This 4 day/3 night trek is rated easy so is suitable for beginners although still require a reasonable level of fitness. It commences from the capital Thimphu and terminates in the neighbouring Punakha Valley.
This hike follows the old foot trail from Thimphu to Punakha passes through several villages, forests and rice fields. It offers incredible views of Phajoding Monastery and crosses through Sinchula Pass. Hikers will also camp near Chorten Ningpo, an ancient chorten linked to Bhutan’s favor...
Day 1Trek Starts from Dechencholing – Chamina
Dechencholing - Chamina
Ascent 860m Camp altitude: 3,360m
Drive towards Dechencholing Palace, following the Thimphu Chhu (river) and reach to Pangrizam, the last road point. From here the trek starts towards Shong Pang, and leads you through some beautiful villages. The camp will be just above Chamina village.
Day 2Chamina – Dopshing Pang
Chamina - Dopshing Pang
The trek trail ascends gradually until you reach the pass called Sinchula (3,400m). From this point, if the weather is clear, one can see Phajoding monastery just above Thimphu city. After another 2 km you can view Thinleygang village, Talo Monastery and the road towards the ancient capital of Bhutan, Punakha. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill until you reach the campsite at Dopshing Pang.
Day 3Dopshing Pang – Chorten Ningpo
Dopshing Pang - Chorten Ningpo
Camp altitude: 2,700m
The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will take you through thick forests, villages and rice fields. Chorten Ningpo is linked to Drukpa Kuenley, better known as the “divine madman” and your guide will tell you of many colorful legends connected to this man. The campsite is right in front of the temple.
Day 4Trek Ends at Zomlingthang
Chorten Ningpo - Zomlingthang
This morning the trek trail will lead you downhill through several villages until you reach a motor road. From here you will be met by your driver & vehicle and transported down the Punakha Valley to your overnight hotel accommodation.