This spectacular trek is the most challenging in Bhutan and one of the most difficult high altitude treks across the Himalayas. It is only carried out by a small number of trekkers each season. During the course of this 25day trek you will cross through 11 high passes over 4,500 that mark the border between Bhutan and Tibet. You will also visit the mountain Kingdom of Lunana, one of the most remote inhabited valleys in the world. The route leads you through quaint villages and Budhdhist monasteries with an unforgettable backdrop of 6000m and 7000m peaks including Chomolhari, the astounding Jitsu Drake and the World’s highest unclimbed peak, Gangkar Puensum.
Day 1: Arrive in Paro
Day 2: Paro hike to Taktsang (Tigers nest)
Day 3: Trek begins: Paro – Shana (2820m).
Day 4: Shana – Thangthangkha (3610m) 7-8hrs
Day 5: Thangthangkha – Jangothang (4115m) 5-6hrs
Day6: Halt at Jangothang with plenty of day hike options
Day 7: Jangothang – Lingshi (4010m) 6-7hrs
Day 8: Lingshi – Chebisa (3780m) 4-5hrs
Day 9: Chebisa – Shomuthang (3890m) 6-7hrs
Day 10: Shomuthang – Robluthang (4100m) 7-8hrs
Day 11: Robluthang – Lemithang (4040m) 6-7hrs
Day 12: Lemithang- Laya (3880m) 4-5hrs
Day 13: Halt at Laya. Day of rest and local exploring
Day 14: Laya – Roduphu (4150m) 4-5hrs
Day 15: Roduphu- Narithang (4150m) 4-5hrs
Day 16: Narithang – Tarina (3900m) 4-5hrs
Day 17: Tarina – Woche (3830m) 4-5hrs
Day 18: Woche – Lhedi (3640m) 5-6hrs
Day 19: Lhedi- Thanze ( 4060m) 5-6hrs
Day 20: Halt at Thanze to explore the village
Day 21: Thanze – Tsochena(4840m) 8-9hrs
Day 22: Tsochena – Jichu Dramo(4840m) 4-5hrs
Day 23: Jichu Dramo – Chukarpo (4450m) 7-8hrs
Day 24: Chukarpo- Temptso (4190m) 7-8hrs
Day 25: Tempsto – Maorothang ( 4190m) 7-8hrs
Day 26: Maorothang – Nikachu (2670m) 7-8hrs. Trek ends
Day 27: Nikachu- Wangdue-Thimpu
Day 28: Thimpu – Paro
Day 29: Paro departure
The price trip is quoted in US$ and can be paid either by cash (we accept INR, EUR, USD, AUS) at the current public rate against the US$. We also accept credit and debit card payment. We use mobile POS system with the availability of payments to be made wherever there is GSM (i.e. mobile phone) service within India. Please note that all cards are subject to bank charges of between 2.5% to 3.5%. We honor Master card, visa and maestro cards only. A DEPOSIT of 15% of the overall cost will need to be paid to secure your place.
Cancellation by client; In case of cancellation the initial booking amount is a non refundable deposit. There will be $50 USD payable if you transfer your trekking dates to another fixed departure date that we offer provided we have availability on it.
There will be no refund of any kind if I leave the trek – voluntarily or involuntarily- after the trip has started.
Cancellation by company; I accept that Adventures Unlimited has the right to cancel the trip without any prior notice for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. If this is to happen I will receive a full refund of the money I have paid
Trip alteration or termination. I accept that Adventures Unlimited has the right to alter or terminate the trip for reasons beyond their control. This may include reasons for my personal safety. In this event I will not hold Adventures Unlimited liable in any way to refund my money.
The traveller is required to buy his/her own travel insurance prior to the trip.