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Thousand Lakes Trek

US$ 2240
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Duration : 12 Days
-Six full days treking in high altitude area -One place from where we see Mt. Kanchanganga and Mt. Everest -Meet Yak Herders, Yaks and seen Golden Trouts -Can find many lakes and ponds around -Highest pass: Pagalaptsa 4100m -Village walk & interaction with locals -Famour Tiger Nest Temple Hike -Sightseeing of all famous Tourist sights -Bhutanese Arts/Painting -Interaction with Monks -Picnic lunch at River bank -Archery match in local dress -Bhutanese cuisine at farmhouse -Soak in hot stone bath
Group Size : Three persons or more for traveling in specific months, check the packages.

Places: 3N Paro, 1N Punakha, 2N Thimphu, 5N Thousand Lakes Trek
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Day 01- Paro – Arrival, hotel check-in, Paro Dzong, National Museum, Explore town
Day 02- Paro – Tiger Nest Temple, Kyichu Lhakhang, Farmhouse visit
Day 03- Punakha – Dochula, Lamperi Botanical Garden, Punakha Dzong, Suspension Bride, Nunnery
Day 04- Thimphu- Chimi Lhakhang, Art School, Folk Heritage, Memorial Chorten, Buddha Viewpoint, Takin Preserve
Day 05- Thimphu- Tango hike, Weekend Market, Tashichho Dzong
Day 06- Dagala Thousand Lake Trek – Genekha to Gur, 6km, 4hrs, Sleeping Altitude: 3200m
Day 07- Dagala Thousand Lake Trek – Gur to Labathamba, 9km, 6hrs, Sleeping Altitude: 3500m
Day 08- Dagala Thousand Lake Trek- Explore Labathamba
Day 09- Dagala Thousand Lake Trek- Labathamba to Pangkha, 8km, 4hrs, Sleeping Altitude: 3300
Day 10- Dagala Thousand Lake Trek- Pangkha to Cherigang, 10km, 6hrs, Sleeping Altitude: 3100
Day 11- Dagala Thousand Lake Trek- Cherigang to Chamgang Trek ends, 6km, 3 hrs, Soak in Hot stone bath
Day 12- Departure from Paro Airport

Important Note: Duration and sightseeing can be customized based on your holiday period, budget and interest. Write to HBT to check more on this.

    Travel Between: June to August & December to February
    Single Person: US$ 2680, total net for this itinerary
    Two Persons: US$ 2750, per person, total net for this itinerary
    Three Persons or more: US$ 2240, per person, total net for this itinerary

    Travel Between: March to May & September to November
    Single Person: US$ 3230, total net for this itinerary
    Two Persons: US$ 3120, per person, total net for this itinerary
    Three Persons or more: US$ 2790, per person, total net for this itinerary

    Cost Inclusions
    – US$ 40 per person visa fees
    – Visa & trek permit arrangement for your stay in Bhutan
    – Government SDF and all the taxes
    – Accommodations in best rated hotels on twin sharing
    – Trekking Gears (Sleeping tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, table, chair, toilet tent, sleeping mattress-thin water proof, duffel bags, sleeping bag-not hygienic)
    – Trekking facilities (Trekking chef, helper, trek guide, horses for luggage, horsemen)
    – All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), we offer best restaurants
    – English speaking Heavenly Bhutan's licensed trekking guide
    – Private transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary, imported vehicles only
    – Entrance, museums and park fees indicated in the itinerary
    – Bottled drinking water throughout the journey
    – Wearing traditional dress and playing archery in Paro
    – Farmhouse visit/meals with local family can be organized

    Cost Exclusions
    – Flight fares – available flights from Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Dhaka
    – Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, shopping, etc
    – Sleeping bags (-30 degree needed for comfortable sleep, for hygienic reason must bring your own)
    – Gratitude/Tipping (expected but not compulsory)
    – Single room supplement for hotel stay only
    – Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
    – Language speaking guide available on additional cost
    – Travel and medical insurance, Heavenly Bhutan can help you- must for trekking persons
    – Extra Cost Activities (cycling, motor bike, river rafting, horse ride, hotstone bath etc)
    – Check out cancellation policy before booking the trip
    – Bank wire Incidental charges US$ 25

    Notes:
    The cost is valid for all nationals and booking open for any dates before 31-December, 2020
    Trekking can be customized based on your interest, time and budget.

