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I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Mountain Company to anyone wanting to trek in Nepal
Guy Massey (UK) | Manaslu Circuit, Nepal

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  • Haa Valley Pilgrim trek
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  • Haa Valley Pilgrim trek

Haa Valley Pilgrim trek

With this itinerary you will get a real insight to this fascinating country by joining a remote six day Himalayan trek in Haa Valley. You will see the rarely visited Diangkha Monastery in Haa Valley and the main cultural centres of Paro and Thimphu.

Haa Valley Pilgrim trek follows a remote trail in the Haa Valley used by pilgrims up to Lake Nob Tshona Pata lake. On this trek you cross several high passes with spectacular views of Mount Chomolhari (7,134m), Mount Jitchu Drake (6,900m) and the third highest peak in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586m).

In November 2019 we sent one of our international leaders, Adrian (Ade) Summers, on a reconnaissance trek to Haa Valley and this itinerary has been designed based on his feedback and suggestions.

You can view our video of Haa Valley Pilgrim trek on our YouTube Channel

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 12 days from Paro
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2020 - £2,495 (US$3,250 or €2,850) 2021 - £2,495 (US$3,250 or €2,850)
    What does this include?
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
  • 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
  • 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 Dates

  • April 8th to 19th 2020
  • April 29th to May 10th 2020
  • October 7th to 18th 2020
  • October 28th to November 8th 2020

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Fly to Paro (2,280m) 
  • Day 2Day walk from Paro (2,280m) to Taktsang monastery known as the Tiger’s Nest (3,120m) 
  • Day 3Drive to Haa Valley (2,712m) via Chele La (3,780m) and in afternoon sightseeing 
  • Day 4Day walk in Haa valley (2,712m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Tso Kam (3,632m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Wangithang (3,632m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Napatta Lake (4,189m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Ringona Lake (3,986m) 
  • Day 9Trek to Tsho Tsho Kha (4,157m) 
  • Day 10Trek to Damdhang village and drive to Thimphu 
  • Day 11Sightseeing in Thimphu 
  • Day 12Transfer to Paro airport for flight home 
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