NUB TSHONAPATA TREK
The Nub Tsho Napata 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 Tshona Pata 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.
MEALS ON TREK
AVG. WALKING DISTANCE
AVG. WALKING TIME
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The alpine quest, which is billed as the world’s most difficult trek runs along the Northern border crossing highest pass of 5320 meters.
The most beautiful short high altitude trek suited for people who wish to experience high Himalayan mountains within short time span.
The trek is aptly been named as the Beautiful Laya Gasa Trek. The highlights of the trek includes: snow-capped peaks, yak herders, flora & fauna and landscapes.