|Day 01|| Leave US.
|Day 02|| Arrive Bangkok and overnight there.
|Day 03|| Transfer to International airport for flight to Paro (2200m) in
the morning. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Paro
valley. O/N hotel on full board.
|Day 04|| Full day sightseeing of Paro including the famous Taktsang
monastery (Tiger' s nest) clinging on the hill top - one of the
highlights of this trip. O/N Paro.
|Day 05|| Drive to Drukyul Dzong (2300m) and begin trek to Shana village
(2575m) along the Pahchu (Paro river). Approx. 5-6 hrs of walking.
|Day 06|| Shana to Soithangka (3520m): Today's walk is through rich
forrests of juniper, pine, conifers - approx. 7 hrs.
|Day 07|| Soithangka - Jangothang (Chomolhari Base camp) (4040m): Another
lovely walk passing yak herders settlements with great views of
Chomolhari and Jichu Drake from camp. 5-6 hrs of walking.
|Day 08|| Rest day: An excellent place to relax or take excursions for
|Day 09||Jangothang - Lingshi (3980m): Climb gradually to Nyelela pass
(4800m) from where we descend to the beautiful village of Lingshi. 5-6 hrs.
|Day 10|| Lingshi - Chebisa (3850m): Morning visit to the Lingshi Dzong
and take a leisurely walk to our next camp at Chebisa - 3-4hrs,
another lovely village where we get to visit the villagers in their
|Day 11||Chebisa - Shomuthang (3960m): We cross the Gobula pass (4365m)
and another unnamed pass (4110m)and descend to camp at Shomuthang. 5-6hrs.
|Day 12|| Shomuthang - Roluthang (4130m): We cross the Jarila pass
(4600m) from where we descend to the river and then climb another 300m to
camp at Roluthang. 7-8hrs.
|Day 13|| Roluthang - Lamithang (4100m): Cross the Shingela pass
(4960m). It is worthwhile to take a walk up to the ridge at 5000m for
better views. Descend to Lamithang. 6 hrs.
|Day 14|| Lamithang to Laya (3720m): A lot of up and down walking today
as we descend to the wonderful village of Laya. Approx. 5 hrs.
|Day 15|| A day' s rest to visit the village where the village folk will
entertain us with some local singing and dancing.
|Day 16|| Laya to Konea(3220m): We walk through forests today going up
and down several times to Konea . Various bird species can be seen here
including the musk deer if you are lucky. Approx 7 hrs.
|Day 17||Konea - Gasa (2210m) Cross another pass - Balela (3780m) and
descend to the wonderful hot spring of Gasa - 5-6 hrs. Here we also
see the Gasa Dzong which use to be an outpost fort guarding the trade
route to Tibet. A dip in the Gasa hot springs is a pleasure here.
|Day 18|| Gasa Springs - Damji (2250m) We climb back up to 2500m and
then down to Damji - 5 hrs.
|Day 19|| Damji - Tashitang - Thimphu. Trek to the road head at Tashitang
(3½ hrs) and drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
|Day 20|| Full day sightseeing of Thimphu. Evening drive to Paro.
|Day 21|| Fly to Bangkok and overnight there.
|Day 22|| Flights to the States.