Overview

It is incredible experiences to trek in Bhutan. Trekkers are the fortunate people to be in Bhutan since they are the one who will have opportunity to see the beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan at its most magnificent verdant forest which cloak the hills above its peaceful valleys, the trails are clean and unspoiled, and the wilderness still pristine in its beauty.

 Samtengang Trek is one of the easier lower altitude treks in Bhutan. It explores some of the beautiful forests, overlooking different kinds of flora and fauna with many remote historical and religious sites and isolated villages in and above the Punakha & Wangdi Valley. Weather permitting, it also offers stunning views of mountainous peaks including Jumolhari (7315m), Kang Bum Peak located above Gaza (6300m) and Tiger Mountain (Gangcheta 6840m) north of Laya. Some of the climbs may be steep and challenging. This trek is especially recommended in winter as there is the possibility of leeches on the trail during the remainder of the year.

In many aspects trekking experience in Bhutan is different than in Nepal. All treks in Bhutan are packaged trek with guides and mules or yaks. It is closely monitored by Tourism authority of Bhutan.

This is a short four day trek in Punakha valley. Average altitude is around 1500 to 2000 meter. You have opportunity to visit villages and experience country life very closely. This trip gives an introduction to mountain trek in Bhutan. Two full day sightseeing of Thimphu and Paro provides ample time to learn about the culture and trekking in Bhutan.

 

Highlights

This is a short four day trek in Punakha valley. Average altitude is around 1500 to 2000 meter. You have opportunity to visit villages and experience country life very closely. This trip gives an introduction to mountain trek in Bhutan. Two full day sightseeing of Thimphu and Paro provides ample time to learn about the culture and trekking in Bhutan

Inclusions

  • All meals, hotel accommodation, camping gears, tents and food supply
  • Cooking and eating utensils, service of guide, cook, Kitchen and assistants
  • Yak or Mule to carry personal baggage (each 15 kgs), food and camping equipments
  • Accident insurance for staffs and porters
  • Airport transfers in Bhutan
  • All transfers and guided sightseeing tour with English speaking tour guide
  • Royalty and taxes to government
  • Fees to temples & monuments
  • Bhutan Visa and entrance fees

 

Price

COST- Private Trip

2 person: US$ 2510 per person
3 to 5 person: US$ 2195 per person
6 to 9 person: US$ 2180 per person
Single Supplement: US$ 245
 
Departure:Anytime upon request
 
*Airfares are not included. The cost is subject to change.
 
 
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Itinerary

Day 1. Fly to Paro (2280m). Drive to Thimpu. In hotel (Full board)
After arrival at Paro complete formalities at the Immigration at the airport. Our Bhutan representative meet you upon arrival at the airport and drive to Thimphu the capital city (55km  to the hotel.The drive takes about 2 hours on the smooth road. Upon arrival check into the hotel. The flight offers beautiful mountain and landscape.

Day 2. Full day sightseeing of Thimphu (2286m). (Full Board)
Visit National library, handicraft emporium, memorial chorten of His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dojji Wangchuk and short drive to Dechenchholing to see gold and silver smith work. In the evening drive to Khuruthang in Punakha (1350m). On the way cross 3090 meterDochu La (pass). Stay at Hotel.

Day 3. Trek –Punakha to Limukha(Full Board)
Transfer to Punakha-Dzong.
Walk gradually up through pine forest. You may stop by the village on the way to the camp at Limukha.

Day 4. Trek- Limukha to Chungsakha. (Full Board)
On this day you walk through rhododendron and Oak Forest. Visit Drukpa Kuenly Lhakhang en-route to the camp at Chungsakha.

Day 5.  Trek-Chungsakha to Samtengang . (Full Board)
Walk through the village of Sha in Wangdi district. Camp near a lake at Samtengang.

Day 6. Trek-Samtengang to the road ahead and drive to Paro. In Paro. (Full Board)
Descend to the road. Drive through Wangdi to Punakha. After lunch at the hotel continue the drive to Paro. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 7 In Paro. Full day sightseeing. (Full Board)
Full day sightseeing tour: visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong (fort). Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong which now housed National museum. The seven floors museum highlights carry various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects, and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong known to local as “ Fortress of the heap of jewels.” This fort serves as the administrative center and school for monks. The inner courtyard has fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore, such as the legend of the four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount Sumeru and other cosmic mandalas.

Day 08 Transfer to airport, fly onward journey 
Transfer to the airport and board flight to you next destination.

Note:  Program as outlines above is guideline only. It is subject to change due to logistics, weather and technical condition. There is no refund against unused service.

All tours and treks in Bhutan require prior arrangement at least 45 days before departure.

Exclusive private deluxe tour can be made using Aman Kora hotel chain in Thimpu and Punakha. Long advance booking is required, specially during festival time. The hotel is exclusive and expensive but worth it. Check for detail.

After confirmation of the tour your visa clearance number is forwarded to concerned overseas airline office / stations. Without clearance number passengers are not allowed to board the flight. This visa clearance number is also required while issuing air tickets.

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