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STANDARD TREKKING ITINERARY
The standard and specific to trekking itinerary are given for your references. You may write to us to assist you in customising your trekking itinerary as per your interests and schedule.
Plan your TREKKING
You always plan your trekking and inform us to assist you in customizing your trekking itinerary as per your interests and schedule. We will give you our best team to assist you.
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Punakha Winter Trek
Months: Oct – March
Day 01: Start Trek from Dechenchholing (Thimphu)– Dopshing Pang 17km, 5-6 hours
Day 02: Trek Dopshing Pang – Chorten Ningpo 18km, 6-7 hours
Day 03: Trek Chorten Ningpo – Kabesa/Punakha 5km, 1 hour, overnight at hotel
Day 04: Continue Trek Punakha – Limukha 15km, 5-6 hours
Day 05: End Trek, Limukha–Chungsakha 15km, 5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek Chungsakha – Samtengang 13km, 5 hours
Jomolhari and laya Gasa trek
Months: April – June, September – November
Day 01: Start Trek Drukgyel Dzong – Shana Zampa 16kms, 5-6 hours
Day 02: Trek Shana Zampa – Thangthangkha 21km, 7-8 hours
Day 03: Trek Thangthangkha – Jangothang 18km, 5-6 hours Day 04: Jangothang halt for Acclimatisation
Day 05: Trek Jangothang – Lingshi 17km, 6-7 hours
Day 06: Trek Lingshi – Chebisa 10km, 5-6 hours
Day 07: Trek Chebisa – Shombuthang 16kms, 6-7 hours
Day 08: Trek Shombuthang – Robluthang 17km, 6-7 hours.
Day 09: Trek Robluthang – Limithang 19km, 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek Limithang – Laya 10kms, 4-5 hours
Day 11: Laya halt and explore around
Day 12: Trek Laya – Koina 18km, 6-7 hours
Day 13: Trek Koina – Gasa 14kms, 6-7 hours
Day 14: Trek Gasa – Gezapang, Drive to Punakha 13km, 5-6 hours
Merak and Sakten village trek
Months: March – November
Day 01: Start Trek from Chaling – Donmongchu 17km, 6-7 hours
Day 02: Trek Donmongchu – Merak 14km, 5-6 hours
Day 03: Trek Merak – Miksateng 15km, 5-6 hour
Day 04: Trek Miksateng – Sakten 15km, 5-6 hours
Day 05: Sakten halt,Explore the valley
Day 06: Trek Sakten – Joenkhar teng 16km, 6-7 hours
Day 07: End Trek, Joenkhar – Phogmey, drive Trashigang 11km, 5-6 hours.
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
Months: April, September and October.
Day 01: Trek Genekha – Gur 10km, 5 hours
Day 02: Trek Gur – Labatama 12km, 5 hours
Day 03: Trek Labatama – Panka 8km, 6 hours
Day 04: Trek Panka – Talekha 8km, 6 hours
Day 05: End Trek Talekha – Chamgang 6km, 3 hours
yOU WILL MEET WITH SPECIAL PEOPLE
Food & Drink on Trek
Legpai Drukyul staff will accompany you during your trek to ensure that you are well looked after during your entire stay in Bhutan. Unlike other Asian region, food is not sold along the trails and one need not carry extra foodstuff unless you want to carry some trail mix, protein bars, GU, candy, powdered drink mixes and energy gels.
A team of kitchen crew with an experienced cook with will accompany to provide hot meals. Your Breakfast will include choice of eggs, toast with butter, jam, cheese, honey, oats/muesli, juice, tea and coffee. Your lunch will be either sandwiches, boiled eggs and juice or, hot meals such as rice, chicken, boiled eggs, noodle soup, cheese momo. For tea, you will be served with crackers, biscuits, chocolate drink, butter tea. Various types of soup, chicken and assorted meat dishes, various styles of vegetables, mushroom dishes, lentil soup, red or fried rice, vegetable chowmein, cream caramel, rice pudding, fresh and canned fruits, tea, chocolate drink, water and coffee will be served during dinner.
What to bring with you
Choose items of clothing that can be used in multiple situations. At the start of the trek, you will be carrying your day pack loaded with just the items you will need during the day of trek king. Your packed trek/duffle bag will be carried by pack animals (mules or yak) and should weigh no more than 33 pounds (14.96kg).
