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The Snowman Trek is an extension of the beautiful Laya Gasa Trek, and leads from Laya into high altitudes of the Bhutanese Himalayas. It takes tough and enduring trekkers into the Lunana region and further on to Gangkhar Puensum and Bumthang or down to Sephu in Trongsa district, depending on which route you choose. The Snowman trek leads through the most remote areas up to very high altitudes. Trekkers have to camp in altitudes above 5,000m more than once, and depending on the seasonal temperatures, the camps are sometimes on snow.
Dhur Hot Spring Trek
This is one of the most challenging treks available in Bhutan and route partially overlaps with the trail of the legendary Snowman Trek, the most difficult trek in the world. This grueling nine day journey will take you up to the Duer Hotsprings, arguably the most beautiful hot springs in the Himalayas.
The trail has numerous steep ascents and descents and ranges from altitudes between 3000-4700m. However despite the difficulty this trek is well worth the effort as it will take you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Bhutan. You’ll journey through forests of spruce, hemlock, juniper and maple, through regions populated by herds of Blue Sheep, Musk Deer and even Himalayan Black Bears.
An entire day will be dedicated to resting in the hotsprings. The periods between March to April and September to November are the best times to take on this challenging route.
Druk Path Trek
he six day trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.
The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimiling Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout.
This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June or September-November.
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
This six day trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you walk amidst the shimmering lakes you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and many more.
During the trek an entire day will be dedicated to visiting some of the more picturesque lakes, fishing and resting. The trail also takes you through several Bhutanese villages so you can get a good idea of traditional Bhutanese village life as you make your way back from the lakes.
While this is a somewhat strenuous trek, it is well worth the effort because of the tranquility and beauty of natural landscape that you will enjoy during the journey. The best time to embark on this trek is between April-June or September –October.
Quick City Tour
Day 1 -Paro .
Our representative will meet you at Paro airport.After lunch Sightseeing in Paro includes visit to National Museum- At the top of the hill above Paro Dzong is an old structure that was renovated in 1968 to house the National Museum, also known as Ta-Dzong. The museum is a local, as well as a tourist, attraction. Among the exhibits is a spectular collection of Thangkas, both ancient and modern. Of particular importance are thangkas depicting Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first Je-Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) and the first Druk Desi. There is a display of Bhutan’s extensive Philatelic collection on the top floor. At the end of the gallery a doorway leads to the Tshogshing Lhakhang, the temple of the Tree of Wisdom, which was built between 1965 and 1968. This museum offers a great orientation in Bhutan's in History, cultural, religious, natural and economic life. After that visit Kyichu Temple which was built by King of Tibet during the 7 th century in order to subdue gigantic demoness who was laying over the Himalayan, so the King of Tibet decided to build 108 temples all over her body to pin down the demon and later in the afternoon the Rimpong Dzong . over night hotel in Paro
Day 02- Paro to Thimphu
After breakfast drive to Thimphu 2 hours drive crossing the the chuzom bridge where the Paro and Thimphu river meet together, you will see the three style of stupa built for the subdue iron of evil spirits. Sight seeing in Thimphu includes National Memorial Chorten, which was built in the year 1974 in memory of the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, which there are finely executed wall paintings and delicately fashioned statues which provides deep insight into Buddhist philosophy, visit to Changangkha Temple- which is one of the oldest temple in Thimphu valley founded in the 12th century. Then visit Drupthob monastery, is the monastery for nuns and you can view the town and Tashichhoe Dzong from there. The Folk heritage museum is replica of medieval farm-house and is patronized by His Majesty the Queen Sangay Choden Wangchuck to protect the textile heritage of Bhutan. There are some old collections along with the display of vegetable dyes and materials used for Textiles. Traditional hospital, then visit the Handicrafts Emporium, which displays a wide range of the traditional handicrafts for which Bhutan is renowned. After that visit to takin zoo in upper Mothithang. Over night hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3-Thimphu to Paro-Hike to Tiger Nest (Taktshang).
After breakfast drive to Paro -hike to Taktsang- The Hike to Tiger Nest (Taktshang)Taktsang is the most famous of Bhutan’s for sceneMonasteries perched on the side of the cliff 900m above the floor of Paro Valley, where the only sounds of wind and water and the chanting of monks. The name means ‘Tiger’s Nest; the Guru is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress. The trail is broad and the walk uphill takes you a little more than a 1000ft above the Paro valley. The view of Taktsang monastery built on the cliff is a spectacular sight. It is a great pilgrim site for the Buddhists and also it is one of the most sacred sites in the Himalayan world, a pilgrimage destination for devout Buddhists. For a close look at the cliff-hanging site, hike about 2 hrs up hills to a view point’s directly opposite the monastery a hilltop filled with prayer flags. From here Taktsang is clearly seen, clinging to a sheer rock wall 3000 ft above the valleys floor, at an altitude of 10,000ft. Beyond the viewpoint, the path is narrow and steep as it climbs to a point above the temple, from where walkers descend to the building itself. Restoration after a fire in 1998 is now almost completed. The main deity of Taktsang is Dorji Drolo, the wrathful form of Guru Rinpoche, the precious Teacher, also known as Padmasambhava The great tantric mystic is said to have flown here on the back of a tiger, a manifestation of his consort, Yeshi Tsogyal, when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8 th century. The image of Dorji Drolo inside the temple is shown standing on a tiger. There are 13 sacred sites at Taktsang, and several meditation caves in the cliffs above.Many saints have meditated here, not only Guru Rinpoche but also Milarepa and the female yogin Machig Labdronma. Here you can meditate awhile before beginning the descent. You will have lunch at Tiger nest cafeteria and after lunch we will visit to see archery and finally visit to farm house, Overnight hotel in Paro
Day 4- Departure and Back to your destination.
