Bhutan hiking and trekking-14 days tour offers a life time travel experience of Chomolhari Trek wit paro tour and hiking to Taktsang monastery. A short Bhutan tour visits secluded temples, monasteries, dzongs, town and streets of Bhutan, before Jhomolhari Trek is a herder trail enjoying valley view with prayer flags. You will walk on a lush patchwork of terraced rice paddies, ancient temples and tiny villages nestled between colossal Himalayan peaks. Chomolhari known as Jhomolhari "the bride of Kanchenjunga” is the second highest mountain in Bhutan. Trekking Tour in Bhutan is suitable for beginners to advance hikers such as families with children to adults. Please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742 to book and confirm Bhutan hiking tour-14 days itinerary, cost and departures on your prefer dates 2023/2024.
Trip Name: Bhutan Hiking Tour
Trip Duration: 14 Days
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Season: Sep to Dec,Jan to June
Trip Altitude:1350m- 3573m
Trip Cost: USD 2640
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trip Package: Standard
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trip: Paro/Paro
Bhutan Hiking Tour 13 days
Bhutan Hiking Tour takes you in the best Bhutan has to offer from culture to mountain scenery. We visit the impressive dzongs of Thimphu and Punakha, see the real Bhutanese countryside, and set off on day hikes before embarking on the arduous 7 day Jomolhari camping trek soak in the world of stunning snow-capped mountains, takins, Himalayan vultures, and even encounter the elusive snow leopard.
Hiking tour in Bhutan discovers the highlights of western Bhutan with Jomolhari trek. Bhutan is purely Buddhist country which has unsurpassed scenic beauty. Bhutan is still regarded as one of the best hiking spot in Asia, a jewel of the Himalayas. Fresh air, no pollution, gentle people and perhaps you will have an experience of boundless consciousness. Many monasteries, villages, chortens, dzongs and other cultural attractions, as well places of pristine natural beauty, you will be able to explore a wide range of attractions of Bhutan.
Day 1: Arrive in Paro and drive to Thimphu
Upon arrival in Paro today you are welcomed by your guide and transferred to Thimphu (1.5 hours) at 2320m. Depending on your arrival time, you'll have the opportunity to visit the great Tashichho Dzong, Memorial Chorten, and the Giant Buddha statue, from where you'll enjoy stunning valley views as the sun sets in the valley.
Day 2: Thimphu Tour
The capital of Bhutan has endless sights for visitors to explore while here. A full day tour of Thimphu’s cultural sites and monuments will take you to spots such as the Traditional Art School as painting school, Indigenous Hospital, and Nunnery at Zilukha. After a break for lunch, continue on to other attractions such as the Takin Sanctuary, the national animal of Bhutan, Zangdopelri Temple, Changangkha Monastery, Simtokha Dzong, Textile Museum, weekend market, and National Stadium.
Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha Valley
After breakfast, set off on your transfer to Punakha(3 hours). As you leave Thimphu, the forests begin to thicken and the road climbs toward the Dochu La Pass at 3050 m. From here, visitors can see as far the northernmost mountains of the country on a clear day. After descending into the valley of Punakha, you will have the chance to visit the traditional village of Richengang and take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang Temple, dedicated to Bhutan’s famous Saint Drukpa Kuenley.
Day 4: Punakha Valley
After breakfast, you set off to the idyllic countryside north of Punakha. From a small suspension bridge, start your short and steep hike to Khamsum Yulley Chorten, a relatively new stupa with amazing interiors and spectacular valley views. From here you continue hiking through rice fields and along the riverside to another suspension bridge. At this bridge, your car is waiting to drive you to the impressive Punakha Dzong, an architectural wonder located on the convergence of two rivers. Later this afternoon, visit Punakha town and market where you can attend an evening prayer ceremony at the local nunnery.
Day 5: Punakha - Paro
Today you drive back to Dochu La Pass for another opportunity to view Bhutan’s peaks in the north which form the natural boundary with the Tibetan Plateau. Even better views emerge from Lungchutse Lhakhang, located above the Dochu La Pass atop a hill. A two-hour hike through rich vegetation including moss, laden birch, hemlock, and rhododendrons trees, will bring you to the Lungchutse Temple. Sit down to a picnic lunch with astonishing views (on a clear day) before walking downhill to another retreat and monastic center, Trashigang Goemba (1-hour walk). Here you will be picked up and driven to Paro for the evening (2 hours).
