Bhutan trekking – the Gangtey is comparatively short plus sweet trek. The hike is a remarkable choice for those guests who has not a habit of trekking in the mountains. As it offers lovely perspectives of the nation for the most part delicate forested slants. The track passes through the jungle of juniper, magnolia, rhododendrons, and bamboo with over smaller rivers of cold, clear mountain water. This trek strongly suggested for any calendar months apart from July & August (Monsoon). It is amazingly magnificent in April & May when rhododendrons stay in blossom. Within September to November (Autumn season), the sky is remaining clear and the weather is fantastic. Gangtey Valley is one among the best spots in Bhutan.
Itinerary Summary of Gangtey Trek
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Int. Airport (1400 m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Tour & Drive to Nagarkot
Day 03: Bhaktapur Sightseeing and Back to Kathmandu
Day 04: Fly to Paro (2260 m) and transfer to the Hotel
Day 05: Paro sightseeing & Hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest Monastery)
Day 06: Paro to Thimpu (2300 m)
Day 07: Thimpu to Gangtey (Phobjikha)
Day 08: Phobjikha to Zasa (3130 m)
Day 09: Zasa to Chorten Karpo (3330 m)
Day 10: Chorten karpo to Tikke Zampa (1340 m)
Day 11: Tikke Zampa to Paro
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu (Nepal)
Day 13: Departure
Gangtey Trek – Highlights
- The historical city of Kathmandu.
- National Museum and Paro Rinpung.
- Tiny capital of Bhutan (Thimpu).
- Amazing flight from Kathmandu to Paro.
- Spectacular trekking through juniper and rhododendron forest.
- Explore the typical sculptures and craftsmanship workshops, even meet the artisans and painters.
- Pay a visit to the lively open market and city.
- Think about the native festivals and occasions.
- Trek all the way through the terraced farmlands and rural community.
- Visit the farmhouses and comply with the villagers.
- Take a hike from the ridge top part Gomba (cloisters) and also interact with the monks.
- Explore the outstanding Dzong (castles), ex- palace and also Buddhist monasteries.
Detail Itinerary of Gangtey Trek
Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)
Traveling by air into Nepal is obviously an incredible experience upon the Himalaya that broaden your imagination before you landing into Nepal. After your arriving in the Airport terminal for Bhutan trekking, you’ll meet our office representative outside the terminal and then transfer to the Inn. Next morning of day 2, one & half day city sight or glimpse will familiarize you with much different attraction parts of the Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Drive to Nagarkot
After your early morning meal, you will go sightseeing and tour inside Kathmandu. First of all, Kathmandu Durbar Sq., the specific location where exactly the structure of areas from 12th to eighteenth centuries. Next, Swoyambhunath Temple that is generally popular as a Monkey Temple. Likewise, move to explore Pashupatinath temple, the crucial sanctuaries of Supreme Hindu the almighty. At last but not least, drive to Nagarkot to perceive the sunrise in the next morning from the fabulous range of mountain tops and overnight at the hotel.
Bhaktapur Sightseeing and Back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive to Bhaktapur Sightseeing and back to Kathmandu and prepare for trekking to Bhutan especially Gangtey Trek.
Fly to Paro and transfer to Hotel
Arriving in Paro for Bhutan trekking by means of Air flight provides you with an incredible scene of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Jichu Drake, Tsrim group and Chomolhari. The moment in time when you venture out in the airplane, you will observe the quality of the scene. After arriving, Bhutan invites you with comfortable, clear all natural fresh air and transfer to the Hotel. After having freshened up, glance at the Paro marketplace and Kyichu Lhakhang (the longest-existing along with a lot of sacred shrines of Bhutan built in the 7th century). In the afternoon, proceed to explore Ta Dzong, a historic watch tower which is turned into the country museum and discover Paro Dzong (the harmed monastery within the Paro valley).
