Haa Nubtshonapata Trek

Trip Facts

Haa Nubtshonapata Trek
Length : 9 Days - 8 Nights
Start : Paro
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Trekking Tour
Discounts : Applicable on this trip
Group Size : Maximum 12, Avg 5
Group Leader : Certified Tour Leader from The DBT.
Transport : New Model Toyota Hiace /Coaster bus/Land Cruiser not more than 3 years old.
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Can it be Tailored? : Yes

Trip Overview

The 5-dayHaa Nubtshonapata trek follows the international boundary between India, China and Bhutan and is the latest addition to the tourism itinerary. The trek offers a beautiful view of the world’s third highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga at 8586 metres. It also offers beautiful golden sunset in the south. The trek is very relaxing and doesn’t require much climbing.

Haa is one of the most picturesque valleys surrounded by rugged mountainous terrain, still a virginal area to be explored fully. At one time, it was the point from where explorations to the south and the west were launched whether for business or other social and political contacts with the outside world. Claude White, the British Political Officer, stationed in Gangtok, Sikkim (then still a kingdom), walked down Chumbi valley (then a Tibetan territory) and up the mountains to Haa when he came to Bhutan in 1905. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Indian prime minster followed the same route to come to Bhutan in 1959.

Ap Chundu, the local deity is a powerful presence, whether you go to a monastery or hike up a mountain. Such are the stuffs that make up the legend and myths surrounding this district.

The trek also includes four days of cultural tour. However, the itinerary can be customized to suit the requirements of the clients.

Season:   Late spring and autumn.

Outline Iteinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro

  • Reception by our representative
  • After lunch visit National Museum at Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong, introducing you to the unique aspects of the Bhutanese Buddhism. Stroll downhill from the Dzong over an old cantilever bridge towards Paro town and hotel.

Day 2: Paro sightseeing

  • Visit Taktshang (or the Tiger’s Nest) monastery one of the most revered temple in the country. Clinging to a vertical granite cliff 900m above the valley, legend has it that in the 8th century, Guru Rinpoche, the great Tantric master flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave around which the temple was built. A hike to this temple will take up most of the morning.
  • Visit the beautiful 1200-year old Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the two monasteries that the Tibetan king Srongtsen Gampo built in Bhutan to subdue a demon.

Day 3:  Paro – Haa (3 hours)

  • Drive over the Chelela Pass (3810m) to the Haa Valley about two hours away, and camp near Bangana.

Day 4: Haa – Womji (the actual trek)

  • The trek begins with a gentle climb up the Talela Pass (3,780m) through a thick forest of rhododendron and conifer trees. The gradual ascent continues to the yak herders’ camp at Tshojo before climbing further to the Gochula pass (4200m). From the pass, the trail follows a ridge and then descends gradually to the camp at Womji.

Day 5: Womji – Tshonapata

  • The walk starts with a steep climb through juniper and rhododendron forests to Gochhila pass (4350m), providing spectacular views of the whole Tshejala range. You will pass through several yak herders’ camps, along a trail carpeted with flowers in spring, on the way to Tshejalum. You will then aim for the Tshejala (meaning ‘difficult’!) pass, the crossing on the ancient trade route from Haa to Tibet.

Day 6: Tshonapata (halt)

  • Enjoy the area around this sacred lake, visiting the yak herder’s camp, admire the golden trout or walk on the surrounding hillsides.

Day 7: Tshonapata – Tsojo (camping altitude: 3780m)

  • Retrace as far as Gochula pass before taking a different route over a ridge to Lake Tsojo (3780m). After a picnic lunch on the lake shore, descend to the camp in a yak meadow in Tsojo.

Day 8: Tsojo – Haa – Paro

  • The trail descends gradually through juniper and rhododendron forests until Talila pass, where you will re-enter Haa Valley. Your trek finishes here and your transport will be waiting to drive you to Paro.

Day 9: Depart Paro

  • Drive to airport for the flight to your next destination.

Date and Departure Information

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Price Details

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Tourism Business regulating agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan, fixes the Tourist Tariff rate. This rate is valid for all the inclusive tour packages. The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Peak Season Rate: (March, April, May, September, October and November) Cultural Tour /Trekking – US$ 250/per person per night halt.

Low Season Rate:(January, February, June, July, August and December) Cultural Tour /Trekking- US$ 200/per person per night halt.

Price Inclusions

  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

Price Exclusion

  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

Route map

Haa Nubtshonapata Trek
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