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13 Nights 14 Days Chaling to Thakthi Trekking Tour

13 Nights 14 Days Chaling to Thakthi Trekking Tour

Highlights

  • Visit two local villages to learn more about Bhutanese culture
  • In-depth sightseeing in the city Paro and Bumthang
  • Trek with yaks along the charming mountain paths
  • 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 Visit Historical Sites

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:  Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Day2  Domestic Flight to Bumthang from Paro

You will take a flight to Bumthang from Paro today. It took 12 hours to drive from Paro to Bumthang before. Now, a flight makes the transfer time decreased to 35 minutes.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Bumthang

Day3  Bumthang Local Culture and History Tour

Today you will learn about local history and religions in the Jambay Lhakhang and Kuraj Lhakhang first. They both have a history of over 1200 years. Continue your tour to the Burning Lake – Mebartsho, where local people float small butter lamps to makes wishes. Today’s last destination is the Jakar Dzong, a monastery with a history of 450 years.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Bumthang

Day4  Transfer to Trashigang from Bumthang

You will take a long drive from Bumthang to Trashigang today. Feel free to let your guide know If you want to stop to take photos.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Trashigang

Day5  First Trekking Day – Chaling to Donmong Chu

The altitude will go up to 3100 meters from 2100 meters during today’s trek. Although the distance is only 8 meters, you will trek slowly for better acclimatization. Today’s trek takes around 5 hours. Yaks and beautiful sceneries are your best friends during the trek.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in Donmong Chu

Day6  Second Trekking Day – Donmong Chu to Merak

You will enter a local village during today’s20-kilometer-long trek. Our guide will help you communicate with the villagers.Although the distance is much longer than yesterday, the trekking time isalmost the same, because the altitude will only go up for 400 meters. You can havea wonderful view of the giant mountains in today’s campsite.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in Merak

Day7  Third Trekking Day – Merak to Miksa Teng

You will trek upwards to the 4100-meter-high Nachungla Pass, and then downwards to the 3100-meter-high Miksa Teng today. For better acclimatization, the trekking time is set to around 6 hours for this 14-liometer-long trek.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in Miksa Teng

Day8  Fourth Trekking Day – Miksa Teng to Sakteng

You will trek along a river today. If you are fortunate enough, the red pandas may be welcoming you among the trees. There is no drastic altitude change today. It takes around 5 hours for today’s 14-kilometer-long trek.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   

Accommodation:Camp in Sakteng

Day9  Explore the Surrounding Area of Sakteng

Today, you will spend 1 day exploring the Sakteng Village, where houses around 80 families.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Camp in Sakteng

Day10  Final Trekking Day – Sakteng to Thakthi

Today is the final trekking day with the longest trekking distance (20 kilometers), so you need to get up early. The altitude will go down to 2000 meters from 3000 meters during the hike. After arriving in Thakthi, you will be transferred to Trashigang to stay overnight.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Trashigang

Day11  Transfer to Bumthang from Trashigang

You will drive to Bumthang today. Do not forget to take wonderful photos during the car ride.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Bumthang

Day12  Bumthang to Paro Transfer by Car or Flight

It takes 12 hours to travel to Paro from Bumthang by car, or 35 minutes. Please kindly let us know your preferred mode of transportation.

Meals:Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner

Accommodation:Hotel in Paro

Day13  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

Day14  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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