Day 01: Arrival in Paro)
Fly on the wings of Dragon to international airport in Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day, the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Mt. Everest (if you are flying from Delhi and Kathmandu), but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. On arrival in Paro you will be received by Heavenly Bhutan team by offering welcome scarfs and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will proceed to visit national museum of Paro and then to Paro Rimpong Dzong. The day ends with gentle walk down to the parking areas crossing wonderful cantilever bridge built over Paro Chhu. Evening, we will relax in the hotel or scroll around tiny Paro town peeping through local handicrafts. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing)
After our breakfast, drive to the base of trekking point, from here you will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple, which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff at 900m above the valley floor. Tiger Nest Temple is considered, one of the must visit places around the world before we die. The hike is almost 2 hours, uphill at 30 to 40 degree inclined for an average trekker however it might take full day for some depending on your pace. First of half of the hike pulls up to cafeteria feels never ending however from the half point due to magical structure at your close sight, you are energized to push further. You actually feel very near, push yourself little further you are at the feet of the Tiger Nest, filled with joys and happiness never like before. And on the way back, you can actually run down, its easy always. Today’s hike will test our trekking ability and prepare us to be better trekker in next few days. En-route if you still have energy, enjoy the visit to centuries old Kyichu Lhakhang before proceeding to your hotel. Relax and take enough rest

Day 03: Punaka to Punakha (4 Hr)
After the breakfast, drive to Punakha over the most beautiful Dochula pass 3150m. Candles like 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass gives amazing photo stop. On clear day, you can enjoy spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After the break, continue scenic downhill drive. Visit Lamperi Botanical Garden that gives wide knowledge of flora and fauna of Bhutan. Visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Enjoy the walks on the suspension bridge over Male River, said to be the longest of its kind in Bhutan. Join the nuns for evening prayer at Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup nunnery which ends the day. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m

Day 04: Punakha to Thimphu (4 Hr)
After our breakfast, take a hike to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of fertility. Further, retrace the drive back to Paro via Dochula and Thimphu. Drive to Thimphu and visit folk heritage houses to understand the life style of Bhutanese at rural community, visit School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) students are taught 13 different arts that takes over 4 year to graduate from the training school. Drive pass by memorial chorten built in memory of late 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, world largest sitting Buddha. Visit Takin reserve national animal which has unique creation history behind. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m

Day 05: Thimphu sightseeing
After our delicious breakfast in the capital, we will hike to Cheri Goenpa. The drive takes us to the north end of the valley through cities, settlement and forest following crystal clear river. Our hike starts from the base of cantilever bridge. The hike takes about 45 mins one way to the temple. The trail passes through beautiful river confluence, chorten and forest creating the chance to see birds and wild animals sometime. This is the monastery where the first monastic body was established in the Kingdom. The monastery also offers us the best view of the valley and excellent for photography. Later we will explore the weekend market opens between Thursday-Sunday and Tashichho Dzong, which houses throne room of His Majesty the King. Overnight in Thimphu

Day 06: Thimphu – Genezampa-Gur (Trek start), Distance 6km, 4 hours
The trek begins with the little village of Genekha. Today you will see many varieties of alpine flora and also some animals and many birds. After two hours of walking gradually uphill, rest at huge rock platform, from which there is a picturesque view of the valley below. After another two hours the trek ends for the day. Camp at Gur, where flowers are abundant in spring

Day 07: Gur – Labathamba, Distance: 9km, 6 hours
Today’s trek takes us across meadows where wild asparagus and other small plants grow, and if taking this trek in the spring, you will feel you are walking over carpets of flowers. The first pass, marked by a large cairn gives a spectacular view of the whole Dagala range, alpine meadows and yak herders’ camps. We will lunch at a nearby yak herder’s camp. After lunch we will walk across hills and over meadows, ending the day at Yutsho Lake

Day 08: Explore Labathamba
A day halt in Labathama is worth visiting the lakes and hiking up to the top of the pass for the breath taking view. One a clear day, one can see the world’s third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Jumolhari, the highest mountain of Bhutan

Day 09: Labathamba – Pangkha, Distance: 8km, 4 hours
Walk for 20 minutes upwards before beginning the descent at around 4,460m. There will be splendid views of the Himalayas on the descent. Your guide will help you in identifying individual peaks such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Tserimgang, Khangbum, Masagang, Tsendegang and Gangchenta. Himalayan monal pheasants are a common sight. Overnight camp on a grassy meadow at Pangkha

Day 10: Pangkha-Cherigang, Distance: 10km, 6 hours
The day involves the crossing of several increasingly impressive passes. You will see several varieties of the blue poppy (if trekking June-July) and also many mountain birds along the way. After lunch, an hour gradual climb down brings us to the top of the last ridge on the Dagala range from where there is a spectacular view of Thimphu valley below. Camp at Cherigang

Day 11: Cherigang-Chamgang, Trek ends, Distance: 6km, 3 hours
Today is the end of the thousand lakes trek, we will walk through mixed vegetation and apple orchards, finally reaching the main motorable road at Chamgang from where we will be picked up by our car. Finally its time to say good bye to our trekking friends (chef, staffs and horses) who took care of us for last six days through the valley of high altitude. It is with great pride that we say yes successful completed six days life time Thousand Lakes Trek. On arrival in Paro, check into the hotel & get freshen up. Later in the evening soak yourself in deep hot stone bathtub which will help you relax your muscles after the trek. Enjoy the typical local dinner with Bhutanese family, your last memory of Bhutan, until you come back again

Day 12: End of the tour in the Kingdom of Happiness

Tenzinling Resort
Tenzinling Resort
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zhingkham-resort, Punakha
Zhingkham Resort
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Hotel Tara Phendeyling
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