Nub Tshonapata trek

About this trek

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Best Time

Mar-June & Sept-Nov

Mar-June & Sept-Nov

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Highest Altitude

4350 m


Difficulty Level

Moderate - Hard


Highest Walking dist

16 km

Mar-June & Sept-Nov

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Highest Walking Time

6 - 7 hrs

Trip highlight

The Nub Tshonapata Trek is a dazzling 5-day trek that takes you through the natural landscape and the unsullied mountains of Haa valley in western Bhutan. The trail meanders through invigorating forests of rhododendron and juniper and spectacular passes reaching as high as 4350m high from sea level. The trek is considered unique and unexplored as many do not trek in this region. 

Besides rich local lore, the turquoise-colored Nub Tshonapata Lake, verdant and pristine forests, and the unparalleled views of Himalayan peaks remain as the highlight of the trek.




14KM | 5-6 HOURS | 230M ASCENT | DESCENT 60M | CAMP ALT 2870M

Today your trek begins with a gentle climb up the Talela Pass at 3780m through a thick forest of rhododendron and conifer trees. You will continue ascending gradually to a yak herders’ camp at Tshojo. Climb up further to Gochula pass, which is at 4200m. After this pass, walk through the trail following a ridge and then descend gradually to our camp at Womji

22KM | 7-8 HOURS | 690M ASCENT | CAMP ALT 3750M

Start your trek by climbing steeply through juniper and rhododendron forest to the Gochhila pass at 4350m, providing spectacular views of the whole Tshejala range. You will continue walking to Tshejalum passing through several yak herders’ camps and in spring the trail will be carpeted with wild flowers. You will then walk towards Tshejala pass crossing the ancient trade route from Haa to Tibet

You will spend the day exploring the area around this sacred lake, visiting the yak herders camp and seeing golden trout or exploring the surrounding hillsides.

19KM | 6-7 HOURS | 855M ASCENT

You will retrace as far as the Gochhila Pass. From the pass take a different route over a ridge to Lake Tsojo at 3780m. Before the lake, take a detour from the main route for about half an hour to lakes – Ngatsho or a Drum Lake and Dungkar Lake where you will have a picnic lunch. After lunch, you will descend to the camp in a yak meadow at Tsojo.

10KM | 3-4 HOURS | 660M ASCENT | 660M DESCENT 

The last day’s trail descends gradually through juniper and rhododendron forest until you reach the Talila Pass. Crossing the pass, you will re-enter the Haa Valley. Your trek ends here and your transport will be waiting here to take you to Paro. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2350m.


US $200

per day

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Had one of the best travel experiences of our lives in September, organized through Bhutan Travelers. Everything taken care of seamlessly through our guide Chencho who with his vast experience and knowledge of all things related to Bhutan, left us with vivid memories. Lots of fun on the trek, meeting fascinating local people, experiencing their wonderful hospitality and everything the country has to offer. Captivating, beautiful landscapes. A true travel adventure!

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