Wild Rodongla Trek

This century old trail was the main trade route connecting eastern to central Bhutan before the establishment of the national highways. It was also used by people travelling to pay taxes to the Penlop at central government in Trongsa. This trail is popularly known as Wild Rodongla because of its very narrow and steep paths. The trail is hardly used nowadays either by Bhutanese people or foreign trekkers. We are promoting this trek today as community based tourism to help the communities in this region. The advantage of this trek is that you can fly into Paro and exit via eastern border town, Samdrup Jongkhar and fly out from Guwahati Airport Assam, India without having to make a loop back to Paro again.

Grade: Demanding
Trek Duration: 8 days
Tour Duration: 15 nights
Distance: 88miles /142km
Season: (April, May to Oct, Nov)

Outline Itinerary

Day1. Arrive to Paro. Alt: 2235m/7330ft.

Day2. Day Excursion to Taksang, “tiger’s nest” and onwards to Thimphu. Alt: 2320m/76096ft.

Day3. Thimphu sightseeing and drive to Punakha. Alt: 1200m/3936ft.

Day4. Punakha to Jakar. Alt: 2580m /8463ft.

Day5. Bumthang Sightseeing. Alt: 2805m/9200ft.

Day6. Ugyen Choling, Bumthang to Phokpey Camp( 5 hrs/ 10 kms). Alt: 3710m/12,169ft.

Day7. Phokphy to Pimi Camp(6 hrs/ 16kms). Alt: 2990m/9807ft.

Day8. Pimi to Khini Lakhang Camp(6 hrs/ 14.9kms). Alt: 2035m /6675ft.

Day9. Khini Lakhang to Tangma Chu Camp(5 to 6 hrs/ 17 kms). Alt: 1640m/5379ft.

Day10. Tangmachu to Menji Camp(3 to 4 hrs/ 12 kms). Alt: 2040m/6691ft.

Day11. Menji to Pemi Camp(5 to 6hrs/ 13kms). Alt: 2540m/8331ft.

Day12. Pemi to Taupong Camp(7 to 8 hrs/ 21 kms). Alt: 2508m/8226ft.

Day13. Taupong to Tashi Yangtse Camp(6 to 7hrs /18kms). Alt: 1800m/5904ft.

Day14. Drive from Tashi Yangtse to Tashigang. Alt: 2020m/ 6625ft.

Day15. Tashi gang to S/Jongkhar. Alt: 215m/705ft.

Day16. S/jongkhar to Guwhati Airport drop.