Norb Tshona Patta

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Recommended Season: Late February to April, September to November
Maximum Elevation: 4400 meters
Difficulty: Medium to Hard

A trek off the beaten path! Like Haa valley itself, this trek fairly unexplored and untouched. Making your own trail through thorny bushes and climbing up hills on all four limbs, it is an outdoor adventure of the best kind.
This ancient trail was once used by the people of Haa and the surrounding regions to trade with their neighbours up north. This trek takes you to high altitudes within the region of Haa, taking you close to the borders of Sikkim, India to the west and China to the north. With spectacular vistas of multiple layered valleys and snow clad mountains like Jhumolhari, Jichu Draké and Gangar Puensuem and even the third highest mountain in the world Mount Kangchenjunga can be seen once over the Tsejey La pass on the second day. This 5 night 6 day trek takes you up to the mysterious Norb Tshona Patta Lake. It is believed by the Bhutanese people that Terton (treasure revealer) Sherab Membar fished many highly treasured artifacts from the lake of which, the highest prized treasure was a pair of cymbal that is still played to this day at the Paro Tshechu every year.

Note: Sighting of the flora and fauna is seasonal.

This is only a suggested itinerary and you can always customize the trip to suit your plans and needs.

Day 1: ARRIVAL

  • Sightseeing around Paro.

Day 2: PARO

  • Acclimatization Hike to Taktsang Monastery.

Day 3: TRANSFER TO HAA
Distance: 65km          Drive Time: 2-3 hrs

  • Transfer to Haa. Sightseeing around Haa.

Day 4: TREK DAY 1 : DRAGNAG DINGKHA – WOMJITHANG
Distance: 10 km          Walking Hours: 7-8

  • Drive to Dragnag Dingkha Lhakhang and meet our trekking team. We will walk through thick pine forest with tall Rhododendrons trees. The trail will take us up and over two passes (Chozu La at 3900 meters and Tsabjo La-west at 4100 meters) with views of Mt. Jhumolhari and the surrounding mountains. Walking above the tree line after the first pass, we cross Tsabjo La-west and descend to our campsite in Womjithang at 3700 meters.

Day 5: TREK DAY 2: WOMJITHANG – TSHONA PATTA
Distance: 9 km          Walking Hours: 6-7

  • Continue south west and cross more high pasturelands. We climb our biggest pass yet, today, called Tsejey La (4200 meters). If the weather permits we will be rewarded with an amazing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 meters). From here we descend to a swampy area called Tsew and another short climb to Bjido ridge before descending to Norb Tshonna Patta.

Day 6: TREK DAY 3: REST DAY AT TSHONA PATTA
Distance: –          Walking Hours: –

  • Rest day at the lake. Explore the surrounding area near the lake.

Day 7: TREK DAY 4: TSHONA PATTA – RIGONA TSHO
Distance: 7 km          Walking Hours: 5-6 

  • We head towards the northern direction on a nice trail crossing Dong Kacheydo La. You will be able to sight Mt. Kanchenjunga again, given the weather permits. Descend to camp near Rigona Tsho (4000 meters).

Day 8: TREK DAY 5: RIGONA TSHO – YULO MEADOWS
Distance: 10 km          Walking Hours: 6-7

  • We start off, taking an easterly direction climbing over rocks to reach our highest point of the trek Bjara La (4400 meters). After crossing the pass we descend for an hour on rocky trail after which, the trail is proper and flat. We come out to our campsite at Yulo meadows (4000 meters) through Tsabjo La-north.

Day 9: TREK DAY 6: YULO – DRAGNAG DINGKHA
Distance: 5 km          Walking Hours: 3-4

  • The trail today is all downhill. The trail will be familiar to you since we walked up the same route 5 days ago. Our car will be there to pick us up near the Lhakhang where we started the trek.

Day 10: HAA – THIMPHU
Distance: 105 km          Drive Time: 3-4 hrs

  • Transfer to Thimphu.

Day 11: THIMPHU

  • Sightseeing around Thimphu valley.

Day 12: DEPARTURE

  • Drive to Paro to catch your outgoing flight.

Available round the year but recommended in the spring months from late February to April and in the fall from late September to mid November

  • Double room on twin sharing basis in government approved 3 star hotels and farmhouses
  • Double tent with sleeping bag and matt (our clients prefer to bring their own sleeping bags)
  • Single room supplement is additional USD30 per day per person
  • All three meals (does not cover beverages ordered in hotels/restaurants except water)
  • Bottled mineral water for the entire trip
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • English speaking and knowledgeable and trekking guide
  • Trekking team with porter ponies
  • Comfortable superior vehicle with a reliable driver
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Campsite fees
  • Visa fee and processing charges
  • Tourism Development Fund
  • Government taxes
  • All administrative cost
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
  • Airfare to and from PBH (we can arrange you tickets for you if you wish)
  • Any other beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • Trekking equipments and accessories like walking poles etc.
  • Travel or health insurance
  • Wire transfer/Credit Card fees
  • Laundry
  • Gratuity/Tip for guides, drivers and trekking team
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