6 Days Bhutan Trekking Tours

Offers incredible view of Phajoding Monastery and crosses Sinchula Pass.

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Grade

Moderate

Accommodation

Hotel & Camp

Cities Covered

3

Mountains

4

Temparature

Moderate

Max Altitude

3800 M

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6 Days Bhutan Trekking Tours – Bhutan Hiking Tours

Punakha Winter Trek 5 Nights

6 Days Bhutan Trekking Tours goes from Thimphu to Punakha through sup tropical forests, bamboo thickets, pine forests, villages, and rice fields and provides a great experience of a Bhutanese rural life.

6 Days Bhutan trekking tours is a short and easy trek through Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. The altitude of the trail covers almost a thousand meters in range but the slopes are mostly gradual and should not present hikers with much difficulty.

6 Days Bhutan trekking tours hike follows the old foot trail from Thimphu to Punakha passes through several villages, forests and rice fields. It offers incredible views of Phajoding Monastery and crosses through Sinchula Pass. Hikers will also camp near Chorten Ningpo, an ancient Chorten linked to Bhutan’s favorite patron saint, The Divine Madman Lam Drukpa Kuenley.

6 Days Bhutan hiking tours best season to Trek: Because of low altitude, it is possible to do this trek throughout winter season.

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  • Category
  • Location
  • Days
    11
  • Nights
    10
  • Accommodation
    Hotel & Camp
  • Cities Covered
    3
  • Mountains
    4
  • Temparature
    Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    3800 M
Day 1
Arrive Paro

Arriving at Paro International airport and upon clearing immigration and customs, you will meet with your guide and driver. Drive to Hotel.

After Lunch drive towards Sang Chokhor Buddhist College and Kyichu Lhakhang. Evening stroll down the Paro Town.

Day 2
Hike to Tigers Nest

Morning, we will hike to Paro Taktshang, later visiting Druk-yul Dzong, Ta-dzong and Rimpong Dzong if time permits.

Day 3
Paro – Shong Pang (Trek starts)

Drive north up the valley towards Dechencholing (the residence of the Queen Mother) Palace, following the Thimchu. The transport will reach you up to Pangrizam, the last motor point. From here, the trek starts towards Shong Pang, which takes about 4/5 hours through villages. The camp will be just above Chamina village.

Day 4
Shong Pang – Dopshing Pang

The trek trail ascends gradually up till you reach the pass called Sinchula which is about 3,490m. From this point, if the weather is clear, one can see Phajodhing Monastery, which is just above Thimphu. After 2 Km walk, you can view Thinly Gang village, Talo Monastery and the motor highway towards the ancient capital of Bhutan. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill till you reach the campsite.

Day 5
Pang – Chorten Ningpo

The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will be walking through thick forests, villages and rice fields. The campsite is at an alt. of 2,700 m.

Day 6
Chorten Ningpo – Zomlingthang

For about 2-3 hours, the trek trail will be through several villages until you reach a motor road. From the motor road, you will follow the road towards Punakha, which is the ancient capital of Bhutan.

Day 7
Zomlingthang – Limukha

Follow the motor road till Punakha Dzong and then cross the Pochu River (Male River), the river that drains the remote Lunana region. You will have a steady half-day climb into a forest of scattered long needle Chir Pines. Make sure to fill your water bottle before leaving Punakha, as there is no water on the way for a couple of hours. You will have a wonderful view of Punakha valley and the Dzong. If the weather is clear, you can see some snow peaked mountains to the north. The campsite is near Limukha village, alt. 2,250 m.

Day 8
Limukha – Chungsakha/Wangdue (Trek ends)

The trek trail ascends gradually up through the thick forest of oak species and rhododendrons till you reach a pass called Dochula. Then descend through the thick forest leading to a small monastery dedicated to a lama called Drukpa Kuenlay (popularly known as the Divine Madman). From Chungsakha you can look across the valley to Samtengang on the ridge to the south. Walk down hill till you reach the motor road and then drive for about half an hour to Wangdiphodrang. Overnight at the hotel in Wangdue.

Day 9
Punakha Sightseeing - Thimphu

Morning hike to khamsum Yella Temple , followed by Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang and then drive towards Thimphu en-route Dochula Pass.

Evening leisure at Thimphu Town.

Day 10
Explore Thimphu Valley

Visit the National Library, established in the 1960s, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts and a small collection of books.
Institute of Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where you can see young children learning and practising the ancient arts and crafts of Bhutan. Zorig Chusum literally means the “thirteen traditional arts and crafts”.
Visit the Textile Museum, which provides an excellent introduction about the techniques, style of various textiles woven in the country along with exhibitions of the national dress ‘gho’ for men and ‘Kira’ for women.

If your visit falls from Friday till Sunday, then visit the weekend vegetables market held at the Centenary Farmers Market. The market provides an opportunity to mingle with the local people and sample local organic produce. Local arts and crafts are also available.

Day 11
Depart Paro

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. Moehl (Germany)

    The experience was incredible. The highlight was the trek up to the Tiger’s Nest Temple in Bhutan. What a wonderful day – it was really challenging, but so worth it when you get to the top.

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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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