Day 1 : Arrive Paro
On arrival at Paro airport, received by Connecting Horizons representative
and transfer to Thimphu. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2 : Thimphu - Gangtey
Morning after breakfast, Thimphu city tour, visiting Memorial Chorten,
Tashichhodzong, National Library and Painting School.
After lunch drive for about 5 hours to Gangtey. Enroute cross 3,100m
Dochula pass and drive by Wangdiphodrang Dzong. Overnight at Camp / Farm
Day 3 : Gangtey Gompa - Gogona [15 Km, 6/7 Hours]
Trek commences today. The trail winds up on a slow climb through meadows
and fields and then ascends the Tselela Pass (3,400m) which is also your
lunch stop. Then it descends gradually for some time through forests of
juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons. After the last short climb, you
reach Gogona village. The people of Gogona were originally nomads and they
speak a language called Bjopkha (language of nomads). Overnight at camp.
Day 4 : Gogona - Khotokha [16 Km, 6/7 Hours]
The trail winds up gently above Gogona village climbing into a forest of
firs, oak, spruce, rhododendron, cypress and juniper. A long and gradual
climb leads to Shobjula pass (3,400m). Later the path leads down to a wide
valley of Khotokha, a summer place of people of Sha (under Wangdiphodrang
district). Overnight at camp.
Day 5 : Khotokha - Chazam / Wangdiphodrang [12 Km,
A short ascend leads to Mulaila pass then the path descends through an ever
changing vegetation till the bridge in Wangdiphodrang. Your trek ends here.
Overnight in the hotel in Wangdiphodrang.
Day 6 : Wangdiphodrang - Thimphu
After exploring fascinating Wangdiphodrang and Punakha valleys drive to
Thimphu. Afternoon, in Thimphu visit Traditional Medicine Institute,
Handicrafts Emporium and market. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 7 : Thimphu - Paro
Morning drive to Paro enroute visiting Simtokha Dzong. Today's sight seeing
in Paro includes, visit to Ta Dzong (National Museum), Rinpung Dzong,
Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 8 : Paro Depart
After early breakfast drive to Paro airport for flight to onward
destination, enjoying another mountaineous view from the aircraft. Soon you
leave Bhutan shrouded among her guardian peals.