Gangtey Short Trek

Gangtey Short Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Bhutan
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Total Duration:10 days
  • Best Time:All around the year
  • Group Size:Minimum 2

About Gangtey Short Trek

One of the easiest yet rewarding treks in the dragon kingdom. Gangtey Short Trek lets you experience the cultural and natural heritages . Its also known as mountain kingdom. This ten day long trek takes you from the major city of Bhutan to the more remote and isolated areas. These places are peaceful and calm. Bharal Adventure proposes this trekking for those who have less time. In this short time you can experience the magnificence of the Himalayan dragon nation in the limited time frame. The journey will start as soon as you land in Paro. From there you will drive to Thimphu for the night. You will be visiting the significant sites in Thimphu on the very day of your arrival.

You will be taken to Punakha. Here a day will be spent exploring the rich cultural heritages of the country. You can  add a white water rafting to your itinerary. Gangtey Short Trek is unbelievably the most promising and diversified trekking trail of Bhutan. Witness the cultural and natural highlights of the dragon Kingdom. By exploring the mystical places of the Thimpu, Punakha and other villages of Bhutan. Paro offers the scintillating experience of observing the great craftsmanship of Bhutanese people.

Gangtey Short Trek is an excellent opportunity to explore the rich cultural, natural and architectural heritages of Bhutan. It not only allows you to experience the sheer pleasure of spending your holidays in a Himalayan kingdom.  Also It lets you catch the glimpse of some of the rarest birds in Bhutan. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. organizes the wide variety of the trekking and tour packages in Bhutan. You can relax and rest. We will handle all the hassles and logistics problems for the best experience of the dragon Kingdom.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Paro and drive to Thimphu: 1 hr 30 min
  • Day 02: Thimpu to Punakha [1,350m]: 2 hrs 30 min
  • Day 03: Exploration and sightseeing in Punakha
  • Day 04: Punakha to Phobjikha [2,900m]: 3 hrs
  • Day 05: Phobjikha to Gogona via Tselela Pass [3,400m]: 7 hrs
  • Day 06: Gogona to Khotokha via Shobjula Pass [3,400m]: 7 hrs
  • Day 07: Khotokha to Teke Zam to Wangdue via Tashila Pass [2,800m]: 6 hrs
  • Day 08: Wangdue to Paro: 3 hrs 30 min
  • Day 09: Paro sightseeing
  • Day 10: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Paro and drive to Thimphu: 1 hr 30 min

Once you arrive at Paro airport, you will be received by one of our representatives who will take you to Thimphu in a private car that will take about an hour long drive. After arrival, you will check into your hotel and take rest and freshen up. Then in the afternoon, a visit to Memorial Chorten built in the memory of late 3rd king and drive to Buddha viewpoint for visiting the largest Buddha statue in the world will be arranged. You can either choose to relax at your hotel room or explore the city in the evening.

Day 02: Thimpu to Punakha [1,350m]: 2 hrs 30 min

Taking a scenic drive via Dochu La Pass (3,050m) we come to Punakha taking one break at the last town on the highway before entering into central Bhutan. We will visit the nunnery and walk down to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 03: Exploration and sightseeing in Punakha

After breakfast, we go for a visit to the most beautiful fortress, Punakha Dzong which showcases the finest examples of arts and architecture of Bhutan. In the afternoon, we will go on a hike to Khamsum Yulay from the foot of the Dzong through old palace of the third king of Bhutan. The hike takes about three hours. If interested, a white river rafting could also be organized for the group.

Day 04: Punakha to Phobjikha [2,900m]: 3 hrs

We will take a drive to valley of black necked cranes via Wangdue and on our way, we will make a stop to visit Rinchengang village. We will also be visiting Gangey Gonpa and to learn more about the endangered bird, we will take a visit to Black Necked Crane Center. The bird migrates from Tibetan plateau to Phobjikha every winter. In the evening, a visit to typical Bhutanese farm house shall be arranged if interested or you could also stay at farm house offered in Phobjikha.

Day 05: Phobjikha to Gogona via Tselela Pass [3,400m]: 7 hrs

This day marks the start of our Gangtey trek. We follow the trail climbing through meadows and fields and then ascend to Tselela Pass from where we descend gradually down through the forests of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons until we arrive at our camp on the outskirts of Gogona village.

