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.

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.
  • Govt. GST 5% applicable or, as per current rate.

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