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Gangtey Winter Trek

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination: Bhutan  
Category: Hiking and walking outfitters
Season: January - December
Min Price: 1485 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD) per person

Visit Drugyel Dzong, 18 kilometers away from Paro town. On a clear day, one can get a clear view of Mount Chhomolhari, Mountain of Goddess (Alt 24,000 ft). Visit the Ta Dzong, which houses the National Museum and see also a typical Bhutanese wooden bridge. After lunch drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.

Leave for Gangtey Gompa. The drive goes over Dochula Pass (10,000ft / 3080m). On a clear day, 200 miles of the Himalayan ranges can be seen from the Pass. Drive to Wangdue Phodrang town and on to Gangtey Gompa. Gangtey Gompa is in Phobjikha valley (9,840ft) and is one of the winter homes of the endangered Black Necked Cranes who fly down from Central Asia every winter. The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan.

Walk around the valley of Phobjikha.

The Gangtey - gogona trek begins and the trail passes through meadows and fields and then ascends over the Tselela Pass and then through mixed forests of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons. The people who live in this are known as the Bjopkha (normadic people) and they speak a different dialect from Dzongkha - the official language. Overnight in camp.

A gentle climb leads to Shobjula (Alt. 11,155 ft / 3,400 m) and then descends to a wide valley, which is another home for the Black Necked Cranes. A short climb to Tashila Pass (Alt. 9,200 ft / 2804 m). After crossing the pass the path is very steep downhill and the vegetation is dry. You will reach Chunzom where the transport will be waiting for you on the motor road. Drive on to Thimphu.

Visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts. Visit also the School of Thangka Painting and the Institute of Traditional Medicine, where centuries old healing arts are still practiced. Then visit the Memorial Chorten built in memory of the late King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Visit Thimphu town.

Notes:
- High Season (March - May & September - November): US$ 200 per person per night halt
- Low Season (December - February & June - August): US$ 165 per person per night halt

In addition to daily rates, there is a surcharge for groups less than 3 people:
1 person: US$ 40 per night halt
2 persons: US$ 30 per person per night halt

Price Includes:

- Hotel accommodation (twin sharing basis),
- Meals,
- Transport,
- Guide & entrance fees to cultural sites.

Price Excludes:

- Airfare,
- Visa fee,
- Insurance,
- Beverage and personal expenses.

Supplier Information
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Location: Bhutan
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2005
Client Request Served: 2

M06022 specialized in personalized services catering to the individual needs of our guests. Unlike other tour operators in Bhutan we prefer to cater to our clients in smaller groups so that we can provide personalized services. With this in mind we have moved away from from quantity to quality. While other travel...

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