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Punakha Winter Trek

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Name of the Trek

Punakha winter trek

No. of days

Eleven days, ten nights

Difficulty

Easy- medium

Places visited

Paro,

Best Season

Late Feb- May and Sep-Dec

 

Day 01: Arrive Paro, there you will be received by Bhutan Calling representative and take to hotel and after lunch visit to Kichu Lhakang.

Day 02: Paro, Hike to Paro Taktsang (Tiger Nest) The name Taktsang means "Tiger's Nest ". The Monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 4000 ft. and overlooks the Paro Valley. Taktsang is one of the most venerated pilgrim sites in the Himalayan world and it has 13 holy places. However, most people can only visit the main site called Taktsang Palphug. According to the legend, Taktsang Monastery was founded by Guru Padmasambhava in the eighth century. It is believed that the Guru came to this place on the back of a tigress from Khengpajong in the Kurtoe region and meditated for three months in a cave at Taktsang and converted the Paro valley to Buddhism. Overnight in hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Paro to Thimphu, afternoon Thimphu Sightseeing. Overnight in hotel

Day 04: Thimphu, hike to tango.  The Tango Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) to the north of the capital city of Thimphu in Bhutan, near Cheri Mountain. It was founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa in the 13th century and built in its present form by Tenzin Rabgye, the 4th Temporal Ruler in 1688. In 1616, the Tibetan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, meditated in its cave. The self-emanated form of the wrathful Hayagriva is deified in the monastery. It belongs to the Drukpa Kagyu School of Buddhism in Bhutan.

Day 5: early breakfast and we depart Shong pang to Dopshing pang. The trek trail ascends gradually up till you reach the pass called Sinchula, situated about 11,400 ft. if the weather is clear you will be able to witness beautiful mountain and valleys, you will view Thinly Gang village and Talo Monastery. The trek from the pass is more of downhill. Overnight at camp.

Day 6: early breakfast will get us going this morning as we leave for Dopshing Pang on our trek to Chorten-Ningpo. The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will be walking through thick forests, beautiful villages and rice fields. Over 65% of Bhutan is covered by blue pine forest. It is also the least deforested country in the world. Overnight at camp.

Day 7: Early breakfast at Chorten Ningpo and begin our trek to Zomlingthang, the trek trail will go through several villages until you reach a motor road. From the motor road, we will follow the road towards Punakha which was the ancient capital of Bhutan. Sited in the beautiful valley, river and medieval Dzong also known as, “Palace of Great Happiness" the Punakha Dzong is the former winter Capital and at present day hosts the administrative seat of the district. The winter residence of the central monastic body and its Chief Abbot. The Dzong lies between two rivers, the Pochu and Mochu, male and female river, the location is strategic. It was built in 1637 AD It was here on 17th December 1907, Bhutan's first king was crowned. We will continue on our trek to reach Zomlingthang. Overnight  at camp.

Day 8: Zomlingthang –Limukha, as we follow the motor road to Punakha Dzong and then cross the Pochu River, the river that drains the remote Lunana region. You will have a steady halfway climb into a forest of scattered long needle chirpiness. As you trek you will have wonderful views of Punakha valley and the beautiful Dzong. If the weather is clear, you can see some snow topped mountains to the north. Overnight at camp.

Day 9: Limukha – Chungsakha -Wangdiphodrang. The trek trail ascends gradually up through the thick forest of oak species and rhododendrons till you reach a pass called Dochula (10,500ft). Colorful prayer flags sending prayers over mountains, you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of the Eastern Himalayan Mountains. In Bhutan there are over 50 species alone of Rhododendrons, beautiful wild orchids, tropical and high altitude wild plants, and the national flower, the Blue Poppy. Then we descend through the thick forest leading to a small monastery dedicated to a lama called Drukpa Kuenley (popularly known as the Divine Madman). Walk down hill till you reach the motor road and then drive to Wangdiphodrang. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10:
Morning Punakha/Wangdiphodrang Sightseeing, afternoon drive to Paro

Day 11: Fly to onward destination

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