Haa to Paro

Durations

5 Nights

Altitude

2300 –3800 m

Best Season

All Time

Destination Choice

Paro | Thimphu | Haa

Tour Included

Mineral Water, Meals & Transportation

HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP

If you prefer to make this a three nights outing, Yangtong could be the first campsite, if a hotel stay is not planned. Yangtong camp is located in a meadow next to the Haa Chu; there is a chorten with a flag hoisted in the honour of the local protecting deity, ‘the Powferful Chhundu’.

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1 : Haa – Khadegom

From Yangtong a steep climb (150 m) leads to Yangtong Gompa village, set on a hilltop right above camp. The big temple, surrounded by a few houses, is about 300 years old and dedicated to Guru Rinpoche and his eight manifestations.

A more or less level trail through pines brings you back to the main trails to the valley below Sagala. Here, the Makhang Chu flows through the area called Talung. Talung has three beautiful villages – Chenka Gom, Tsenka Wom and Langlo- about 80 households in all.

The trail winds about farmlands fenced with piles of stones to protect the field from deer and wild boar. Climb to a wooden bridge, Chagdo Zam(‘iron bridge’), so named because locals claim that the 14th Century saint Thangthong Gyelpo(the iron bridge builder in Bhutan) constructed the original one. Cross more meadows and some forest until you reach a rock with twin eyes and distorted mouth. This is the Nyela Doem or Nyela Demon, who was subdued by saint Thangthong Gyelpo using the sword of ignorance (reydee) to slash the demon’s mouth and turn it into a rock. Ever since then, travellers in and using this ancient trail have walked in peace without fearing this ferocious demon. This holy rock is located in the Khadey Gom (the upper Khadey) meadow, where tonight’s camp is situated.

Day 2 : Khadegom –Tsagala – Ningula

After breakfast trail gradually accent up hill to Tsagala Pass 3727 m, where you can get the view of Taktsang, Drukgyel Dzong. On a clear weather you will see the view of Jumolhari mountain, Drakeygang & other high peaks in Paro. After the pass, the trail goes up hill for one hour to Ningula range at 4064 m, where you can eat your box lunch. After lunch, the trail leads ups and down to the campsite at Ningula 3918 m.

Day 3 : Ningula – Kalela – Jebekarpo

After breakfast trek downhill for a short time and the trail winds ups and down through Kalela and Ningula Range through the mixed forest of pine, fir, rhododendron and Juniper. Lunch at Kalela pass, 3805 m.

Day 4 : Jepkarpo – Kila Gompa – Paro

Trek downhill for about 4 hours, taking it slowly and allowing for plenty of stops. En-route, visit the Kilagompa Nunnery located at rocky side, meet with nuns. The trail takes you through a forest filled with many species of Primula and Rhododendrons till Kilagompa Nunnery. After lunch at Nunnery, walk down to the roadside and dive to Paro or Thimphu.

Day 5 : Paro

Departure

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