Bhutan Tsaluna Path Trek
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO
DAY 02: PARO
DAY 03: PARO – JELE DZONG (trek)
DAY 04: JELE DZONG – JANGCHULAKHA (trek)
DAY 05: JANGCHULAKHA – TSALUNA (trek)
DAY 06: TSALUNA – THIMPHU (trek)
DAY 07: THIMPHU
DAY 08: THIMPHU (HIKE TO TANGO GOEMBA)
DAY 09: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA
DAY 10: PUNAKHA
DAY 11: PUNAKHA – PHOBJIKHA – TRONGSA
DAY 12: TRONGSA – BUMTHANG
DAY 13: BUMTHANG
DAY 14: BUMTHANG – WANGDUE
DAY 15: WANGDUE – PARO
DAY 16: DEPART PARO
The Tsaluna Trek is a moderate, five-day trek. This trek is popular with those who wish to do a shorter version of the Druk Path trek, and also features an in-depth cultural tour of the Bhutan’s spiritual heartland, the central Bumthang Valley. The trek offers beautiful views as you cross the chain of mountains that separate the Paro and Thimphu valleys. This route is also famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests and wonderful high altitude lakes teeming with fish. There will be a number of temples and dzongs to visit on the way, and in the clear weather of late autumn and winter there are great views of the Himalayas.
You will also visit the many sacred sites of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha in the west before continuing onto the central districts of Trongsa, the birthplace of monarchy, and the Bumthang Valley, Bhutan’s spiritual heartland featuring 7th century Jambay Lhakhang and Kurje Lhakhang with its rock imprint of Guru Rimpoche.
Season: This trek is usually possible from late February to June and from September to December.