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Distance - approximately 10 Km - about 4-5 hours trek, - about 1025 m ascent. The trek begins from Paro. Your pack ponies arrive at the starting point of the trek near the museum area. The trek begins around 10 am after the horsemen and trekking crews have packed your luggage and trekking supplies. Initially, the trail passes through some villages, houses, apple orchards, cultivated fields, steadily uphill. The trek continues through the blue pine and fir forests with some nice meadows and great views of Paro valley as you climb to the camping grounds near Jele Dzong at an altitude of approximately 3500m.
Distance - approximately 10 Km- about 4 hours trek, - about 300m ascent Jele Dzong mounts a promontory at an altitude of 3560m, which is a short ascent from your camp. On a clear day, the great views of Paro town and upper valley far below and Mt. Chomolhari, Mt Jichu Drake and adjoining peaks can be seen in the distance. Visit this remote temple/fortress. From the Dzong, the trek is a long gradual walk along the ridge in a rhododendron forest. You descend and climb through forests of spruce, cedars and other trees mostly ravaged by bark beetles. You may pass nomadic yak herders camps, see some beautiful flora and fauna including monal pheasants. Camp at a pasture at an altitude of approximately 3750m.
Distance - approximately 11 Km – about 4-5 hours trek The trail follows the ridge, ascending and descending as you get the view of the mountains and beautiful valley. The campsite is close to the lake Jimilangtso at an altitude of 3870m. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout and if lucky you may enjoy a freshly prepared lake trout for dinner.
Distance – approximately 11kms, about 4 hours trek, 800m ascent and 400m descent The trek makes a gradual climb and descends with the highest point being 4150m.The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and lake of Janetso. You may come across some yak herder camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The campsite is close to Simkota lake, and if you are lucky, you can do some trout fishing!
Distance – approximately 10 km, about 3-4 hours trek, 150m ascent and 700m descent. The trek makes several short ascents, to summits, traverses broad rocky valleys, some sky burial sites, and crosses the final ridge at Phume la pass (4100m). From the pass, on a clear day, you will have a spectacular view of Mount "Gangkhar Punsum" - the highest mountain in Bhutan, as well other peaks and the view below of the entire Thimphu valley. From the pass, descend and visit the Thujidra Gompa, a meditation site hanging on the side of a precipitous rock face at 3950m. A short but steep descent from here is your camp site near the stone shelter at an altitude of 3750m
Distance – approximately 7 Km, about 3 hours trek downhill, 1200 descent. Phajoding has several meditation residences and some ancient temples. In the morning, explore the monastery nearby and trek to Thimphu. The last day of your trek is all the way downhill through the forested area of mostly blue pine. At a leisurely pace, it takes about three hours. The trek ends near Thimphu, where your transport will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Contact us for cost Trekking itineraries can be incorporated with cultural tours to provide a taste of tradition combined with a tryst with pristine nature in remote areas and experiences with people of the mountains.
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Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.
Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.
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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.
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We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.
To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.
Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.