Tsaluna Trek

- a good choice for a short low altitude trek -

Day 1

Arrive Paro

Day 2

Hike to Taktshang monastery as good acclimatisation for the trek

Day 3 - Trek Day 1: Paro to Jele Dzong

Today’s trail is a long but fairly gentle ascent. A clear day offers a bird’s eye view of Paro valley. Camp is at 3536 m. (4 hours)

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)

Day 7

Sightseeing in Thimphu

Day 8

Thimphu to Punakha, sightseeing in Punakha

Day 9

Return to Paro

Day 10