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Trip Facts

Length : 31 Days 30 Nights
Start : Paro
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Trekking Tour
Route : Paro > Thimphu > Punakha > Bumthang > Paro
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Can be Customised? : Yes
Group Size : Maximum 12, Avg 5
Group Leader : Tour Leader certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan having an experience of minimum of 3 years
Transport : New Model Toyota Hiace /Coaster bus/Land Cruiser not more than 3 years old
Value Added Activity : Meditation ~ Fishing ~ Golf ~ Rock Climbing ~ Rafting ~ Kayaking ~ Farm house stay

Trip Overview

Trekking after the cultural tours brings in most tourist to Bhutan. Trekking in Bhutan range from an easy 3 days trek to a month long snowman trek which involves crossing 12 high mountain passes and is considered as one of the toughest treks in the world. Trekkers reach as high as 5320 meters with camp sites at over 5100 m. The demand for walking uphill and thin mountain air can prove to be a challenge as your trek in Bhutan and will test your physical and mental fitness. The Treks in Bhutan ranges from following walking trails used by villagers to commute from one village to other and taking ancient trade routes in the high mountains taking you to unsettled areas.

Most of the trek routes and infrastructures are maintained by and directly benefits the village community and farmers living in the far flung areas.

During the entire trek you will be accompanied by a certified trekking guide and other CRUISIN’ TO PARADISE camp crew. Utmost care is taken for the safety of the trekkers and on the cases of medical emergencies the guests shall be airlifted to the nearest medical facilities.

Kindly note that the duration mentioned below is for the actual treks, and does not include the time taken to reach the starting point. This is to provide our guests the flexibility of incorporating additional sightseeing destination or simply to trek in the shortest time possible.

