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BHUTAN - TREKKING


GANGTEY TREK - O8 DAYS
   
Day Programme
Day 01

On arrival in Paro our guide will receive you and after completion of your formalities will head to Thimphu and check you into your hotel. Evening will be free to stroll around Thimphu town. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02 Thimphu - Gangtey
After breakfast, morning tour of Thimphu, visiting National Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, National Library and Institute for Zorig Chusum. After lunch drive for about 5 hours to Gangtey. En route cross Dochu-la pass (3,088m) and drive by Wangduephodrang Dzong. Overnight at camp/farm house, Gangtey.
Day 03 Gangtey Gompa - Gogona, 15 km, 6-7 hours.
Trek commences today. A winding trail upwards through meadows and fields, ascending to Tsele-la pass (3,400m) where we stop for lunch. The trail then descends gradually for some time through forests of junipers, bamboo, magnolias and rhododendrons. After a last short climb, we reach Gogona village. The people of Gogona were originally nomads and they speak a language called Bjopkha (language of nomads). Overnight camp.
Day 04 Gogona – Khotokha. 16 km, 6-7 hours.
The trail winds up gently above Gogona village, climbing into a forest of firs, oak, spruce, rhododendron, cypress and junipers. A long and gradual climb takes us up to Shobju-la pass (3,400m). The path leads down to the wide valley of Khotokha, where the people of Sha (a region of Wangduephodrang district) come in summer to graze their animals. Overnight camp.
Day 05 Khotokha - Chazam/Wangduephodrang. 12 km, 5 hours.
A short ascent takes us to a pass, from which the path descends steeply through ever-changing vegetation till finally reaching the bridge at Wangduephodrang. The trek ends here. Overnight at the hotel in Wangduephodrang.
Day 06 Wangduephodrang - Thimphu
After exploring the attractive Wangduephodrang and Punakha valleys, we drive to Thimphu. Afternoon sightseeing in Thimphu, including visits to the following as time permits: Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums, Handicrafts Emporium, weekend market. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 07 Thimphu - Paro
Morning drive to Paro, en route visiting Simtokha Dzong. Today’s sightseeing in Paro includes visits to Ta Dzong (National Museum), Rinpung Dzong, Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 08 Depart Paro
After early breakfast drive to Paro airport for flight to onward destination, enjoying superb mountain views from the aircraft as you fly out of the valley.
Price: On request