Day 01| Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1 ½ hrs)
Upon arrival our representative will welcome and transfer to Thimphu by car/bus. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley. After 5 Pm visit Tashichodzong which house the Kings throne.
Overnight: Thimphu | Altitude: 2300m
Day 02|Thimphu – Phobjikha, (5 hrs)
Drive to the marshy valley of Phobjikha over the Dochula pass (3100 m), and the Lawala pass (3000 m), through magnificent forests of rhododendron and magnolia. From the first pass one can see a panoramic view of the eastern Himalayas and awesome view of the Lunana region.
Overnight in Phobjikha | Altitude: 2700m
Day 03|Trek Begins
Phobjikha - Gogona
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 04|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 05|Trek Ends
Khotokha – Teke Zam – Punakha
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 (1300m.) and driven to Punakha (45 minutes)
Overnight in Punakha | Altitude: 1250 m
Day 06|Punakha – Paro (3 ½ hrs)
In the morning go for short hike to Khamsum Yuelley Chorten and visit the temple. The hike goes from the middle of the paddy field. Enjoy the nature. Visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong, which showcases the finest example of Bhutanese arts and crafts. Drive to Paro in the afternoon.
Overnight in Paro
Day 07| Paro Sightseeing
Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff over looking the Paro Valley. Evening at leisure
Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Our tour guide will bid you farewell at the airport.
BOOK THIS TREK
Day 1|Arrival in Paro – Thimphu
Day 2|Thimphu – Phobjikha,
Day 3|Trek Begins
Day 4|Gogona - Khotokha
Day 5|Khotokha – Teke Zam – Punakha
Day 6|Punakha – Paro
Day 7|Paro Sightseeing
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