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Jakar- Dhur village (2900m) – Schonath (3450m) 4-5 hours
Schonath- Kitiphu (3870m) 5-6 hours
Kitiphu- Jakar 4 hours
After breakfast, we will have an hour and half drive to Dhur village, with the estimated population of 800 people and about 75 households. This village has three different inhabitants known as, the Kheps (tax payers), Brokpas (nomads) and the third group a combination of the above two. They have two different dialects, the usual Bumthang language and the nomad dialect. We will have a walk above the village for an Arial view. We will also visit the traditional water driven mill downside the river. Ongoing the track uphill through the blue pine forest reaching the camp at Schonath in hemlock and Juniper forest. Overnight in the tent camp with hooting of owls, hence the name owl trek.
Trekking through the virgin forest of huge temperate trees like spruce, hemlock, fir, birch and many species of rhododendron makes you breath the real wilderness of Bhutan. Bamboos are the main undergrowth of this wild forest. During the months of April and May the rhododendrons are in full bloom. In about two hours, you will arrive at the Drangela Pass (3600m). Ascending the Kitiphu ridge brings you to an altitude of 3870m for the night camp. If weather favors you, have a wonderful view of the valley and the panoramic snow capped Himalayan Mountains. The highest mountain of Bhutan Gangkar Punsum (7541m) stands right in front of you when you are on the peak of Kitiphu. Overnight in tent camp.
We will be descending down to the historic Buddhist Learning center, monastery of Zambhalha, Chuedak and Tharpaling. 100 Avoloketeshvaras in the form of Chuchizhey (eleven Heads) will be found at Chuedak Monastery. After the lunch, we will be trekking along the ridge of Kiki la with a view of Jakar Dzong.