April 17, 2018 7:00 AM
To: April 27, 2018 5:00 PM
Trip commences from:
Trek For Sight is an opportunity to see the magical country of Bhutan, which boasts stunning landscapes, unforgettable treks and a unique culture which takes seriously its measure of gross national happiness! The trip will be led by Mountaineer Katie Sarah, the first South Australian Woman to climb Mount Everest back in 2010 pictured above flying the Sight For All flag!
Join Sight For All from the 16th-28th April 2018 in Bhutan for a life changing experience, improve eye health care in this stunning region and positively impact the lives of thousands.
Together we aim to raise vital funds to assist with sight-saving projects in this region that will ultimately help to reduce poverty, save lives and bring about a lifetime of opportunities to those who need it most.
There is no place quite like the country of Bhutan, the last pristine Himalayan Kingdom which boasts amazing scenery and traditional Buddhist culture. You will see breathtaking views of mountain peaks and intricate architecture of monasteries perched on the edge of the mountains.
Some interesting facts about Bhutan:
- Bhutan is the first country in the world with specific constitutional obligations on its people to protect the environment. Among its requirements: At least 60 percent of the nation must remain under forest cover at all times.
- Bhutan embraces the idea of Gross National Happiness and uses this as a measurement system.
- Until the 1960’s Bhutan had no roads, automobiles, telephone, postal system or electricity. Bhutanese had no access to TV or Internet until limited access was permitted in 1999.
Katie Sarah, one of Australia’s leading mountaineers and adventurers, and the first South Australian woman to climb Mount Everest, will lead this unique trek. Katie has summited the highest peaks on each of the world’s seven continents and her expertise will guide our small group every step of the way.
Katie and her husband Tim are generous supporters of Sight For All and Katie, who owns world class adventure company Sarah Mountain Journeys, will be donating her time and expertise for our first Trek For Sight Event in 2018!
Please be aware the itinerary may be subject to change*
Day 1 - 16th April 2018
Depart Adelaide with Singapore Airlines
Night in Singapore
Day 2 - 17th April 2018
Depart Singapore for Paro
Afternoon free in Paro (National Museum)
Night at Ulathang Hotel
Day 3 - 18th April 2018
Day trip to Tiger's Nest Monastery
Night at Ulathang Hotel
Day 4 - 19th April 2018
Distance: 17km (trekking) Trek time: 6 - 7 hrs
Drive to Shana to commence trek
Trek to Soi Thangthagkha
Day 5 - 20th April 2018
Distance: 19 km Trek Time: 6 - 7 hrs
Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang
Day 6 - 21st April 2018
Day 7 - 22nd April 2018
Distance: 16 km Trek Time: 7 hrs
Jangothang to Soi Yaktsa
Day 8 - 23rd April 2018
Distance: 11 km Trek Time: 6 hrs
Soi Yaktsa to Thombu Shong
Day 9 - 24th April 2018
Distance: 12 km Trek Time: 7 hrs
Final day of trek Thombu Shong to Shana
Drive to Paro
Day 10 - 25th April 2018
Drive to Thimphu for sightseeing
Day 11 - 26th April 2018
Day in Thimphu
Drive back to Paro late afternoon
Day 12 - 27th April 2018
Depart Paro for Singapore
Day 13 - 28th April 2018
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