This is a low altitude trek, which starts
from Punakha and ends at the bridge, Teki Zampa,
approximately 11 kilometers from Wangdue. It
is usually performed in winter as this region
of Bhutan is in a temperate, sub-tropical zone.
The route features villages, stream crossings,
rivers and oaks.
Day 01 : Paro
Arrive Paro by Druk Air flight. During
this flight, one will experience breathtaking
views of Mt. Everest, Kanchen junga and other
Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Chomolhari
and Mt. Jichu Drakey in Bhutan.
On arrival at Paro our representative will
receive you. The drive to the hotel through
the Paro valley is enchanting. After lunch you
will be taken to Ta-Dzong (museum). Visit to
Paro Dzong and walk over the bridge crossing
the (Pa- Chu) River of Paro. Overnight hotel.
Day 02 : Paro Sightseeing.
Drive up to Ramthangkha (10 Km from Paro Town)
and walk to Taktsang Goemba. The name Taktsang
means “ Tiger’s Nest’’
The Monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with
a sheer drop of nearly 4000 ft. And overlooks
the Paro valley. Taktsang is one of the most
venerated pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan
However, most people can only visit the main
site called Taktsang Pel-phu. According to legend
Padmasambhava founded Taktsang Monastery in
the eighth century. It is believed that the
Guru came to this place on the back of a tigress
from Khengpajong in the Kurtoe region and meditated
here for three months in a cave at Taktsang
and converted the Paro valley to Buddhism.
Day 03 : Paro - Thimphu. Distance:
65 KM. Driving: 2 Hours.
This morning follow the winding road beside
the Pa-Chu (Chu means water) downstream to its
confluence and then up the Wangchu River to
Thimphu, the capital. Afternoon. Visit the Memorial
Chorten. Built in 1974 by the Royal Grand Mother.
The shrine is dedicated to the late king Jigme
Dorji Wangchuk You will see a lot people circumambulating
to atone their present sins and receive merit
for the next life. Overnight hotel.
Day 04 : Thimphu - Punakha. Distance:
77 Km. Driving: 3 Hours.
Early rise and drive to the Dochula (3150m pass)
for breakfast. If the weather is clear, the
Dochu- la offers the most spectacular views
of the eastern Himalayan mountain ranges. We
then drive to Punakha for lunch at the hotel.
After lunch we visit Punakha Dzong, the most
beautiful in Bhutan. Built in 1637 by Shabdrung
Ngawang Namgyel. The Dzong is located at the
confluence of two rivers, the Pho-Chu &
Mo-Chu. We then drive to Nyzergang to visit
the Khamsum Yuelly Namgyal Temple. Night Punakha
Day 50 : Punakha - Limukha. Distance
12 km, about 4 -5 hours.
Drive to Punakha Dzong. The trek begins with
the gradual climb through Chirpine forests.
A stop to visit the village of Dompo-la can
be organized depending on the group's choice.
Day .06 : Limukha - Chungsakha. Distance
-14 km, about 5 -6 hours.
The trail today takes you through rhododendron
and oak forested areas. En route pass the famous
Drukpa Kunley Lhakhang. Overnight Camp.
Day 07 : Chungsakha - Samtengang. Distance
-13 km, about 4- 5 hours.
The trail now takes you through the village
of Sha Wangdue district. Camping at Samtengang
Day 08 : Samtengang- Chhuzomsa - Wangdue.
10Km. about 1-2 hours.
The trail now drops down to the main road. Drive
to Wangduephodrang. Lunch at the hotel. Rest
day or you can visit Wangdue Dzong or take a
hike to the Divine Mad Man Monastery (Chimi
Lhakhang). Overnight hotel.
Day 09 : Wangdue – Thimphu –
Early morning drive to Thimphu for lunch. Some
last day shopping and sightseeing if you have
some part of Thimphu you would like to see.
Late evening drive to Paro.
Day 10 : Departure.
In morning drive to Airport for your departure