangthangkha

Usually sun reaches camp at about 0700hr. Today hard day we have to cover lot of distance. The trail follows the river through a heavily forested area with a few isolated farmhouses. As we go up the valley becomes narrow, wilder and steeper. The trail winds up and down along the drainage. We pass a junction enroute, where another path leads over the Tremo La to Tibet. This route was formerly used by Bhutanese people as a trading route to Tibet. We cross several traditional wooden bridges finally arriving Thanthangka. Camp is in a meadow with a stone shelter. From this campsite for the first time-in case of good weather the Mount Jomolhari may be seen.After lunch the trail is rough and stony with many rises and drops.After that we have to croos one brige call shongdo zam frothere we can see the view of beautiful jhomolhari and etc. Count on a late arrival at camp and carry an extra sweater.

 

Thangthangkha Altitude gain 2250ft/685m- loss0ft/0m

 

Day 2 - Thangthankha to Jangothang (Base Camp of Mt.Jumolhari)

After enjoying the view to jhomolhari and a good breakfast, walk for 1hr through forest. Today we have to walk 4 to 6hrs and the distance is 17km. gradually the view is lost, but the mountain will be seen again in its full glory from jangothang (jhomolhari camp). Somewhere between Soi Thangthanka camp and the military camp the border between the Paro Dzongkhag and Thimphu Dzongkhag is crossed. A Dzongkhag (district) is divided into smaller gewogs. We now enter the Soe (Soe Yetey) gewag.The first village,  Jomphu, is above the trial. There is a spilt here and the higher track leads through the village.At Dangojang, 30min before jhomolhari camp, There is a , JDNP,CommitteeSchool and a BHU building. By now there should be a view towards the summits of the spiky peak Jitchu Drake (about 22,470ft/6850m) and the Tsheri Kang to the right (21,405ft/652m). Slowly the ruin of a Dzong, located on a rock near camp and decorated with prayer flags, appears to get closer. Cross a brige and suddenly the overwhelming snow and ice covered east face of jhomolhari (23,995ft/7315m) appears, with its massive 3200m-high wall of granite, marble, and quartzite. Now we have reached Jhomolhari camp.

Figure 1Altitude gain 1530ft/469m--loss 0ft/0m

 

Figure 2 This photo is jhangothang camp side.

 

Day 3 - Jangothang Halt

Most people will feel the effects of ascending 1800m in 3 days, so we will have a rest day at Jangothang.  We will also do short day hike to acclimatize ourselves with the height. Follow the standard rule : Trek high, sleep low. The area is rich in livestock, which has always been very valuable at these high places. Day halt at Jangothang and enjoy the scenary possible.

From here, There is many trek route like laya lhingshi, Jhomolhari round trek(dodina trek) and Snow man trek etc. This place is main camp side where we can meet so many trekking groups.

 

Day 4 - Jangothang to Yaksa vai Bonte la pass.

Upon leaving camp at Jangothang,We have to walk 6 to 7hrs. we follow the trail to the river with two bridges. Cross the first bridge and climb the trail that zig zags up the mountainside. The trail climbs steeply after the bridge and ascends about 300m in a very short distance. There are literally breath taking views of Jumolhari (7,315m), Jumolhari 2 (6,942m) and Jitchu Drake.

 A flower carpeted meadow with several yak herders' tents. The highest pass on this trek is crossed today so it is important that we get an early start. The weather in the mountains tends to be most settled in the early morning, increasing the chances of spectacular views. Bonte La (4,890m) is the highest trek of this pass. There are severalcairnsand prayer flags. Take time to enjoy the scenery or put up some prayer flags. Your camp site at Soi Yaksay valley is a beautiful site with impressive rock cliffs, waterfalls, deep side valleys and snow covered peak

Altitude gain 10,722ft/3284m--loss10,722ft/3284m

 

Day 5 - Yaksa  to Tumbu Shong

Today we have to walk 4 to 5hrsYou pass the village yesterday and there is a steep and steady climb which takes an hour. The pass has severalcairnscovered with prayer flag. Climb a bit and you can see the mountains like jumolhari, Jitchu Drake etc?Looking back is the pass crossed and looking the other side is tonight's campsite. The trail first stays high to the left with some exciting drop offs, then winds gently downhill to camp. Thombu camp is the second highest camp for this trek.

 

CampAltitude4120m

 

 

Day 6 - Thombu Shong to Gunithava trek end via Thombu La Pass

Cross the valley through a swampy area to find a clear trail through rhododendron bushes that climb steeply to Thombu la (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. It takes about an hour to reach a big descent . The trail ends near the military helipad next to the Bhutanese army camp.  Here your car with diver will be waiting for you to take you hotek. Over night at hotel

 

 

 

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 trekking and other adventure activities for children below ten years of age. Additionally, please also be reminded that no facilities or very limited facilities may be available for children.

Participant Guidelines

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 inBhutanto acclimatize before you undertake any trek. Altitude sickness can be a serious problem at the altitudes inBhutan. 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. Additionally also refer to Bhutanese etiquette for do and don’ts whilst visiting monasteries and public events.

Other Disclosures

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This below is an exhaustive list of what you may need, however it varies with the type of trek undertaken. Please reconfirm.

• 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

• Torch, batteries and bulbs

• Photographic Equipments

• Mountain trekking boots

• Insulated pants

• Nylon windbreaker

• Nylon Wind pants

• Long underwear

• Woolen hat

• Gloves

• Long gaiters

• Toilet articles

• Cigarette lighter

• Small knife

• Sun block / Sun block for lips

• Sunglasses

• Towel

• Laundry soap

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