Bhutan Trekking - Paro sightseeing and Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest)
After the early meal, drive around half an hour to the base of the recommended Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest) located at an altitude of 3100 m and take a walk up over the highland to this excellent mind-blowing spot. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Spiritual expert) had traveled the backside of a tigress to contemplate at the cave in the 8th century. After exploration, stroll right down to the valley ground and take a look at Paro and spend a late night.
Paro to Thimpu
Early morning, after the breakfast, drive to Thimpu and sightseeing tour starting with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten (erected in the memory of the third king of Bhutan) of portraying the Buddhist confidence as artistic creations and statues. You also visit different highlights incorporate the twelfth Century Changangkha Temple, Drubthob cloister housing the Zilukha monastery, the School of Arts and Crafts, the Folk Heritage Museum and Nursing pen for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan and Tashichho Dzong and so forth.
Thimpu to Gangtey (Phobjikha)
After having early breakfast, you are driven 90km to Gantey. On the way to Dochula Pass (3100m), you stop for the tea break and enjoy the stunning view of Mountain range. After that, you continue to drive to visit Punakha, the earlier capital of Bhutan. Here the Punakha Dzong stands at the confluence of Pochu and Mochu River which gives the meaning the Male and Female River respectively. O/N at Gangtey Hotel.
Bhutan Trekking - Phobjikha to Zasa (3130m)
Today, your Gangtey Trek begins from the nearby town of Tabiting. Afterward, you move through fields and then ascend through a blended woods of juniper, rhododendron, bamboo, and magnolia to Tsele La (3430m). From here you plunge into the Juge Kangkha Chhu valley and strolling towards Gogona which is famous for cheese making. The camping area is somewhat further on other than a little stream in a yak field called Zasa. Over/Night Camping.
Bhutan Trekking - Zasa to Chorten Karpo (3330m)
Today, you will be heading up to Shobe La pass (3,480m) and drop down to a wide valley, where encompassed by delightful mountain ranges. Underneath, you can see around 60houses of Khothokha town. Lastly, you will ascend delicately up and see four chorten in a jungle of blue pine and achieve at the campsite.
Bhutan Trekking - Chorten Karpo to Tikke Zampa (1340m)
Very soon the Gangtey Trek is close to ending. Today, you will ascend until you achieve a timberland street. Afterward, simply stroll up to a minute point at 2,800m. Again, you stroll down through Bhutan’s best-winged animal watching zones and reach to the Tikke Zampa valley.
Tikke Zampa to Paro
Say bye to your trek at Tikke Zampa & drive to Paro via Thimpu.
Fly Back to Kathmandu
The 1st-morning flight drives you back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day’s, free for shopping or visiting the attractions.
Fly back when you would like or moreover, you can prolong your trip. To find out more information Email us or talk to us.
What is Covered In Gangtey Trek?
Lodging in the finest Hotels in the cities – twin share and Camping for the Trekking.
Breakfast in Kathmandu.
Local tour guide for sights to explore in Kathmandu valley area.
All food intakes in Bhutan trekking (Only Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Sightseeing as per itinerary in Bhutan.
All of the entrance permit or entry fees for historic monuments and local museums as per itinerary in Bhutan.
International air flights to and from Bhutan will be booked in accordance with outlined itinerary.
English speaking Guide/Interpreter in Bhutan.
All airport transfers
Ground Transport as per itinerary.
What is not Covered In Gangtey Trek?
Meals in Kathmandu (Other than Breakfast).
International flights plus departure taxes, if necessary.
Airfare for International flights.
Entrance fees for touring in Kathmandu.
Nepal entry Visa and passport fee.
Expense pops up because of individual characters such as shopping, tipping, and tips et cetera.
Expenditures because of unforeseeable situations such as Emergency Fund.
Budget planning for the internet, drinks, cigarette, laundry etc.
Tips & gratuities
Expenses aroused by the cancellation, climate, landslide etc. Which is basically beyond the control of Stunning Adventure.