Gangtey Trek - 9 Days

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  1. Arrive at Paro Airport (7,000ft) where the representative will receive you and drive to the hotel..
  2. Morning 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 (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.
  3. After breakfast, 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.
  4. Walk around the valley of Phobjikha. Relax in the afternoon.
  5. The 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 (nomadic people) and they speak a different dialect from Dzongkha - the official language. Overnight in camp.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 Wang chuck. Visit Thimphu town.
  9. Early morning drive to Paro for departure.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

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Hi Babu,
It wasn´t the first or the second trip - It was the third (-: And for sure, a pleasure to meet you guys again. The trip, as the last two times, was pretty amazing and an experience that i wouldn´t miss. I will not talk about your professional acting in guiding and explaining for us guys - i would like to thank you for an adventure, for memories i will never forget, for an amusing time with the porters and guides and for a lot of nice pics to show my friends. It was a great time also for my travelmates - thats for sure (-: But there is no need for worries - we will see us next year again. Thank you again Regards
Hagen, Nico & Christof
Germany
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Dear all,
"On behalf of my own (Maciej Jurczyk) and my son (Mateusz Jurczyk) I would like to thank You for providing and organising a magnificant trekking journey. The adventure provided a lot of expreriences and positive emotions. We were able to experience new culture, new cousine as well as marvellous landscapes and views. Thanks to our lovely and professional guides (Ram and Mile) we felt safe and comfortable and were able to discover the Nepalese culture. They were very helpful and always there for us to help. We will definately recommend those two guides to all our friends who will decide to visit Nepal in the future." Thank you once again. Best regards
Maciej Jurczyk
Poland
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