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Bhutan's Sacred Summit Trek

Trip Length

Trip Code

13 days PHBC
Min Altitude Max Altitude
2280m 4700m
Minimum Age
16

Countries Visited

Bhutan

Start City

End City

Paro Paro
Bhutan's Sacred Summit Trek

 

“My favourite story is about the yak and the ox. The Bhutanese say the two animals used to live together, but one day they ran out of food. The yak volunteered to go up the mountain and fetch some, and said to the ox, 'Give me all your fur so that I’m warm when I get up there'. After getting the food he decided to keep it all and not come back. But he was scared the ox would be angry, so that’s why yaks don’t go down below 2000 metres anymore.” Zoe Rees, Peregrine Senior Private Groups Consultant. 

 

 

Why we love it:

Bhutan's Sacred Summit Trek


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Paro (2280m)

Meals included: 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 2: Tiger's Nest Monastery - Paro (2280m)

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 3: Shana (2890m)

Travel time: Walking time: approx 5 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 4: Soi Thangthanka (3580m)

Travel time: Walking time: approx 8 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 5: Jangothang (3992m)

Travel time: Walking time: approx 7 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 6: Jangothang (3992m)

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 7: Tso Phu (4297m)

Travel time: Walking time: approx 4 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 8: Chorapang (3749m)

Travel time: Walking time: approx 7 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 9: Thangbue (3999m)

Travel time: Walking time: approx 6 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 10: Shana (2890m)

Travel time: Walking time: approx 8 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 11: Thimphu (2250m)

Travel time: Driving time: approx 4 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 12: Thimphu (2250m)

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 13: Paro (2250m)

Travel time: Driving time: approx 2 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

What to know

A very good level of fitness is required. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking anywhere between 2-7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 4700 metres.

 

What's Included

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included


What to know

Fitness

This is rated as a strenuous trek and members should be prepared as such. A good level of fitness is required. In certain areas where there are no bridges, it maybe necessary to wade across rivers with knee-deep waters. Local staff are on hand to assist. Some previous trekkers have had the privilege and distinction of being 'piggy- backed' across the water!

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Bhutan
All nationalities require a visa for Bhutan. Travellers can only enter Bhutan as part of a group visa. Independent visas are not issued. Your Bhutan visa is organised by us and issued on a group basis upon arrival at Paro Airport, Bhutan. The cost of the visa is covered in our tour.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Bhutan

Bhutan-Lonely Planet So Close to Heaven- the Vanishing Bhuddist Kingdoms of the Himalaya-Barbara Crossette The Raven Crown-Michael Aris


Important Information

Bhutan Visas & Additional Accommodation Travel in Bhutan is strictly controlled and to do any independent travel outside of a group tour is extremely difficult and expensive to arrange. We provide a group visa for travellers on our tours in Bhutan, which stipulates that all travellers must arrive and depart on the same days that our tour program starts and finishes. For this reason we are generally not able to provide additional accommodation outside of our tour dates and advise all travellers to book flights in and out of Bhutan that correspond with the start and finish day of the tour. In the rare case that no flights are available and you need to arrive earlier or depart later we are only able to book additional accommodation for you in conjunction with a special individual visa which can add around AUD1000 to the cost of your tour, to be paid at the time of booking.

Local Emergency Contacts In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency Peregrine’s India office (for Bhutan trips) can be reached on +91 (120) 422 7164 or +91 (120) 422 7169 during business hours (9.30am to 6pm) or after hours on +91 9910035322

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

26 March 2014


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