This is a superb seven day trek for strong walkers. Starting at Drugyal Dzong, Paro, this trek passes scattered hamlets and farm houses into a deep and richly forested valleys, which goes into the northern Bhutan to the land of Yak-herders, to the base of MountJhomiolhari, at 7,320 meters and on to the remote Lingshi Dzong. There are fabulous views of the mountains and exceptional flora. You will encounter herds of Blue sheep and yak herders but few villages. The maximum altitude on this trek is 4950meters at Yali La Peak between Lingshi and Shodu.
This is a high altitude trek
Best season : end of March – May and mid September- November
Climb to Drugyal Dzong ruins to see the route for next couple of day, then start trekking following the Paro river and through cultivated fields and tiny villages, alive with lots of birds and brightly coloured butterflies, until the camp. at 2800 meters.
Get up early to photograph the dawn colours on Mt.Chomolhari which is framed at the end of the valley. Leave the tree line behind and enter home of the yak herders at the base of Jhomolhari.Max. alt. 4150m.
Good day’s walking with spectacular views of several stunning Himalayan peaks as you reach Nyele La (4860m). Coming down to Lingshi, you can obtain your first views of the truly mystical dzong atop its 300m. high hill. Alt. 4100m.