Fitness Level : Gentle Max-Altitude : 3990m / 13090.39ft
Country : Bhutan Group Size : 2-12 pax
Trip Start : Paro, Bhutan Trip Finish : Paro, Bhutan
Meals : Full board in Bhutan
Accommodation : Superior hotels in the cities, tented camps during the trek

What's Included

  • Bhutanese visa fee
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Government approved A and B category hotels in the cities on twin- share basis
  • Camping(tents) during trekking
  • All meals, tea and snacks
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local guide and staff
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Tents and Kitchen utensils for trekking
  • Horses to carry the group equipments
  • Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties

Trip Highlights

  • Soak yourself in the stunning scenery during the trek
  • Uncover the proud and vibrant Bhutanese culture
  • Hike to the infamous Takstang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)
  • Explore the picturesque Punakha Valley
  • Enjoy the kindess of the Bhutanese people

Trip Description

Bhutan is a stunning nation blessed by natural beauty and cultural treasure than anywhere else.  Adventure in Bhutan incorporated with 3 days trek will help you get acquainted with the Dragon Kingdom’s unique religion and culture also exposing you to its beautiful landscape for an amazing trekking experience. One can find hundreds of sacred monasteries, stupas, religious institutions, prayer flags and prayer wheels. In fact the country’s religion is intricately woven with its every-day cultural practices.  The tour begins in Paro with visits to the town’s landmarks like Kichu Lhakhang temple and the Drugyal Dzong. Next, you will hike to the highly venerated Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery which will also help with acclimatization. The three days hike begins in Sagala and ends in Chele La pass. Drive to Thimphu and Punakha and visit several significant religious and cultural landmarks. The tour Adventure in Bhutan with 3 days trek finally ends in Paro where it began.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
Day 02 : Acclimatization hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery: 4-5 hours
Day 03 : Drive from Paro to Haa, trek to Sagala (3150m/ 10,334ft), trek starts: 6 km, 3-4 hours
Day 04 : Trek Sagala pass to Ningula (3,850m/ 12,631ft):9 km, 6 hours
Day 05 : Ningula to Chele La pass, drive to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft), trek ends: 11 km, 6 hours
Day 06 : Thimphu to Punakha: (1,250m/4,100 ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours
Day 07 : Punakha to Paro: 124 Km, 4 hours
Day 08 : Final departure
Important Notes
We reserve the right to amend the itinerary in cases of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, a health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible if required.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)

As our flight nears Bhutan we can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Wind Horse Adventures who will take you to your hotel. After lunch, we visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’. Next, visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. From here you will be taken to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. On a clear day you can see Mount Chomolhari, Bhutan's second-highest mountain, at 7,314meters. Overnight in Paro.

Included meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort
Day 02 : Acclimatization hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery: 4-5 hours

After breakfast we hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor and return to Paro. Overnight in Paro.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort
Day 03 : Drive from Paro to Haa, trek to Sagala (3150m/ 10,334ft), trek starts: 6 km, 3-4 hours

In the morning we drive to Haa valley across Chele La pass at 3810m. We meet our trekking staff and trek through an unpaved motor road for less than an hour. The trail on the right side of the village will take us to a yak herder’s camp. And from the end of this camp, we traverse through two different trails. We take the trail on our right and climb towards our camp which is located just below Saga La pass at 3150 meters. Overnight camping at Sagala pass.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Day 04 : Trek Sagala pass to Ningula (3,850m/ 12,631ft):9 km, 6 hours

From the camp we start climbing for 30 minutes to reach the Sagala pass (3550m). If the weather is clear we will get excellent view of Mt. Jomolhari and Jichu Drake Peak. From the pass, we walk on the right side of the trail. After making several ascents and descents, walking through rhododendron tress and meadows, we will finally be on the top of the ridge which provides great views of Haa Valley. We make occasional ascents and descents through Hemlock and Juniper forests until we reach our camp. Overnight camping at Ningula.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Day 05 : Ningula to Chele La pass, drive to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft), trek ends: 11 km, 6 hours

We descend for a few minutes on a ridge through meadows which are also yak herder’s camps.  We will then climb uphill through the forest of tall rhododendron trees, meadows adorned with stone cairns to Kung Karpo Pass.  The view of Haa valley is spectacular as you climb up through these cairns. After hiking on the ridges we reach Kung Karpo. From here we will be walking up and down enjoying great views of the Paro and Haa valleys and Kila Gompa Nunnery.  We walk down along the ridge with the company of dwarf rhododendron plants and colorful Buddhist prayer flags untill we reach Chelela pass at 3990m, which is one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan.  Our car will be waiting for us here and we drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. In the evening, we can stroll freely in streets of the city and absorb local lifestyle. Overnight in Thimphu.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Migmar
Day 06 : Thimphu to Punakha: (1,250m/4,100 ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours

After breakfast, we set out on a scenic drive to Punakha with a stop at Dochu La pass (3,100m), where on a clear day we can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, we drive downhill through rhododendron, fir and hemlock forests. We stop at Lobesa and hike through rice paddies to Chimi Lhakhang temple. This temple is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, or the ‘Divine Madman’, who is believed to bless women who seek fertility. Overnight in Punakha.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Meri Puensum Resort
Day 07 : Punakha to Paro: 124 Km, 4 hours

After breakfast, we visit the Punakha Dzong, which is situated between the male and female rivers like an anchored ship. Next, we drive to Paro via Dochu La pass. There, we visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery. With elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works, the Druk Wangyal Monastery is the only one of its kind in the country. After the tour of the monastery, we continue our drive with a stop in Thimphu for lunch. Overnight in Paro.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tashi Namgay Resort
Day 08 : Final departure

Today we bid farewell to the tiny Himalayan Kingdom and her friendly people. After early breakfast, we drive to the Paro airport. Druk Air generally departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions. Therefore, after taking breakfast, we will be taken to the airport in the morning for final departure.

Included meals: Breakfast
Important Notes
We reserve the right to amend the itinerary in cases of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, a health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible if required.

Want to customise this trip? You can contact us

What's Included

  • Bhutanese visa fee
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Government approved A and B category hotels in the cities on twin- share basis
  • Camping(tents) during trekking
  • All meals, tea and snacks
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local guide and staff
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Tents and Kitchen utensils for trekking
  • Horses to carry the group equipments
  • Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties

What's not Included

  • Airfare for International flights to and from Bhutan
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
  • Personal camping gears (sleeping bag, torch etc)
  • Trip cancellation and medical/evacuation insurance
  • Tips for staff/guide
  • Travel Insurance

Accommodation

Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. We will be accommodated in A category hotels in Paro and Thimphu, B category hotel in Punakha and camps during trekking. We use Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro, Hotel Migmar in Thimphu and Meri Puensum Resort in Punakha. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Whilst the trek the accommodation will be in two-person tents. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost USD 490.

Meals

All meals (full board) will be made available on the trip. A variety of meals are available in most hotels – the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in most parts of Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.

The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Wind Horse Adventures also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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