This short, but scenic trek rewards the hiker
with picturesque views of mountain ranges. We
reach an altitude as high as other treks, making
it moderately strenuous, with maximum daily
hikes of 6 hours per day. The trek features
dzongs, lakes and a gradual climb along the
ridge for panoramic views in clear weather.
Day 01 : Arrive at Paro. 2250M.
A flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular
of all mountain flights. One can see Mt. Everest,
Kanchen Junga, Makalu and other peaks in Bhutan
such as Chomolhari, Jichu Drakey and Tsrim Gang.
The first gift from Bhutan will be cool, clean
fresh air as you step out of the plane. You
will be received by our representative and escorted
to the hotel.
Afternoon. Visit to National Museum of Bhutan.
Which is called Ta- Dzong means (Watch Tower)
actually it was built in 17th century together
with Paro Dzong below to protect further aggression
from Tibetan invasion. Inside it has got varieties
of collection from all over Bhutan dated back
to 6th century. This will give you a highlight
of Bhutan existence.
Visit to the Paro Dzong the administrative
head quarter of Paro District. Every Dzong has
dual system together with the religion section.
Day 02 : Paro Sightseeing.
Morning after breakfast hikes to Taktsang monastery
(Tiger Nest), The climb up to the viewpoint
will take around 3 hours. Enjoy the stunning
view of the monastery where Guru Padmasambava
landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century,
and meditated for three months. The monastery
was later built in this holy place in 1684.
The fourth temporal ruler of Bhutan. Overnight
Day 03 : Ta Dzong – Jele Dzong.
10 Km. 3 – 4 hours. Altitude: 3450m.
Start early so that you can escape the scorching
heat on the up hill where trees are less. The
trail starts above the Ta Dzong (Museum). Today
is a 3/4 hours trek. Starts gradually up hill,
through mixed temperate forests and occasional
farmhouses. By lunch time the trails goes through
thick coniferous belt. Look out for wild animals
& birds. By evening you reach the Jelela
Pass 2600m from here, which the campsite is
just hundred meters down hill. It is a great
campsite with fairly wide meadow – a place
where yak herder camps here. When they migrated
Day 04 : Jele Dzong – Jangchuk
lhakha. 10Km. 4- 5 hours. Altitude: 3780m.
Today you are heading to Jangchuk Lhakha camp.
It is 4/5 hours trek and campsite is at 3780
meters at the maximum. You are gaining around
three hundred meters high. The trails starts
200 meters uphill to Jeli Dzong, which served
as the rest house during the 2nd King ‘s
time and now a monistic institute. The trail
is mostly up and down with good views of Paro
valley on your left side as you walk on the
ridges. Forests that with high temperate and
some alpine meadows.
Day 05 : Jangchuk lhakha – Jimi
Langtso. 11 Km. 5 – 6 hours. Altitude
Today we are heading to Jimi Langtso Lake, which
is maximum 3880 meters high (the highest camp
side on your trip), trek of 6/7 hours. Starts
with 500 meters uphill through coniferous forests
and barren hillsides dotted with rhododendron
flowers if it in spring and beside this you
will see lot of other flora and faunas. A great
scenic walks. Lot of wild onions grows on this
trail. After the first Pass it’s mostly
up and down if some one is riding pony have
to take extra cautious. Before you cross the
last Pass you walk by a ridge. Which offers
a great scenic view on clear days you can view
Mt.Kanchenjunga and Bhutan’s Chomolhari;
Jichu Drakey & Tsrim gang – all on
the left side (towards northwest). After the
last Pass the Lake can be seen on your left
side, so all down hill till campsite by the
Day 06 : Jimilangtso – Phojoding.
20 Km. 5 – 6 hours. Altitude: 3870m.
Start early in order to reach Phajoding. You
are gradually going uphill today. The trek 6/7
hours and campsite at Phajoding is 3870 metes.
There are numerous Passes and some are as high
as 4000 meters. You will come across the Yak
herder’s camp & yaks grazing all around
near by Lake and so. In this route some time
we see the carven of Blue Sheep. Although, it
would not be like Chomolhari trek as we see
In this last day to Phajoding camp we will
come across the Lake Janetso and semkotatso.
All the lake in this trek has trout. Great scenic
view can be seen on clear days most of the Bhutan’s
snowcapped mountains. When you look at northeast.
After reaching the Phajoding Pass, enjoy a great
view of Thimphu capital valley and down hill
Day 07 : Phajoding – Thimphu.
4 –5 Km. 3 hours. Altitude: 2350m.
Last day of the trip and if you want to reach
Thimphu early. You can start in morning Otherwise
you can start late and visit some old temples
there. The sunrise view from Phajoding is great
with Thimphu valley just below you. Many pheasants
can be seen if you take a little morning walk
around the hillside.
Always carry a walking stick with you at Phajoding,
as sometimes the Monastery dogs can be a menace.
The walk down is through mixed temperate forests
and takes Maximum 2 hours. Your car awaits you
at the trek endpoint then a Tashi Delek &
Farewell to your trekking crews.
Day 08 : Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast, visit the National Memorial
Chorten built in memory of late 3rd King Jigme
Dorji Wangchuk in 1974.visit 15th century Changangkha
Temple, Takin (National Animal) sanctuary and
view point of Thimphu city. On the way back
visit the Zilukha Nunnery and Dechenphodrang
monistic school. Lunch.
Visit National library, Scholl of Arts and
Crafts, Government Handicrafts Emporium and
Traditional Handmade paper factory and Goldsmith
& Silversmith unit. In evening visit the
Tashi Chhodzong the capital parliament house
and after explore the various handicrafts store
in the town.
Day 09 : Thimphu – Paro
It is free time in morning and after lunch drives
to Paro through winding road all the way down
following the Wangchuk River and reaches to
the confluence (Chu- Zom) it means the meeting
of two rivers Wangchuk & Pa- Chu from Paro.
This point is to check the vehicle pass by and
immigrations. On the junction of this two river
you will witness the three different kind of
Chorten Tibetan, Bhutanese and Nepalese style.
You will cross this bridge and turn to right
Day 10 : Departure.
In morning your guide will bid you a farewell
journey at Paro Airport.