The trail connects Punakha (above), the old capital, with Thimphu (left), the new capital of Bhutan
PUNAKHA WINTER TREK
Duration: four days
Entry & exit: Paro airport
Best Seasons: March to early June and September to November
Place: Punakha, western Bhutan
For most Bhutanese, this is a trip down memory lane. This trail was probably the most frequented as it connected Thimphu and Punakha – two most important centers of power – in the olden days. However, the beauty remains in that the trail weaves through villages, farms, meadows, forests, temples, etc – one after the other. There is not much to climb and, undertaken at the right season, the weather is superb. Expect to see endless fields of rice, corn, local people, and wonderful campsites and scenery to boot.
• Connects the old capital and the modern capital of Bhutan, Thimphu and Punakha respectively
• The trail follows the ancient footpath local people used before the advent of roads
• Trail weaves through Sinchula pass, considered one of the best fishing and outdoor adventure locations in Asia Pacific.
• Great landscape, villages and farms
3-star plus hotels, three meals, SUV/mini bus/coaster, guides, trekking gear, camping equipment, entry fees, mineral water, cultural program (in groups of 10 or more people), and taxes
Air tickets, travel insurance, drinks, visa fee, laundry.