8-day Soi Yaksa Trek with cultural sightseeing
Elice & Olga - from the Netherlands
After communicating for more than two years and a pandemic later, Elice and Olga finally made it to Bhutan. They did the Soi-Yaksa Trek also known as the Jumolhari Loop Trek.
Elice & Olga flew in and out from Kathmandu. We checked in online for them so they get the best views flying in and out from Paro. Make sure you book left window seats while flying in and right seats when flying out. The trip began in Paro where they covered key sights such as the Paro Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang. The next day they hiked the Tiger’s Nest hike. The hike helps you acclimatize for the trek. The trek began in Paro, crossing Bonte La pass at 4890 meters (max elevation), Takhung La at 4520 meters, and finally Thombu La at 4380 meters before ending the trek in Gunitsawa, Paro.
Here are a few words from them:
“We had a fantastic time in Bhutan. We have been surprised every day, every hour and every minute. We have felt so much warmth, happiness and hospitality and have seen so many truly beautiful things both on the cultural side and the natural side. The nature, the snowcapped mountains, the tranquility and the peacefulness have blown our minds! We already missed Bhutan on our way back to Katmandu. Bhutan has gained a very special place in our hearts and we really hope to come back one day to experience more of your beautiful country and people.
Talking about people, our trekking crew has been the best we could have imagined. They were so helpful, hard-working and hospitable. They were a very good team, always happy and smiling and nothing was too much trouble. The food has been amazing, the horses did a great job, our safety and all the stories were in very good hands with Chencho and Rinchen was always there when we needed him. As we couldn’t pass the high passes because of the snow, the crew came up with different options to make those days as memorable as planned. The team even prepared a cake and celebration for the birthday of Olga’s son. We were really surprised by that.
Overall, you can be very proud on such a fantastic crew!”