Day 6: Drive to Shana and begin trek to Thongdu Zam(8 km, 3-4 hours)
This morning you leave Paro and drive 30 minutes north to the ruins of Drugyel Dzong. Originally burned down in a fire in the 1950’s, the once stunning fortress is currently being rebuilt. From here you drive another hour or so along rocky farm road to Shana Zam. Here you meet your trekking crew and companions for the next six days. Hand over your luggage and begin your trek! Today’s route is a 3-4 hour gradual hike up the valley following the Pa Chu River to where your camp awaits at Thongduzam.
Day 7: Trek to Soi Tangthanka(9 km, 4-6 hours)
Embark on a short day of trekking with slow gains in height in order to let your body adjust to the lack of oxygen. Continue along the river through a magnificent forest of pine and spruce, mixed with oak, birch, and maple. As the valley begins to narrow, you follow the winding trail to bridge between two valleys from where (weather permitting) you can view Jomolhari at the head of the valley. Your trail them continues along the west bank of the Paro Chu for another half mile or so to Soi Tangthangka where the camp staff is waiting with a hearty meal.
Day 8: Trek to Jangothang(15 km, 6 hours)
Leave the forest behind as you cross a small army post and stupa to enter a more open landscape surrounded by high ridges and snow-capped peaks. The trail continues through juniper forest, past yak-herder villages, to your camp atop a beautiful grassy meadow facing the enormous east face of Jomolhari.
Day 9: Rest day for acclimatization
Today is a scheduled rest day, intended to aid in acclimatization before crossing the high passes on your upcoming trek. Jangothang is one of the most spectacular camping places in the entire Himalaya. Snow-capped peaks form the western side, with the majestic Jomolhari mountain just in front of you, while clear streams run through the valley, surrounded by villages and thriving lakes. One option is to take a short hike up the ridge to a grassy summit at approximately 16,000 feet (5000 meters) from where you can take in an incredible close-up view of Jomolhari and its glaciers. Afterwards, the cooks will have had all day to prepare a small feast for your dinner.
Day 10: Trek across Bhonte La to Soi Yaksa(16 km, 7 hours)
Today's hike is a bit challenging, as you cross the first real pass on the trek. The trail starts with a steep hike to Tshopu Lake. Looking back towards the west, great views of Jomolhari and Jichu Drake begin to appear as you continue the gradual climb up to Bhonte La Pass (16,000 ft). From this area, you can often spot blue sheep, marmots, and migrating Himalayan birds, as well as fabulous views of the Jichu Drake and Tserim Kang peaks alongside Jomolhari. After the pass, it is a steep descent downhill to the small yak-herding village of Soi Yaksa and your camp near Dumzo.
Day 11: Trek to Thongbu Shong(11 km, 5 hours)
This morning your hike starts with a gentle climbing trail to the top of the eastern ridge of the Soi Yaksa Valley. From here, enjoy an incredible view of the range of mountains to the north. Afterwards, cross Jomolhari (14,800 ft) and descend to your campsite in the wide grassy Thangby Valley.
Day 12: Trek to Shana and drive to Paro(13 km, 5 hours)
Embark on the last day of your trek! After a short, steep climb out of camp, leave the remote rocky area by following a ridge to Thombu La. From this vantage point, you can catch a glimpse of the Paro Valley to the south as well as stunning mountain views in all directions. Start the steep descent and rejoin the route to Shana, where you began your trek. Bid farewell to your trekking crew and meet your vehicle for the drive back to Paro and the comforts of your hotel.
Day 13: Hike to Taktsang Monastery.
Embrace your final full day with a hike to the legendary Taktsang Goenba (Tiger's Nest Monastery). A steep 1-3 hour climb will bring you face to face with this spectacular monastery. For those up to it, you will have the chance to hike beyond Taktsang to visit more remote monasteries such as Zangdopelri and Ugyen Tshemo. With this experience you will find yourself away from the ‘crowds’ at Taktsang and able to take in the great valley views in solitude. Return to Paro Valley, where you stop at Bhutan’s oldest temple, Khyichu Lhakhang, before returning to Paro for a farewell dinner.
Day 14: Paro Airport
After breakfast, it's time to transfer to Paro airport to get flight back to home.