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Nub Tshonapata trek starts from Haa, where you will go very close to India, China and Bhutan borders. The trek offers beautiful view of the world’s third highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga at 8586 meters. Due to the plains in the south, you will experience beautiful golden sunrays during the sunset. The trek is very relaxing and doesn’t require much of climbing.
We can customize the Itinerary based on your interest & time.
ARRIVAL IN PARO – THIMPHU (1.5 hours)
On arrival in Paro international Airport, you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu. Check into your hotel. Delicious lunch will be served at your hotel; and in the afternoon, we will proceed for city sightseeing. Visit Memorial Chorten, stupa built in the memory of our late 3rd King, and Buddha view point, which gives breathtaking pictures of entire Thimphu valley. We will walk down from the viewpoint to our hotel, marking graceful first day in the Kingdom Bhutan.
Overnight in Thimphu. Altitude 2400 m.
After our leisurely breakfast, we will start our day visiting handmade paper factory, visit painting school, nearby Folk Heritage Museum and National Library. Lunch in the town; after lunch we will drive to north end of Thimphu valley and hike to Tango monastery, which is converted into Buddhist college. Evening we will explore the weekend market (Thursday to Sunday only) and some handicrafts to understand the Bhutanese arts, textiles, painting, religious artifacts and the varieties.
Overnight in Thimphu.
THIMPHU – PARO – HAA (4 hours).
Check out from the hotel and drive to Haa over the Chelela Pass at 3988 m, your highest road point. When the weather permits, one can view the most scared mountain in the country Mt. Jomolhari (7314 m). Visit the quiet, timeless Haa valley in the evening. If time permits, hike to Kilagompa nunnery, (or else you can do this on your way back to Paro).
Overnight in Haa, altitude 2000m.
HAA – WOMJIi (Trek starts)
The trek begins with a gentle climb up the Talela Pass (3780 m) through a thick forest of rhododendron and conifer. The gradual ascent continues to the yak herders’ camp at Tshojo, before climbing further to the Gochula pass (4200 m). After this pass the trail follows a ridge and then descends gradually to your camp at Womji.
WOMJI – TSHONAPATA
Today’s walk starts with a steep climb through juniper and rhododendron forest to the Gochhila pass (4350 m), providing spectacular views of the whole Tshejala range. Continuing on to Tshejalum, you will pass several yak herders’ camps and in spring the trail is carpeted with flowers. You will then aim for the Tshejala (meaning ‘difficult’, no elaboration required) pass, the crossing on the ancient trade route from Haa to Tibet.
HALT AT TSHONAPATA
You have the opportunity today to enjoy the area around this sacred lake, visiting the yak herders’ camp, see golden trout, or walking on the surrounding hillsides.
TSHONAPATA – TSOJO
Sleeping Altitude, 3780 m. This morning you will retrace your steps as far as Gochhila Pass, before branching off on a different route over a ridge to Lake Tsojo (3780 m). There will be time for a picnic lunch on the lake shore before a descent to the camp in a yak meadow in Tsojo.
TSOJO – HAA – PARO (Trek end).
Your trail descends gradually today through juniper and rhododendron forest until you reach the Talila Pass, which you will cross to re-enter the Haa Valley. Your trek finishes here, and your transport will be waiting to drive you to next destination. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.
The day starts with a visit to the National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here, an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Just a short walk downhill lays the dominating Paro Dzong, fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the dzong, the tour crosses Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge, and guests are then driven to the town. Paro options include picturesque picnic spots or, perhaps, a visit to a traditional farmhouse to lunch with the family. In the afternoon, hike up to view one of Bhutan’s most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, more commonly referred to as the “Tiger’s Nest.”. The four-hour trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 900 m above the valley floor.
Overnight in Paro.
DEPART FROM PARO
After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears, and memories unlimited. Tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate.