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Wild East Rodung-La Trek

challenging-Total Trip: 16 Nights / 17 Days
8 Nights Hotels/Lodges
8 Nights Camping
Trekking Max. Altitude: 4900m / 16076ft


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

  • Double room on twin sharing basis in government approved 3 star hotels
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Single room supplement is additional of USD 45 per night per room
  • All three meals (does not cover water and other beverages ordered in hotels/restaurants)
  • Bottled mineral water for the entire trip (except water ordered in the hotels and restaurants)
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • English speaking and knowledgeable guide
  • Comfortable SUV and a reliable driver
  • Museum entrance 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 Bhutan (we can arrange you tickets for you if you wish)
  • Any other beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) including water ordered in restaurants and hotels
  • Travel or health insurance
  • Wire transfer
  • Laundry
  • Gratuity/Tip for guides and drivers


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