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Mountain Route

DURATION : 11 Nights / 12 Days

DESTINATIONS : Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Phobjikha - Trongsa - Jakar - Trongsa - Wangdue - Thimphu - Paro

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Thimphu Memorial Chorten and Buddha Viewpoint
Punakha Punakha Dzong, Mochu and Khuruthang valley
Phobjikha Gangtey Gonpa and Phobjikha Valley
Trongsa Pelela Pass, Chendipji, Trongsa Dzong and Trongsa Museum
Jakar Jampay Lakhang, Kurjey Temple and Village of Parar
Paro National Museum, Paro Valley, Tiger Nest Temple and Drukgyal Dzong

Short Description

This trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (50Km - 1.5Hours)

Upon arrival in Paro International airport you will be received by Monks & Monkeys representative and drive to Thimphu by private vehicle. Depending on arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. Visit interesting weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products. In the evening we will explore the city by walk or visit Tashichho Dzong, which houses throne room of His Majesty the King.

Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu - Punakha (85Km - 2.5Hours)

Morning breakfast at hotel and take Bike tour upto Dochula pass at 3050m, after early lunch and refereshment at the café on the pass, we will decent down to Punakha. En-route we will bike to Chimi Lhakhang before heading to our hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha

Day 3: Punakha - Phobjikha (90Km - 02Hours)

Breakfast at hotel, Today’s hiking is quite challenging as we climb up from wangdue to Pelela pass, through narrow roads, sharp bends through thick forest.

Overnight stay at hotel in Phobjikha

Day 4: Phobjikha Halt

After breakfast at hotel we will explore the valley on hike whole day. There are many interesting places around for biking around. 

Overnight stay at hotel in Phobjikha

Day 5: Phobjikha - Trongsa (190Km - 05Hours)

Breakfast at hotel and leave to Trongsa. About an hour pull up will bring us to Pelela pass and from where our ride is more comfortable and decent. After few hours of ride we will come to the tiny town called Trongsa, today’s home.

Overnight stay at hotel in Trongsa

Day 6: Trongsa - Jakar (70Km - 2Hours)

Breakfast at hotel, after final few hours pull up from the hotel, road will take us to Yotongla pass at 3400m and the ride becomes much easier until we reach Jakar from here. En-route we will stop at Yatha factory at chumeny to see the Bhutanese hand-woven products which is famous in the region.

Overnight stay at hotel in Jakar

Day 7: Jakar sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, today we will explore the valley on bike, evening back to the hotel and relax.

Overnight stay at hotel in Jakar

Day 8: Jakar - Trongsa (70Km - 02Hours)

Breakfast at hotel later we will retrace our ride back to Trongsa. Few hours pull up from the Jakar to Yothangla is quite interesting and from there road descend down till Trongsa making effort less ride.

Overnight stay at hotel in Trongsa

Day 9: Trongsa - Wangdue (100Km - 4Hours)

After breakfast at hotel we will bike from Trongsa to Wangdue via Pelela pass, the ride is quite interesting as we retrace our ride back to Wangdue.

Overnight stay at hotel in Wangdue

Day 10: Wangdue - Thimphu (106Km - 04Hours)

After breakfast at hotel we will make an effort to reach Dochula pass from where we our road descend down making our ride more easy until we reach capital city.

Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu

Day 11: Thimphu - Paro (50Km - 1.30Hours)

Breakfast at hotel and we will do some sightseeing on bike before heading to Paro and on arrival we will explore the valley. If you are interested, afternoon we will hike up hill to Tiger nest temple and evening time to dismantle our bikes to take back home.

Overnight stay at hotel in Paro

Day 12: Thimphu Departure - Tour Ends

The tour will end today. After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears and memories unlimited. Tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future.

