Dagala Shortest Trek

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 10 days Max Sleeping Altitude: 3500m Tour Grade: Easy Tour Highlight: Trekking Tour Start Point: Paro Tour End Point: Paro Tour Available for Booking: Until 31-Dec, 2017 Trip Cost Mar-May, Sept-Nov: US$ 2290 per person Trip Cost Dec-Feb, Jun-Aug: US$ 1800 per person Group Size: Any number, above cost is based on 3 pax and above travelling together

If you are an adventure traveler, not so much into hard core trekking, wanted to experience yourself better being close to nature, away from cities, in the mountains, click unlimited photos, sleeping in the tents, yes indeed you looking at the right itinerary. The itinerary is perfectly distributed with cultural tours, enough acclimatization with Bhutanese weather and mountains and better get trained before the trek, therefore we feel you will have perfect time for the trek. Oh, we can’t wait to trek back the same trail again with you one more time, waiting your email enquiry.

Day 01: Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.2 hrs)
On arrival in Paro, HBT representative will receive and transfer to Thimphu by car/bus. Afternoon we will visit the weekend market, Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Lunch in town. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m

Day 02: Thimphu- Punakha (2.5 hrs).
Drive through Dochula pass at 3050m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon visit nunnery and walk down to your hotel. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m

Day 03: Punakha halt
After breakfast, we will visit most beautiful Punakha Dzong (fortress). The dzong showcase the finest examples of arts and architecture of Bhutan. Later in the afternoon we will hike to Khamsum Yulay from the foot of the Dzong, through old palace of 3rd king of Bhutan. The entire hike will take about 3 hours. Today is also good day for white river rafting if the group is interested. Overnight in Punakha

Day 04: Punakha – Phobjikha (3 hrs)
Check out from the hotel after our delicious breakfast, we will drive to valley of black necked cranes via Wangdue. En-route we will visit Rinchengang village. Visit Gangey Gonpa and black necked crane center to get better idea and information about this endanger bird of Bhutan which migrates from Tibetan plateau to Phobjikha in every winter. Later in the evening we will visit typical Bhutan farm house or choose to stay at farm house that we offer in Phobjikha. Overnight in Phobjikha. Altitude 2900m

Day 05: Phobjikha – Thimphu (5-6 hrs)
Check out from the hotel and enjoy beautiful nature hike from the Khewa Lhakhang to the Gangtey Gompa. The magnificent trail passes through the pine forest and lechen following small village before taking 30 mins climb from the stream. Our transport will be waiting us at the monastery parking. Visit beautiful Nyingmapa monastery of black mountain region. After this we will retrace our drive back to Thimphu to prepare ourselves for the trekking next day. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 06: Thimphu to Genekha-1 hr -Tueshi (trek start), Distance: 9 km, walking time: 6 hrs
Morning after the breakfast, we will drive to the village of Genekha through narrow farm road, from where our trek begins. The trek begins with steep climb for more than 2 hrs till you reach the pass of Chakula 3200m, which offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks. After the pass, you will follow the ridge for the rest of the day.

Day 07: Tueshi – Shungkula /Cherigang, Distance: 10 km walking time: 5 hours
Follow the ridge for till you reach the pass. Lunch in Japhula pass. After the lunch, the trail is all down hill with magnificent landscape view. As you descent down you will realize how fast the vegetation changes. Camp by the big ground offering magnificent view of the northern ranges of Bhutanese mountains

Day 08: Shungkula – Thimphu (trek ends) Distance: 6 km walking time: 3 hours
Morning enjoy the sunrise view over the mountain peaks, subject to weather conditions. Start slowly as today is the easiest day of the trek. After breakfast descend down through the mixed vegetation, finally reaching the main motorable road of Chamgang village. See off all the wonderful trekking crew and we will head to Paro by car which will take about an hour. Overnight in Paro

Day 09: Paro sightseeing
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 900m above the valley floor. Overnight in Paro

Day 10: Departure
The tour will end today. 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 with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future

Inclusions :
– US$ 40 per person visa fees
– Visa arrangement for your stay in Bhutan
– Government royalty and all the taxes
– Accommodations in best 3 star hotels on twin sharing basis, options available for cultural tour
– Trekking Gears provided (Sleeping tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, table, chair, toilet tent, sleeping mattress-thin water proof, duffel bags)
– Trekking facilities provided (Trekking chef, helper, trek guide, horses for luggage, horsemen)
– All meals (break, lunch & dinner), options available
– Full time English speaking Heavenly Bhutan guide Trekking cum Cultural
– Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary, we are flexible
– Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
– Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

Exclusions:
– Flight fares – available from Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata and Dhaka
– Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, shopping, etc
– Sleeping bags (-30 degree needed for comfortable sleep evening during summer as you will be sleeping in very high elevation)
– Gratitude/Tipping
– Single room supplement
– Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
– Specialized guides available on supplement cost (Language, Photography etc)
– Travel Insurance must for any trekking groups and must provide the details to our offer before the trek
– Outdoor Activities (Mountain Biking, White river rafting, Tiger Nest Horse Ride etc)
– For single person traveling alone we charge USD 40/night extra
– For two persons traveling together we charge USD 30/person/night extra
– Cancellation policy, please refer terms and conditions and trekking conditions

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