This trek is the old walking route from Thimphu to Punakha and passes through some of beautiful villages. Taking the trekkers through thick forests, villages and rice fields it exposes great views of other small rural villages and monasteries including Phajoding Monastery lying just above Thimphu and Talo Monastery. The best seasons for this trek are March to June and September to December. But due to the low altitudes, the trek is possible throughout the whole winter.
Punakha Trekking Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrive in Paro
Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimphu (2330m) and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Thimphu and preparation for the trek.
Day 03 : Drive to Dechencholing
Drive to Dechencholing and commence trek to Chamina (3360m) - 5h.
Day 04 : Chamina - Dopshing Pang
Chamina - Dopshing Pang (2800m) - 8h.
Day 05 : Dopshing Pang - Chorten Ningpo
Dopshing Pang - Chorten Ningpo (2700m) - 7h.
Day 06 : Chortan Ningpo - Zomlingthang
Chortan Ningpo - Zomlingthang - 3h. Drive to Punakha (1310m) and sightseeing in Punakha.
Day 07 : Drive to Paro
Drive to Paro (2230m) - 5h and sightseeing in Paro.
Day 08 : Final departure
Time for final departure.