Day 1The Trek starts near the village of Tabiting
Phobjikha - Zasa
Ascent: 610 m
Descent: 410 m
Camp altitude: 3,130 m.
We will begin our trek from Tabiting village. The trail winds through meadows and fields and the climb takes you through a mixed forest of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendron to Tsele La (3430m). Further on, the path leads to Gogona, well known for its “Gogona Cheese” production. The campsite is a bit further on besides a small stream in a yak pasture called Zasa.
Day 2Pass leads to a wide valley, surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges
Zasa - Chorten Karpo
Ascent: 450 m
Descent: 860 m
Camp altitude: 3,330 m.
A gentle climb leads to Shobe La pass (3,480m). The descent from the pass leads to a wide valley, surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. Below the route one can see Khothokha, a village with about 60 houses. You finally reach the campsite by climbing gently up till you see four chortens in a forest of blue pine.
Day 3Relax at Bhutan’s best bird watching areas
Chorten Karpo - Tikke Zampa
From the camp you climb till you reach a forest road. From here it’s an easy walk up to a little ridge at 2,800m. The walk down back into the valley leads you through Bhutan’s best bird watching areas. Bid farewell to your trekking at Tikke zampa.
Tikke Zampa - Punakha
Then, drive to Wangdue and Punakha for overnight stay in a hotel.