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INCLUsions

  • medical/evacuation insurance for all participants confirmed 30 days or more prior to their expedition start date
  • 3 nights accommodation in Paro
  • camping accommodations on trek
  • all meals (outlined in itinerary)
  • trekking permits and entry fees
  • guide and porter services
  • baggage transport (limited to 22lbs/10kg)
  • all ground transportation in Bhutan
  • guided excursion to Tiger's Nest

NOT INCLUDED

  • personal items (laundry, clothing, snacks, etc.)
  • trip cancellation insurance (offered as an option)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks during trek
  • beverages outside of designated meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Paro (7,200ft/2195m). Arrive in Paro, where a OneSeed representative will be there to greet you. Check into our partner lodge and catch up on some much needed sleep or explore the city on your own.

Inclusions: Private airport transfer; dinner; accommodations

Day 2: Paro (7,200ft/2195m). Time to check out the famous Tiger's Nest Temple. This hike will take around 6 hours in total and is well worth the climb. The temple was originally built in 1692 and is sure to take your breath away if the elevation hasn't already done so. Complete the hike and return to Paro for the evening.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water, juice, soft drinks. Other options available for guest purchase); guided tour; accommodations

Day 3: Paro to Shing ka rap (9,744ft/2970m). Begin the trek! Most of the day will be a steady incline up toward the campsite. Follow the Paro river before reaching the campsite at Shing ka rap.

Total distance: 6.2 miles. Approximately 5-6 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase), transportation, park entrance fee, trekking permit, camping accommodations.

Day 4: Shing ka rap to Thangthangka (11,909ft/3630m). The path today is undulating and will lead you through the conifer forest. Catch your first glimpse of the famous Mt. Jomolhari and settle into the campsite.

Total distance: 9.3 miles. Approximately 7-8 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

Day 5: Thangthangka to Jangothang (13,419ft/4090m). Pass a yak herder settlement and an army post along the trail. Continue on to Jangothang.

Total distance: 8 miles. Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

Day 6: Jangothang (13,419ft/4090m). Enjoy a rest day in Jangothang or head out for a short day hike to further acclimatize. 

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

Day 7: Jangothang to Lingshi (13,156ft/4010m). Climb up and over the first pass of the trail at Nyile-la, which reaches 16,043ft! After, continue the descent to Lingshi for the evening.

Total distance: 11 miles. Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

Day 8: Lingshi (13,156ft/4010m). Rest day in Lingshi. Enjoy a day hike to Lingshi Dzong if you are feeling adventurous.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase), transportation, park entrance fee, trekking permit, camping accommodations.

Day 9: Lingshi to Shodu (13,484ft/4110m). Continue through the valley and onto Yeli-la pass at 15,813ft. Weather permitting, enjoy views of Mount Jomolhari, Mount Tsherimgang and Mount Masagang.

Total distance: 13.7 miles. Approximately 9-10 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

Day 10: Shodu to Barshong (12,073ft/3680m). The trail winds up and down and crosses the river six times before retiring to Barshong

Total distance: 9.9 miles. Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

Day 11: Barshong to Dolam Kencho (11,253ft/3430m). Descend through beautiful rhododendron forests to reach Dolam Kencho.

Total distance: 9.3 miles. Approximately 6-7 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); camping accommodations.

Day 12: Dolam Kencho to Thimphu (7,656ft/2334m). Complete the descent to Dodina (8530ft). Meet your vehicle and drive 30 minutes to Thimphu.

Total distance: 5 miles. Approximately 3-4 hours of trekking

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations.

Day 13: Thimphu to Paro (13,156ft/4010m). Explore the city of Thimpu before returning to Paro. Check out temples, pick-up some local handicrafts, and explore Simtokha Dzong, Bhutan's first fort built in 1629.

Inclusions: All meals (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); double occupancy accommodations.

Day 14: Paro (13,156ft/4010m). International flights depart.

Inclusions: Breakfast (Choice of 2 options including vegetarian, coffee, tea, water. Other options available for guest purchase); airport transfers.

All itineraries are subject to change based on local conditions and the judgment of the guide. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to medical considerations or the ability of participants as judged by the guide. For complete terms and conditions, see here .


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