This is the recommended route and duration for those who are light trekkers and need ample time to explore around.
Day 1: Begin trek from Paro to Jele Dzong
From your hotel in Paro, transfer to the trail head above Ta Dzong and begin trekking starting at around 2700m. Trek for about 3-4hr. uphill ascending around trek uphill ascending around 800m to camp below Jele Dzong at 3480m.
Day 2: Trek to Jangchulakha
Visit Jeli Dzong and trek along the ridges with the views of Paro’s side valleys. About 10km/4hr trek and camp at 3770m.
Day 3: Trek to Jimilangtso lake (B/L/D)
Trek for about 10km/4hr and camp near the lake at 3870m.
Day 4: Trek to Simkota lake (B/L/D)
Climb up gradually up to 4150m and descend to your camp site at 4100m overlooking another lake. About 11km/4hr trek.
Day 5: Trek to Phajoding (B/L/D)
Gradually trek up hill and climb to Labanla pass at 4210m, after which the trail makes a long and steep descent past Thujidrag to Phajoding. The campsite is near the hermitages and monasteries at 3750m. About 10km/3-4hrs trek.
Day 6: End with the trek to Thimphu (B/L/D)
After visiting the temples and monasteries in Phajoding, walk downhill for about 5km/3hr to Motithang (2540m). Meet and transfer to your hotel or city center.