Gyantey Gompa Trek

This is a combination of moderate and easy treks. Starts from Phobjikha Valley at 3000m, is in one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan. It is chosen home of the rare  Black-Necked Cranes which migrate here in the winter from Tibetan plateau in the  north. The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful places in Bhutan and houses the century- old Gangtey monastery. The trek visits the village of Gogona and  Khotokha passing through meadows, fields, and forests of Juniper, Magnolia and  Rhododendron. This is one of the finest low-level treks in Bhutan.

Itinerary:

Day 01 : Kathmandu to Paro

Fly to Paro from Kathmandu.

Day 02 : Paro Sightseeing and drive to Thimphu
After breakfast drive to Drugyel Dzong, from where you can see the peak of Chomolhari. On the way back visit typical Bhutanese farmhouse. Visit the Ringpung Dzong built in 1645 A.D. Also visit National Museum. In the evening drive to Thimphu.

Day 03 : Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast visit the Memorial Chorten, a huge stupa built in 1952-1972. Visit the National Library, Handicraft Emporium, Simtokha Dzong and Tashichho Dzong. In the evening free of your own.

Day 04 : Thimphu to Gangtey
After breakfast drive to Gangtey .On the way halt Dochula pass for the most spectacular view of the eastern Himalayan ranges.Visit Punakha the former capital of Bhutan.Visit the Gangtey part in the evening.

Day 05 : Gangtey to Gogana
Start trek from Gangtey. The trial winds through meadows and fields and the climb takes you through a mixed forest of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendron to Tselela pass.

Day 06 : Gogana to Khotokha
During the climb leads to Shobjula pass and the descent from the pass leads to a wide valley, surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges.

Day 07 : Khotokha to Chuzomsa
A short climb will lead you to Tashila pass and then walk through an ever-changing, landscape into the drainage of Dangchu River.

Day 08 : Chuzomsa to Paro
Drive to Paro.

Day 09 : Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast drive to Satsam Chorten and walk to Taktsang Monastery. The Monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 400 meters and overlooks the Paro Valley.

Day 10 : Paro to Kathmandu
Drive to Paro International Airport and then fly back to Kathmandu.

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

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