Day – 1
The Trek Begins from Thimphu to Talekha
The trek starts from Simtokha Dzong where the ponies and camping crew members will be waiting. The trek trail leads through blue pine and evergreen forests till Talekha village, which lies at an altitude of 2925 mtrs. the first two hours entail some difficult climbing but it is downhill for the remaining two hours. The Talekha village consists of five houses and a huge temple called Tale-Lhakhang. Overnight at Talekha campsite.
Day – 2
Talekha – Japhuna
The trek leads you through thick forests of blue pine and evergreen oak trees into soft pine and spruce forests for about two and half hours. For lunch halt at a yak camp site. Here the tree line ends. After lunch you cross a pass called Jelezela Alt.4000 mtrs. From the pass, one can have a breathtaking view of Thimphu valley and its surrounding mountain ridges. After crossing two ridges, you arrive at the second campsite, Japhuna at Alt.3800 mtrs.
Day – 3
Japhuna – Jaduna
The trail from Japhuna takes you up and down over several ridges for about four hours till you come across a small stream where you will find two trails which will lead you to the same destination. Along the route, there are many small lakes. After another hour and a half climb through rhododendron shrubs, you reach the third campsite, which is also a yak camp. Alt.4100 mtrs.
Day – 4
Jaduna – Labatama
Thee are two trails, one going on the lift side of Aum Jomo (highest peak in the Dagala range), and the other onto the right side of Aum Jomo over the Jomigue pass and Setso Yumtso lakes. We follow the trail that goes on the right side of aum Jomo and climb up to the Jomigue pass – known as Chalila as per local source) (alt.4460 mtrs) after passing the Dungka tso lake. From the pass, you can see beautiful views of the high mountains towards northern Bhutan. After the pass, you descend for about 2 hrs to reach Labatama yak camp by the side of the Yumtso lake where you camp for the night.
Day – 5
You can visit several lakes and enjoy a good fishing day in the lakes or go back to Jomigue pass and climb aum Jomo till the summit (5050 mtrs), which will take about 5-6 hours.
Day – 6
Labatama – Genekha
Today, you leave the lovely pasture of Labana and move out of Dagala range. The trail ascends gradually through beautiful landscape till you reach Pagalaptsa pass (alt.4170 mtrs) the highest point of the day. From the pass, you have beautiful views of the Genekha village and a portion of the Paro valley. After the pass, you gradually climb down through thick Rhododendron shrubs and thick oak forest till you reach Genekha. Drive to Paro to continue tour cultural tour in Bhutan. O/N at ParoNote: This itinerary is a sample itinerary intended to give you a general idea of trip to Bhutan. We can tailor an itinerary to suit your requirements and interests.