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in Double Room in the hotels Chosen by Guest (as per availability)
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotels.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned Vehicle with driver Including All Parking, Toll Taxes and Driver Allowance.
  • Assistance of our local offices.
  • 01 Mineral water bottle Per Person every day.
  • Departure Gift by Monks & Monkeys Travels.
  • All Government Taxes (till date)

The Price Exclude:

  • Domestic flights & Airport Departure Tax from India (this is generally included in your ticket)
  • Visa fees for India: compulsory ; to be obtained from the Indian Consulate of your country of residence ; passport valid 6 months after return date)
  • Any meals except mentioned in the column prices includes.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, Entrances and video fees, etc.
  • Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government

Route Map

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Customer's Feedback View All

  • Nevin Reddy
    Mobile : +60 12 226 3894
    Email Id : Nevinreddy@hotmail.com
    City : Kuala Lumpur
    Country : Malaysia
    Having recently used Monks and Monkeys, I had reported that we had a bad experience at one of the hotels booked and had to leave that hotel and find alternate accommodation. It seems that the hotel Blue Bay may have also been misleading Monks and Monkeys in the type of accommodation being provided. Following that I am glad to say that the rest of the hotels were much better and Anju went out of her way to ensure that no further mishaps happened along the route and that our stay in India was an enjoyable one. As I am writing this my parents are still completing the last leg of their journey. . The fact that the MnM kept in touch with us went a long way in providing us the comfort that we needed in a foreign country. Although we were not able to recover the full amount of the accommodation I understand that MnM will ensure that they chance the hotel to recover the remaining funds. If I plan another trip to India I will consider using MnM again especially for the service provided by Anju. A few suggestions is to consider: 1) Ensure that you properly vet the hotels and ensure that hotels are confirmed well in advance 2) Check the journey times between destinations to make sure that misguided tourists (myself included) don't try to pack in too long journeys on one day with too small children. 3) We stayed in many hotels for one night along he route and this did not give enough time to appreciate what each town had, some advise to future travellers. 4) Check the facilities provided by the hotels and advise the client. Many hotels charged rates upto Rs500 for one days internet access. Had I know this I would have purchased a Sim Card to save on roaming rates and hotel internet rates.
  • William Ivan Rhodes
    Mobile : +44-7963325396
    Email Id : ivanrhodes@hotmail.com
    City : England
    Country : United Kingdom
    Just returned from 18 great and interesting days in India The trip was orchestrated for us and to our specification not an off the shelf tried and tested golden triangle jaunt, by Anu from Monks & Monkeys Travels. Not only did they deliver on every level, Transport, Hotels Agents on the ground meeting and greeting us at every new destination, after we had suffered the worst experience possible in an overnight sleeper, which we had stipulated 1st class it may have said 1st class it was not in our eyes or nose. I contacted them on arrival in Varanasi and within an hour they had organised and paid on our behalf for flights and a hotel back in Delhi to avoid the indignity of another night on the train.(a local business man I spoke to put it that' the clientele in overnight sleepers are only the top class of those who travel by train. We had changed two of the hotels Anu had suggested before we went and interestingly our choices turned out to be the two worst hotels we stayed at. We had paid approx. a third of the cost as a deposit and were only expected to pay the balance on arrival in Delhi. Can't think of any British agents who work that way. All our drivers were excellent as were our internal flights. Guides were always prompt, knowledgeable and willing to tell touts and others we were not interested. probably the equivalent of our own phrase which encourages an individual to urinate elsewhere! So 100% satisfaction from us I will be recommending them unreservedly to my friends who are interested in India trips.
  • miekejuul@hotmail.com
    Mobile : 1111111111
    Email Id : miekejuul@hotmail.com
    City : Delhi
    Country : INDIA
    Thanks to monks and monkeys we had a magnificent holiday, unforgettably for the rest of our lives!!The whole program was perfectly designed as per our wishes and when we had one problem along the way in one of the hotels, Bikash from Monks and Monkeys took action straight away and solved the problem in less than 5 minutes! Dhanyabaad and definitely phir milenge!!

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