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Gangtey Winter Trek

Itinerary of Gangtey Winter Trek in Detail

Day 01 : Arrival at PARO
Arrival at Paro Airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Day 02 : PARO [Sightseeing]
Drive to the winding road to northwest up the Pa-Chu Drugyel Dzong the ruined fort that once defended this valley from Tibetan invasion. Mount Chomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong. This can be viewed on the clear day. On the way back visit typical Bhutanese farmhouse. After lunch visit National Museum and Khangku Monastery. Overnight in hotel.

After breakfast leave for Gangtey Gompa. The road winds through the pine forest to Dochu La (La means pass) 10,000ft, where in good weather 200 miles of Himalayan summit are in view. After driving two hours reach at Wangdi. Continue drive to Gangtey Gompa. Overnight at Gangtey Gompa.

A moderate trail wind through meadows and fields then ascends the Tselela pass through mixed forest of Juniper, Bamboo, Magnolia, and Rhododendrons. The people of Gogona speak a language called Bjopkha the language of nomads. Their life in this isolated valley has encouraged them to continue using their ancient dialect. Overnight in camp.

A gentle climb leads to Shobju-La 11,155ft. The descend leads to fill wide valley, Reminiscent of the big sky views of mountains. Overnight in camp.

A short ascent leads to the Tashi-La pass 9,200ft. Be sure to fill your water bottle shortly after crossing the pass, as the descent is dry. Walk down and down through ever-changing vegetation into the drainage of the Dhang Chu. Overnight in Wangdi guesthouse.

After breakfast drive to Punakha Dzong viewpoint at the north end of the Punakha valley. It was the Nation's capital until 1966. The Je-khenpo, head abbot of monk body in the country resides in winter since the lower elevation of this valley has more comfortable temperature. Return drive to Thimphu over Dochu-La pass and stop at cafe for hot cup of tea/coffee and biscuits. Continue drive to Thimphu. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon, sightseeing and shopping. Overnight in hotel.

Day 08 : THIMPHU-PARO [Departure]
Early breakfast and drive to Paro Airport for your onward departure flight

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