25 Days Bhutan Lunana Trek Tour is difficult and a long trek. It takes 18 days and demands excellent health and high spirit of adventure as it passes through five passes over 5000m(16,400ft). The lunana trek starts of taking the same route as the Laya trek, starting from Punakha valley. It is the most difficult region of Bhutan to reach. Lying at an altitude of 4000m(13,000ft) at the foot of the snow clad Bhutan Himalaya that rises to 7000m(23,000ft). The inhabitants are farmer-yak herders famous for their hardy character shaped by adapting to harsh conditions.
TRIP FACTS :
- Style of Trek: Camping
- Trek Grade: Strenous.
- Duration: 25 Days.
- No. of Days on the Trek: 18 Days.
- Highest Trekking Altitude: Rinchenzoe pass (5115 m).
- Highest Sleeping Altitude: Jichu Dramo(4840m)
- Starting Point: Tashithang (Punakha)
- Ending Point: Nikachu Zam (near Trongsa)
- Minimum No.of Participants: Two Persons.
- Best Season: April-June and September – October.
- Trek Availibility: Only Private Treks for a minimum Two Pax.
- Customized private Treks can also be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.
Itinerary for Bhutan Lunana Trek Tour
Day 1: Arrive at Paro. Receive and drive to Hotel.
Day 2: Paro – Sight seeing. Overnight Hotel.
Day 3: Excursion to Taktshang Monastery. Afternoon drive to Thimpu. Overnight Hotel.
Day 4: Drive Thimphu – Punakha.
Day 5: Drive Punakha to Tashithang(Trek Head). Trek Tashithang to Goen Damji (2280m). Camp.
Day 6: Goen Damji to Gasa (2800m). Camp.
Day 7: Gasa to Koena (3300m) via Balela pass (3740 m). Camp.
Day 8: Koena to Laya (3880m). Camp.
Day 9: Laya to Roduphu (4100m). Camp.
Day 10: Rest Day at Laya.Camp.
Day 11: Roduphu to Narithang(4150m) via the Tsomala pass (4720m). Camp.
Day 12: Narithang to Tarina(3900m) via Ganglakarchung La pass(5,100m). Camp.
Day 13: Tarina to Woche (3830m)- the Lunana region begins from this village. Camp.
Day 14: Woche to Lhedi(3640m) through the Keche La pass(4,490 m). Camp.
Day 15: Lhedi to Thanza (4060m). Camp.
Day 16: Rest Day.Explore the village and mix with the people of Thanza. Camp.
Day 17: Thanza to Tsochena (4840) via the Jazela pass (5,100m). Camp.
Day 18: Tsochena to Jichu Dramo(4840m) via Lajula pass (5,000 m). Camp.
Day 19: Jichu Dramo to Chukarpo(4450m) via Rinchenzoe pass (5115 m). Camp.
Day 20: Chukarpo to Tempetso lake(4190m). Camp.
Day 21: Tempetso to Maorothang(4190m)via Tampela pass(4,500m) and Umtso lake. Camp.
Day 22: Maorothang to Nikachu(2670m). End of Bhutan Lunana Trek Tour.
Day 23: Drive Nikachu to Thimphu. Lunch at Wangdue.
Day 24: Thimpu Sight Seeing. Afternoon Drive to Paro.
Day 25: Drive to Paro International Airport for Final Departure.
Extension can be made to Darjeeling,Sikkim or Nepal.
Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants,etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well being.
Recommendations: The trek is a relatively difficult requiring good physical fitness. Few weeks training is advised and a physical fitness check-up is a must.
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