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

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)

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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!


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