Gangtey Gogona Khotakha Trekking
Trip at a Glance
- Trip Name: Gangtey Gogona Khotakha Trekking
- Trip Code: TMBT-04
- Trip Duration: 8 days
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Activities: Trekking
- Accommodation: Hotel/ guest house
- Meals: All meals
- Transportation: Private vehicle
- Best Season: Autumn & Spring
- Country: Bhutan
Bhutan: “The Dragon Kingdom” is the last remaining Buddhist kingdom in the world. Due to stunning culture and natural scenarios, this landmark is recognized by UNESCO as a most dramatic & diverse center of world. So, by covering its pristine environment and homogenous society, we prepare 8 days Gangtey, Gogona & Khotakha Trekking package in order to provide you both touring and trekking experiences.
Gangtey Gogona Khotakha trekking extends with sightseeing and trekking of Paro (2,200m), Thimpu (2,350m), Gangtey, Gogona, Khotokha and Punakha. The every place is rich and unique for its own originality of diverse culture, tradition and landform. Thus, this tiny kingdom of Bhutan has been called “The Last Shangrila”.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro (2,200m)
Arrive Paro by Druk Air flight, which will offer you great views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Chomolhari (7,326m), Tsrim gang and Jichu Drake. Bhutan welcomes you with cool, clean fresh air. Peace and quietness is just another bonus. ITT representatives will escort you to Kichu resort. If we have time you can visit the National museum & Rinpung Dzong. Overnight stay at Kichu resort.
Day 02: Drive Paro to Thimpu (2,350m)
The drive to Thimphu is 2 hours and will be a pleasant one mainly due to the well-maintained roads throughout Bhutan. Upon arrival you check into Hotel Druk or River view. Followed by some afternoon sightseeing. We visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15th century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare Takin, which is the national animal of Bhutan and then a drive with good views of the Thimphu valley. We then visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and you have some free time in the market.
Day 03: Sightseeing
A Morning visit to the Painting school, National library, Royal Goldsmiths workshop and the Handicraft centers. Then an afternoon drive , 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass at 3100 meters. On clear days will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt. Gangar Punsum (7,520m). The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa. We visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.
Day 04: Gangtey to Gogona
An Earlymorning drive to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2,800 meters. The only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Currently there are 200 to 300 cranes residing in this valley and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) is taking every measure to ensure the safety of the Cranes. While the cranes reside in the valley for 4/5 months , the village folks are not allowed to make load noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. The trekking guide will be waiting for your arrival and to start the hike to Gogona. A moderate trail winds through meadows and fields, then ascends to the Tselela pass. You will walk through forests of juniper, Bamboo, Magnolia and Rhododendrons. The people of Gogona are nomads and have their own dialect. Camp at 3200 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.
Day 05: Gogona to Khotokha
A gentle climb leads to Shobjula pass at 3700 meters with views of the wide-open valley. Then an descend gradually to camp at 3100 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.
Day 06: Khotokha to Chuzomsa via Nizergang
A short ascend leads to Tashi la at 3300meters. Be sure to fillyour water bottles shortly after crossing the pass, as the descent is very dry. We walk down through Ever-changing vegetation into the drainage of the Dangchu River at 1400 meters. Walking time 6/7 hours. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.
Day 07: Visit to Punakha
A Morning drive for 45 minutes to Punakha and a visit to the Punakha Dzong, which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fires. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. We proceed to Thimphu, then an afternoon drive back to Paro. Overnight stay at Kichu resort.
Day 08: Departure
Transfer to airport to fly to your onward destination.
Note: We can book your flights to and from Bhutan, please inform us your convenient airport to enter Bhutan and exit from Bhutan.
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