Duration : 11 days
This treks also called ‘thousand lakes treks.’ This mountain is home of hundreds of yak herders during summer months. On this treks see many lakes with different colour and different size. This trek goes over 4000m, where get great view of Eastern Himalayas Mountains and near by valleys.
Day 1 Paro
Enter Bhutan amidst its breathtaking landscape from Kathmandu, Kolkata or Bagdro – and take in sights of some of the world’s tallest peaks, Everest, Kanchen Dzonga, Lhotshe and Jomalhari. You will be warmly received by our friendly, traditionally dressed representative with the offering of a white welcome scarf.
- Transfer to hotel in Paro (about 25-minute drive from airport).
- Arrival at hotel and relax with welcome tea followed by check-in at hotel.
- Stroll around Paro town, which was developed after the airport was built in 1983.
- Visit Ta Dzong (watch tower) which was built in 1649 by Paro Governor Tenzin Drugda to protect the fortress below. The Ta Dzong was almost destroyed in 1965 but was restored by the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk into the National Museum of Bhutan in 1968.
- Visit Paro Dzong which was built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Rimpoche. It was built to protect Paro Valley from frequent Tibetan invasions. Today this Dzong serves as the administrative office of Paro district and houses 110 monks.
- Visit Kichu Lhakhang which was founded by Tibetan king Songtshen Gyambo in 659 AD. It was built to subjugate the demon occupied lands all over the Himalayas and prevented the spread of Buddhism. The king built 108 temples in a day to overcome the demon.
- Over night hotel in Paro.
Day 2 Paro
- Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery, the holiest monastery in the Buddhist World.
- Drive to Mini Zoo, Bhutan’s only zoo to see the national animal Takin.
- Drive to Sangay Gang, lookout point of the Thimphu city.
- Visit nunnery founded by 16th Drubthob Tshangthong Gyalpo in 1976. More than 40 nuns study Buddhism in this nunnery.
- Visit Zorichusum (meaning 13 arts and crafts) which is popularly known as the painting school. Students in this school learn traditional arts and crafts like painting, sculpture, wood carving, weaving and embroidery.
- Visit the National Library which consists of 2 buildings. On the ground floor of the old building is the largest book in the world and religious books on the upper floor. English books are kept on the ground floor in the new building.
- Drive to Thimphu Tashicho Dzong, a fortress built in 1772 by the temporal ruler Zhidar and Younten Thaye the Chief Abbot.
Day 4 Thimphu
- After breakfast drive along the Thimphu River for 25km to the Tango monastery. Be prepared for a steep climb from the open car park and 20-minute hike through the blue pine and oak forest to reach the monastery. The Tango Monastery was founded in the 12th century by Lama Gyalwa Lhananpa. Phajo Drukgom Shipo also meditated and saw the
Day 5 Treks
- Ganeykha to Ganeyzampa
- One and half hours drive from hotel to Ganeykha. It is 2 km walk to camp, it will take around one hour walk through the small village of Ganeykha and trail drop down to nice open meadow, where our camp site to night.
- Ganeyzampa to Gur
- From the camp trail drop down 100m to the Ganeytshang Chu, and cross the wooden bridge to other side. After crossing bridge trail start climbing through the oak forest. Three hours continuous climb reached to top look out point at 3300m. From here gradual walk down to camp.
- Gur to Labatamba
- It is long stiff climbing through blue pine forest, vegetation changes into Spruces and far. The trail traverses through the valley and gentile climb through the birches and rhododendrons toward the Pangalabtsa pass at 4240m. From this pass see all Dagala region and tonight camp site.
- Labatamba to Panka
- Trail is not well marked, there are lots of yaks trail. Today will be crossing three high pass and if the weather is clear see high mountains. Pass by many yak herders camp. After the last pass trail gradually drop down to Panka camp site.
- Panka to Talakha
- From camp trail goes toward northern direction for one hour and start steep climb to Tale La pass at 4200m. Two hours walk down reached in the trees line, it is long down hill walk to Talakha camp.
- Talakha to Simtokha
- Trail goes through blue pine forest for one hour and reached to apple orchard