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Roland Hunter is quite simply, in a class of his own. This engaging, interesting and obliging man has made our Mera Peak expedition an unforgettable experience. Roland’s enthusiasm is infectious, his personal involvement is absolute and his planning and logistics are seamless
David Strachan (Australia) | Mera Peak, Nepal

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 17 days from Paro
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2020 - £3,195 (US$4,150 or €3,645) 2021 - £3,195 (US$4,150 or €3,645)
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What does this include

Price includes:

  • All transfers including airport collections at Paro
  • Twin share room at all hotels in Bhutan
  • All meals included while in Bhutan
  • Twin share tents while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, Bhutanese guide, pack animals and cook
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Laya Gasa region from EverestWeather.com throughout the duration of this trek
  • Thuraya satellite phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive "Bhutan Pre Trip Information" notes

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Paro (flying from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu and Delhi)
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Demanding

Trip Grade Demanding

Suitability:  a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.

1) Walking times: average 6 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 14 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Fly to Paro (2,280m) 
  • Day 2Morning walk to Taktsang monastery (3,120m), afternoon drive to Haa Valley (2,712m) via Chele La (3,780m) 
  • Day 3Day walk around Haa valley (2,712m) 
  • Day 4Drive to Chele La (3,780m) and walk along the ridge for acclimatisation then drive to Paro and onto Shana (2,790m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Soi Thangthanka (3,510m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Chomolhari Base Camp (4,080m) 
  • Day 7Acclimatisation day at Chomolhari Base Camp (4,080m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Lingshi (4,150m) crossing Nyile La (4,890m)  
  • Day 9Trek to Chebisa (3,850m) 
  • Day 10Trek to Shomuthang (3,950m) crossing Gombu La (4,400m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Robulathang (4,410m) crossing Jhare La (4,780m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Limithang (4,160m) crossing the Shinge La (5,000m) 
  • Day 13Trek to Laya (3,700m) 
  • Day 14Trek to Koena (3,240m), drive to Punakha 
  • Day 15Punakha sightseeing, afternoon drive to Thimphu 
  • Day 16Thimphu sightseeing 
  • Day 17Fly back home 
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