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Bhutan is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People’s Republic of China. Bhutan is separated from the nearby country of Nepal to the west by the Indian state of Sikkim, and from Bangladesh to the south by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal.Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefdoms until the early 17th century, when the area was unified by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who fled religious persecution in Tibet and cultivated a separate Bhutanese identity. In the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire, after which Bhutan continued strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence. Bhutan’s landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan heights in the north, with some peaks exceeding 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism, and the population of 691,141 is predominantly Buddhist, with Hinduism the second-largest religion. The capital and largest city is Thimphu.

This trek is to the beautiful Phobjikha valley (3,000m), one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan, which lies in the mountains east of Wangduephodrang. After crossing over the pass you soon come to the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few kilometers down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the chosen winter home of the rare black necked cranes, who migrate here annually from the Tibetan plateau. This moderate trek visits the villages of Gogona and Khotokha, passing through meadows and fields, then forests of juniper, magnolia and rhododendrons in full bloom in April. It is one of the finest low level treks in Bhutan.

  • Itinerary Overview
  • Detailed Travel Plan
  • Included / Excluded
  • Travel Notes
  • Departure Dates
  • Day 1 : Arrive Paro. Sightseeing. Tigernest
  • Day 2 : Drive to Thimpu and Sightseeing later
  • Day 3 : Thlmphu – Gangtey
  • Day 4 : Gangtey Gompa – Gogona/ 15km, 6-7 hours
  • Day 5 : Gogona – Khotokha- Chorte Karpo. / 16km, 6-7 hours
  • Day 6 : Khotokha - Ti k a Zamp a –Punakha. 12km, 5 hours
  • Day 7 : Punakha – Thimphu- Paro
  • Day 8 : Depart Paro
  • Day 1 : Arrive Paro. Sightseeing. Tigernest

    On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative, and transferred to
    Thimphu on completion of arrival formalities. After Short break you will be doing sightseeing tour, and if you have time you can also trek till Tigernest, the most attractive monastery of Bhutan.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 2 : Drive to Thimpu and Sightseeing later

    After breakfast drive to Thimphu. Check in Hotel and Rest day you have time to see the Highlights of Thimphu including visits to the following as time permits: Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums; Handicrafts Emporium; papermaking factory; market. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

  • Day 3 : Thlmphu – Gangtey

    After breakfast, morning tour of Thimphu, visiting National Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, National Ubrary and Institute for Zorig Chusum (generally known as the Painting School), where students learn the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.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 4 : Gangtey Gompa – Gogona/ 15km, 6-7 hours

    Trek commences today. The trail winds gradually 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 5 : Gogona – Khotokha- Chorte Karpo. / 16km, 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 Ngduephodrang district) come in summer to graze their animals. Overnight camp.

  • Day 6 : Khotokha - Ti k a Zamp a –Punakha. 12km, 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 Punakha.

  • Day 7 : Punakha – Thimphu- Paro

    After exploring the attractive Wangduephodrang and Punakha valleys, Drive to Paro.

  • Day 8 : 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. Soon you leave Bhutan shrouded in mist and surrounded by her guardian peaks.

  • Included

    • A professional English speaking guide & driver with car/SUV or minibus depending on party size.
    • All touring and sightseeing throughout your stay in Bhutan.
    • Traditional style 3 star Bhutanese Hotel accommodation with private bathrooms.
    • All meals,Tents, Guide, Trekking Team.
    • Visa fees, Government Royalties and taxes.
  • Excluded

    • All your personal expenses
    • Emergency rescue ,Tips
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  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Grade :Moderate
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  • Region: Bhutan
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