Nub Tshonapa Trek
Moderate - Hard
Hig. Walking Distance
Hig. Walking Time
The Nub Tshonapata Trek takes you through mountains of Haa in western Bhutan. The trek is considered unique and unexplored as many do not trek this region. Besides rich local lore, the turquoise colored Nub Tshonapata Lake, verdant and pristine forests remain as the highlight of the trek.
The trail meanders through invigorating forests of rhododendron and juniper and spectacular passes as high 4350m high from the sea level.
Day 1: Haa to Womji
17KM | 5-6 HOURS | 230M ASCENT | DESCENT 60M | CAMP ALT 2870M
Today your trek begins with a gentle climb up the Talela Pass at 3780m through a thick forest of rhododendron and conifer tress. You will continue gradually ascending to a yak herders’ camp at Tshojo. Climb up further to Gochula pass, which is at 4200m. After this pass, walk through the trail following a ridge and then descend gradually to our camp at Womji.
Day 2: Womji to Tsho Napata
22KM | 7-8 HOURS | 690M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 3750M
Start your trek by climbing steeply through juniper and rhododendron forest to the Gochhila pass at 4350m, providing spectacular views of the whole Tshejala range. You will continue walking to Tshejalum passing through several yak herders’ camps and in spring the trail will be carpeted with wild flowers. You will then walk towards Tshejala pass crossing the ancient trade route from Haa to Tibet.
Day 3: Tahonatapa Halt
19KM | 5-6 HOURS | 290M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 4040M
You will spend the day by enjoying the area around this sacred lake, visiting the yak herders camp and seeing golden trout or exploring the surrounding hillsides.
Day 4: Tshonapata to Tsojo
8KM | 4-5 HOURS | 855M ASCENT
You will retrace as far as to Gochhila Pass. From the pass take a different route over a ridge to Lake Tsojo at 3780m. You will have a picnic lunch on the lake shore. After lunch, you will descend to the camp in a yak meadow at Tsojo.
Day 5: Tsojo to Haa to Paro
18KM | 6-7 HOURS | 660M ASCENT | 660M DESCENT | CAMP ALT 4010M
The last day’s trail descends gradually through juniper and rhododendron forest until you reach the Talila Pass. Crossing the pass, you will re-enter the Haa Valley. Your trek ends here and your transport will be waiting here to take you to Paro. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2350m.
5 days | 4 nights
March - June & Sept - Nov
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