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Bhutan Gangtey Gogona Tour and Trekking

interesting heritage tour with trek around hills and mountains of black-necked cranes

Trip Summary

Bhutan Gangtey Gogona Tour and TrekkingTrip Accommodation
Hotels / Guest-House with camping.
Tour grade
Leisure to Moderate
Bhutan tour
08 Nights & 09 Days (Paro to Paro).
Highest altitude
At Shobju La Pass 3,600 m high.
Activities
fly in and fly out with cultural tour, scenic drive and treks.
Total Trip
11 nights & 12 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Season
March to June & September to November.

Trip Highlights

a fascinating tour with treks around best of Bhutan impressive areas,
historical and visit of Bhutans landmarks Takasing Monastery ‘The Tigers Nest’,
explore beautiful Phobjikha valley homes of rare black necked cranes”
panoramic flights to and from Paro with marvelous views of mountains.

Trip Overview

One of the best destinations around kingdom of Bhutan Gangtey  Gogona Tour and Trekking, which leads you to witness fascinating culture and to sample happy and simple life of Bhutanese as it was for many centuries.

A fabulous ten days trip around Bhutan with View Nepal Treks, leading you to the country of Thundering Dragon and one and only kingdom around Himalaya, which is slowly  turning into present modernization after centuries of self-imposed isolation from outside world.

Bhutan Gangtey Gogona Tour and  Trekking starts with picturesque flight to Paro in Bhutan, with interesting tour of famous Taksang Monastery known as Tiger’s Nest, 17th century Ta-Dzong, and Druk Gyaldzong.

Journey continues with overnights at Thimphu Bhutan capital city, after tour around Thimphu our next journey leads to Gangtey- Gogona and around beautiful Phobjikha valley for short trekking around rural areas of Bhutan with marvelous views of the country landscapes and mountains in the land of rare black-necked cranes.

This fabulous Gangtey – Gogona Tour & Trekking concludes at Thimphu with last overnights in Bhutan, next early morning drive to Paro for flight to Kathmandu or to other respective cities.

Bhutan Gangtey Gogona Tour and Trekking: Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trip preparations.
Day 03: Fly to Paro 2,280 / 7,524 ft via Druk Air and transfer to hotel.
Day 04: In Paro with sightseeing tour.
Day 05: Drive to Thimphu 2,320m / 7,656ft (54 k.m.) – 02 hrs journey.
Day 06: Drive to Gangtey 2,830 m (Distance 180 k.m.) – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Gogona village 3,000 m (15 k.m) – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Khoatokha via Shobju La at 3,600 m (15 k.m) – 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Wangdi Phodrang 14 k.m. – 06 hrs walks.
Day 10: Trek to Chuzomsa via Tashila 2,780 m pass, drive to Thimphu – 04 hours.
Day 11: Morning drive to Paro airport for respective destinations.
Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Sight seeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and private car.
  3. Bhutan Visa & Applicable Travel Parmit.
  4. Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast.(Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  5. Twin sharing accommodation in Bhutan at tourist standard hotels full board (B-L-D).
  6. Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  7. All transportation by a private vehicle entire tour in Bhutan.
  8. Service of Bhutanese guide with daily wages-medical insurance, meals allowance.
  9. Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  10. Airfare Kathmandu / Paro / Kathmandu (if flying back to Nepal after Bhutan trip)

Cost Excludes

  • Airfare Kathmandu / Paro / Kathmandu (if flying back to Nepal after Bhutan trip)
  • Nepal Visa and International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks.
  • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude(tips) hard / soft drinks.
  • Personal travel gear or equipment.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / hers owns expenses.
  • Other services not mentioned above in itinerary and in include part.

Bhutan Gangtey Gogona Tour and Trekking Detail Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by View Nepal staff and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After rest orientation / briefing regarding your trip to Bhutan and in Nepal with welcome dinner.

In Kathmandu after breakfast join in our interesting tour at places of interest, as Kathmandu is full of historical and cultural places, with many World Heritage Sites which includes ancient temples, monasteries, royal palace and courtyards, afternoon free for individual activities and preparations for Bhutan.

As per Bhutan flight time informed on briefing, transfer to Kathmandu international airport for an hour flight to Paro in Bhutan, in Paro airport after immigration and visa formalities received by our Bhutanese guide for the drive to hotel in Paro, with afternoon free for leisure walks around streets and market of Paro.

Tour begins after breakfast where our guide will take you for an hour climb to Bhutan’s famous old Taksang Monastery “The Tiger's Nest”. Actually a place for meditation and retreats of monks and priests, located in a overhanging rock cliff with views of Paro and mountains, from here short drive to 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967 with afternoon free for stroll around Paro market.

After breakfast a scenic short drive to Thimphu Bhutan capital, an interesting ride of two hours through lovely countryside dotted with farm villages of typical Buddhist culture villages.

On reaching Thimphu transfer to respective hotels, a modern city of Bhutan the one and only city in this world without traffic lights, all the traffic controlled by traffic police with a whistle.

After lunch our native guide will take you on a tour around Thimphu’s memorial stupas, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and traditional painting school.

After a pleasant tour and overnight in Thimphu, after breakfast an interesting drive to Gangtey, leading to Bhutan beautiful countryside around mid hills with scenery of green landscapes and traditional villages and ending the drive at Gangtey.
On reaching our destination check in a nice farm house for overnight stop.

Our trekking starts with morning long day walk through farm fields and rural villages, trek leads into beautiful alpine forested area, then finally completing the walk at Gogona village for overnight in a nice cozy guesthouse or a lodge.

After overnight in Gogona and visiting its interesting monastery, an early morning start for another six hours walk with climb over Shobju La pass at 3,600 meters, the high point of this journey, offering gorgeous scenery of hills, valley including views of snowcapped peaks.
From the top downhill walk on a wide valley to Khoatokha village for overnight stop in a nice guesthouse / lodge.

From Khoatokha, morning walk on winding path into forest of rhododendron-magnolia-birch and pines trees, as the trek leads to rural farm village at Wangdi Phodrang for overnight stop in a log cabin serving as guest house.

Our last day trek of this short adventure where walk leads to a nice Chuzomsa village, after trekking past farm villages with views of snowcapped peaks and over Tashila 2,780 m, a small pass to reach Chuzomsa village.

On ending this beautiful day walk at Chuzomsa village, and then drive to Thimphu of almost four hours ride, for last overnight in Bhutan.

Depending upon flight time to Kathmandu or connecting with other Indian cities, our guide transfer you to Paro international airport for the flight back to Kathmandu, or flight to Delhi and respective destinations. For those flying back to Nepal on reaching Kathmandu airport View Nepal Treks staff transfer you back to hotel.

As per the flight for home countries with great experience of “Gangtey - Gogona Tour & Trekking, our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.

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