Gangtey Trek
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Tour duration : 07 days 06 nights (3 days trekking)
Tour types : Trekking and Cultural Sightseeing
Departs : Everyday
Destination : Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangduephodrang.
Accommodations : 3 star hotels / Camping
Difficulty Grading : Easy
Trek starts at : Gangtey
Trek ends at : Tikke Zampa
Max Elevation   : 3480 m
Highest Camp    : 3430 m
Best Season       : March, April, May, September, October & November
Transport : SUV cars, Toyota mini bus, Toyota coaster bus
Entry : Paro
Exit : Paro
Day 01: Arrival at Paro – Thimphu (65 km, 1 hour 20 minutes drive)
Fly into Paro either from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Delhi or Kolkata. Representatives (guide and driver) from See Bhutan Travels will receive you from Paro international airport. Transfer to Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu – Gangtey (135 km, 5 hours drive)
Drive to Gnagtey via Wangduephodrang. At Gangtey visit to nearby villages and to Gangtey Monastery.

Day 03: Gangtey – Zasa (trekking)
Trekking distance : 15 km
Trekking time : 7 hours
Campsite location : Zasa
Campsite altitude : 3130 m
The trek starts from Gangtey. Today we will be trekking across Tsele la pass (3430m)

Day 04: Zasa – Chorten Karpo (trekking)
Trekking distance : 16 km
Trekking time : 7 hours
Campsite location : Near Chorten Karpo
Campsite altitude : 3430 m
Today we will be trekking across yet another pass; Shole la pass (3480 m).

Day 05: Chorten Karpo – Tikke Zampa to Wangduephodrang (trekking)
Trekking distance : 12 km
Trekking time : 5 hours
Campsite location : Zasa
Overnight : At hotel at Punakha
Our trek ends at Tikke Zampa. From here drive towards Punakha.

Day 06: Punakha – Paro (140 km, 4 hours drive)
Sites to visit at Paro: Paro Dzong/fortress, Museum and Kichu monastery.

Day 07: Departure
Your wonderful trekking tour of Bhutan comes to an end today. After breakfast, your guide and driver will see you off at Paro international airport for you onward destination.
Fly out either to Bangkok, Singapore, Katmandu, Dhaka, Delhi or Kolkata

Cost of booking Gangtey Trek is as follows:

Single Traveler : $2110
Dual/ 2 Travelers : $1650 Per Person
3 travelers : $1510 Per Person
4 Travelers : $1375 Per Person
5 -6 Travelers : $1360 Per Person
7 and above Travelers : $1300 Per Person

The above mentioned price covers the following:

  • Tour vehicles with experienced driver – (SUV cars for single and dual travelers, Toyota Mini buses for group of 3 – 9 travelers and Toyota coaster buses for group consisting 10 or more travelers).
  • All meals – (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All accommodations in 3 star hotels/ guest houses in twin sharing basis – (Up gradation to 4 stars and 5 stars available on paying the extra premium).
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide – (Language speaking guides for French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai are available on paying extra premium of $60 - $100).
  • Sustainable Development fee of US $65 per person per night spent in Bhutan – (This money goes for a very good cause of reducing poverty, rural development, free medical services and free education for Bhutanese people).
  • Entrance fees to all tourist sites
  • Tea and snacks during the day
  • Bottled water during the day
  • Bhutan Visa Fee of US $40
  • Trekking Equipments as follows:
    1. Horses/ potters and ponies
    2. Toilet tents with toilet pots and toilet papers.
    3. Sleeping tents (A-shaped) with pillows and mattress
    4. Dinning tents with tables and chairs
    5. Kitchen tents with whole set of kitchen items to prepare meals.
    6. Trekking/camping cooks
    7. Trekking/camping staffs
    8. Hot water bags in bed.
The above mentioned price does not cover the following:

  • Airfare (both international and domestic)
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, Beverages and tips
  • Any cost incurred due to flight cancellation, delayed flight or road blockage