Punakha Winter Trek

6 Nights/ 7 Days
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 Total Duration: 6 Nights/ 7 Days of Bhutan Trekking Tour.     Trek Days : 2 Nights/ 3Days 

This is a short and easy trek through Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. The altitude of the trail covers almost a thousand meters in range but the slopes are mostly gradual and should not present hikers with much difficulty.

This hike follows the old foot trail from Thimphu to Punakha passes through several villages, forests and rice fields. It offers incredible views of Phajoding Monastery and crosses through Sinchula Pass. Hikers will also camp near Chorten Ningpo, an ancient chorten linked to Bhutan’s favourite patron saint, The Divine Madman Lam Drukpa Kuenley.

Due to the low altitude and warm climate of the area, this hike is available all winter but the best times to go are between March-May and September-November.

Day 1: Arrival in Paro airport.

Our representative from Bhutan Everest Tours & Treks will be there at the airport to receive you and transfer you to the hotel. Visit the nearby Ta Dzong (the national museum), and Rinpung Dzong.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 2: Paro Sightseeing to Thimphu.

After breakfast, take a hike to the Paro Taktshang (tiger’s nest), the most visited tourist destination in Bhutan.

After lunch, drive towards Thimphu.

Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast visit National Memorial Chorten, built in 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Kuensel Phodrang, where the largest statue of Sitting Buddha is located, Takin Preservation center in Motithang and Changangkha Lhakhang.

After Lunch visit Tashichho Dzong (the administrative headquarters of Bhutan), paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Painting School; famous for traditional Thangkha paintings, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum; the fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions.

Dinner and overnight halt in Hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4: Chamina to Dopshing Pang – Trek Day 1.

After breakfast,

your transportation will drive you to Chamina from where the trek begins. Following the Thimphu Chhu, and crossing the bridge after the army camp and before a beautiful monastery.  Follow the unsealed road just above Chamina village.  The trek begins here.

From this point, if the weather is clear, you can see Phajoding monastery, which is located just above Thimphu. After 2 km, you can see Thinleygang village, Talo Monastery and the motor highway towards the ancient capital of Bhutan, Punakha. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill until you reach the campsite.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt will be at the campsite at Dopshing Pang.

Day 5: Dopshing Pang to Chorten Ningpo – Trek Day 2.

After breakfast,

begin your trek from Chorten Ningpo, which is a rather gradual walk and will take trekkers through thick forests, villages and rice fields.

Lunch will be served on the way.

The trek comes to an end at this point and your transportation will be awaiting you to transfer you to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight halt will be at a hotel in Punakha.

Day 6: Punakha to Paro.

After breakfast,

visit Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. Punakha was Bhutan’s capital until 1955, and Punakha Dzong still serves as the winter residence of the central monk body. Bhutan’s first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned here in 1907. The fortress has withstood several damages from fire, earthquake and flood over the centuries. Dinner and overnight halt at a hotel in Punakha. visit Chimi Lhakhang – dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley also known as “Divine Madman”.

drive to Paro

Dinner and overnight halt in Paro.

Day 7: Departures from Paro.

After breakfast drive to Paro airport for your onward flight.

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Include in this package

  1. Government Royalty(SDF): USD 100 per Person per Night.
  2. 2% Government Tax per Person per Night.
  3. All Meals.
  4. Daily Mineral Water.
  5. English Language Speaking Guide.
  6. Comfortable and Luxurious Imported Cars for Internal Transportation with Skilled Driver.
  7. Entrance fees for Museums.
  8. The Government set package rates are valid for accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  9. A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).

Not include in this package

  1. Airfare international & Domestic.
  2. Travel Insurance.
  3. Personal shopping.
  4. Alcohol.
  5. Laundry.
  6. Tips for Guide & Driver.