Feel the heartbeat of Bhutan through this trekking adventure. The traveler will encounter hidden villages and their friendly and curious inhabitants, with the towering Himalayas in the background.
Trekking in Bhutan is not easy because of the elevation and length of some of the treks, so guests should be physically fit for an optimal experience. You will be required to bring your own gear, including sleeping bags, however we will provide tents and sleeping pads. We offer a wide range of treks from easy to strenuous over varying periods of time. We can also create a custom trek to suite your specific needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about this excursion.
Dates : January-May and September-December
Difficulty rating: Easy-moderate
Day 01: Arrive at Paro Airport.
You will be received by our guide at the Paro International Airport and escorted to your hotel for refreshment. After lunch, visit Paro National Museum and Dzong. Overnight in Paro.
Day 02: Paro.
Your journey into the Thunder Dragon Kingdom will truly begin with a drive in the morning to the ruins of the Drugyel Dzong 10 miles at the end of Paro Valley. Hike one hour to Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Paro – Thimphu.
After early breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Morning visit to the National Library, Paper Factory and animal reserve to see Bhutan’s national animal (Takin). Also visit the memorial Chorten (Stupa built in memory of Third King of Bhutan) and the Zilukha Nunnery. After lunch, visit the Pangrizampa Monastery at Dechenchholing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Thimphu – Punakha.
After an early breakfast, drive to Punakha.On the way, stop at Dochu-la Pass for a hot cup of tea or coffee. On a clear day, see the most spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayas. After lunch, visit the Punakha Dzong, the former winter capital and present administrative seat of the district. It is also the winter residence of the central monastic body. The Dzong lies between two rivers, the Pochu and Mochu, meaning male and female rivers. It was built in 1637 AD. Evening hike to Chimi Lhakhang, 20 mins. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Puankha – Gasa Hot Springs (start of trek).
Early breakfast drive to Damji. The trail begins by winding through rolling hills and passing through the pine and oak forest, villages and wheat fields. A bamboo walking stick will come in handy for this section of the trek, for those ups that always go down. In the distance you will get a view of the Gasa Dzong glued to the valley wall. You will say, “We are going there?” It is off in the distance and yes we are going there! Picnic lunch along the way, perhaps by the swinging bridge over the river or by a gorgeous waterfall. Camp at Gasa Hot Springs.
Day 06: Gasa Tsachu.
Spend relaxing time in the Tsachu (hotsprings) or pack lunch and climb about 2 hours to Gasa Village and the Dzong. Overnight camp.
Day 07: Gasa Tsachu – Damji – Punakha.
Back to Damji, where our car and driver will be waiting for us. Say goodbye to our trekking staff and Damji and drive to Punakha. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Punakha – Paro. Drive back to Paro, about 5 hours. Evening stroll around the Paro town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Paro. Early morning drive to Paro international airport after breakfast.