Gangtey - Gogona - Khotokha Trek - Bhutan
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi - Paro - Thimphu - Gangtey Gompa - Gogona - Khotokha - Wangdi - Thimphu
The Gangtey - Gogona – Khotokha Trek tour takes you on a tour to the land of mystery , legends. The tour gives you the opportunity to experience the culture of Bhutan at the close. The beautiful valley and the overpasses delight you with its spectacular views. The ancient craftsmanship such as “hand made paper” and “sliver smithing” will draw special attention of yours. While on this tour enjoy the trek to a popular tourist attraction in the Phubjika valley which covers the Gangtey Gompa. This trekking route is followed by international trekking enthusiasts. The trek passes through the Kumbu village and goes through the Gedachen and Khebayathang villages, leads to the Kilhorthang village and terminates in the Kungathang.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We customize holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could customize a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable International tour.
- Visit the major tourist attractions like National Memorial Chorten, the Dupthop Lhakhang, National Library and the Painting School, in Thimphu
- Explore the Gangtey Gompa - the only Nyimgmapa monastery.
- Enjoy the trek to a popular tourist attraction in the Phubjika valley, covering Gangtey Gompa
- Enjoy trek to Gangtey Gompa and Shobju La Pass
- Trek to reach Khothangkha valley where you will get to visit the four chortens that are dedicated to the four Je Khenpos.
In the morning board a flight to Paro. During the flight enjoy the mesmerizing views of Kanchan Junga , Mount Everest , Mount Chomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro, meet our representative who will escort you to one of our listed hotels. Evening to be spent at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Next morning leave for Thimphu. It is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient culture. Drive through beautiful valleys and passes offering spectacular look to reach Thimphu. Upon arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting and relaxing for a while visit the National Memorial Chorten, the Dupthop Lhakhang, National Library and the Painting School. Post lunch drive to the Traditional Medicine Institute where medicines are still prepared using ancient practices. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, drive to Gangtey Gompa located on the east of Wangduephodrang. The Gangtey Gompa is the only Nyimgmapa monastery. The valley is the most beautiful place of Bhutan. On arrival, You can opt for Homestays where you can interact with the locals and can have a deeper view at their culture and rituals. Rest and relax for the day. Evening to be spent at your own discretion. Overnight stay at Gangtey Gompa.
On the 4th day of this tour during your stay at Gangtey Gompa, enjoy the trek to a popular tourist attraction in the Phubjika valley which covers the Gangtey Gompa. This trekking route is followed by international trekking enthusiasts. The trek passes through the Kumbu village and goes through the Gedachen and Khebayathang villages, leads to the Kilhorthang village and terminates in the Kungathang Lhakhang. You may also enjoy a short trek that starts from the Mani stone wall to the north of the Gangtey Gonpa and ends in Khewa Lhakhang. Overnight at Gangtey Gompa.
Next morning trek down to Gogona. On the moderate trail you will pass through the mixed forest of bamboo, Rhododendrons, Juniper and Magnolia. The trek here is rough and rocky and is ideal for an average walker. After crossing Tsele La the trail crosses various grassy fields and finally descending through forests to Gangak. On reaching Gogona, explore the beautiful hilltop site overlooking a long valley. Latter part of the day you may take a 30-minute walk to a hamlet and shop for homemade articles. Overnight stay in camps.
Today trek towards Khotokha leaving Gogona. During the trail you will pass by flocks of sheep and plowed fields. While on the move we will cross the forest of oak, dwarf, cypress and miniature azaleas finally reaching the Shobju La Pass. The trail from here is muddy and rocky. Follow the road leading to a woodcutter and sawmill camp at Dolonaga. Continue your downward trek to reach Khothangkha valley where you will get to visit the four chortens that are dedicated to the four Je Khenpos. Three of these cartoons are square and are built in Bhutanese style while the fourth features a Nepali style in its structure. After a visit to the four Chortens we finally reach our base camp at Khotokha village that comprises of 60 rustic houses for your comfortable overnight stay.
On the 7th day leave Kohtokha to reach Wangdi via Niizergang. On the way you will pass by Chuzomsa and Niizergang that offers picturesque scenic surroundings of the place to its tourists. The Wangdi is situated 70 Km to the southeast of Thimphu. While trekking towards Wangdi you would walk down through the ever-changing vegetation that is alluring at the sight. Enjoy an overnight stay at Wangdi.
Next morning proceed to Thimphu. On reaching Thimphu visit the oldest Dzong in Bhutan. The Simtokha Dzong was commissioned by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is the house of Monastic school. Finally in the evening shop for souvenirs from the handicraft emporium.
In the morning you will be transferred to Thimphu to board a flight to Paro for onward destinations.
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