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Gangtey Trek - 10 Days

Three days trek that starts at black mountain region and let us experience various altitude at very short period of time, the trail is not so good as we need to follow most of the feeder roads however the experience is never like before. Sometime we get to see wild animals and lovely birds. This tour is also combined with best of cultural sightseeing and trekking. Enjoy the nature of black mountain region.

Day 1
Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.2 hrs).

On arrival in Paro, our representative will receive and transfer to Thimphu by car/bus. Afternoon we will visit the weekend market, Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Lunch in town. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.

Day 2
Thimphu- Punakha (2.5 hrs).

Drive through Dochula pass at 3050m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon visit nunnery and walk down to your hotel. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m.

Day 3
Punakha halt.

After breakfast, we will visit most beautiful Punakha Dzong (fortress). The dzong showcase the finest examples of arts and architecture of Bhutan. Later in the afternoon we will hike to Khamsum Yulay from the foot of the Dzong, through old palace of 3rd king of Bhutan. The entire hike will take about 3 hours. Today is also good day for white river rafting if the group is interested. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 4
Punakha – Phobjikha (3 hrs).

Check out from the hotel after our delicious breakfast, we will drive to valley of black necked cranes via Wangdue. En-route we will visit Rinchengang village. Visit Gangey Gonpa and black necked crane center to get better idea and information about this endanger bird of Bhutan which migrates from Tibetan plateau to Phobjikha in every winter. Later in the evening we will visit typical Bhutan farm house or choose to stay at farm house that we offer in Phobjikha. Overnight in Phobjikha. Altitude 2900m

Day 5
Phobjikha – Gogona (Trek start) Distance 15 km, walking time: 7 hours.

Start of the Gangtey trek. The trail winds up on a slow climb through meadows and fields and then ascends the Tselela pass (3,400m). From the pass, the trail descends gradually for some time through forests of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons until our camp on the outskirts of Gogona village.

Day 6
Gogona-Khotokha Distance 16 km, walking time: 7 hours.

The trail winds up gently above Gogona village, climbing into a forest of fir, oak, spruce, rhododendron, cypress and juniper. A long and gradual climb leads to Shobjula pass (3,400m). Later the path leads down to a wide valley of Khotokha, a summer place of people of Sha region of Wangduephodrang district.

Day 7
Khotokha-Teke Zam-Wangdue (Trek end). Distance 12 km, walking time: 6 hours.

A short climb takes you to the Tashila pass at 2800m. From the pass, it is all the way downhill, through dense rhododendrons, magnolias, ferns and dwarf bamboo. Experts claim this stretch of the trek is one of the finest bird watching areas in Bhutan, with rarities such as the Great Pied Horn Bill. We will be met by our transport at Teke Zam and driven to our hotel in Wangdue. Evening we will relax at our hotel. Overnight in Wangude.

Day 8
Wangdue – Paro (3.5 hrs).

Check out from the hotel after our breakfast and retrace our drive back to Paro via Dochula and Thimphu. On arrival in Paro, we will visit national museum of Bhutan and Paro dzong. Evening we will explore the tiny Paro town. Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.

Day 9
Paro sightseeing.

The day starts with a visit to the National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here, an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Just a short walk downhill lays the dominating Paro Dzong, fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, the tour crosses Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge, and guests are then driven to the town. Paro options include picturesque picnic spots or, perhaps, a visit to a traditional farmhouse to lunch with the family. In the afternoon, hike up to view one of Bhutan’s most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, more commonly referred to as the “Tiger’s Nest”. The four-hour trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 900m above the valley floor. Overnight in Paro.

Day 10

The tour will end today. After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears and memories unlimited. Tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future.

Trip Cost Inclusions

  • US$ 40 per person visa fees
  • Visa arrangement for your stay in Bhutan
  • Government royalty and all the taxes
  • Accommodations in best 3 star hotels on twin sharing basis, options available for cultural tour
  • Trekking Gears provided (Sleeping tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, table, chair, toilet tent, sleeping mattress-thin water proof, duffel bags)
  • Trekking facilities provided (Trekking chef, helper, trek guide, horses for luggage, horsemen)
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner), options available
  • Full time English speaking Heavenly Bhutan guide Trekking cum Cultural
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary, we are flexible
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

Trip Cost Exclusions

  • Flight fares – available from Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata and Dhaka
  • Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, shopping, etc
  • Sleeping bags (-30 degree needed for comfortable sleep evening during summer as you will be sleeping in very high elevation)
  • Gratitude/Tipping
  • Single room supplement
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
  • Specialized guides available on supplement cost (Language, Photography etc)
  • Travel Insurance must for any trekking groups and must provide the details to our offer before the trek
  • Outdoor Activities (Mountain Biking, White river rafting, Tiger Nest Horse Ride etc)

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Price From USD$3,000 USD$2,500/person
Total $ 2,500 USD

Trip Facts

  • 3400m
  • Bhutan
  • Paro
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 3* and above and tents.
  • Easy
  • Paro
  • Paro
  • Any number, above cost is based on 3 pax and above travelling together

Customizable Tour

Customizable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.

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