Rucksack/Day pack (mid-size) with a plastic bag to carry what you need with you for the day of trekking and for keeping everything dry, or a rain-cap to put around the ruck sack. You may want to carry personal item such as water bottles, camera, jacket, fleece, warm hat, gloves, sun cream, umbrella, whistle, small torch, bird/flower book.
Duffle bag to hold everything you do not put in your daypack, including your sleeping bag and mattress, while on trek. This bag should be durable, as it will be carried by porters and/or pack animals. A second smaller bag can be used to store items not used on trek.
Sleeping Bag – 2 degrees F/0 degrees C or colder is recommended. Make certain that the sleeping bag is the right length. DON’T FORGET A COMPRESSION SACK. FOR THE SLEEPING BAG. Many trekkers also like a silk liner. Sleeping mattress – We recommend a full-length, self-inflating model such as though made by Thermarest. Trekking poles – Collapsible poles, durable, lightweight + easily adjustable.
Clothing – – Lightweight top – A silk weight or lightweight thermal base layer that effectively wicks moisture away from your body and is breathable. Quick-dry is important as well. Mid-weight or Expedition-weight top thermal layer. Fitted, light-weight and quick drying. Long sleeved t-shirts or sweatshirts. A pair of Lightweight trekking pants that unzip into shorts is a great piece of versatile clothing. NO COTTON. Light or mid-weight (2 pair weight thermal bottom base-layer that will get you through a wide range of temperatures. Warm pants – A pair of comfortable fleece or similar material warm pants are great for hanging out at camp. Shell pants – Your waterproof bottom layer for extreme weather days. Make sure you have water- resistant zippers + good pockets. Gore-tex® or similar material.
Sun hat to shade your head and back of your neck from the sun. You should also consider using a bandana or scarf for further protection and always use sunscreen. Warm hat made from Polar Fleece or wool that covers your ears. Make sure that it fits well and, if applicable to your trip, can fit under a climbing helmet. Sunglasses should have dark lenses as sunlight is intense at altitude. Glacier glasses with leather/plastic side shields are best for contact lens wearers or if your trip crosses snow. Also, be sure to have a retainer strap. Headlamp – L.E.D. headlamps are sufficient. Make sure you bring at least 2 extra bulbs and extra batteries. Warm glove liners with waterproof outer shell (2 pair) of properly-fitted WINDSTOPPER® fleece glove liners and a pair of warm gloves with a waterproof outer shell to protect you from wind, rain or snow. Liner Socks (2 pair) – A thin wicking sock that repels moisture. Liner socks help to reduce the likelihood of blisters. The socks should be thin wool, nylon, or Capilene®. NO COTTON. Hiking Socks (3 pair) – Your everyday sock, good for day hikes, trekking, and in town. NO COTTON.
Hiking boots – a light to mid- weight, broken in and water-proofed hiking boot for your trek. The ideal boot is comfortable enough to wear for days and scrambles decently on rock.
Gaiters – GORE-TEX® or similar, calf-high, durable gaiters are recommended. Warm jacket – A Polar guard or fleece jacket. This can be a very warm fleece or Polarguard jacket. Full zip is recommended. Down jacket (optional) – While we do not require this item, we also know that those that don’t have one usually wish they did! Down jackets are great when hanging out at camp and we do highly recommend that you bring a down jacket for all autumn and high altitude trips. Shell jacket – A lightweight, waterproof and breathable jacket WITH A HOOD that can withstand wind, rain and snow weather conditions. Pit-zips are a good idea. Gore-Tex® or similar material is preferred.
Leatherman/ Swiss Army Knife. Water purification tablets (iodine or equivalent) Bandanas Underwear (men- polypro boxers or briefs / women- poly-pro sports bras, cotton or polypro briefs are fine) 3 rotating pairs. As with socks and shirts, you’ll be wearing one, one will be drying from washing and one will be clean and packed. 4 Heavy duty garbage bags to keep duffle bag items dry. Zip lock bags (for organizing small items & waterproofing) . Stuffsacks (assorted sizes, for organizing your clothes and gear) Sunscreen: SPF 30 (or higher). Lip balm with SPF 15 (or higher) Insect repellent FIRST AID KIT-Band-aids, Ibuprofen, Cough Drops, Moleskin, Pepto-bismol, Immodium, Personal Medications. Toiletries-toothbrush, Toothpaste, Bio-degradable Soap/Shampoo (Dr. Bronners). Quick Dry Towel, Moisturizer, Purel Hand Sanitizer, Antiseptic Hand Towlettes, Toilet Paper (a small emergency stash)] Hydration System or water bottles – Two liter capacity