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It is a 5-days trek near Thimphu, to a large number of lovely high altitude lakes. The Trek is easy and most trekking days are short but there are some long steep climbs. It starts from Khoma (near Thimphu) and ends in Simtokha, Thimphu. The highest point is 4300 Meters.
You will be received by guide from ETH Tours and drive to thimphu. Visit largest standing Bhudha overlooking thimphu valley. Acclamitasation at Thimphu.
Your day begins in capital of Bhutan by visiting the ancient fortress Tashichhodzong which is now the Office of King. The grand majestic architecture of Dzongs is mesmerizing. Aftrenoon visit the folk heritage museam. Dinner and over night at Hotel.
(14 Km, 4hrs), Walk through terraced Paddy fields and coniferous forests to the settlement of Geynikha (2950 meters)a small village which also is the hub for Sangay Shamu(mushroom). The route then descends to a chorten that marks a camping place along side a stream at 2800 meters.
(5Km, 4hrs.), Crossing a suspension bridge, the trail heads west for a while, then climbs steeply towards the south to a rock platform and a crest at 3200 meters. A further walk of about two hours leads to a camp in a forest clearing at 3350 meters. Camping at Tent.
(12 Km, 5hrs.), Cross the pass at 4240 meters for a view of Spectacular Dagala village. Pass though several herders camps enroute to the foot of the broad Labatamba valley at 4300 meters near Utso Lake, where plenty of Golden Trout flourish. There are so many lakes in the vicinity which gives the name of this Trek as Thousand Lake. Camp near the lake.
(8 Km, 4 hrs.), The trail climbs along the western side of the lake to saddle at 4500 meters, where there are good mountain views. From the pass there is a steep descent to another lake at 4350 meters. A short distance beyond the lake leads to the valley and then to Panka at 4000 meters.
(8 km, 4 hrs), The route leads north crossing a pass at 4000 meters, then climbs along the side of the ridge to a crest at 4270 meters. From here there is a view of the Dagala Mountain range and a view of Thimphu, far to the North. It is then a long descent through forests to the Goemba and village of Talakha (3083 meters).
(3 Km, 3 Hrs), Walk downhill on a steep trail to Simtokha from where the Vehicle will pick you up and drive to Thimphu. After lunch, sightseeing in Thimphu includes: the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art and National Institute of Traditional medicine. After lunch visit the Simtokha Dzong, the oldest Dzong in Bhutan built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, which now houses a School and then visit National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. His Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Then visit Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. Visit to TashichhoDzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wang chuck, who is regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. Evening free for shopping and leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
(72 Kms, 3 hours drive). After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. Enjoy the 360 degree view of the Himalayas at Dochula pass followed by visit to Chimi lhakhang the fertility monastery. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong one of the most beautiful fortress located between two rivers. Over night in Hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Lunch in Thimphu. After lunch, drive to Paro. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Early morning hike the most spectacular Tiger nest monastery perched at 900m above the paro valley. The monastery is the most iconic place in Bhutan. After lunch explore the paro town and you may want to purchase some sovenier to take home. Over night at Hotel.
Paro to Airport is just 15 minutes drive and our guide and driver will see you off.