Paro-Haa ancient Trek

Trip Facts

Paro-Haa ancient 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

At the northwest border frontier of Bhutan alongside Tibet is Haa valley. Situated at the base of three sacred hills known as ‘Miri Punsum’ Haa valley Till 2001 was closed for the tourism purpose. Paro and Ha valleys beautiful views while trekking via old route is mesmerizing experience over alpine Chelela pass.

Outline Iteinerary

Arrival at the International Airport.

After your arrival at the airport, you will be taken to a hotel and accomplishing lodging and boarding. In the second half of the day leave for Ta-Dzong to kick-off the journey. Ta-Dzong is now a  National Museum; it was converted in 1968. While coming back go to the Paro Rimpung Dzong. Enjoy your evening at Paro town and experience local cuisine for the dinner at a local restaurant. Sleep overnight in the hotel to start afresh the next day.

Day 2:  Next Stop is Thimphu (2-hour drive)

After two hours rejuvenating driving experience with a beautiful view, visiting the Thimphu weekend market would be a great way to pacify your appetite of shopping. Move back to the Hotel and have lunch. In post lunch drive to Tango Monastery, further a two-hour uphill hike to the mountains top is a distinguishing experience. Tango Monastery is significant Buddhist college, explore the Buddhist idea of Dhamma and other dimensions of Buddhism. Overnight stay will be at the Hotel.

Day 3: Thimphu

Thimphu has a lot to showcase, begin your day by visiting Textile Museum and folk heritage museum. Bhutanese, Books, crafts and collector stamps are the token or memento that you can shop to take away. Stay overnight in the Hotel.

Day 4: Thimphu – Haa

The next destination is Haa valley, drive all the way from Thimphu en route Chunzum. On arrival, start trekking from Katso village that is at an altitude of 8840 ft. The initial trekking is easiest one. Trekking of almost one hour walk through Katso village and fields will take you to an altitude of 9000 ft. On the opposite side of Katso village, one will view famous temple of Guru Rimpoche. It is beautifully architected against the rocky ledge. Camping above the Katso village is on of the milestone of your journey.


Day 5: Katso to Kalila: (5 hours walk)

Trailing begins with a gradual climb; the major checkpoint is crossing the stream through blue pine forest. Further, this will lead you to hill and finally to an altitude of more than 12000 ft.  At Kalila Pass. Also in this journey you will possibly meet yak-herders in winters and cow-herders in summer. Here at Kalia pass you can camp in the open meadow.

Day 6: Kalila to Ngoma (5 hours walk)

Now the next aim would be to cross the pass hill. Looking at the mystique Paro valley is a lifetime experience for the bird enthusiast. Continuously walking for 3 hours will take you to the stone piled stupa. The Stupa is to praise and symbolize respect for the deity of Ngoba village. Ngoba village is the spot for camping.

Day 7: Ngoma – Paro

Begin your day with a light breakfast and get prepared. After breakfast, from Ngoba toward Paro trekking for half an hour is required to hit the road. At the main road, transportation will be available to drop you. Drive back to the hotel for lunch and bath. In the afternoon, you can walk to the Paro town and enjoy dinner at a restaurant in Paro Village.


Day 8: Paro Sightseeing

Drive all the way to "Taktshang Monastery".  Hike or riding a pony is joyful. At the height of 4000 ft. The monastery is built on a rocky ledge with a sheer steep. Next one can enjoy tea and snacks at the cafeteria. From here you can go back to the hotel, meanwhile there you can visit Drugyel Dzong and kyichu Lhakhang. Have the last spur in hotel and bid farewell to guide and other people you met on the journey.

Day 9: Day nine will be the day to leave from Paro airport to your home sweet home.

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

Paro-Haa ancient Trek
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