Samtengang Winter Trek, Bhutan Hikingoffered by supplier M20574 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 7 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 11 people
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking Cultural Journey
Season: October - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2030 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2030 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: Bangkok - Paro.
Arrive Paro. Afternoon visit National Museum and Paro Dzong. Evening at stroll around the Paro twon. Welcome dinner and over night at hotel.
Day 2: Paro Halt.
Hike to Taktshang Goenpa. Afternoon visit Drukgyel dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Evening visit farmhouse for dinner, Suja (Butter Tea) and Ara (Local Alchol). Over night stay at hotel.
Day 3: Paro - Thimphu.
Hike to Wangditshe (1 hr. 30 minutes), then visit Mothithang mini zoo, to see the Takin, the National animal of Bhutan, Drupthop Lhakhang – the nunnery and Folk Heritage museum. Luch at hotel Thimphu. After lunch visit painting school, National Library and weaving center. Evening visit emporium and stroll around the Thimphu town. Over night stay at hotel Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu – Punakha.
Drive to Punakha over Dochula. Visit 108 Drukwangyel chorten and chhimi lhakhang-the temple of fertility. Lunch at Punakha. After lunch, visit Punakha dzong, the magnificent one! And the view point of Khamsumyule Namgyel chorten. Over night stay at hotel Punakha.
Day 5: Punakha – Limbukha (Start of trek).
We will start our trek from Changokha village-opposite to Punakha Dzong. En route we will pass by villages, paddy fields and the forest of pine and Rhododendron. Over night at camp at Limbukha. Altitude: 2120 m, Distance: 11 km, Time: 4-5 hours.
Day 6: Limbukha – Chungsakha.
We will be passing by the rhododendron and oak forest and orchids can be seen also. We will camp in front of Lama Drukpa Kuenley’s Lhakhang in the middle of Chungsakha village. We can see the life of Bhutanese and we can also visit the farmer’s house. Altitude: 1700 m, Distance: 14 km, Time: 5-6 hrs.
Day 7: Chungsakha – Samtengang.
On today’s trail we can see the paddy fields, Bhutanese people, farmhouses, village of Sha Wangdi, lake and many more. Overnight at camp at Samtengang. Altitude: 1920 m, Distance: 9 km, Time: 3-4 hrs.
Day 8: Samtengang – Tikizampa (Wangdi).
At Tikizampa, where our trek ends- we will bid goodbye to our cooks, horse men and other trekking staff. Our car with driver will meet again and then we drive to Wangdi. In the late afternoon, we will visit Wangdue Dzong. Over night stay at hotel Wangdue.
Day 9: Wangdi – Paro.
Drive to Wangdue over dochula pass (3150 m). The drive will take about 5hrs. En route stop at Thimphu for lunch and then continue the journey to Paro. Diner and over night stay at hotel, Paro.
Day 10: Paro – Bangkok.
Morning drive to Paro International airport for your onward flight to Bangkok/Nepal/Delhi.
Supplemental Tour Information:
- Start of Trek: Changokha Village (Opposite to Punakha Dzong)
- End of Trek: Tiki Zampa (Wangduephodrang)
- Duration of Trek: 3 Nights/4 Days.
- Duration in Bhutan: 9Nights/10 Days
- Season: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- All internal taxes and charges including govt. Royalty.
- All accommodation in 3* hotel (twin sharing).
- All travel with a licensed Bhutanese tour guide.
- All internal land transport.
- Camping equipment and haulage for trekking guide.
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