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11 Nights 12 Days Sharna Zampa to Dodena Trekking Tour

11 Nights 12 Days Sharna Zampa to Dodena Trekking Tour

Highlights

  • Trek on the highest mountains with painting-like scenery in Bhutan
  • Have lunch in herders’ tents which are made from yaks’ hair
  • Explore the ruins of Barshong Dzong
  • Relax yourself via a traditional hot stone bath
  • Drink traditional red rice beer with unique local taste
  • Dress in traditional National Attire to take a photo
  • Get 1 Bhutan sim card of 2GB internet access (to be returned)
  • Witness traditional Bhutan dance
  • Try local archery, which is not only Bhutan’s national sports, but also art
Itinerary
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Day1  Paro Arrival and City History Tour

Welcome to the Thunder Dragon. Your tour guide will meet you in the airport of Paro. After checking in your hotel, you will visit the National Museum, where houses lots of exquisite local artworks, Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), where offers you beautiful river view and Kyichu Temple, a small temple with beautiful views.

Meals:    Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Day2  First Trek Day - Sharna Zampa to Thangthangkha

Today’s hiking route is 17 kilometers long and you need to finish it in 6 hours, so you will get up early and transfer to Shama Zampa, the start point of the hike, for breakfast. You will trek through a military area, where you need to show them your trek permit. We will apply for the permit before the trek. Most sections of today’s route are along the Paro Chuu River, where boasts fascinating river views. The altitude will go up to 3610 meters from 2810 meters when you arrive at Thangthangkha.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in Thangthangkha

Day3  Second Trek Day – Thangthangkha to Jangothang

A series of giant peaks are visible during today’s hike. You will have lunch in a herders’ camp. If there are also other herders, you can talk to them. The altitude ascends to 4040 meters when you reach Jangothang, where you will have a superb view of the Mounts Chomolhari and Jichu Drake. Today’s 19-kilometer-long trek takes 6 hours.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in Jangothang

Day4  Short Hike around Campsite and Rest

As you know, you have been trekking on plateau for nearly 40 kilometers in two days. Let’s take a rest today. It is recommended to take short hikes around the campsite. The beautiful lakes and mountains and lovely sheep and yaks will help get refreshed.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in Jangothang

Day5  Third Trek Day – Jangothang to Lingshi

Restart the trek after 1 day’s rest. You will climb to the 4890-meter-high Nyilila pass at the beginning of today’s trek, and then descend to the Lingshi Basin, whose altitude is 3800 meters. You will see herders’ tents made from yaks’ hair during the trek. These tents will be moved to different pastures by herders during grazing seasons. Continue head to the Lingshi Dzong, where you will camp tonight. The snow-capped Mount Tserimgang offers you a grand view during the last trekking section of today. It takes around 6 hours to finish today’s 18 meters’ trek.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp beside Lingshi Dzong

Day6  Tough Fourth Trek Day – Lingshi to Shodu

Are you ready to take the toughest section of this trek? You need to get up early to trek through the Yale-La Pass, who stands 4930 meters above the sea level. You will begin to descend after trekking through the pass. The view Khedo Tsho Lake is the rewards for your effort. Today’s 22-kilometer-long trek ends at Shodu, whose altitude is 4080 meters. It may take up to 9 hours for you to finish it.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in Shodu

Day7  Fifth Trek Day – Shodu to Ruins of Barshong

Compared to yesterday’s route, today’s trek can be described as a sightseeing tour to you. You will continue to descend to Barshong, whose altitude is 3700 meters. The distance of today’s trek is only 14 kilometers, which may only take you 4 hours. When you reach ruins of the Barshong Dzong, you have a lot time to explore it.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in Barshong

Day8  Sixth Trek Day – Barshong to Thimphu Chu River

You will trek along the Thimphu Chu River today. Just relax and admire the plants and river on the way. The altitude keeps at around 3600 meters during today’s 15-kilometer-long trek. The trekking time is around 5 hours.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in the Pasture of Thimphu Chu River

Day9  Final Trek Day – Thimphu Chu River to Dodena

You will start today’s trek downwards from a valley above the Thimphu Chu River, and finally end the trek in Dodena, where you will take a car ride to the city of Thimphu. The distance is only 8 kilometers.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Thimphu

Day10  Thimphu Sightseeing and Transfer to Paro

In the morning, you will visit the National Memorial Chorten and Textile Museum of Bhutan. After lunch, you will learn about the local medicine in the National Institute of Traditional Medicine before driving to Paro.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Day11  Hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest) Monastery

Around 2.5 hours’ hiking are needed to reach Taktsang Monastery, the most famous religious relic in Bhutan. It is possible to take a rest at the view terrace, which is located on the half point of the hiking route.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Day12  Bhutan Departure - Wish You All the Best!

Thanks for visiting Bhutan with us. Have a good flight and welcome to discover more places with us next time!

Meals:Breakfast     

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DEPARTURE DATE& PRICE

Price Includes

    • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
    • Accommodation in 3 star hotel under twin/dbl bed sharing basis
    • All transportation within the country including airport transfers
    • Daily USD 65 per person/night Gov. Royalty
    • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments
    • USD 40 per person Visa Fee
    • English speaking Local guide
    • Sightseeing

Price Excludes

    • Single room supplement charges USD 30 per room/night
    • Payments for service provided on a personal basis and Insurance Premiums
    • Cost for any services not mentioned in the "PRICE INCLUDES"
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