||Arrive Paro by Druk Air, the
only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of
mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities
you will be received by ITT members. Afternoon / evening time at
leisure. Overnight Hotel.
||Day hike to Taktsang
monastery. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3
hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to
a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is
believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th
century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3
months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the
spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism.
During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the
spot where the saint meditated and it is a pilgrimage site for
every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time .
||Drive to Drugyel Dzong where
the trek begins. The path goes upstream of the Pachu river
through villages gradually ascending to 2800 meters at Shana
camp. Walking time 5/6 hours
||Shana to Soi Thangthangkha.
The trail again follows the Pachu river ascending through pine,
oak and spruce forest. Lunch will be served near a wooden
bridge. The camp is at an altitude of 3800 meters near a stone
shelter. Walking time 7/8 hours
||Soi to Jangothang. Climb
slowly for a while till you reach an army camp. Then follow the
river above tree line with stunning views of the surrounding
peaks. Hot lunch will be served inside a Yak herders camp. A
easy walk will reach you to Jangothang at an altitude of 4050
meters. The view of Chomolhari (7320 meters) and Jichu Drake
(6900 meters) is superb. Both the mountains are still virgin
peaks. Walking time 4/5 hours.
||Halt at Jangothang. Explore
the surrounding areas like Tshophu lake, visit Yakherders or
||Jangothang to Lingshi. The
trail follows the stream for half hour and crosses the bridge to
the right side. Climb up the ridge and enjoy stunning views of
Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Khang mountains.Than walk
through the wide open valley sometimes coming across herds of
blue sheep. The climb upto the Nyele la pass 4700 meters is not
too difficult and the view is breathtaking. After the pass its a
gradual descend and through the valley with beautiful views on
all side. Nearing the camp you will see the Lingshi Dzong
perched on top of a hill with commanding view of the valley.
Arrive camp at 4100 meters near a stone shelter. Walking time
||ingshi to Shodu. Today is the
most difficult day so start early. Begin walk opposite the dzong
gradually through the valley until the stiff climb to Yale la
pass at 4950 meters the highest point of the trip. The panoramic
view of Mt.Chomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tshrim Gang is
breathtaking. After the pass its a long descent to the camp at
3750 meters. Walking time 7/8 hours.
||Shodu to Barshong. The path
follows the Thimchu river descending through rhododendron,
Juniper and pine forests. The view of the cliff facing rocks and
water falls are stunning. The trail gradually ascends after ¾
hours to the ruins of Barshong Dzong reaching the camp at 3500
meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.
||Barshong to Dodina. The path
descends for a while joining the Thimchu river and gradually
ascending and descending through thick bamboo and pine forests.
From Dolemkencho the trail descends all the way to Dodina where
the ITT coach will be waiting for your return. Walking time 7/8
hours. Drive 1 and half hour to Thimphu (capital city).
Overnight at Hotel.
||AM stroll around the market
and drive 2 hours to Paro. PM Paro sightseeing. Overnight Kichu
resort or similar.
||Transfer to airport for