Bumthang Cultural Trek
This is a fairly easy three-day trek that takes you through beautiful valleys and along clear, trout-filled rivers. Bumthang is often known as the ‘cultural heartland’ of Bhutan and there are plenty of ancient temples to visit during the hike.
In addition to the numerous lhakhangs there are also a number of small villages where you can stop and rest. The only segment of the trek that may prove challenging is a 500m ascent to Pephe La pass. The best time to embark on this trek is in spring or autumn.
16 Days Trek to Jomolhari
Day1- sightseeing.overnight hotel in Paro.
Day 2- Paro to Shana -Camp
Day3-Shana to soi thangthangkha- Camp
Day4-- soi thangthangka to Jangothang-Camp
Day 5- Rest day- Camp
Day6-Jangothang to Lingshi- Camp
Day7-Lingshi to Shodu-Camp
Day8-Shodu to Barshong-Camp
Day9-Barshonh to Dolma kencho/Thimphu.overnight hotel in Phuntsho Pelri.
Day10-Thimphu sightseeing. Overnight hotel in Phuntsho Pelri.
Day11-- Thimphu Tshechu. Over night hotel in Phuntsho Pelri.
Day12-- Thimphu Tsdhechu. Overnight Hotel in Phuntsho Pelri.
Day13-Thimphu Tshechu. Over night hotel in Phuntsho Pelri.
Day 14-Thimphu to Punakha. Overnight hotel in Kingaling
Day15- Punakha to Paro. Overnight hotel in Rema Resort.
Day16-Paro- Tigernest Hike. Overnight Hotel in Rema resort.
Snowmen Trek is a very rewarding trekking experience.
Village Tours (7 Days)
This tour will take you to the remotest villages of Bhutan.
Ancient Bhutanese Fortress Tour (5 Days)
This tour will give you the glimpse of traditional Bhutanese Architecture
7 Days First Taste of Bhutan
First Bhutan Tour
Day 1 - Arrive at Paro, Bhutan
Touching down at Paro International Airport, our guide will be waiting for you just outside the arrival hall. We will take it easy so that you will have sometime to acclimatise to the altitude. We make an hour drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, and check-in to the hotel.
After which, you will visit the National Memorial Chorten which is built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
Thimphu Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan, is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan. Every Saturday and Sunday most of the Thimphu population congregate on the banks of the river where the Weekend Centenary Farmers’ Market is held. Here villagers from the valley and other nearby places come to sell their agriculture products.
Thereafter, we will drive up to Buddha Point, in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park, where the 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne Buddha, is located. It is one of the largest statue of sitting Buddha in the world. You can enjoy the night walking around Thimphu Town after dinner.
Day 2 - Tour of Thimphu
After breakfast, visit Heritage Museum , it is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of artefacts used in rural households.
Visit Paper making Factory and witnesses the art of papermaking, followed by Textile Museum to witness the art of traditional weaving.
On the way to the viewpoint over Thimphu is the home of Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin, a strange looking beast some say looks like a bee stung moose. Five miles from Thimphu, on a lofty ridge, stands Semtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in the Kingdom.
Day 3 - Thimphu to Punakha
Drive by Dochula Pass, the 108 chortens was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Indian militants and to liberate the souls of the soldiers lost.
Built in 1637, Punakha Dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by the Chief Abbott, the Je Khenpo. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance. The dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten which was built by the third Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon wangchuck this Chorten is a splendid example of of the Bhutanese architecture and art and is the only one of its kind in the world. It has been built over eight and a half years and its details have been drawn from religious scripture.
Elevation 3,000 m | Weather in Gangtey
Chhimi Lhakhang - A 20 minutes walk across terraced fields through the village of Sopsokha from the roadside to the small temple located on a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina. Ngawang Chogyel built the temple in 15th century after the ’divine Madman’ Drukpa Kuenlay built a small chorten there. It is a pilgrim site for barren women.
Passing Wangdue (left), one of the major towns and district capital of Western Bhutan. Located south of Punakha, Wangdue is the last town before central Bhutan. The district is famous for its fine bamboo work and its slate and stone carving.
We will pause to view the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. Built in 1638, Wangdue Dzong is dramatically perched on the spur of a hill and overlooks the confluence of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers.
Within the vicinity, we will also be viewing a natural phenomenon whereby the image of the Lord Buddha's face formed out of natural rock.
Phobjikha Valley- The valley of Phobjikha is well known as the winter home of the Black necked crane (Grus Nigricollis). Bhutan is home to around six hundred black-necked cranes with Phobjikha being one of the popular places that the birds migrate to in the winter months from the Tibetan plateau. The elegant and shy birds can be observed from early November to end of March. Overlooking the Phobjikha valley is the Gangtey Goempa. This is an old monastery that dates back to 17th century.
Day 5 - Gangtey to Paro
Paro Valley - The beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan’s old monasteries and temples. The country’s only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro.
Paro Dzong - Also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag.
Ta Dzong - Built as a watch tower the Ta Dzong, it was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique Thangka, textiles, weapons and armour, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.
Day 6 - Paro
Taktsang Monastery- A one hour hike to the cafeteria is also a vantage view whereby you can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery. Prayer flags adorn the cliffs and this is also where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century.
Drukgyal Dzong - A morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate.Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past.
Kyichu Lhakhang - After a sumptuous local lunch, we will retrace our steps to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
Day 7 - Depart Paro
Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to Singapore. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments! Tashi Delek!