Paro International Airport upon arrival to Bhutan
This trek can be undertaken across the year, Except for July and August. For more details on Treks in Bhutan. Follow the link
Rate per person per night includes following
Transportation with a dedicated driver.
Licensed English speaking guide
All site seeing indicated in the itinerary
All government taxes
Route permits and special permits
Entrance fee in monument and museums.
Mineral Water and soft drinks
On Trek, the following will be provided
Tents on the trek. (Sleeping, equipmentsToilet, dining and shower tents are provided)
Ponies (Animals to carry your luggage)
Hot water will be served on trek
Trekking Cook and equipment
Use of cell phone with local number
Use of internet complimentary where ever possible
Departure Bhutanese Souvenir
One time private cultural dance performance ( For stays of 15 days)
Administrative Service offered
Purchase of Druk air ticket(Can be purchased from website also)
Bhutan visa processing
Other mandatory charges not included in the Tariff
Druk Air Airfare
The remote alpine Gangtey Valley is home to the black-necked crane and a host of other wildlife. From Gangtey we begin a beautiful three-day trek through villages to the sub-tropical areas bounding the Wangdue and Punakha valleys. You will camp with nomads and local people of the area and explore the Dzongs and monasteries of Punakha and Wangduephodrang and saunter through the Thimphu and Paro towns.
From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.Low
No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.Medium
Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.High
These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.
Paro International Airport upon arrival to Bhutan
Paro International Airport for onward international flight connection.
Day 01 Arrive Paro (Breakfast/Dinner)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Paro (Bhutan). Upon arrival, transfer to the Hotel and local sightseeing will be arranged if time permits. O/n Hotel
Day 02 Paro valley sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner)
Keen hikers may opt to hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery partially burned in 1998. The hike is the highlight of the trip combining nature, amazing scenery and sanctity. Those who prefer not to hike can visit temples, monasteries and farmhouses. O/n Hotel
Day 03 Paro /Punakha-Wangdue (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner)
Drive to Punakha - the low lying warmer sub tropical valley. It was once the winter capital of Bhutan. The tradition of moving to Punakha for temporary domicile is still practiced by the monastic community. If the head abbot is not in residence you have the opportunity to visit the inner courtyards of Punakha Dozing. Visit farmhouses, temples and monasteries. O/n Hotel
Day 04 Punakha- Gangtey (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner)
In the morning, drive east to the hidden Phobjikha valley – the winter roosting home of the rare black necked crane from the Fall till the beginning Spring. Visit the Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in Western Bhutan and take a walk around the valley, altitude 10,000 ft. Overnight camp.
Day 05: Start trek to Gogona. (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner)
The trek commences, providing an opportunity for the nature enthusiast to come in close contact with the nature. The trail winds up gradually climbing through the fields to ascend the Tselela Pass at 11,500 ft. where we stop for lunch. After lunch we descend gradually through the forests of juniper, dwarf bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons. The evening is kept free to explore Gogona village and the dairy cooperative and sample some Swiss cheese if available. Distance covered: 15 km/ about 6/7hrs. Camp altitude 3150 m.
Day 06 Trek to Khotokha (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner)
Today we begin a long but gradual climb to Shonjula pass at 3,410m and descend through the changing vegetation from alpine to mixed broadleaf to the relatively wide and temperate valley of Khotokha, the summer home for nomads of Wangdi region. Distance: 16 km in 6/7 hrs. Camp altitude: 2800 m.
Day 07 Trek or Wangdi/Punakha (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner)
A short trek from your campsite brings you to the village of Tashila atop a pass at 2900m. From here, the trail descends all the way. Much of the vegetation on today’s trek is a sub-tropical and moist. The trek ends near the Tang chu river, from where it is a short drive to your hotel near Punakha and Wangdue. 12 km. Trek/ about 5 hrs. O/n Hotel
Day 08: Drive to Thimphu. (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner)
The drive to Thimphu is about 4 hours through the Dochula Pass, from where you can get a spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayan peaks weather permitting. In Thimphu, you will spend the rest of the afternoon strolling around the capital. O/n hotel.
Day 09 Thimphu Valley (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner)
Early in the morning, you can take a self-guided ten-minute walk from the hotel to the Memorial Chorten, a shrine built in memory of the third Late King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Many Bhutanese people gather here to pray every day. After breakfast, we'll begin sightseeing with a visit to a nunnery on the outskirts of Thimphu. We will then visit the School of Arts and Crafts (or "Painting School") where Bhutanese children follow an eight-year program in traditional arts such as drawing, painting, woodcarving and sculpture. Time permitting, we may also visit the Traditional Hospital of Herbal Medicine or watch the Royal Silversmiths create relief work for the monasteries and see how paper is made from the Daphne plant with cosmos flower petals and other plants. At the end of the day, we may also pay a visit to the great Tashichho Dzong, seat of Bhutan's political and religious administration. A Farewell dinner with our Bhutanese host follows. O/n Hotel
Day 10: Thimphu/Paro/Departure (Breakfast)
Early morning transfer to Paro Airport, for your onward flight.
Please note due to logistic reason cancellation policies are stringent in Bhutan unlike other destination, as your tour, guide, transportation, accommodation and government tax may have been already pre-paid and pre-booked. Hopefully you may not need to cancel your Bhutan tour; however should you need to cancel a tour; a written cancellation is required prior to 30 day of arrival date to avoid cancellation fee. Cancellation penalties will apply as follows.
• 30 day prior to arrival – No cancellation fee will apply
• 30-15 day prior to arrival – 50% of the total cost of tour will apply
• 15-0 day prior to arrival – 100% of the total cost of tour will apply
• No-show will entail 100% of the total tour cost
Children are welcomed; however we do not recommend adventure activities such as trekking and other adventure activities for children below ten years of age. Additionally, please also be reminded that no facilities or very limited facilities may be available for children.
Anyone who enjoys outdoor life and is physically fit can participate in treks. If you have a heart condition, please check with your doctor to ensure that it is OK to undertake high altitude treks. Allow yourself some days in Bhutan to acclimatize before you undertake any trek. Altitude sickness can be a serious problem at the altitudes in Bhutan. If you feel sick, dizzy or have a worsening headache, stop and drink as much water as possible. If the symptoms persist, return to the base. Guides are trained to look out for altitude sickness and other ailments that can affect trekkers. Additionally also refer to Bhutanese etiquette for do and don’ts whilst visiting monasteries and public events.
This below is an exhaustive list of what you may need, however it varies with the type of trek undertaken. Please reconfirm.
• Trekking or running shoes
• Socks (polypropylene)
• Down or fiber-filled jacket
• Jumper or piled jacket
• Hiking shorts
• Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella
• Hiking pants
• Thermal Underwear
• Sun hat
• Water bottle
• Torch, batteries and bulbs
• Photographic Equipments
• Mountain trekking boots
• Insulated pants
• Nylon windbreaker
• Nylon Wind pants
• Long underwear
• Woolen hat
• Long gaiters
• Toilet articles
• Cigarette lighter
• Small knife
• Sun block / Sun block for lips
• Laundry soap
• Medical and first aid kit
• Sewing kit
Trophel Tours & Treks is accredited by Tourism Council of Bhutan (License No: 1030972) and member of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Global Sustainable Tourism Council.