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Sharna Zampa to Soi Thangkha (22km, 9-10 hours, 690m Ascent, Camp ALT 3750m)
Soi Thangkha to Jangothang base camp (19km, 8 hours, 290m Ascent, Camp ALT 4040m)
Jangothang Exploration (8km, 4-5 hours, 855m Ascent)
Jangothang to Lingshi (18km, 7-8 hours, 660m Ascent, Camp ALT 4010m)
Lingshi – Chebisa (12 km, 6 hours, 160m Descend, Camp ALT 3850m)
Chebisa – Shoumuthang (17km, 7 hours, 570m Ascend,290 Descend, Camp ALT 4130)
Shoumuthang – Rogluthang (17 Km, 7 hours, 570m Ascend, 290m Descend, Camp ALT 4130m)
Rogluthang – Lingmithang (19 Km, 8 hours, 850m Ascend, 870m Descend, Camp ALT 4140m)
Lingmithang – Laya (10 km, 4 hours, Camp ALT 3850m)
Exploration at Laya
Laya – Chamsa (19km, 7 hours,50m Descend, Camp ALT 3800m)
Chamsa – Gasa Tshachu (19 km, 7 hours, 300m Ascend, 1200m Descend, Camp ALT 2900m)
Halt at Gasa Tshachu
Gasa Tshachu via Damji and Tashithang – Punakha
The track follows Pa Chhu(Paro river) through oak, pine and spruce forest. After continuous hiking for about 2 hours we will reach at Shingkharap. A hot lunch will be served at riverside. From there after climbing up for about 8 hours we reach our camp at 3750m.
the first sight in the morning will be the magnificent Mt. Jumolhari. Since the track goes above tree line, we will gain a significant height gain. Our path will be ascending till we reach the army camp. As we ascend we will pass through the yak herders camp. We will be served with lunch at the yak herders’ camp or near riverside. We will continue walking following the streambed; we will come across a Danggochang village and a school for nomad kids. After an hour, we will reach our Campsite of Jangothang at an altitude of 4040m. From here we will have the awesome view of Mt. Jumolhari and Jichu Drake.
we will have a leisure uphill climb of 2 hours to Tshophu Lake and enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherim Gang. Or if you choose to stay back at the camp and relax, we will walk around the campsite, visit the old ruined fortress on a hillock in the foreground. We will be likely to spot blue sheep, golden eagles, and blue poppy, Himalayan griffon Vultures.
the track follows the stream for half an hour and crosses the bride to the right side. We will start the climb up to the Nge La pass at an altitude of 4700m with a breathtaking view of Mt. Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherim Gang. After the pass it is a gradual descent with a view of Lingshi Dzong.
Lingshi – Chebisa
We begin the day by detouring the Lingshi fortress settled on a hill top with a spectacular view hills, rivers and magnificent views. We will be taking leisure walk through the villages. A short walk after lunch will reach us to Chebisa village, where we will be camping for the night.
Chebisa – Shoumuthang
We will begin the day with a steep climb of nearly four hours uphill to Gogu La Pass (4,500m). There the sight of blue sheep is very common. After the pass, we descend through rhododendron bushes to the lunch stop. The trail continues with ascends and descends arriving at Shekepasa (3980m). Descending to the northern side of the valley, we arrive at our camp (4250m).
Shoumuthang – Robluthang
The trek begins with an ascend up to Jari La (4700m) and descending from here to Tashahijathang valley, the summer grazing ground of the rare Himalayan Takin. We set our camp at Robluthang with an altitude of 4200m after ascending down from there.
Robluthang – Limithang
Today we will be ascending till we reach at the top of Shingchen La pass (5005m), the highest pass in our entire trek. The view of snow covered Gangchenta or the Tiger Mountain (6840m) filling the northern horizon is breath taking. The last stretch of the todays trek is steep, reaching us to Lingmithang (4140m) where we will camp for the night.
Lingmithang – Laya
We start the morning with the stunning view of Gangchenta Peak and a enjoyable with beautiful view to Laya, the second highest settlement in the country with an altitude of 3800m.
Today we will be exploring the unique traditions of the Laya people. Traditional Bhutanese hospitality is really good here, the locals offer tea and locally brewed wine to the visitors. We can also visit the local houses and interact with them.
Laya – Chamsa
Descending down from the camp to the army camp and following Mo Chhu until we cross the bridge. After that we will have several ascends and descends through Juniper and fir forest until we reach our campsite (3800m).
Chamsa – Gasa Tshachu
After straight half an hour walk reaching Bele La pass, it descends all the way until we reach Gasa village (2700m). We will be visiting Gasa Dzong after the lunch and continue descending to Gasa Tshachu (hot spring), where we set our camp.
halt at Gasa Tshachu
Nothing better than a hot spring after a long trek. The best place to relax with a hot bath. You can also try some of the local beer.
Gasa Tshachu – Punakha
Bhutan Tourister from there will pick you up. Overnight at you hotel, Punakha.