The best trekking time is from March till early November and treks in Bhutan can be broadly put into easy, medium or hard in accordance to the difficulty.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Paro International Airport.
  • Cultural sightseeing and stroll around the Paro town.
  • Overnight in Paro
  Day 02: Paro (Day hike to Tiger’s Nest. 4 to 5 hrs To and Fro)
  • Later camp at Shana
  • Altitude gain and loss 450m
  • Overnight in Shana Camp.
  Day 03: Shana to Thangthangkha (3575m)
  • Total Distance: 22km. Time:6-8 hrs
  • Altitude gain 685m.
  • Overnight in Camp.
  Day 04: Thangthangkha to Jangothang (4044m)
  • Total Distance: 17km. Time: 4-6 hrs.
  • Altitude gain 469m.
  • Overnight in Camp.
  Day 05: Jangothang (Acclimatize Day)
  • It’s very important hike up to 4890m and drop down 4044m for night. (Standard rule. Trek high and sleep low.)
  Day 06: Jangothang to Lingshi (4010m)
  • Distance: 21 km. Time: 5-6hrs
  • Via Nyile La (Pass 4890m)
  • Altitude gain 845m and Altitude loss 880m.
  • Overnight in Camp.
  Day 07: Lingshi to Shakyapasang (4000m) via Chebisa.
  • Distance: 30km. Time: 8-9hrs
  • Via Gombu La(4440m)
  • Altitude gain 450m and Altitude loss 440m
  • Overnight in camp
  Day 08: Shakyapasang to Robulthang (4160m)
  • Distance: 16km. Time: 7-8 hrs
  • Via Jare La(4785m)
  • Altitude gain:945m and Altitude loss 785m
  • Overnight in Camp.
  Day 09: Robulthang to Lingmithang (4160m)
  • Distance: 14km. Time: 6-7hrs.
  • Via Sinche La(Pass 5000m)
  • Altitude gain: 840m. Altitude loss: 840m
  • Overnight in Camp.
  Day 10: Lingmithang to Laya (3800m)
  • Distance: 9km. Time: 4 hrs.
  • Altitude loss: 360m
  • Overnight in Camp.
  Day 11: Laya (Rest Day Important)
  • Guest can walk around and it’s worth to see the Laya village.
  • Staffs will top up the supplies.
  • Clean all your gears.
  • Overnight in Camp.
  Day 12: Laya to Rodophu (4215m)
  • Distance: 14.5km. Time: 7-8hrs.
  • Altitude gain: 975m. Altitude loss: 560m
  • Overnight in camp
  Day 13: Rodophu to Narithang (4940m)
  • Distance: 16km. Time: 7 hrs.
  • Via Tsemo La( 4905m)
  • Altitude gain: 725m.
  • Overnight in camp
  Day 14: Narithang to Tarin (5020m)
  • Distance: 16km. Time: 7-8hrs.
  • Via Karakachu La(5020m)
  • Altitude gain: 80m. Altitude loss: 1082m
  • Overnight in camp.
  Day 15: Tarina to Wochu(4163m)
  • Distance: 14km. Time: 5-5.5 hrs.
  • Altitude gain: 225m.
  • Overnight in camp
  Day 16: Wochu to Lhedi (3900m)
  • Distance: 26km. Time: 5-6 hrs.
  • Via Kesha La(4666m)
  • Altitude gain: 503m. Altitude loss: 765m
  • Overnight in camp
  Day 17: Lhedi to Thanza (4100m)
  • Distance: 17km. Time: 7-8hrs.
  • Altitude gain: 220m.
  • Overnight in camp
  Day 18: Thangza Halt (4100m)
  • Day hike in Thangza.
  • Overnight in camp
  Day 19: Thanza to Tsorim (5035m) via Djundje.
  • Total Distance: 16km. Time: 8-9 hrs.
  • Altitude gain 935m. Altitude loss: 0m.
  • Overnight in camp.
  Day 20: Tsorim to Zanam (4900m)
  • Total Distance: 16km. Time: 8-9 hrs.
  • Via Gophu La (5345m)
  • Altitude gain: 310m. Altitude loss: 445m.
  • Overnight in Camp
  Day 21: Zanam to Thongchem (4210m)
  • Total Distance: 16km. Time: 7-8 hrs.
  • Altitude gain 0m. Altitude loss: 690m
  • Overnight in camp
  Day 22: Thongchem to Waruthang (4455m)
  • Total Distance: 11km. Time: 5-6hrs.
  • Via Uruthang La (4780m), Sake La (4820m), Phodrang La (4652m).
  • Altitude gain: 779m. Altitude loss: 399m.
  • Overnight in camp.
  Day 23: Waruthang to Dur Tsachu (3310m)
  • Total Distance: 10km. Time: 5-6 hrs.
  • Via Nephu La Pass (4495m).
  • Altitude gain 40m. Altitude loss: 1185m
  • Overnight in camp.
  Day 24: Dur Tsachu to Tshochenchen (3920m)
  • Total Distance: 16km. Time: 8-9hrs.
  • Via Djule La Pass (4550m) and Gongto La (4327m)
  • Altitude gain: 1377m. Altitude loss: 767m.
  • Overnight in camp.
  Day 25: Tshochenchen to Chochomo (3200m)
  • Total Distance: 15km. Time: 7 hrs.
  • Altitude gain: 720m. Altitude loss: 50m.
  • Overnight in camp.
  Day 26: Chochomo to Dur (2600m)
  • Distance: 13km. Time: 4-5 hrs.
  • Altitude gain: 600m. Altitude loss: 0m
  • Overnight in hotel.
  Day 27: Bumthang Halt
  • Cultural sightseeing
  • Overnight in Bumthang
  Day 28: Drive from Bumthang to Punakha via Trongsa.
  • Visit Trongsa Muesum
  • Yathra Weaving center
  • Trongsa Dzong
  • Overnight in Punakha.
  Day 29: Drive from Punakha to Thimphu via Dochula pass
  • Morning visit Punakha Dzong
  • Overnight in Thimphu.
  Day 30: Thimphu.
  • Sightseeing
  • Stroll around and do shopping.
  • Evening Cultural Show.
  • Overnight in Thimphu.
  Day 31: Thimphu to Paro (Depart)
  • Morning drives to Paro Airport for depart.

Kit List

Safety and things you need to bring.
Your safety is of paramount importance to us. The road conditions and temperature changes between the Indian plains and the Hill Stations and the high altitude driving in the Himalayas can all lead to problems if ill equipped.

So we will make it easy as possible for you.

Our local team fits all our bikes with everything that you could possibly need for this adventure of a lifetime and are maintained to the highest standards.

We carry all the relevant spares and equipment that you will need in our support vehicles, and our camping setup is done to maximise your comfort and safety from the weather conditions.

What we supply as part of your package.

  • 500cc Royal Enfield
  • Spare parts for the bikes
  • Mechanic
  • Tour guide
  • Fuel
  • First Aid Equipment
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Oil
  • Hotels
  • Internal Flights

Bhutan Tours

  • Internal flights in India and Bhutan

In fact we only expect you to bring.

  • Good crash helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • High Factor sun cream 30+ minimum
  • Lip balm
  • Waterproof bike boots shin and ankle protection
  • Protective trousers
  • Protective jackets
  • Protective gloves
  • Windproof and waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Scarf or bandana to keep dust out of you nose and mouth
  • Warm Fleece

Tour Cost

What's Included
  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

What's Not Included
  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

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