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NUB TSHONAPATA TREK

DIFFICULTY

Easy - Moderate

HIGHEST ALTITUDE

4350m

AVG. WALKING DISTANCE

16km

AVG. WALKING TIME

6 hours

TREK OVERVIEW

The Nub Tsho Napata Trek takes you through mountains of Haa in western Bhutan. The trek is considered unique and unexplored as many do not trek this region. Besides rich local lore, the turquoise colored Nub Tshona Pata Lake, verdant and pristine forests remain as the highlight of the trek. The trail meanders through invigorating forests of rhododendron and juniper and spectacular passess as high 4350m high from the sea level.

 

per person

$1100

5 Days / 4 Nights

best time to travel

March - June & September -November

Day by Day

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Haa to Womji

17KM | 5-6 HOURS | 230M ASCENT | DESCENT 60M | CAMP ALT 2870M

Today your trek begins with a gentle climb up the Talela Pass at 3780m through a thick forest of rhododendron and conifer tress. You will continue gradually ascending to a yak herders’ camp at Tshojo. Climb up further to Gochula pass, which is at 4200m. After this pass, walk through the trail following a ridge and then descend gradually to our camp at Womji.
Day 2: Womji to Tsho Napata

22KM | 7-8 HOURS | 690M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 3750M

Start your trek by climbing steeply through juniper and rhododendron forest to the Gochhila pass at 4350m, providing spectacular views of the whole Tshejala range. You will continue walking to Tshejalum passing through several yak herders’ camps and in spring the trail will be carpeted with wild flowers. You will then walk towards Tshejala pass crossing the ancient trade route from Haa to Tibet.

19KM | 5-6 HOURS | 290M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 4040M

You will spend the day by enjoying the area around this sacred lake, visiting the yak herders’camp and seeing golden trout or exploring the surrounding hillsides.

8KM | 4-5 HOURS | 855M ASCENT

You will retrace as far as to Gochhila Pass. From the pass take a different route over a ridge to Lake Tsojo at 3780m. You will have a picnic lunch on the lake shore. After lunch, you will descend to the camp in a yak meadow at Tsojo.

18KM | 6-7 HOURS | 660M ASCENT | 660M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 4010M

The last day’s trail descends gradually through juniper and rhododendron forest until you reach the Talila Pass. Crossing the pass, you will re-enter the Haa Valley. Your trek ends here and your transport will be waiting here to take you to Paro. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2350m.

Our treks range from short soothing walks through terraced fields and idyllic hamlets to some of the arduous high altitude treks

COST INCLUDES
  • Government levy
  • All meals
  • Tea and snacks
  • Accommodations
  • Transport
  • Permits
  • Visa fee
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services
  • Sightseeing
COST EXCLUDES
  • Air fares
  • Sleeping bags (on trek)
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Laundry
  • Phone / internet
  • Other personal bills
TECHNICAL CLOTHING
  • Down parka
  • Warm fleece jacket
  • Comfortable trekking boot (we like lowa)
  • Lightweight shoes
  • Rain gears
  • 4 pair trekking socks
  • 2 long sleeve capilene shirts
  • 2 capilene bottoms (mid & heavy weight)
  • 2 trekking shirts (non-cotton is best!)
  • Trekking pants (zip off shorts are nice)
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 1 bandana
  • Warm gloves
  • Flip flop (or similar camp shoes)
  • Warm hat
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pair sunglasses
EQUIPMENT
  • Small daypack
  • Warm sleeping bag (negative 8-10 degree celcius)
  • Trekking poles
  • Mud guard
  • Headlamp and a normal torch
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Earplugs
  • 2-liter water bottle (if camelback, bring also a nalgene)
  • Insulated drinking mug
  • Small towel
  • Various size plastic bags to keep gear dry and separate
OTHERS
  • Anti bacterial hand gel for disinfecting hands
  • Medical kit that includes – aspirin, motion sickness tablets,cough drops, diamox, bites/burn cream and small bandage.Warm sleeping bag (negative 8-10 degree celcius)
  • Lightweight toilet articles (shampoo, soap-travel size)
  • Sunscreen, lip screen and insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • High calorie snacks and energy bars
  • Prescription medications
  • Some books to read at camp

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