Day 06: Gogona to Khotokha via Shobjula Pass [3,400m]: 7 hrs

We climb the trail going gently up above Gogona village and climb through the forests of fir, oak, spruce, rhododendron, cypress and juniper. A long and gradual climb will take us to Shobjula Pass from where we descend down to a wide valley of Khotokha, the summer settlement of people of Sha region of Wangduephodrang district.

Day 07: Khotokha to Teke Zam to Wangdue via Tashila Pass [2,800m]: 6 hrs

We ascend to Tashila Pass from Khotokha from the pass we then walk downhill through dense rhododendron, magnolias, ferns and dwarf bamboos forests. This stretch of trek is considered as one of the finest bird watching areas in Bhutan with the opportunity of catching the glimpse of rare birds such as Great Pied Horn Bill. We will stay the night at a hotel in Wangdue.

Day 08: Wangdue to Paro: 3 hrs 30 min

We drive back to Paro via Dochula and Thimphu after breakfast. Upon our arrival in Paro, we will visit the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong during the afternoon. In the evening, we will explore the town and market area of Paro.

Day 09: Paro sightseeing

We will start the day with a visit to the National Museum which is housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower) where we will observe the collection of artifacts that offers the information about the rich culture and heritage of Bhutan. A short walk downhill will take us to the Paro Dzong, however, if we have already visited these places the day earlier, we will move on to the exploration of other areas. Crossing a traditional cantilever bridge, Nyamai Zampa, we drive to the town where we can either visit a traditional farmhouse for lunch or have our lunch at the picnic spots available. We will then hike to one of the most revered monuments of Bhutan, the Takshang Gomba which is commonly referred to as the “Tiger’s Nest”. This four hour trek is rewarded with the picturesque views of the monastery perched on a cliff face at the height of 900m above the valley floor.

Day 10: Final departure

On this day, you will be escorted to the airport by one of our representatives after bidding farewell to your trekking and tour crew members and friends.

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Cost Includes

  • Visa arrangement.
  • Government royalty and all the taxes.
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons.
  • Accommodations in 3 to 4 star hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner).
  • Full time English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
  • Personal shopping, internet/Phone bill, and laundry
  • Pony service and porters
  • Tips for tour guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.

Jonbon,
Germany

Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!

Maellelh,
France

Annapurna base camp

We did our trekking to Annapurna base camp & Muktinath with Arjun from Bharal Adventures. Quite a well-organized trip and both Arjun and porter Hari presented themselves with professionalism and we enjoyed the trip. It was awesome to watch Annapurna and Machhapuchare

Jaishree,
India

Recommander l’Agence Bharal Adventure

Je tiens à recommander l'Agence Bharal Adventure que nous avons eu l'occasion d'utiliser dans le cadre de notre Trek au Népal.

En effet, nous n'avons eu qu'à louer le professionnalisme, l'accueil, le sérieux et la capacité d'écoute des différents interlocuteurs rencontrés au sein de l'Agence. Notre binôme Guide Sujan e a été omniprésent et rigoureux pour nous permettre d'atteindre nos objectifs personnels et de découvrir les charmes et secrets du Népal. La capacité d'adaptation, l'écoute, la sécurité, la gentillesse et la connaissance de leur métier sont les principales caractéristiques de ceux-ci. Notre satisfaction n'en ai que plus grande.

Au de-là d'un rêve qui a pu devenir réalité, ce trek qui partait de Shivalaya après Jiri jusqu' au Kala Patthar en passant par GokyoRi et le col du Cho La, est finalement une des meilleures approches de la découverte de ce pays et des paysages de haute montagne. 
C'est sur la recommandation de Base Camp que nous avons pu l'aborder, l'envisager et finalement le reussir. De fait, je retiens que si je devais avoir de nouveaux objectifs montagneux dans l'avenir au Népal, je n'aurai aucune hésitation à les contacter pour envisager avec eux ce projet

Pascal,
France

Everest Base Camp – Wonderful Trekking Experience 26 Nov – 7 Dec 2017

Me and my friends did EBC trekking from 26 Nov to 7 Dec and we had the best experience with Arjun from Bharal Adventure. I am The Snail Queen and I am not a strong climber and hiker but Arjun and the porters Robin and Sham helped me a lot so I can fulfill my dreams to reach Everest Base Camp. Thanks A lot for making this a memorable journey, thank you for sharing your knowledge on all the mountains and thank you for really showing me Nepal and its people and wonderful nature and of cos the magnificent and majestic mountains . I definitely recommend the services from Bharal Adventure if you are looking for more than just a hiking trip but a memory that lasts a life time

