Today, we will be starting our trek as early as we can as we will be covering a bit long-distance Apparently, the distance covered by this trek is 22km which takes about 8-9 hours. Thus, this is a long, hard day trek with lots of short uphills and some downfalls. The trail begins from Shana followingPachhu (the Paro river) and the road gradually narrows as we reach higher winding up through the lush forest of pine, oak, spruce, and Juniper. Following the muddy and rocky trail, we will arrive at the Jigme Dorji Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the largest protected area in Bhutan where several endangered species such as the Takin, snow leopard, blue sheep, tiger, Himalayan bear, and red panda are protected. Besides, it is also home to 300 species of birds.
We will enjoy our lunch on the left side of the river. After lunch, we will ascend through the forest of Rhododendron, cross another bridge, and reach our campsite at an altitude of 3800m. Finally, the campsite rewards us with the stunning view of Mt. Chomolhari. Overnight at the Hotel.