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Wild East Rodung-La Trek (Challenging)

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This journey across the top of eastern Bhutan follows what used to be an important trade route before completion of the national highway. The trek is tough, and involves a tremendously long, steep descent. Few groups take up the challenge which this long and demanding journey presents. The account below is incomplete as Etho Metho guides are still researching alternative routes/night halts, etc. for some sections of the trek, which we hope to be able to offer on a regular basis within 2-3 years.

Months: April, May, September, October, early November.
Day 01

Arrive Paro

Day 02

Paro Full Day Sightseeing

Day 03

Full Day Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 04

Drive from Thimphu to Trongsa

Day 05

Drive from Trongsa to Jakar(Bumthang), afternoon Jakar sighsteeing

Day 06

Morning Jakar Sightseeing, afternoon drive to Ugyenchholing, camp overnight

Day 07
17km, 5-6 hours

Trek Start Ugyenchholing – Phokpey

Day 08
17km, 5-6 hours

Trek Phokpey – Ungaar

Day 09
21km, 7-8 hours

Trek Ungaar – Taskila

Day 10
20km, 5-6 hours

Trek Taskila – Tangmachu

Day 11
16km, 4-5 hours

Trek Tangmachu – Menji

Day 12
20km, 6-7 hours

Trek Menji – Pemi

Day 13
21km, 6-7 hours

Trek Pemi –Taupang

Day 14
24km, 8-9 hours

Taupang – Trashiyangtse

Day 15

End Trek in Trashiyangtse, drive to Trashigang

Day 16

Morning Trashigang Sightseeing, drive to Samdrup Jongkhar

Day 17

Drive from Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati Airport in Assam for flight to onward destination

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