SITES OF INTEREST
Unbeatable Snowmen trek
Day 1: KTM/PBH During this flight, Druk Air will give you an opportunity to glance at the magnificent view of the Himalayas. You will be greeted by BMTT representatives and drive (20min.) through the beautiful Paro valley to Olathang Hotel all at altitude 2200m.
Day 2: Paro sightseeing. PM- Afternoon at leisure or visit a farmhouse.
Day 3: AM- For better acclimatization hike up to Taktsang monastery alt. 3000m. The hike takes about 3 hrs overlooking the Paro valley. Lunch at Cafeteria. PM- Easy walk down & drive to hotel. You can relax and prepare for the trek.
Day 4: Paro- Shana 16kms. 5/6 hrs. walk alt. 2800m.
Day 5: Shana- Soi Thangthangkha 24kms. 8/9 hrs. walk alt. 3800m.
Day 6: Soi Thangthangkha - Jangothang 12 kms. 4/5 hrs. walk alt. 4050m.
Day 7: Halt at Jangothang. Options- fishing/excursion to Chomolhari base camp/relax.
Day 8: Jangothang- Lingshi 18 kms. 6/7 hrs walks. Climb over Neyle pass alt. 4700m. Camp at alt 4100m.
Day 9: Lingshi- Chebisa 14kms 5/6 hrs walk alt. 3900m.
Day 10: Chebisa- Shomuthang 16kms. 7/8 hrs walks. Climb over Gubu la pass alt. 4600m. Camp at alt. 4250m.
Day 11: Shomuthang- Robluthang 18kms. 8/9 hrs walks. Climb over Jari la pass alt. 4650m. Camp at alt. 4300m.
Day 12: Robluthang- Lingmithang 16 kms. 8/9 hrs walks. Climb over Shinje la pass alt. 4950m. Camp at alt. 4100m.
Day 13: Lingmithang- Laya 13 kms. 5/6 hrs walks. Allt. 3850m.
Day 14: Laya halt. Excursion around the village.
Day 15: Laya- Roduphu 19kms. 8/9 hrs walks. Camp at alt. 4150m.
Day 16: Roduphu- Narithang 16kms, 6/7 hrs walks. Climb over Tsimola pass alt. 4700m. Camp at alt. 4250m.
Day 17: Narithang- Tarina 17kms. 7/8 hrs walks. Climb over Kangla Karchula pass alt. 5100m. Camp at alt. 3900m.
Day 18: Tarina- Woche 15 kms. 6/7 hrs walksCamp at alt. 3800m.
Day 19: Woche- Lhedi 17 kms. 7/8 hrs walks. Climb over Keche la pass alt. 4500m. Camp at alt.3650m.
Day 20: Ledhi - Tanza 18kms. 7/8 hrs walks. Camp at alt. 4000m.
Day 21: Tanza- Tshochena 18 kms. 7/8 hrs. Climb over Jazela pass alt. 4900 m. Camp at 4100m.
Day 22: Tshochena- Jichu Dramo 14kms. 6/7 hrs walks. Climb over Loju la pas alt. 4900m. Camp at alt. 4400m.
Day 23: Jichu Dramo- Chukarpa 18 kms. 8/9 hrs walk. Climb over Rinchenzoe pass alt. 5400m. Camp at alt. 4200m.
Day 24: Chukarpo- Tempetso 19 kms. 8/9 hrs walks. Climb over Tempela pass alt. 4600m. Camp at alt. 3900m.
Day 25: Tempetso- Marothang 15 kms. 6/7 hrs walks. Camp at alt. 3400m.
Day 26: Marothang- Nikachu 22 kms. 7/8 hrs walks. Camp at alt. 2600m. Or drive to Wangduephodrang.
Day 27: Early morning drive (5 hrs) to the capital city, Thimphu. Enroute visit Punakha the old capital, winter residence of the Head abbot.
Day 28: Thimphu sightseeing. AM- visit the indigenous hospital where the traditional method are still practiced, painting school, National Library a treasure trove of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, Royal goldsmith workshop, weaving center & Bhutanese paper making. (Lunch) PM- visit the Memorial Chorten dedicated to the late King, 15 century Changangkha Lhakhang, Drupthop Nunnery & Tashichho Dzong center of Government and religion. Drive to Paro (2hrs). O/n hotel.
Day 29: Early morning drive to airport for departure.
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