Gangtey Trekking

Trip Overview of Gangtey Trekking

Gangtey Trekking is another short trek, which can be reduced more and is recommended in spring, when rhododendron and magnolia are in full bloom. A moderate trek reaching only at an elevation of 3440 meters /11,290 ft., it is a paradise for nature lovers. Beginning from the glacial valley of Phobjikha at an elevation of 3000 meters /9840 ft, winter home for the rare black-necked cranes. You will traverse through the village of Gogona, Khotokha and finally ending the trek at Wangdue Valley at an elevation of 1350 meters / 4430 ft. The program also offers sightseeing in the valleys of Wangdue, Punakha, Paro, Thimphu and a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang temple, dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley Popularly known as the “Divine madman”.

Detail itinerary of Gangtey Trekking

  • DAY 1

    KATHMANDU / PARO / THIMPHU

    Fly from Kathmandu to Paro, Bhutan. Your Bhutanese escort will greet you on arrival, and then drive to the capital city, Thimphu (54 Kms) at 2,500 meters. O/N in Thimphu. (L/D)

  • DAY 2

    THIMPHU / PHOBJIKHA

    After breakfast drive to the beautiful Valley of Phobjikha. Enroots visit various historical sites and other places of interest. O/N Phobjikha at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

  • DAY 3

    PHOBJIKHA / GOGANA

    After breakfast visit the Phobjikha village and began your trek to Gogona. O/N in Gogana at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

  • DAY 4

    GOGANA / KHOTOKHA

    After breakfast resume your trek passing through the forest of various species of rhododendron. O/N in Khotokha at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

  • DAY 5

    KHOTOKHA / WANGDUE - PUNAKHA

    Crossing Tashila Pass at 2800 meters/9200ft you will descend your trek till Wangdue Phodrang from where your car will pick you up and drive to Punakha. O/N in Punakha. (B/L/D)

  • DAY 6

    PUNAKHA / THIMPHU, 70 Kms / 45 miles, 3 hours.

    After breakfast you will visit Punakha Dzong, hike to Chimi Lhakhang standing on a hillock. Resume your drive to Thimphu. Stop at the Dochula Pass 3150 m /10,489ft from here during a clear weather you can see the close-up view of the Bhutan Himalaya. Finally visit Simtokha Dzong and check into your hotel. O/N in Thimphu. (B/L/D)

  • DAY 7

    SIGHTSEEING IN THIMPHU

    Visit Memorial Chorten, Drupthob Lhakhang (Nunnery), the painting school, Indigenous hospital, National Library and many other places of interest. O/N in Thimphu. (B/L/D)

  • DAY 8

    THIMPHU / PARO / KATHMANDU

    Early morning drive to Paro for departure to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. (B)

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Service Includes
  • Accommodation with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All transportation by private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing tour with English speaking Guide as per itinerary including entry fee to museum.
  • Royalties and other taxes. Other than departure tax Bhutan entry visa fee US$ 20 and US$ 10.
  • Accommodation on two men nice tent with all meals cooked by our own cook during the Trekking.
  • Trekking equipment: Two men dome nice tent, dining tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent with all kitchen equipment, sleeping bag, down jackets and mattress etc.
Service Excludes
  • Airfares (Kathmandu to Paro, Calcutta to Paro, Dhaka to Paro, Delhi to Paro and Bangkok to Paro for one way and double for round trip flight by Druk Airlines.
  • Bhutan entry visa fees US$ 20, Paro airport tax US$ 10 & US$ 10 for TDF.
  • Hard and soft drinks during the trip.
  • Surcharge, Insurance, Personal expense and Tips

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