Tsaluna Trek (Paro to Thimphu Bhutan Trek)
If you are looking for a short trek in Bhutan, the Tsaluna trek would be a good choice for you. The trek does not go to high altitude.
Arrive Paro from Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Dacca or Singapore. Carriers from Bhutan flies these sectors.
Hike to Taktshang/ Tigers nest monastery. This day is essential for acclimitisation and a visit to this monastery is one of the highlights of visiting Bhutan.
Day 3 - Trek Day 1: Paro to Jele Dzong
Today’s trail is a long but fairly gentle ascent. The trek is about 4 hrs till your cap site. You have great views of the Paro valley weather permitting. Camp is at 3536 m.
Day 4 - Trek Day 2: Jele Dzong to Tsaluna
Descend through silver fir, pine, rhododendron and hemlock forest to camp nearby a small river at about 3000 metres. We can also visit Tsalu Ney, a small 14th century temple, where the Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated. (5 to 6 hours).
Day 5 - Trek Day 3: Tsaluna to Phajoding
Climb to Pumo La at about 3400 metres. About two hours after the pass we will reach Phajoding at 3750 metres where we will camp. Numerous meditation centres and temples are scattered across the hillside and the large buildings of Phajoding monastery are just below the campsite. (5 to 6 hours)
Day 6 - Trek Day 4: Phajoding to Thimphu
The final day’s trail to Thimphu descends steeply through blue pine forests (2 to 3 hours) o/n Hotel.
Thimphu to Punakha appx 2 hrs drive. Visit the Punakha Dzong and the Chimey Lhakhang monastery.
Return to Paro and complete sightseeing.