Gangtey Trek

Day 1

On arrival in Paro our guide will receive you and after completion of your formalities will head to Thimphu and check you into your hotel.Evening will be fre to stroll around Thimphu town.

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2 | Thimphu – Gangtey

After breakfast, morning tour of Thimphu, visiting National Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, National Library and Institute for Zorig Chusum. 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 3 | Gangtey Gompa – Gogona, 15km, 6-7 hours

Trek commences today. A winding trail 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 4 | Gogona – Khotokha, 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 Wangduephodrang district) come in summer to graze their animals. Overnight camp.

Day 5 | Khotokha – Chazam/Wangduephodrang, 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 Wangduephodrang.

Day 6 | Wangduephodrang – Thimphu

After exploring the attractive Wangduephodrang and Punakha valleys, we drive to Thimphu. Afternoon sightseeing in Thimphu, including visits to the following as time permits: Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums, Handicrafts Emporium, weekend market.

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 7 | Thimphu – Paro

Morning drive to Paro, en route visiting Simtokha Dzong. 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 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.

On arrival in Paro our guide will receive you and check you into your hotel. After lunch we will visit in the National Museum and the Paro Dzong.
The evening will be free to take a stroll in Paro town.

Overnight in Paro, altitude: 2200m

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CLIENT SAYS:



" Bhutan is one of the most attractive destinations worldwide, not only for all nature lovers, but also for people interested in cultural and historical trips. While organizing next groups in the future, we are going to cooperate closely with our exclusive partner – Wangchuk Tours and Treks.
Thank you very much."


Dr. Michal Kohn
Albatros Travel and Expeditions – Czech Republic
General Manager