Gangtey Trek trail winds through forests of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons and over small streams of cold, clear mountain water. This trek is an excellent choice for those visitors not accustomed to trekking in the mountains as it offers beautiful views of the country with mostly gentle, forested slopes.
|Tour Program||Destination||Tour Activity||Hotels/Camps|
|Day 01||Arrival Paro-Thimphu||Cultural Sightseeing||Hotel Norpheling|
|Day 02||Thimphu Sightseeing||Culture||Hotel Norpheling|
|Day 03||Thimphu to Punakha||Cultural and Hike||Hotel Vara|
|Day 04||Punakha to Phobjikha/gangtey||Cultural and walking Tours||Hotel Dewachen|
|Day 05||Phobjikha to Zasa||Trekking Begins||Camping Zasa|
|Day 06||Zasa to Choten Karpo||Trekking||Camping at Chorten Karpo|
|Day 07||Chorten karpo to Tikki Zampa||Trekking||Tikki Zampa|
|Day 08||Tikki Zampa to Gangtey||Trek Ends||Hotel|
|Day 09||Gangtey to Punakha||Cultural sightseeing||Hotel Lobesa|
|Day 10||Punakha to Paro||Cultural Sightseeing||Metta Resort|
|Day 11||Paro Sightseeing||Tiger nest Hike||Metta Resort|
|Day 12||Paro to Airport and SEE OFF|
Day 1: Arrival Paro via Drukair or Bhutanairlines
and drive to Thimphu. In thimphu visit the famous Takin preservation centre followed by largest Bhudha statue. Over night at Hotel
Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing:
Your day begins with visit to simply Bhutan museum where you get to experience archery shooting experience with wearing of traditional cloth. Over night at Hotel.
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha:
The most exciting day to visit the Dochula pass which gives you the opportunity to view 360degree of HIMALAYAS. Also do the short hike across this pass. Drive further down to Punakha and visit the fertility temple. Over night at Hotel
Day 04: Punakha to Phobjikha:
Drive to Phobjikha and visit the gangly gone monastery. There is a beautiful hike through pine forest before reaching the hotel and Guide will take you to this walk. Over night at Hotel.
Although the trek is possible throughout the winter, the best time for the Gangte Trek is between March-May and September-November. It is a short and relatively easy trek with several beautiful villages and monasteries en route.
The trail winds through forests of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons and over small streams of cold, clear mountain water. This trek is an excellent choice for those visitors not accustomed to trekking in the mountains as it offers beautiful views of the country with mostly gentle, forested slopes. The best time for this trek is between September-May.
DAY 5: PHOBJIKHA – ZASA
Distance 15 km, 6-7 hours, 610 m ascent, 410 m descent, camp altitude 3,130 m. The Trek starts near the village of Tabiting. The trail winds through meadows and fields and the climb takes you through a mixed forest of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendron to Tsele La (3430m). From here y…
DAY 6: ZASA – CHORTEN KARPO
Distance 16 km, 5-7 hours, 450 m ascent, 860 m descent, camp altitude 3,330 m. A gentle climb leads to Shobe La pass (3,480m). The descent from the pass leads to a wide valley, surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. Below the route, one can see Khothokha, a village with about 60 houses.
DAY 7:CHORTEN KARPO – TIKKE ZAMPA
Distance 12km,four to five hours, 120m ascent, 1,340m descent. From the camp you climb till you reach a forest road. From here it’s an easy walk up to a little ridge at 2,800m. The walk down back into the valley leads you through Bhutan’s best bird watching areas.
Day 08 Tikkizampa to GANGTEY TREK
FINISH and over night at Hotel with traditional hotstone bath.
Day 09: Phobjikha to Punakha Sightseeing:
After breakfast drive to Punakha and experience the white river rafting followed by visit to longest suspension bridge connecting two small village. Over night at Hotel.
Day 10 : Punakha to Paro sightseeing:
After the long drive visit kichu lhakhang the oldest monastery and visit the small town of Paro. You can visit the coffee house and some of the cafe serves best coffee here. Over night at Hotel.
Day 11: Paro tiger nest Hike
the most awaited journey to this amazing monastery hanging over a cliff. The guide will take you to this amazing heart pounding Bhudhist monastery. The hike take 3 hours uphill walk and 2 hours while coming down. Over night at Hotel
Day 12: Paro to airport and see off.
Being a responsible company, we are always available for 24 hours a day, in case if you need any emergency help. It is best to first call your designated travel coordinator or sales person (whose contact numbers are will be listed on your tour agreement), for any reason if you are not able to reach to him/her then please ring us on the below numbers:
Thimphu Head Office: (00975)-331423
Mobile number: (00975)-17140505(Available 24/7)
Note: office working time is 9am – 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Mr. Sagar Pradhan (Sales and Marketting Manager) 00975 17343496 (Available for 24 hours a day)
Etiquette and Taboos
Cultural Considerations: Be aware that your cultural values may differ from those of locals. These may include different concepts of time, personal space, communication, etc., which are not wrong or inferior, just different. Making the extra effort to respect local customs and cultural differences will enhance your interactions with locals during your time in Bhutan and contribute to building mutual respect between locals and tourists.
Appropriate attire: Most Bhutanese are pretty conservative from our western perspective so it is always polite to wear long pants at all times (Man and Women). Women should wear long pants or skirts. Shirts should not be revealing and bras should be worn. Unfortunately, many tourists ignore these cultural norms and can be seen in towns and villages wearing shorts and revealing summer attire; while it may be comfortable, it is not appropriate, especially when visiting monasteries and Dzongs.
Generally, we adhere to the original itinerary that we described but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. On the other hand, in order to make our trip for your personal experiences and flexible, we allowed our clients to make minor changes by discussing with us (office staff) and guide (field staff). The trip detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to sudden change in time and the local circumstances and climate.
Keeping in touch with your beloved at home
If your family members or colleagues or friends want to talk to you during your Bhutan Tour or Trek, then you can either provide your guide mobile number to reach you during the trip or you can directly give the company phone number. We will make the arrangement to reach you with guide.
Meals are usually provided in buffet system or can explore the cafe for a quick bite of Mac Donalds or Local KFC or Pizza. Most of tourist food are blend and if you need to change the varieties we are very open to change and you need to discuss with guide during your trek. We provide Indian, Chinese and authentic Bhutanese foods during trek and restaurant are available during your cultural tour where you can have very spicy food. During Trek our cook will prepare the best meals and can join them also to learn cooking the Bhutanese Dishes.
Bhutan is a unique travel destination with some special considerations. It is highly recommended that you undertake some background reading before travel to Bhutan. The more you learn about your destination, the more rewarding your travel experience will be.
Mr.Lal Bdr Rai has done this trekking 20 times and has very good knowledge about this Trekking route. He had in-depth knowledge of the place.
Our Cook Kaka is a licensed and trained Trekking cook. Though he may not be a very good conversational list in English he is well trained in the cooking of all kinds of meals.
We use high quality tents and equipment imported from US for comfort stay.
Best Time to Trek Gangtey:
The best time to take this trip to march to June and September to November to view the best natural beauty of the pine forest.
Drukair and Bhutan Airlines fly to Bhutan from India, Nepal, Singapore, and Bangkok. If you have a plan to trek in Bhutan fly to one of these airports and take a direct flight to Bhutan.
You can also check our Cultural Tour Packages for Bhutan.