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
  • Start Point:Paro
  • End Point:Paro
  • Accommodation:Hotels
  • Transportation:Private Transportation

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)

The Annapurna Circuit with the best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience.


The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our
trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge,
China

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time to Nepal, so I wanted to be sure my experience was going to match my expectations. On arrival, Arjun from Bharal was there to greet my partner and I with a smile - which he kept all week. Even when we were snowed in along the pass; walking slowly up the mountains and laying in a little too long - Arjun always made sure our needs were prioritized.

If you want a tour which is:

- Personal - Informative

- At your own pace

- Going to *the best places in Nepal

- One you will remember forever

I thoroughly recommend Arjun and Bharal. I came to Nepal as a tourist, to meet a guide and a porter. I left with 2 friends, incredible photos, lifelong memories and a promise we will return one day, with my daughter to tackle the incredible Manasalu!

Thank you Arjun! :)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Luke James,
China

Amazing trek in Kanchenjunga region!

Last November I traveled to Nepal to visit the remote area of Kanchenjunga. I'm from Spain and did the Kanchenjunga circuit (North and South base camps) with my Indian friend. After many mails sent to several trekking companies based in Kathmandu we only received overpriced offers, until we finally met Arjun, the manager of Bharal Adventures, and our expectations changed immediately. He provided us with reliable information, answered all our mails quickly and carefully and made an itinerary to suit us at a very reasonable cost, exactly what we were looking for since a long time. Once in Kathmandu, his partner Bijay came to the hotel to introduce himself and give me some instructions before the trek and all the assistance I needed. The day before the departure, Arjun and Bijay invited us to have dinner at their home to offer us a warm welcome, they were really friendly. As per the trek itself, our guide had good experience in the Kanchenjunga region and managed all the situations in a solvent way. Besides, we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the trek with its stunning views. It was really a fantastic experience. Once the trek finished, Bijay and Arjun came to my hotel to be sure we received a good service during the trek and say goodbye. I can only recommend this trekking company to all the people traveling to Nepal. You will not be disappointed.

Hector Fernandez,
Barcelona, Spain

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 

6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek.
The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began.
The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime.
Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip.
The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini.
I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC


Kind Regards
& friends for life
Gavin Page

Gavin Page
Gavin Page,
South Africa

The incredible Kanchenjunga circuit with Bharal Adventure !

We were two persons intending to trek in the remote and restricted Kanchenjunga region. I am an Indian and was with a Spanish friend. After not getting positive responses from various organizations or getting quoted very high prices, we landed on Bharal Adventure. And it was a great experience right from the beginning. The extremely polite Arjun answered all of our queries patiently, tailored the itinerary according to our requirements and finally helped us with a knowledgeable guide for this 22 day trek. And when everything was done at a reasonable cost, we couldn't ask for more. The superb weather and views during the trek added to everything and the overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for all your adventures in Nepal !
Sandeep Bhat,
India

Everest Base Camp Hike 26/11 – 6/12

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. 
With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. 

Thank you very much for the hospitality given by Bharal Adventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have.

Zaiton A,
Malaysia

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lead by arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking.Sure to look back for them for the next trip to nepal.
Fadhly Suhaimi
Fadhly Suhaimi,
Malaysia

Everest Base Camp Trek Dec- 24 – Jan 05 2019

Da jeg rejste alene, var det vigtigt for mig, at få afklaret alle spørgsmål. Arjun var meget behlælpelig og tålmodig med at besvare alle mine spørgsmål inden trekket. Selve turen var en super oplevelse. Deepak var vores guide. Han er en meget sympatisk, sjov og hjælpsom ung mand, der hele turen havde god føling med, hvordan det gik undervejs. Vi havde mange gode snakke om hvordan livet er i Nepal, for tidligere generationer op til i dag.
Det var en fantastisk oplevelse.
Tak for det :-)

Brigitte Utzon
Brigitte Utzon,
Denmark

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

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