11 Days Bhutan Hiking Tours

Offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum.

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Grade

Moderate

Accommodation

Hotel & Camp

Transportation

SUV & Pony

Cities Covered

3

Temperature

Moderate

Actual Trek

6 Days

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11 Days Bhutan Hiking Tours – Bhutan Trekking Tours

11 days Bhutan hiking tours comprises of Cultural tours and trek, a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimiling Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout.

This 11 days Bhutan hiking tours will offer hikers to see stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world.

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All of our Bhutan tours are private, tailor-made journeys for independent travel on dates of your choosing. We can easily customize your Bhutan tour to spend more in the places doing the activities that you are interested in.

  • Category
  • Location
  • Days
    11
  • Nights
    10
  • Accommodation
    Hotel & Camp
  • Transportation
    SUV & Pony
  • Cities Covered
    3
  • Temperature
    Moderate
  • Actual Trek
    6 Days
Day 1
Arrive Paro

The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world, with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. Our representative will meet you at Paro airport. After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the National Museum, Ta Dzong. Next, visit the Rimpong Dzong to see the painting of the great saint Milarepa. Afterwards walk to the beautiful cantilever wooden bridge still in use. Overnight at your hotel in Paro.

Day 2
Hike to Tigers Nest

After breakfast hike to Taktsang Monastery. Nearby there is a teahouse where you can stop for lunch.
In the afternoon drive to the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong, an historic monument built by the Shabdrung to commemorate his victory against invading Tibetans in 1644. In fine weather the towering peak of the sacred Mount Jomolhari (7314m) appears as a stunning backdrop. On the return drive to Paro, visit 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo.

Day 3
Paro - Jele Dzong

8 km, 4-5 hours. 1090 m ascent

Today is a short trekking day. The journey starts with a climb up to Jele Dzong. The trek trail ascends gradually up to the camp, and if the weather is clear Paro valley can be seen surrounded by snow capped mountains. Above the camp is Jele La (3400m) and Jele Dzong. There is also a Lhakhang containing a statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. Overnight at campsite.

Day 4
Jele Dzong - Jangchulhakha

10 km, 3 – 4 hours. 310m ascent, 50m descent

Begin with a one and a half hour climb and then ascend more gradually upwards. The trail takes us through thick alpine forests of rhododendrons. We will have fine views of Mt. Chomolhari and other snow capped peaks if the weather is right. We may hear some pheasants calling during the day. We may also see yak herders around your campsite. Overnight at campsite. Altitude 3770 m.

Day 5
Jangchulhakha - Jimilangtsho

11 km, 4 hours. 230 m descent, 330 m ascent
The trail follows the ridge, and when the weather is clear views of the mountains and valley are sensational. We will enjoy a great view of Jichu Drake (6989m), the peak representing the protective deity of Paro. Our camp is close to Jimilangtsho lakes, famous for their giant sized trout. Overnight at campsite. Altitude 3870 m

Day 6
Jimilangtsho - Simkota

11km, 4 hours. 820m ascent, 400m descent
The trail takes us through dwarf rhododendron trees and passes by the lake of Janeetsho. Today we may come across some yak herder’s camps and get an idea of how these people live. We camp overnight close to Simkota Lake. If you are lucky you can catch a lake trout for your dinner. Overnight at campsite.

Day 7
Simkota - Phajoding

10km, 4 hours. 130m ascent, 680m descent
Today begins with a gradual climb and if the weather permits you will enjoy majestic views of Mt.Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. You may also view a host of other peaks from Phume La (4080m). The trail slowly descends through juniper trees to a campsite. Overnight at campsite. Altitude 3610m.

Day 8
Phajoding - Thimphu

5km, 3 hours
The trek to Thimphu is downhill all the way, passing through a forested area of mostly blue pine. Taking a leisurely pace, you reach Thimphu in about 3 hours. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.

Day 9
Thimphu (Day Excursion to Punakha)

En-route Dochula Pass (108 Chortens) and after lunch, will continue with Nalanda Buddhist College, Punakha Dzong and Bhutan`s largest suspension bridge. Evening return back to Thimphu.

Day 10
Thimphu Sightseeing

Morning, we will be visiting Kuensel Phodrang, Mothithang Takin Reserve , Handmade Paper Factory. After lunch continue our visit to Folk Heritage Museum, Memorial Chorten and Changangkha Lhakhang and Tashichho Dzong.

Day 11
Depart Paro

Breakfast in the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.
Tashi Delek!

CHECKLIST - What to Pack

  • Warm Clothes
  • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shampoo and conditioner (if you're not likely to be staying in fancy hotels where this is provided)
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Wet Wipes/Make Up Remover Wipes/Face wash.Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock
  • Head gear/hat/cap; sun and rain protection
  • Strong comfortable trekking boots – water-resistant for the rainy period-June-August.
  • Folding umbrella (only for wet months — July and August)
  1. Jessy

    It is a trip that we will always find joy in remembering. Thank you so much for all you did to make it such a memorable time for us.”

  2. Sarah

    “It was a life changing experience and we couldn’t be happier to have done it, learned so much, seen so much, and escaped from work for a couple of weeks!”

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Included
  • All Meals
  • All transportation
  • All accommodation - 3 Star
  • Licensed guide
  • Govt Royalty Fee ($65) & Taxes
  • Entry & Museum Fees
  • Visa Fee ($40)
 
Not Included
  • Alcohol or Beverage
  • Camera and other non trek accessories
  • Druk Air fares.
  • Insurance
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