3 Nights 4 Days
One of the most popular treks in the country is following the ancient trading route through the gorgeous natural pine forest, over the high mountain pass connecting the valley of Paro and Thimphu. The trail offers spectacular views and experiences through beautiful Rhododendron forests, pristine lakes, and yak herder pastures. It also provides an opportunity to visit the ancient monastery, temple, and village along your journey. The trek also offers hikers a view of Mt Gangkar Puensum, the highest uncalled peak in the world, and the breathtaking view of Mt. Jhomolhari. The best time to embark on the trek is between March – June, and September -November.
Walking distance: 7km (4- 5 hours walk) Camp Altitude: 3480m
Today, we drive a bit till the start point of hiking from the hotel. Then, we start trekking to Jili Dzong, a pretty small monastery perched on the hilltop overlooking Paro Valley. Spend some time at the monastery and hike to the campsite through the temperate vegetation and beautiful Rhododendron trees.
Walking distances: 10km (4-5hours walk) camp Altitude: 3770m
Begin your day with a gradual walk through the alpine forest and beautiful Rhododendron trees. As you are one step up above the tree line, you may see some exotic Himalayan flowers, shrubs, and species of Rhododendron flowers. Next, take a chance to see the fascinating view of Mt. Jhomolhari. Finally, continue your hike after your lunch at Jangchulkha, with spectacular views and yaks and yak herder on the way before you reach the campsite at Jimilangtso Lake.
Walking distance: 10k (6-7hours walk) Camp Altitude: 3870m
As the trail takes you through the Rhododendron trees and Jenetso lake, Experiences the nomad life while you come across the yak herder camp before you take your climb up. A spectacular view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum (The highest unclimbed mountain in the world) and other peaks offered in clear weather. Campsite at Labana.
Walking distance: 10k (5 hours walk)
Enjoy the sunrise from Phojoding in the morning. Then, immerse yourself through blue pine and Rhododendron descending to Thimphu valley at your leisure pace. Make a stop along the way for some time to enjoy a spectacular view of Thimphu valley before switching off to the capital city of Thimphu. Overnight at the hotel.
ASTER TOURS & TRAVEL’S Bhutan Trekking Operation
Unlike others, our trekking operation is luxurious, different, comfort and personalized on your journey. You will be joined by our experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide, trekking assistances, experienced trekking chef, horseman to complete the wilderness experiences in Bhutan. Every halt will be in the tents as you opt for luxury or standard trekking packages as clients prefer. Our personalized service will treat you from the steps you head-on, cups of hot tea or coffee in every arrival to campsites or resting location, horse or yaks will carry your belonging, food will be prepared as designed menu. In one sentence, everything will be ready and prepared before your arrival.
Challenges on Trails
Trekking in Bhutan involves physical challenges as you hike or walk into hills, passes, dense forest, harsh terrain with changes in elevation in the mountains, weather changes, and muddy trails as unexpectedly showers in the areas, encountering snows in the mountains and passes as your Trek go on. But, avoiding your disappointments, every challenge and hardship you put on, you will be rewarded with amazing unique experiences and magnificent destinations.
Our Trekking Team
In every Trek, our experienced, knowledgeable, trained trekking guide will lead you to complete your trekking journey, making it into one of your lifetime memories. Every individual crew plays a vital role in the mission’s success, supporting each other in the supervision of the guide and chef. All are more experienced, have good knowledge of the destination, are tough to fight against every misfortune, and are well trained in emergency first aids and mountain sickness.
In every destinated campsite, Lavish food items are served with our chef’s designed food menu. Every food item is delicious, hygienic, organic, which can boost your energy. Bottle of water and boiled water are served as per your needs.
Packing List for Trek