A wonderful Trekking in Bhutan of moderate difficulty to discover a country still little explored by international tourism. A place immersed in the myths and legends of the Buddhist religion and very far from all that is western and European. Western Bhutan, the land of the Drukpas , is home to the oldest and most spectacular dzong in the kingdom which are perched on top of the hills to control the small rural villages below. You will find yourself immersed in the landscape of dense forests and towering mountains, in the eastern part of the Himalayan range. Visiting Bhutan will allow you to live a wonderful adventure. Definitely a magnificent destination for travel on foot!
The trekking area is the Phobjikha valley at 3000 meters above sea level, one of the glacial valleys of Bhutan.
Here, on the western slopes of the Black Mountains, flocks of black-necked cranes from Tibet come to winter, making this valley one of the most important protected areas in the country.
Departure from Italy with scheduled flight in economy class.
Arrival in Kathmandu. Meeting with our correspondent and transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast. Free day to visit Kathmandu (temples of Bodnath, Pashupatinath and Swayanbunath).
Breakfast. In the morning, transfer to the airport and boarding the flight to Paro (Bhutan). The Druk Air flight from Kathmandu to Paro offers one of the most spectacular Himalayan panoramas than any other scheduled flight. Coming out of the Kathmandu valley, you can see an uninterrupted series of peaks: Everest, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, Shisha Pangma, Nuptse, and the splendid snowy peak of Chomolhari (7314 m), the sacred mountain of Bhutan. Arrival in Paro, meeting with our Bhutanese correspondent and transfer to the Kichu Resort hotel, 3 km upstream of the city of Paro, on the banks of the Paro Chhu. In the afternoon visit the National Museum and the dzong of Paro, called Rinpung Dzong, one of the largest and most famous in Bhutan.
Breakfast. In the morning transfer to Thimpu (2 h) Arrival and check-in at the Hotel Druk. In the afternoon visit to the National Memorial Chorten dedicated to King Jigme Dorji Wangchunck, who reigned over Bhutan from 1952 to 1972. Visit at the Changagnkha monastery, founded in the 12th century by the Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo and at the Mothitang Mini Zoo where you can see the rare takin, the national animal of Bhutan. The mini zoo is located in the high and affluent neighborhood of the city, near the Bhutan television tower, from where you can admire a magnificent panorama of the Thimpu valley. The visit will continue to Drubthob Goemba, a temple currently used as a female convent. Free visit of the city market for purchases.
Breakfast. Visit to the painting school, the National Library, the Bhutanese handicraft shops and the Royal goldsmith's workshop. In the afternoon, transfer to Wangdue Phodrang (3 h.) crossing the Dochu La pass (3100 m.). During the trip, it will be possible to admire the panorama of the eastern part of the Himalayan chain, such as the Gangar Punsum mountain (7520 meters high). Visit of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong and the market. Overnight stay at Wangdi Kichu Resort.
Breakfast. In the morning transfer to the Phobjikha valley, or also called the Gangte region, from the name of the gompa which rises on a ridge above the valley, at 2800m altitude. It is a monastery of the Nyingma Buddhist school, the only one in western Bhutan. From here, the 5/6 h of trek start towards Gogona, crossing pastures and potatoes fields, which are the main agricultural products of this region, and climbing the Tsele La pass, at 3430m high among pines, magnolias and rhododendrons. Arrival in Gogona (3200 m) and laying of the pitch.
Breakfast. Trek from Gogona to Khotokha (3100 m) through the Shobjula pass (3390 m.). The trek lasts about 6/7 h. Accommodation in a tent at an altitude of 3100 m.
Breakfast. Beginning of the Khotokha - Chhuzomsa trek, via Nizergang. Short climb to Tashila (3300 m.). (6/7 h.) Arrival and accommodation at the Wangdi Kichu Resort.
Breakfast. Transfer to Punakha (about 45 min.) to visit Punakha Dzong, the second oldest Dzong in Bhutan, and the country's ancient capital. In the afternoon, transfer to Paro and accommodation at Kichu resort.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and boarding the flight to Kathmandu. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast. Free day to visit Kathmandu and surroundings. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport and boarding on the return flight to Italy.
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(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Individual participation fees on request
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Duration: 13 days / 11 nights
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