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Gangtey Trekking

  • Gangtey Trekking
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 24’ - Dec 24'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Paro International Airport

Gangtey Trekking is also called winter trekking activity. 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.

Departure & Return Location

Paro International Airport.

Trek Starting Point

Starts in Phobjikha and ends at Wangdiphodrang.

Gangtey Trekking Difficulty


Highest Altitude during the Trek

Gangtey Trekking Distance

3430 meters at Zasa on the first day of the Trek.

43 km from the starting point to the end Point.

Price Includes

  • All Accommodation in Bhutan in 3 star Hotel
  • Professional English speaking trekking Guide.
  • Taxes and service charges.
  • Airport Pick and Drop
  • All meals during the Trek
  • Entrance Fees for all monuments in Bhutan
  • All Trekking and Camping equipments
  • Porter and Pony to carry the camping equipments.
  • Sustainable Development Fees of USD 200 Per Person Per Night

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Shopping or sovenior

Things to See and Do in Gangtey

  • See the rare Black Necked Crane who migrate from Tibetan Plateau
  • Hike the short trail from Gangtye monastery to your Hotel.
  • Visit the beautiful monastery of Gangtey.
A Quick Fact about Gangtey Trek in Bhutan

This is the winter Trek of Bhutan which can be done throughout the year. The trek is very easy trekking option for the beginners and love nature. The Gangtey Trek in Bhutan offers a captivating journey through the pristine landscapes of the Phobjikha Valley, renowned for its natural beauty and unique wildlife. One of the distinctive features of this trek is the opportunity to witness the migratory patterns of the endangered black-necked cranes. These graceful birds visit the valley during the winter months, adding a touch of enchantment to the trekking experience.

Gangtey Trek Packing List
  • Hiking backpack.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (think moisture-wicking and layers)
  • Hiking boots or shoes.
  • Plenty of water.
  • Navigation tools such as a map and compass.
  • First-aid kit. Knife or multi-tool.
Detail Tour Program for Gangtey Trekking


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).


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. You.


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. 


After completing the trek we drive to Paro. Visit Drugyel Dzong followed by the 8th-century Kichu Monastery. In the evening enjoy the Hotstone bath at Tshering farm House.

Day 05Paro to Airport and see OFF

Today we bid you farewell and drop you to the Airport. If you are satisfied with our service you can always tip our guide and driver.

Day 06Paro to Airport

Drive to the Airport and See off. Your trek ends today. Hope you had a wonderful time in Bhutan exploring the remotest part of the Country.

Gangtey Trekking Map
FAQ About Gangtey Trekking

What is the Gangtey Trek?

The Gangtey Trek is a scenic trekking route in Bhutan, taking you through the beautiful Phobjikha Valley, known for its stunning landscapes and the endangered black-necked cranes.



How long does the Gangtey Trek typically take?

The duration of the trek can vary, but it is generally a moderate trek completed in about 3 to 4 days.

What are the key highlights of the Gangtey Trek?

Highlights include the Phobjikha Valley, Gangtey Monastery, and the chance to witness the black-necked cranes during their migration season.

Is the Gangtey Trek suitable for beginners?

Yes, the Gangtey Trek is considered a moderate trek, making it suitable for trekkers with varying levels of experience.

What is the best time to undertake the Gangtey Trek?

The trek is typically done during the trekking season, from late September to early November, coinciding with the migration of black-necked cranes.

What is the level of difficulty for the Gangtey Trek?

The Gangtey Trek is considered moderate, with manageable elevation gains. Trekkers should have a reasonable level of fitness. It can be done by normal person with average fitness.

Is there a limit on the group size for the Gangtey Trek?

Group sizes may vary based on the tour operator. Some treks are designed for smaller, more personalized groups.

What all Trekking can i do in Bhutan apart from Gangtey Treks?

Besides Gangtye Trekking you can also choose to have the following Treks in Bhutan.

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