14 Nights | 15 Days
- Deluxe, outfitted high altitude trek into the remote highlands near the Tibetan border.
- Cultural touring and sightseeing in 4 different districts of Bhutan; visit ornately carved, splendidly painted ancient Buddhist monasteries, Dzongs (fortress-monasteries).
- Attendance at one of Bhutan’s largest and most colorful annual festivals.
- The enigmatic and gravity-defying Taktshang (Tigress’s Nest) monastery.
- Insight into one of the Himalayan’s most distinct and traditional culture.
Experience the Bhutan that only Few Travelers Get to See!
Offering a classic trekking condition, from remote farmland through dense, lush forests and ascends into the lofty realm above tree line with breathtaking mountain views. This is one of our most familiar wilderness treks. It is an ideal adventure for nature lovers if you choose this Himalayan wilderness trek.
We trace a loop starting and ending at the evocative ruins of Drukgyal Dzong (fortress of the Victorious Drukpas), Prayer flags flutter alongside the trail, sending blessings skyward in a land where farmers and remote yak herder’s eke a tenuous living from the highlands. You will hike through the heart of wildlife-rich Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Park, where you keep your eyes peeled for rare Blue sheep, musk deer, snow leopard, black bear and takin. The sky-piercing peaks, thunderous waterfalls, turquoise lakes and streams, rolling meadows filled with wildflowers and dense forests of rhododendron, juniper and fir provide the backdrop for this inspiring and challenging adventure. You will be rewarded with close views of Bhutan’s two most beautiful sacred peaks – Chomolhari and Jichu Drakye near the foot of Bhutanese-Tibetan border.
Most of our trips take place during busy and festival season so it is difficult to secure reservations on Druk Air and Hotels in every places. We request you to book as far in advance as possible to confirm the reservation you choose and do not hesitate to contact us at the last minute if free time suddenly comes your way.
15 Day Easy Touring & Difficult Trekking
|Trip Duration||15 days|
|Trekking Days||8 days|
|Season||April to June & September to November|
|Min. Group Size||2 participants|
- Day 1: Arrival in Paro by Druk Air
- Day 2: Paro Sightseeing
- Day 3: Paro Drukgyal Dzong to Shana (Distance: 15 km; Time: 5-6 hours)
- Day 4: Shana to Thangthangkha (Distance: 16 km; Time: 7-8 hours)
- Day 5: Thangthangkha to Jangothang – Base Camp (Distance: 11 km; Time: 4-5 hours)
- Day 6: Rest day at the Base Camp with optional day hikes
- Day 7: Jangothang to Yaksa (Distance: 16 km; Time: 6-7 hours)
- Day 8: Yaksa to Thongbu (Distance: 11 km; Time: 5-6 hours)
- Day 9: Thongbu to Shana (Distance: 12 km; Time: 6-7 hours)
- Day 10: Shana to Drukgyal Dzong (Distance: 10 km; Time: 2-3 hours)
End of the Trek
- Day 11: Paro to Punakha/Wangdi Valleys
- Day 12: Punakha/Wangdi Valleys sightseeing
- Day 13: Punakha/Wangdi Valleys to Thimphu
- Day 14: Thimphu to Paro
- Day 15: Depart by Druk Air
Choosing a Trek by Trip Rating
Anyone who do not have problem with all day hike should find our easy treks manageable and anyone with backpacking experience with good shape generally should have no trouble with a difficult trek.
Trekking Grade: Difficult
Physically more challenging and more suited to regular hill-walkers who are used to extended days and who are competent over difficult terrain. These treks may involve several days of camping at high altitudes.
Moderate Touring with Moderate to Difficult Trekking Adventure
Trekking (with only a light daypack), 4-7 hours per day over varying terrain.
7 nights tent camping during trek and 6 nights in best available hotels and resorts on double occupancy basis with private bath.
Our selected hotels and restaurants offer delicious Chinese, continental, Bhutanese and Indian Cuisine. On trek, well trained cooks prepare dishes suitable to western taste ranging from Continental to Chinese and Bhutanese to Indian.