Sinchula Trek

/Sinchula Trek
Sinchula Trek 2019-03-03T15:05:55+00:00

This trek leads through the ancient route which connect the Thimphu and Punakha provinces. The three days winter trek starts from Kabisa village with gradual climb to Sinchu-la pass Alt. 3180 M. and all the way down through the conifer vegetation and passing by farmlands and villages to Punakha.


Day 01. Thimphu – Dechenchholing (Kabjesa) – Balakayba

Drive towards Dechhencholing to Kabjesa to start trek. The trek begins with a 4-hour climb to reach Balakayba) through blue pine, oak and rhododendron forests. On reaching Balakayba you will see Bagana village Tango and Cheri Monastry. Overnight in camp at Balakayba.


Day 02. Balakayba – Sinchula – Dupshepang

About ½ – 1 hour ascend you will reach Sinchula Pass (Altitude: 3,180 m), on a clear day, views of Phajoding Monastery and some of the Himalayan ranges can be seen. The first part of the trek is rather tedious due to difficult road conditions. After an hour walk, the village of Thinleygang, Talo Monastery and the highway to Thimphu can be seen. The trail leads on for 4 – 5 hours of walking through mixed forests to the camp. Altitude: 2,440 m.


Day 03. Dupshepang – Chorten Nyingpo – Kabji Sirigang – Punakha (Trek End)

The third day of the trek starts with 4-hour descent through dense forests. A small stream has to be crossed twice, then continue for another 3 – 4 hours through villages and rice fields to the village of Chorten Nebu, an old temple. The route descends for 2 hours to Kabji Sirigang, the end of the trek. Then drive to Punakha for a nice hot shower and lunch.