Sinchula Trek/ Chhorten Path
Sinchula Trek/ Chorten Path: The flight to the kingdom of Bhutan have a spectacular breath taking views of Himalayan peaks including Bhutan’s sacred Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake. On arrival at the airport, representatives will welcome you and escort to Hotel.Visit the legendary Land of the Thunder Dragon. This beautiful and unique country has much to offer those interested in wildlife, mountains or ancient cultures. We offer tours of between 4 to 29 days. Trips can be cultural, easy walking or alpine tours. Bhutan is home to snow leopard, red panda and black necked crane as well as many beautiful plants and flowers.
Sinchula Trek/ Chhorten Path in addition to paces of interest in Paro, Thimphu and Punkha, another fascinating destination is the sacred valley of Bumtang. The picturesque drive to Bumtang takes you through regions profuse in flora and fauna, several magnificent mountain passes and places of great historic sights and ancient palaces of the ruling importance. The Tongsa Dzong is a prime example, it is by far the largest Dzong in the country and was in olden times the seats of the dominate power in feudal Bhutan.
Highlights: The impressive capital Thimpu, the remote monastic valleys of Paro and Punakha, unique cultures and activities including archery contests!
Sinchula Trek/ Chorten Path
Trip Duration: 9 days
Season: Sep - May
Transportation: private vehicle /Flight
Group Size :Min 2pax
# Airport transfers,
# All meals & accommodation
# Surface transport inside Bhutan
# Sightseeing escorted with english speaking guide with all entrance fee
# An English speaking trekking guide.
# TDF (Tourism Development Fund) fee
# Royalties and other taxes
# Porter age, riding/pack ponies and yaks wherever required.
# Travel & Rescue arrangement.
# All government taxes.
# International Airfare
# Airport departure taxes Excess /baggage charges.
# Other Country Visa Fee
# Bhutan Visa Fee
# Liability for insurance of any type, against injury, loss of life, accidents, damage and loss of goods.
# Liability for extra expenses caused by illness, accident, flight cancellation, roadblocks, and delays or other such occurrences, beyond control of, its agents and associates.
# Personal expenses such as bar, laundry, telephone, personal, communications, tips.
# Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
# Travel Insurance
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Items of personal nature i.e. Telephone, Laundry, Soft/hard drinks, Clients Insurance & Tips etc.
# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
General Information : Climate: (general ) Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be very cool, and winter even below freezing.Monsoon showers occur in summer (Heaviest in July and August), and sometimes even in spring and autumn. The most visited months are March, April, May, September October and November. During these months you may expect mostly warm sunny days and cool/cold nights. Whereas rain or snow is not usual at these times, it is a possibility
What to Bring: Personal clothing: Strong, normal clothing (According to the season), preferably cotton for summer and woolen clothing for evening and winter. For Trekking strong comfortable trekking boots, warm socks, sunglasses, headgear, raincoat, and warm clothing, including a down Jacket for higher altitude treksand for the evenings. A sleeping bag is a most; medium too heavy is advised. (Note: for trekking, a load of25 kg is allowed)
Insurance: The purchase of Medical, baggage and trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended in your home country before the commencement of your journey. Besides reimbursement of non-refundable air tickets,
it should also cover the cost of rescue operations by helicopter in the event of an evacuation.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Arrive at Kathamandu 1350m Transfer to Hotel.
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your Bhutan Tour.
Sight seeing around at Kathamandu
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.
Kathmandu to Paro flight
The flight to the kingdom of Bhutan have a spectacular breath taking views of Himalayan peaks including Bhutan's sacred Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake. On arrival at the airport, representatives will welcome you and escort to Hotel. After lunch visit the Dzong which houses the administrative seat of the district of Paro, and it also contains a state monastic community. The central tower (Utse) of the Dzong, with its superb woodwork is one of the most beautiful in Bhutan. Afternoon drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan. The drive meanders along the Paro and Thimphu River and takes 2 hours. After lunch, visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the third King, National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Visit the place where our national animal is kept. It’s known as Takin, the endangered species of animal in the world. On the way visit the Handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other handicrafts are displayed. Overnight in Hotel.
THIMPHU – BALANGCABA (TREK STARTS)
The walk starts from Dechenchholing and today’s hike is not very far, so you can start late morning. The walk is through the village, which is close to queen mother’s place, and it may be possible to visit the temple at the end of the village. The walk passes a few farm-houses and runs through mixed forest. (Approx 8,500ft)
BALANGCABA - DOPSHINGPANG
The distance of about hour reaches you to Sinchula Pass,approx 10,00ft. The pass is marked by a square chorten and affords wonderful panoramic views of eastern Himalayas including the highest mountain in Bhutan can be seen on the clear day. The track winds up through the thick forest of juniper and firs. Villages of Wangdiphodrang and Punakha can be seen in the distance. The walk down to the camp takes about 4 hours and the path is easy, though rocky in places. Eventually the path opens out to an slope where we cam. Sunset can be spectacular on the peaks in the distance. ( Approx: 7,000ft)
DOPSHINGPANG - CHORTEN NINGPO
From camp, it’s all the way down to the village through the mixed forest. Just before you reach the river, there is a clearing for rest spot. We cross the river at small waterfall, then the valley opens out into cultivated fields with occasional houses. A gentle two hours or so back up bring you to the village of Chorten Ningpo. It’s a beautiful walk and lovely village. Chorten Ningpo temple dates back to 16th century of “Drukpa Kuenley” popularly known as Divine Madman in the 16th century. The temple can be visited anytime and there is a tree outside which is supposed to have sprouted up after Drukpa Kuenley sent a thunder bolt from an adjoining
CHORTEN NINGPO – PUNAKHA/Thimpu
In the morning, walk up to Kabesa lake some two hours away from Chorten Ningpo that is worth to visit. Return back the same way with lunch and walk down to the road passing through the pretty vallage of Kabesa fabulous views back up the valley. The vehicle will meet you here and drive towards Thimphu crossing the Dochula pass.
THIMPHU - PARO [Departure to KAthmandu/Delhi]
Early morning transfer to Paro Airport for your onward departure flight.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom