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The HIdden Kingdom Trek

This is the finest and longest trek in Bhutan.  It is very popular for its remoteness, monasteries, fortresses, fascinating villages and magnificent mountains.  The trek starts from Paro, where we head off towards northwest bordering Tibet.  Mt. Chomolhari (7314m), Bhutan's second highest peak and Jichu Drake (6858m), which was first climbed by British and Indian joint venture in 1988 is the highlight of this trip. The total distance of this trek is approximately 150 miles and it involves crossing high pass of up to 5000m.  We do have rest days in-between to acclimatize. Including a stay near the hot spring of Gasa. Rich flora and fauna is evident as we pass through the semi-tropical and alpine forest in the first couple of days. The main villages in this region are Lingshi, Laya and Gasa, where the local tribesmen encounter few visitors.

Here yak-herders take their animals to the pastures at the foot of the mountains. The natives of this remote area, where life has remained unchanged for centuries, wear costumes woven from yak-hair and distinctive conical bamboo hats.The wildlife of the area includes the forest dwelling takin, the odd looking national animal of Bhutan, Himalayan black bears, large flocks of blue sheep in the higher reaches and, the rarely seen, snow leopard. This trek combines a variety of flora, stunning landscapes, remote villages and dramatic views of the high snow-capped peaks. This trek has been successfully run since 1988.

Day to day itinerary

* Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu. Trip briefing.  Welcome dinner with culture dance.

* Day 2. Morning city tours for half day. After lunch afternoon free.

* Day 3. Fly to Paro

* Day 4. Sightseeing in the Paro valley.

* Day 5. Trek Chomolhari-Lingshi-Laya-Gasa and Punakha  The trek will last until day 21.

* Day 6. Drive to Thimpu

* Day 7. Drive to Paro

* Day 8. Fly to Kathmandu

* Day 9. Explore Kathmandu.

* Day 9. International Departure

Cost Includes:

* Arrival / Departure by private vehicle

* Welcome dinner with culture dance

* Accommodation in Kathmandu Hotel on fullboard basis.

* Return Airfare Ktm-Paro-Ktm

* All meals on the trek and hotel -Bhutan

* City tours with qualified tour officer

* Insurance for porters and staffs including evacuation by helicopter

* All meals for porters and staffs

* Trekking permit

* Entrance Fees

* Twin-sharing accommodation on fullboard basis.

* All guided tours & Transfers as indicated.

* All necessary ground transportation

* Sight Seeing

* Sleeping bags

* First-aid medical kit

Cost does not include:

* Visas

* International airport taxes

* Transfers outside of the tour program

* All optional additional tours and activities during free time

* Item of personal natures e.g; food and beverages, laundry, souvenirs etc.,

* Tips

* Travel insurance

Trip Profile
Duration: 26 days 
Trip Details: 4 nights in Kathmandu 
Airfare Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu 
Portable altitude chamber 
Activities: Cultural, Walking, Camping

Grade:Streneous 
Mode of Travel: Private coach 
Group & Staff: Min 2, Max 12, Local leader and guides 
Accomodation: 9 nights Hotels & Lodges, 17 nights camping in tents