Nub Tshonapata Trek in Haa
Nub Tshonapata trek in Haa. Part of the Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve, the only strict nature reserve in the country. Home of the snow leopards. Abode of Ap Chundu. Tough, treacherous paths, climbs that literally take your breath away and knee-crunching descents on the last day. But totally worth every ounce of strength and determination. The highest point on the trek is around 4480 Mts above sea level
- Trek Name: Nub Tshonapata Trek in Haa
- Trek Duration: 8 Days
- Maximum Altitude: 4480M
- Meal Plan: Fullboard
- Camping sites:
- Accommodation: Government approved Hotel
- Trip Type: Private
- Takes you to the Highest Mountain.
Haa Nub Tshonapata Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport
Arrive at Paro airport and drive to Haa. The drive takes about 2 hours from the airport to Haa valley. On the way, you can stop at Chelela Pass(4200m). You can see the best view of Haa valley from the Pass. If you happen to arrive in the spring season Chele La pass is filled with spring wildflowers. Upon arrival at Haa valley check into the hotel and take rest.
Day 02: Haa Valley Tour (2700M)
Haa is also known as “the hidden Land Rice valley” Haa major feature is its narrow north-southvalley. Its new Dzong is built in 1915 near older one which is distroyed by fire. Haa is ancient route for trade with Bhutanese with Yatung and Chumbi valley in Tibet. Walk around the haa valley and acclamatise before we begin the trek.
Day 03: Haa to Womji
- Distance: 22Km
- Walking Time: 7 Hours
- Campsite altitude: 2700m
- Ascent: 220m
- Descent: 55m
After early breakfast, the trek begins from Haa to Womji.
Day 04: Womji to Tshona
- Distance: 22Km
- Walking Time: 8 Hours
- Campsite Altitude: 3700M
- Ascent: 650m
The trek begins from Womji to tshona. Today after breakfast, you will start climbing steeply through juniper and rhododendron forest to the Gochhila pass at 4350m, providing spectacular views of the whole Tshejala range. You will pass 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.
Day 05: Tshona to Regotsho
- Distance:8 Km
- Walking Time: 5 Hours
- Campsite Altitude: 3940M
Today we shall take the previous walk. This morning you will retrace as far as to Gochhila Pass before branching off on a different route over a ridge to Lake Tshojo 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 Tshojo.
Day 06: Regotsho to Haa
- Distance: 18Km
- Walking Time: 6 Hours
- Ascent: 650m
- Descent: 650m
Your trail descends gradually through juniper and rhododendron forests until you reach the Talila Pass, which you will Cross to re-enter the Haa Valley. Your trek ends here and your transport will be waiting here to take you to Paro. Overnight hotel in Paro
Day 07 Haa to Paro
Drive to Paro via Chelela Pass. Visit Tshering Farmhouse and enjoy the Hotstone bath at Paro. Paro is one of the most beautiful well-preserved valleys and the country’s only international airport. Its beauty and plane valley and iconic Tiger Nest temple make the place one of the most iconic places to visit.
Facts about Paro: Tiger Nest Temple is located in Paro.
Day 08 Paro to Airport
Drive to Airport and See off.
Trek Cost US$ 000PP
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THE BEST TIME TO TREK
Spring (March to May) and Autumn(September to November) is best time to trek Nubtshonapata Trek in Haa valley.
THINGS TO CARRY FOR THE TREK
- Hiking backpack
- Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)
- Hiking boots or shoes
- Plenty of food just in case you get lost.
- Plenty of water
- Navigation tools such as a map and compass
- First-aid kit.
- Knife or multi-tool.
- Sun protection: sunglasses, sun-protective clothes, and sunscreen.
- Headlamp: plus extra batteries.
- Navigation: map, compass, altimeter, GPS device, personal locator beacon (PLB), or satellite messenger.
WEATHER AND CLIMATIC CONDITION
Acute mountain sickness is caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes. The faster you climb to a high altitude, the more likely you will get acute mountain sickness. The best way to prevent altitude illness is to ascend gradually.
INSURANCE FOR THE TREKKING
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