Moderate trek

Bhutan moderate trek or the Sinchula trek is a short trek especially preferred during winter. This trek crosses over one of the famous battle fields in Bhutan called the sinchula. This pass is famous for the Treaty of Sinchula. The trek starts from a small village in Thimphu and ends in the valley of Punakha. The highest point on this trek is 3,380 m. This trek is preferred in winter as the route is infested with leeches during the summer. People who prefer to come to Bhutan for a short trip and want to do trek can opt for this trek.

Trek grade: easy/moderate


sinchula trek route

Season: December, January and February.

Day 01: Thimphu – Sinchula (Approximately 4 hours)

Day 02: Sinchula – Dupsingpang

Day 03: Dupsingpang – Chhoeten Nebu

Day 04:Chhoeten Nebu – Kabji Sirigang

Day 01: Thimphu – Sinchula (Approximately 4 hours)

Drive towards Dechhencholing to Kabesa to start trek. The trek begins with climb through blue pine, oak and rhododendron forests to Sinchula Pass. Overnight in camp at Sinchula at an altitude of 3,380 m.

Day 02: Sinchula – Dupsingpang

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 at an altitude of 2,440 m.

Day 03: Dupsingpang – Chhoeten Nebu

The third day of the trek starts with 4-hours 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 Chhoeten Nebu, an old temple. Overnight in camp at an altitude of l,810 m.

Day 04:Chhoeten Nebu – Kabji Sirigang

The route descends for 2 hours to Kabji Sirigang, the end of the trek. Then drive to Punakha.

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This is just the itinerary of the trek. You can do this trek from Punakha or do it from Thimphu. At least a week in Bhutan is required for this trek. We have three other moderate trek in Bhutan. You can contact us to check our other moderate trek