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Samtengang Winter Trek

  • Cultural Tour and Trek
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 24’ - Dec 24'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Punakha Trekking Point

The Samtengang Trek is a moderate 4-day hike exploring some of the beautiful forests, many remote historical and religious sites, and isolated villages in and around the area. The trek begins from Wangdi District and ends at Wangdi. It’s an easy trek and can be done all year round. Check out the popular tour of Bhutan.

Departure & Return Location

Punakha Pick and Drop.

Trek Starting Point

Starts in Wangdi and ends at Wangdi.

Samtengang Winter Trek Difficulty


Highest Altitude during the Trek

Samtengang Winter Trek Distance


45 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 100 Per Person Per Night

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Shopping or sovenior
  • Tips for Guides, Cooks and Driver after the Trip

Things to See and Do During the Trek

  • Explore the Wangdi District and visit Phobjikha Valley
  • Experience scenic beauty of Himalayas and Landscape.
  • Camp in Villages and Mountains of Wangdi District.
A Quick Fact about Samtengang Winter Trek in Bhutan

This is a new trek introduced recently. The Samtengang Trek in Bhutan offers a moderate trekking experience, covering about 54 kilometres over four days and passing through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and dense forests. It provides stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and allows trekkers to experience Bhutanese culture and hospitality along the way. Although this trek is done all year round but for those who love to choose Trekking during winter (December to February) the route is open.

Samtengang Winter 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 Samtengang Winter Trek Bhutan

Day 01Punakha to Limukha Trek Start

Distance: 12 Km|Walking Time: 4 Hours|Ascent: 880m|Camping Altitude: 1980M

After passing majestic Punakha Dzong you cross a footbridge over the Pho Chhu and walk up to Shengana. This is the longest bridge in Bhutan. You then climb gradually through the forest until you reach Limukha. Make sure you are carrying enough water as you won’t find any on the way to Limukha.

Day 2Limukha to Chungsukha

Distance: 14Km|Time: 5 Hours|Ascent: 430M|Camping Altitude: 1550M

The second day of the Trek. The path leads through rhododendron and oak forests to Chhungsakha. Chungsakha is a small village of about 10 houses. You’ll find a holy stone and an impressive Cyprus tree here that are reminders of Drukpa Kuenley, the “divine madman”.

Day 3Chungsukha to Samtengang

Distance: 13Km|Time: 5 Hours|Ascent: 650 m, Ascent 270m|Camping Altitude: 1830M

Last day of the trek. You walk downhill until you cross Pe Chhu before climbing again through the village of Sha on your way to Samtengang. Near the school in Samtengang you will see a small lake and your campsite is right next to it.

Day 4Samtengang to road Point and drive to Thimphu

The Trek takes about 2 hours from Samtengang to the road point. Our team will be waiting at the road point and drive you to Thimphu. If time permits visit Trashi Chhodzong and simply Bhutan museam. The museam depicts the daily life of Bhutanese locals. Overnight at Hotel.

Samtengang Winter Trek Map
FAQ About Samtengang Trek

What is Included in Samtengang Winter Trek Cost?

The Samtengang trek includes the following services.

  • Cook and Assistant.
  • Dining Tent and Camping.
  • Trekking Permits.
  • Horse to carry the stuff.
  • Professional Trekking Guide with excellent Knowledge about the Trek Routes.



Can i Combine Bhutan Trekking with other Country?

Yes, you can combine, Sikkim, Tibet, Ladakh and India with Bhutan. Below are the Tour Combination.

What are the early warning signs of mountain sickness?

The symptoms can feel like a hangover — dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea. High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a buildup of fluid in the lungs that can be very dangerous and even life-threatening. This is the most common cause of death from altitude sickness.

What are the key highlights of the Samtengang Trek?

Highlights include panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains, encounters with traditional Bhutanese villages, visits to monasteries, and a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle.

Are guided tours available for the Samtengang Trek?

Yes, guided tours with experienced trekking guides are recommended for the Samtengang Trek. These guides provide assistance, share local insights, and ensure a safe trekking experience.

What should trekkers pack for the Samtengang Trek?

Essential items include suitable trekking gear, clothing for varying weather conditions, a backpack, sleeping bag, trekking poles, and personal items. A detailed packing list is often provided by trek organizers.

Can the Samtengang Trek be customised based on individual preferences?

Depending on the season, if you happen to travel in autumn you can combine your trek with Thimphu Festival.

Which is the longest Trek in Bhutan?

The Snowman trek in Bhutan is the longest in Bhutan.

Which all treks can i Trek in Bhutan?

Embark on an exhilarating trekking adventure in Bhutan’s majestic landscapes. Traverse verdant valleys, ascend towering peaks, and encounter rich biodiversity. Immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture as you explore ancient monasteries and remote villages. Below are some of the Treks in Bhutan.

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