GANGTEY VALLEY TREK (above 3000m from sea level)

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

8 Days

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Maximum Seats

50

After crossing over the pass in Wangdiphodrang, you will see the great Gangtey Monastery which was built in 17th century. This trek starts fromPhobjikha valley (3000 m), one of the beautiful and few glacial valleys in Bhutan. The Phobjikha valley is also the winter home of the rare and endangered Black-necked Cranes (Grusnigricollis) who migrate from Tibetan Plateau. The trek visits the villages of Gogona and Khotokha, passing through meadows and fields, forests of juniper, magnolia and rhododendrons in full bloom in April and May.

Included

  • Dedicated tour vehicle and driver

  • 3-star accommodation (twin sharing)

  • Dedicated English speaking tour guide

  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D)

  • Government Royalty and taxes

  • Entry fees to parks and monuments

Exclude

  • Flights to and from Bhutan

  • Extra charges for 4 or 5 star accommodation

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal expense/shopping

  • Beverages (soda/juice/alcohol)

  • Tips for guide and driver

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Season: March, April- May and Sept.-Nov.
  • Places covered: Paro, Thimphu, Wangduephodrang and Punakha

Itenerary

Day 1

Arrive Paro

On arrival at Paro airport, you will be received by our representative and take you for sightseeing and transferred to your hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2

Thimphu - Gangtey

Once you are done with breakfast, you will visit to Buddha point, Memorial Chorten and the Heritage museum. After lunch, you will move to Gangtey which is approximately 5 hours’ drive from Thimphu. Overnight at Gangtey
Day 3

Gangtey - Gogona (15km, approximately 5hrs)

The trail starts with gradually upward through meadows and fields, ascending to Tsele-La pass (3400m). Then the trail gradually descends for some time through forest of junipers, bamboos and rhododendrons. After a short climb we reach to Gogona village (people of that village are originally nomads and they speaks the language of Bjobkha). Overnight camp at Gogona village
Day 4

Gogona - Khotokha(16km, approximately 6hrs)

The trails winds up gently above Gogona village entering into the forest of firs, oak, spruce, junipers and rhododendrons. A long gradual climb will take us to Shonju-la pass (3400m) and leads down to the wide valley of Khotokha village. Overnight camp
Day 5

Khotokha – Chazam/Wangduephodrang (12km, approximately 4hrs)

A short ascent takes us to a pass from where the path descends steeply through different vegetation reaching the bridge at Wangduephodrang where the trek ends there. Overnight at hotel in Wangduephodrang
Day 6

Wangdue Phodrang - Thimphu

Till lunch time you will do sightseeing in Punakha covering Punakha Dzong, nunnery and Chimi lhakhang, after lunch drive to Dochhu-la pass and drive to Paro for a night.
Day 7

Paro Sightseeing

Hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest). Then visit to Kyichu temple (one of the oldest temples built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtshen Gompo.
Day 8

Depart from Paro Airport

After breakfast, drive to airport for flight to onward destination.

Note: all the itineraries are subject to change as per your interest and the number of days you wish to spend your vacation.

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Tour Name Price Per Adult Price Per Child Available Seats Departure Date Duration
GANGTEY VALLEY TREK (above 3000m from sea level) $ 2,000 $ 0 50 Anytime 8 Days

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