Soi Yaksa Trek involves trekking in one of the most biologically diverse environments in the world. This enchanting trek takes you to the base of Mount Jumolhari (7,513m) , the second highest unclimbed peak in the world.
As you walk along the rugged trails, the hike becomes a walking meditation. While trekking on part of his BBC Himalaya Adventure 2010, Michael Palin exclaimed, "Farewell big, monumental, Himalayan peaks!" The 10-day Soi Yaksa Trek has proved to be one of the best treks for nature lovers offering stunning views of mountains and alpine pastures coupled with an opportunity to visit remote villages neighboring with Tibet.
On the journey we also visit some of the most popular landmarks of Paro and Thimpu such as the Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, Drugyal Dzong, King's Memorial Chhorten, nunnery temple, National Institure of Traditional Medicine, Bhutanese tradional painting school and the folk heritage museum.
Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
Day 02: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery then return to Paro
Day 03: Trek starts: Paro to Shana (2,870m/9,413ft): 17km,5-6 hours
Day 04: Shana to Sio Thangkha (3,750m/12,300ft): 20km,6-7 hours
Day 05: Sio Thangkha to Jangothang (4,040m/13,251ft): 19km,5-6 hours
Day 06: Jangothang to Dhumzo (3,800m/12,464 ft) via Bonte La pass: 16 km, 6 - 7 hours
Day 07: Dhumzo to Thombu Shong (4,180m/13,710ft): 11km, 4-5 hours
Day 08: Thombu Shong to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft):Trek ends: 13km, 4-5 hours
Day 09: Sightseeing in Thimphu.
Day 10: Final Departure.
Group size: 1-12 people
Fitness level: Moderate
Arrival on: Paro, Bhutan
Departure from: Paro, Bhutan
Meals: All meals
Accommodation: Standard hotels and camps(tents)
Included in the Cost:
• Bhutanese visa fee
• Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
• Government approved A and B category hotels in the cities and camping(tents) during trekking on twin- shared basis
• All meals, tea and snacks
• Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
• English speaking, trained and experienced local guide and staff
• All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
• Porter and pack animal services for trekking
• Tents and Kitchen utensils for trekking
• Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties
Not Included in the Cost:
• Airfare for International flights to and from Bhutan
• Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
• Personal camping gears (sleeping bag, torch etc)
• Trip cancellation and medical/evacuation insurance
• Tips for staff/guide
• Travel Insurance
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