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  • Day 01

    Arrive at Paro Airport (7,000ft)

  • Day 02

    Morning sightseeing at Drugyel Dzong and drive to Thimphu.

  • Day 03

    Drive to Wangdue Phodrang town and on to Gangtey Gompa. Gangtey Gompa

  • Day 04

    Walk around the valley of Phobjikha.

  • Day 05

    The trek begins, ascends over the Tselela Pass. Overnight in camp.

  • Day 06

    A gentle climb leads to Shobjula (Alt.11,155 ft / 3,400 m)

  • Day 07

    A short climb to Tashila Pass and Drive back to Thimphu.

  • Day 08

    Visit Thimphu town.

  • Day 09

    Drive to Paro for departure.

  • 01 Day

    Arrive at Paro Airport (7,000ft) where the representative will receive you and drive to the hotel.

  • 02 Day
    Drive to Thimphu

    Morning visit Drugyel Dzong, 18 kilometers away from Paro town. On a clear day, one can get a clear view of Mount Chhomolhari, Mountain of Goddess (24,000 ft). Visit the Ta Dzong, which houses the National Museum and see also a typical Bhutanese wooden bridge. After lunch drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.

  • 03 Day
    Drive to Wangdue Phodrang town

    After breakfast, leave for Gangtey Gompa. The drive goes over Dochula Pass (10,000ft / 3080m). On a clear day, 200 miles of the Himalayan ranges can be seen from the Pass. Drive to Wangdue Phodrang town and on to Gangtey Gompa. Gangtey Gompa is in Phobjikha valley (9,840ft) and is one of the winter homes of the endangered Black Necked Cranes who fly down from Central Asia every winter. The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan.

  • 04 Day
    valley of Phobjikha

    Walk around the valley of Phobjikha. Relax in the afternoon.

  • 05 Day
    The trek begins

    The trek begins and the trail passes through meadows and fields and then ascends over the Tselela Pass and then through mixed forests of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons. The people who live in this are known as the Bjopkha (nomadic people) and they speak a different dialect from Dzongkha – the official language. Overnight in camp.

  • 06 Day
    climb to Shobjula

    A gentle climb leads to Shobjula (Alt.11,155 ft / 3,400 m) and then descends to a wide valley, which is another home for the Black Necked Cranes.

  • 07 Day
    Short climb to Tashila Pass

    A short climb to Tashila Pass (Alt. 9,200 ft / 2804 m). After crossing the pass the path is very steep downhill and the vegetation is dry. You will reach Chunzom where the transport will be waiting for you on the motor road. Drive on to Thimphu.

  • 08 Day
    City visit

    Visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts. Visit also the School of Thangka Painting and the Institute of Traditional Medicine, where centuries old healing arts are still practiced. Then visit the Memorial Chorten built in memory of the late King, Jigme Dorji Wang chuck. Visit Thimphu town.

  • 09 Day

    Early morning drive to Paro for departure.

Note: B L D = Breakfast, Lunch;
Please let us know whether you would like to make your itinerary shorter or longer. It can be designed according to your preferences.

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Hope all is good in Nepal and business is doing really well. Apologies re the delay in sending this email….wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to Unique Path Trekking for arranging and organizing our Everest Base Camp trek (17th – 30th September). It was definitely an experience and one that would not have been the same if it had not been for everyone concerned from Unique Path. Can you please pass on a very special thanks to Ram who looked after both Steve and I so well. He went beyond his duties as a guide and gave us an insight into other aspects of life in the mountains and Nepal which helped us get a better appreciation for things and added another dimension to our trip. His experience and valuable advice in handling all kinds of situations like weather, health issues relating to altitude sickness and our general safety and well-being was greatly appreciated. Please pass on our regards to Ram and our best wishes to him, his wife and daughters – hope they are all well. Also please ask Ram to pass on our hello and special thanks to Lokhinder – our porter. Again he went beyond his duties as a porter, and ensured that we were ok throughout our trip. Both Lokhinder and Ram helped make our trek what is was – a memorable experience which they will always be a part of. I have attached a few pictures of our trek which I would greatly appreciate if you could show it to Ram and if possible print out a couple so he can give to Lokhinder when he sees him next. Babu, I hope you don’t mind but I have taken the liberty of sending you some feedback plus a query.

Abha Chandra

I have done the Gokyo Ri trek and the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Unique Path and both were great! I found the staff, guides, and porters associated with Unique Path to be very organized, professional, knowledgable, highly safety-conscious, easy to do business with, and a lot of fun. I highly recommend Unique Path!!!

Connie JorgensenUnited States

We spent 17 days trekking the Annapurna circuit accompanied by Suresh. We found him to be an extremely competent, kind hearted and friendly companion. He assisted us greatly in all areas and ensured that our time was most enjoyable. We have found Unique Path to be a highly reputable and professional company and we would recommend their service everyone.

Lucy Lyons + Prue FoleyAustralia

Dear Babu Thank you so much for a great trip, we had a time of our lives. We did the the Annapurna circuit last year with them, and the Everest/Goyko trek this year. The trek this year was a bit more difficult and very cold, but fantastic. The views were amazing. Thank you Babu for making it a very memorable trek. We really appreciated you coming with us again. We thoroughly enjoyed the trek, due to your sense of humour . We loved the scenery and the people we met along the way. We would recommend this company to anyone who wants to visit Nepal. They are very professional and informative. We are now thinking of doing the Langtang region, and of course, it will be again with this company. Thank you again so much Babu, and we will see you again in the next year.” Kind Regards

Chistine and ArmandoAustralia


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Service Includes for Full Board Price

  • Private transportation
  • Necessary Bhutan travel permits
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide and Driver
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing/ Single room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis
  • Bhutan Government Royalty fee ($ 65 per person / per day)
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Flight fare for Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu or from other destination.

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  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

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NOTE: The cost is difference with a number of the participants. For the most up-to-date and latest pricing information, please contact us.


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