Day 1: Chamina – Dopshing Pang
7-8 hours, ascends 3,400m.
Drive north up the valley towards Dechencholing Palace, following the Thimphu Chhu, crossing the bridge after the army camp and before a beautiful monastery. Follow the unsealed road just above Chamina village. The hikes starts here.
From this point, if the weather is clear, you can see Phajoding monastery, which is located just above Thimphu. After 2 km, you can see Thinleygang village, Talo Monastery and the motor highway towards the ancient capital of Bhutan, Punakha. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill until you reach the campsite.
Day 2: Dopshing Pang – Chorten Ningpo
8 hours, camp altitude 2,700 m.
The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will take trekkers through thick forests, villages and rice fields.
Punakha Winter Trek – Finish
The trek finishes at Chorten Ningpo which is linked to Drukpa Kuenley, better known as the “divine madman”.