“Multisport trip”


Days 01 : Arrival at Paro. Check into Hotel. Day at leisure. Either walk around or bike around Paro in the late afternoon.

Day 02 : Hike to Taktsang monastery

Day 03 : Trek to Jele Dzong. Start Trek above the Museum and gradually climb upto Jele Dzong. Atl: 2590m, dist: 7 Kms. Overnight at camp.

Day 04 : Jele Dzong – Jimilangtshoa :The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and rhododendron tree with beautiful views of mountains and the valley. Campsite near Jimilangtsho lake alt. 3350m.  Camp site at the height of 3350m distance 20 km.

Day 05 : Jimilangtso – Phajoding :The trail continues with gradual climb. If weather permits, beautiful views of Mt. Gangkhar Phunsum can be seen. Campsite near the monastery alt. 3116 m. Distance 21 km.Overnight at camp.

Day 06 : Phajoding – Thimpu Sightseeing :The trek to Thimpu is down hill through blue pine forest. Distance 8 km. Evening at leisure.Overnight at Hotel in Thimpu.

Day 07 : Thimpu – Punakha / Wangdi :Morning Thimpu sightseeing, visit Memorial Chorten, Painting School, National Library, Bhutanese Hand Made Paper factory. After lunch drive to Punakha across the Dochula Pass (Alt. 3050 m) where one can see the beautiful views of Eastern Himalayan Ranges. Overnight at Hotel in Wangdi.

Day 08 : In the morning at about 9.30 am hike about 1 hr from the Punakha Dzong up the Pho Chhu Valley to the put in at Samdenkha for a nice class II/III raft trip down to the Punakha School.  After lunch visit the Punakha Dzong.

Day 09 : Punakha to Phobjikha by car (2 hours drive) Visit Gangtey Monastery (under renovation) Phobjikha valley has no electricity , but is one of the more beautiful valleys. Over night either camp or stay at one of the lodges in Phobjikha

Day 10: Cycle back to Punakha 62 KM – 6 hours ride time. Moderate.

From Phobjikha valley you work your way back up to Lawa La (13 km up) and the main road and from there continue the long descent to Wangdue Phodrang. After passing the village of Nobding, 12 km down, there is a single restaurant a further 12 km down and then a few shops at Teki Zampa another 15 km further. Just past here a new Japanese bridge spans the Dang Chhu. At Chuzomsa, there is a side road to an abandoned slate mine. After a long almost flat stretch you reach Wangdue Phodrang. The town is supposed to be relocated to a site closer to the river. Overnight camp in Punakha.

Day 11 : Punakha – Thimphu : Drive from Punakha to Thimphu. Those who want can bike down to Thimphu from the Dochula Pass onward. Overnight at Thimphu or Paro

Day 12 :  Departure.