Nabji Kurphu Trek

Nabji Kurphu Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Bhutan
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Total Duration:13 days
  • Best Time:All around the year
  • Group Size:Minimum 2

About Nabji Kurphu Trek

Nabji Kurphu Trek is a perfect combination of trekking, camping and exploration of natural and cultural heritages of Bhutan without having to undergo extreme physical or mental strain and hassle. Bharal Adventure understands the value of travelling. Therefore, this is the best package for the trekkers to witness all forms of the trekking in Bhutan. Witness the ever growing Bhutan in terms of the adventure and culture in the single trip. This trek takes you to the peaceful and distant lands in Bhutan. Here you can have your own romances with the beautiful and picturesque landscapes and culture of Bhutan.

It’s an excellent way to observe and explore the affluent natural and cultural heritages of Bhutan. Nabji Kurphu Trek is a 13 day journey. It is an easy trekking in Bhutan. This is termed as easy trekking in Bhutan which enables trekkers to enjoy the delights of the Bhutan. Also in terms of the culture and nature without letting body to endure the pain. If you desire to spend a holiday where you can rest in a luxury hotel today and camp on the outskirts of cities the next day. This trek is especially designed by keeping that desire of yours in mind. It is an ideal trek option that takes you to the markets and monuments in centers of major cities. Also to the faraway lands that gives you the experience of indulging in local culture and tradition. Its still untouched by globalization and urbanization.

Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. has the strong connection with this small dragon kingdom of South Asia. In conclusion you will have the mesmerizing holiday without any fear of hassles. Travel with us and get your investment on travelling returned back to the fullest. 

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: Punakha to Trongsa [2,200m]: 5 hrs
  • Day 04: Trongsa to Nimshong [1,319m]: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 05: Nimshong to Nabji [1,300m]: 4 – 6 hrs
  • Day 06: Exploration of Nabji
  • Day 07: Nabji to Kubdra [1,636m]: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 08: Kubdra to Jangbi [1,368m]: 6 hrs
  • Day 09: Jangbi to Tongtongfey to Trongsa: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 10: Trongsa to Phobjikha [2,900m]: 4 hrs
  • Day 11: Phobjikha to Paro: 6 hrs
  • Day 12: Paro sightseeing
  • Day 13: 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. Also a visit will be arranged to oldest temple in the valley, Changangkha Lhakhang where the national animal Takin is kept. 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: Punakha to Trongsa [2,200m]: 5 hrs

We will walk to Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. On the way, we will visit Wangdi town and continue our walk to Trongsa climbing over Pelela Pass at the height of 3,300m. As we arrive at Trongsa we will visit the Trongsa Dzong, a fortress that used to rule the kingdom and is home to the royals. We can arrange a leisurely stroll around town or could relax in the hotel room in the evening.

Day 04: Trongsa to Nimshong [1,319m]: 3 – 4 hrs

The first day of the trek begins with the short tour through Trongsa Dzong and its Ta Dzong that are strategically located above the Mangde River. Taking a bus from here, we move towards Zhemgang to take a stop at Riotola at the height of 1,060m which marks the beginning of Nabji trail. You might also catch the sight of a deer or macaques as you travel along the beautiful Mangde valley. A steep descent of 693 meters to the bed of Mangde River marks the beginning of our trek. After one and half hour of our walk, we arrive at Matling from where 30 minutes further will bring us across a chorten indicating the entry to the Nimshong village which is a steep climb for about another two hours from the river. You are welcomed by the villagers with dance and songs while the cooks prepare dinner, giving you a festive feel. We will camp just beside Nimshong Community School above the village.

Day 05: Nimshong to Nabji [1,300m]: 4 – 6 hrs

We begin the day by visiting a local temple from where we will hike through a lush broadleaf forest that comes alive with the abundance chirping of birds and mammals. We might as well get the opportunity to catch the sight of Golden Langur and Rufous-necked Hornbill. Although the elevation of Nabji is similar to that of Nimshong, the trail goes up and down the hill through dense forest making the trek exciting and thrilling. Nabji means ‘promising’ or ‘oath’ and the temple of Nabji harbors the stone pillar to mark the peace between Bumthang and Assam Kings. Also the rock remains of a blacksmith, one of the reincarnations of Pema Lingpa, can be found in the village. We will be camping in the open area surrounded by rice fields in Nabji.

Day 06: Exploration of Nabji

This day will be spent on acclimatization and exploration of the area. From our base camp at Nabji, we will take a day hike to Korphu village situated on a mountaintop at the altitude of 1,500m. The hike is spectacular filled with the views of the clustered settlement. Also a visit to Korphu’s temple housing the sacred relics of Pema Lingpa will be made. You will be served a local lunch in the village and it is only in the afternoon that we hike back to Nabji.

Day 07: Nabji to Kubdra [1,636m]: 6 – 7 hrs

Following the trail to Kubdra village, we walk across the dense forest comprising of big trees with clippers, orchid and small bamboos. After walking for about five to six hours, we can take rest at the benches provided as we enjoy our lunch accompanied by the beautiful view of a waterfall at a place called Zhelyung at the height of 1,565m. A few hours walk will bring us to the Kubdra where the ethnic group called Monpas reside. Situated in the middle of the forest, Kundra requires around six hours walk from Nabju. We will set our camp here for the night.

Day 08: Kubdra to Jangbi [1,368m]: 6 hrs

Continuing our hike from Kubdra, we find the traces of Guru Rimpoche in the form of foot print, dragger and hat. We will make a short visit to the small village of Phrumzur at the height of 1,400 meters where a temple is located. Our lunch will be served here and after lunch and enjoying the view for a while, we will continue our hike along the pristine forested trail. We are welcomed by a warm cup of tea in the orchid garden in Jangbi where we can learn more about the Monpas and their Cane and Bamboo Project. We will set our camp close to Jangbi village overseeing a beautiful view of the valley and Mangde Chhu.

Day 09: Jangbi to Tongtongfey to Trongsa: 3 – 4 hrs

Taking a steep descent of 950 meters, we come across a bridge that crosses over the Mangde Chhu. From here, we will climb to Tongtongfey where the bus will take us to Trongsa marking the end of our trek. We can also visit the Kuenga Rabten Palace and the Nunnery in Trongsa if time permits.

Day 10: Trongsa to Phobjikha [2,900m]: 4 hrs

On this day, we drive to Phobjikha, the valley of black necked cranes that migrates from Tibetan plateau every winter. Upon our arrival, we visit the famous Nyingmapa Monastery in black mountain region and then in the evening, we talk a walk in the beautiful valley of Phobjikha where we can meet and interact with the locals and students.

Day 11: Phobjikha to Paro: 6 hrs

We take two hours walk along the trail and then drive back to Paro via Wangdue, Dochula and Thimphu after breakfast. Upon our arrival in Paro, we will visit the National Museum of Bhutan to observe the collection of natural history to religious paintings. Then we will visit Paro Dzong during the afternoon. In the evening, we will explore the town and market area of Paro.

Day 12: Paro sightseeing

After breakfast, we will explore cross 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 13: 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 member

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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.


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!


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


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


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


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,

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.


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!


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 ...

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