7Nights 8Days Sagala Treks

Treks connect between Paro and Haa valley. Saga La pass(3858m), it gives great chance to see both the valley and the Mt. Jomolahari (7315m), Jichu Draki Gang (6981m) Tshering Gang (7100m) and Draki Gang (6040 m) mountain in closer view on clear day from the pass.

Day 1 Thimphu

  • Be totally enchanted by the breathtaking landscape and pristine environment of the Paro valley upon arrival at our international airport. You will be warmly received by our friendly, traditionally dressed representative with the offering of a white welcome scarf.
  • – Transfer to hotel in Thimphu (about 1.5-hour drive from airport).
  • – Arrival at hotel in Thimphu, relax with welcome tea followed by check-in at hotel.
  • – Rest till lunch in hotel / nearby restaurant.
  • – After lunch, take a 10-min drive to Changangkha Temple (built in the 15th century by famous Lama Nima). Inside the temple is “God of Compassion” made out of platinum. You may witness blessing of a newborn baby in this temple.
  • – Drive to Mini Zoo, Bhutan’s only zoo to see the national animal Takin.
  • – Drive to Sangay Gang, lookout point of the Thimphu city.
  • – Visit nunnery founded by 16th Drubthob Tshangthong Gyalpo in 1976. More than 40 nuns study Buddhism in this nunnery.
  • – Visit Zorichusum (meaning 13 arts and crafts) which is popularly known as the painting school. Students in this school learn traditional arts and crafts like painting, sculpture, wood carving, weaving and embroidery.
  • – Visit the National Library which consists of 2 buildings. On the ground floor of the old building is the largest book in the world and religious books on the upper floor. English books are kept on the ground floor in the new building.
  • – Over night hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2

  • –After breakfast drive along the Thimphu River for 25km to the Tango monastery. Be prepared for a steep climb from the open car park and 20-minute hike through the blue pine and oak forest to reach the monastery. The Tango Monastery was founded in the 12th century by Lama Gyalwa Lhananpa. Phajo Drukgom Shipo also meditated and saw the vision of God Tandin (God with Horse Head), hence the name “Tango” which means horse head.
  • – Over night hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3

  • Thimphu to Haa
  • Drive from Thimphu to Haa is 104 km it takes four hour drive. After lunch visit Lhakhang Karpo and Lhakhang Nagpo, it is said both the temple where built at the same time by Tibetan King Sonngtshen Gyambo in 7th cuntery.
  • Over night Hotel in Haa.

Day 4, Treks

  • Haa to Khadey Gom.
  • Treks start from near by small village, walk through the buckwheat field and Blue Pine forest, following the small river come from Saga la. First day it is gradual climb till camp. The camp site is in the open meadow, where lots of yaks come from high pasture land in the winter months.

Day 5, Treks

  • Khadey Gom to Donney Tsho
  • Gradual walk one hour walk through the meadow and through coniferous forest. After two hours walk reached to Saga La pass, see great view of surrounding mountains, Mt Jomolhari(7314m), Drakigang(6040m), northern west see border with Sikkim and Tibet.
  • From the pass three hours down hill walk to camp.

Day 6 Treks

  • Donney Tsho to Drukgyel
  • It is two hours walk to road point walking through Blue Pine forest, pass by small village on the left side of the trail. Near by army camp where the Saga la treks end. Driver waiting their with lovely refreshment.
  • – Visit Ta Dzong (watch tower) which was built in 1649 by Paro Governor Tenzin Drugda to protect the fortress below. The Ta Dzong was almost destroyed in 1965 but was restored by the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk into the National Museum of Bhutan in 1968.
  • Visit Paro Dzong which was built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Rimpoche. It was built to protect Paro Valley from frequent Tibetan invasions. Today this Dzong serves as the administrative office of Paro district and houses 110 monks.
  • – Visit Kichu Lhakhang which was founded by Tibetan king Songtshen Gyambo in 659 AD. It was built to subjugate the demon occupied lands all over the Himalayas and prevented the spread of Buddhism. The king built 108 temples in a day to overcome the demon.
  • Over night hotel in Paro.

Day 7 Paro

  • Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery, the holiest monastery in the Buddhist World.
  • Over night hotel in Paro.

Day 8

In the morning, your Bhutan tour guide from  Bhutan Retreat- Bhutan travel agent will escort you to the airport for your onward destinations.