Liza,
Malaysia

EBC trekking with Bharal Adventure

We team of 6 from Malaysia undergoing our trekking journey guided by our professional tour guide, Arjun Dhakal & 3 good porters. We managed to make it to EBC on 19 May 2018. Arjun he is well in arranging our itinerary included route, accommodation, meal and even care about our safety. I was having bad cough and walking very slow far behind my teammate on my last day of trekking down to Lukla. And he was walking next to me, never left me alone. Together we finally reached Lukla within estimated time. Due to bad weather, we were stuck at Lukla for 1 day, as our flight is on the day after. Arjun had been trying his best to get us helicopter ticket on the next day. Once ticket confirmed, we went down hill to Sukey to catch our helicopter. From there I saw some others feeling upset as they waited for 6 hours but couldn’t get their helicopter ticket back to Kathmandu. We are blessed that Arjun never dissappointed us. He had make us a wonderful and unforgettable trip. Thanks to Arjun! Highly recommended tour with Bharal Adventure

Suk wang,
Malaysia

Excellent people!

After many searches on the internet, fate took me to contact Arjun, one of the founder of Bharal Adventure. After emailing for 2 months, I eventually took the trip to EBC. 

Arjun, despite being on the road or enroute to EBC always did his best to reply to my email or whatsapp and patiently responded to my question. He did that in between is trekking whenever he got internet access. This includes giving me a very good price for the trip.

So, I took the trip in Apri to May 2018. I was met by Bharal Team at the Airport and took my hotel. The first impression was really good as the Team really looked after me well. They ensure everything was ok and constantly checking with me if everything was ok. They also ensure that I contact them if I needed assistance.

I met Arjun the night before the trip. He is a very nice, pleasant and polite young man. He is very open to all the situations that I might face including the additional costs that might be incurred such as personal shopping, extra meals and coffees, tipping, etc.

There were 5 of us in a group that trekked to EBC. We met at the airport in Kathmandu heading for Lukla. In Lukla, we were accompanied by 2 porters and 1 Sherpa and a group leader. So, there were 9 of us together as a team.

The trip went very well despite we had to medivac 2 of our team members at Gorekshep. The Team organized the helicopter the night before and constantly in contact with their team member in Kathmandu to ensure our team members are looked after when they reached Kathmandu by helicopter. The rest of us, continued our trip to Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri Lake.

The view was fantastic. I promise myself, circumstances forbid, that I will be coming back and heading for higher altitudes.

We completed the trip and along the way we built not only friendship with the entire team (including the sherpa and porters) but also a small family that travel and solve the issues together.

When we arrived back at Lukla, we were stranded for 1 day due to bad weather. Our team leader ensured that we eat and sleep well and did his best through his connections to get us on the first flight the following day, despite we missed our original flight and there were many other passengers.

In summary, the trip went very well and we were looked after extremely well by professional team of Bharal Adventure.

My recommendation to potential clients of Bharal Adventure, if you have needs or concerns (including cost) please just be open to them. They are open, respected and young people who place trust and honesty very high in their business dealings.

Mahamod,
Indonesia

Perfect Everest Base Camp Trek

Really beautiful vacation - I intensely suggest this! You meander through this long beautiful river valley in the environment of steep slopes that begin out at 15-22,000 feet.Yet, soon enough you can see your destination off far afield away - the every highest mountains in the world. Its as a result marvelous to both be where you are but to as well as see where your journey is to comply to you. Also unbelievable are the 500 year pass sweet, easy, astonishing Buddhist Sherpa villages. And don't forget to fade away into the Tengboche Monastery - what a treat. I'm going protection!

Bernard,
France

Recommend Bharal Adventure to everyone

I travelled with my family in a Swiss Group to Nepal. We went on the Dhaulagiri Trekking Tour organized by Bharal Adventures. It was an amazing ...

Katharina Zurschmiede,
Switzerland

Great Trekking Company

Bharal Adventure does an amazing job facilitating and organizing trips of all kinds. They're a very personal tour company and from the moment yo...

Coralie,
Paris, France

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