Nepal, Tours in Nepal, tours in nepal,  Nepal tours, Nepal Travel, travel in Nepal, Nepal Tour, nepal tour, tour to nepal, tour in nepal, tour package, nepal trekking, nepal map, picture of nepal, nepal home page, nepal travel,  trekking in nepal
 Home  Contact
AVAILABLE PROGRAMS
   Fixed Departure
   Tours in Bhutan
   Bhutan Trekking
   Bicycle Tour Bhutan
   Rafting in Bhutan
   Filming in Bhutan
   Fishing in Bhutan
   Bird Watching Bhutan
   Botanical Tour Bhutan
   Golf Tour Bhutan
   MICE Tourism In Bhutan
   Yoga Meditation Bhutan
   Wedding Tour Bhutan
   Butterflies Tour Bhutan
   Hotels in Bhutan
   Places of Interest
   Festival of Bhutan
   General Information Bhutan
   Bhutan-About Us
 
Itinerary & Details Disclaimer About Us Reservation Contact Us
     BHUTAN TREKKING  
Gangtey Trekking Bhutan - 8 Days
Tour code: GTB-BT-003
Gangtey Trekking in Bhutan 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 in a few kilometers down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quite, remote valley is the chosen winter home of 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.

Gangtey Palace was built over a 100 years ago by His Highness Dawa Penjor, Uncle of the first King of Bhutan and Kusho / Penlop(Governor) of Paro Valley. The Palace belonged to the Royal Family until the 1930’s when it was given to a member of a prominent aristocratic family, Raja S.T Dorji. Today, his grandson is the present owner. In 1928 the Paro Penlop Tshering Penjor constructed the courtyard and renovated the the central structure as the residence for the King of Bhutan when he visited Paro.

Surrounded by the scenic beauty of Paro Valley, Gangtey Palace offers a unique place to stay and relax. In 1995 the building was converted into a hotel, yet has managed to maintain the charm and intimacy of a family home. Gangtey Palace featured in the 1914 (April) National Geographic "castles in the sky".

The best times for this trek are March to May, and September to November. The best months are April and early May when the rhododendrons are in full bloom.
 
OUTLINE ITINERARY
 
Day 01: Arrive Paro
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative, and transferred to Thimphu on completion of arrival formalities. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: 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 03: 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 04: 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 ngduephodrang district) come in summer to graze their animals. Overnight camp.

Day 05: 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 06: 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; papermaking factory; market. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 07: 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 08: Paro Depart
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.
 
Shqiptar العربية Български Cat 中文 Hrvatski Českı Dansk Nederlands Eestlane Filipino Suomi Français
Deutsch Ελληνικ? עִברִית हिन्दी Magyar Bahasa Italiano 日本語 한국인 Latviešu Lietuviu Matli Norsk
Polski Português Româna русский српски Slovencina Slovenski Español Svenska ไทย Türk український Việt
General Info. Upcoming Events Tourism News Places to Visit Nepal Gov. Offices Association Diplomatic Mission Special Offer Weather
Nepal Hotels Apartments List Restaurants Festivals Nepal Domestic Air Int’l Flight Health & Sports Nepal News Links
Adventure Silk Road Group Inc © 2002 - 2010
Bld # 120, Nursing Chowk, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 977 1 4700275, 4700276, Fax: 977 1 4700045
Web: http://www.silkroadgroup.com
E-mail: Contact US | Site Map
Affiliated with