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Mangde Rafting & Kayaking | Bhutan River Rafting & Kayaking Tour | Bhutanitis Travels

MANGDE RAFTING & KAYAKING

Mangde Rafting & Kayaking

Total Duration: 10 Days - 9 Nights of Bhutan River Rafting & Kayaking Tour.     Rafting & Kayaking Days : 1 Days.

Mangde Chhu or Tongsa river flows in central Bhutan traversing roughly north-south. The river rises in Wangdue Phodrang district, near Gangkhar Puensum, Bhutan's highest peak at 7,546 m (24,757 ft.).

This journey starts from Yundo Choling Palace and ends in Langthel in Trongsa. It is challenging as compared to the others and we do not recommend this route for amateurs. It is both suitable for kayaking and rafting as the river is wide enough , however steeps and flash floods makes it quite challenging and a thrilling experience for adventure lovers.


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  • DETAILED ITINERARY
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HIGHLIGHTS

Day Activity Distance Time Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in Paro Airport     2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Paro to Thimphu 54km 1hr 2400m Hotel in Thimphu
3 Thimphu to Punakha 72km 3hrs 2200m Hotel in   Punakha
4 Punakha   to Phobjikha 88km 4hrs 1900m Hotel in  Phobjikha
5 Phobjikha  to Trongsa 120km 4hrs 2200m Hotel in  Trongsa
6 Kayaking/rafting  in Mangde Chhu     1350m Hotel in  Trongsa
7 Trongsa to Punakha 156km 5hrs 1350m Hotel in   Punakha
8 Punakha to  Thimphu 72km 1hr 2400m Hotel in  Thimphu
9 Thimphu to Paro 54km 1 hr 2200m Hotel in  Paro
10 Departures from Paro      

Kayaking & Rafting Route.
River Mangde Chhu to Upper Section (Yundo Choling Palace- Langthel)
Location Trongsa, Central Bhutan
Length Approximately 5 kilometer (2 hours with scouting)
Difficulty Class IV
Flow Approximately 3000 CFS
Season March to  April, November  to December
Craft Kayaks, rafts

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Paro Airport.

  • Our representative from Bhutanitis Travel will receive you at the Airport and drive you to the hotel.
  • After lunch visit Paro Ta Dzong (the national museum) and Paro Rinpung Dzong.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.

Day 2: Paro to Thimphu.

  • After breakfast, start your hike towards Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest). It is the most visited tourist destination in Bhutan.
  • After lunch visit Paro Rinpung Dzong and Ta Dzong (the National Museum).
  • Dinner and overnight halt in a hotel in Paro.

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha.

  • After breakfast, drive towards Punakha.
  • Halt in Dochula Pass for photography.
  • Upon arrival in Lobesa we halt for lunch.
  • After reaching Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Punakha.

Day 4: Punakha   to Phobjikha.

  • After breakfast, drive towards Phobjikha.
  • Check into the hotel in Phobjikha and lunch will be served.
  • After lunch visit Gangtey Lhakhang, and explore the valley of Phobjikha.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Phobjikha

Day 5: Phobjikha to Trongsa.

  • After breakfast, explore the valley of the cranes.
  • Visit Gangtey Gompa in Gangtey village.
  • After lunch drive towards Trongsa.
  • Dinner and overnight halt will be in a hotel in Trongsa.

Day 6: Kayaking/ Rafting  in Mangde Chhu (Yundo Choling Palace-Langthel).

  • After breakfast, your transport will take you to Yundo Choling Palace, the starting point of the route from where you will change your gear and start the adventure.
  • Your transport will be awaiting you at the Langthel, where the journey comes to an end.
  • Drive back to Trongsa, you are free to relax in your hotel or explore the Trongsa town.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Trongsa.

Day 7: Trongsa to Punakha.

  • After breakfast, take a quick visit to the Trongsa Dzong and head back to Punakha.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Punakha.

Day 8: Punakha to Thimphu.

  • After an early breakfast, drive back to Thimphu.
  • Upon arrival in Thimphu; visit KuenselPhodrang, where the largest statue of siting Buddha is located. It offers a stunning panoramic view of the whole of the Thimphu city.
  • Visit Changgangkha Lhakhang, and the Takin preservation Center in Motithang.
  • After lunch visit, Dechenphu Lhakhang.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Thimphu.
Optional activities you can choose from:
  • Day hiking in Thimphu.
  • Visit to national memorial Chorten and handicrafts emporium located in the heart of the city
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Paro.

Day 9: Thimphu to Paro.

  • After breakfast, drive to Paro.
  • On the way visit Tachogang Lhakhang that sits atop a hill along the Thimphu-Paro highway. This will be your last stop before you fly to your next destination tomorrow. The only way to get into the hill is through a suspension bridge that stretches across the Paro Chhu River. This trip can be a thrilling experience for adventure lovers, however we do not recommend Acrophobic visitors to take this trip.
  • Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Paro.

Day 10: Departures from Paro.

  • After breakfast, drive to the Airport and farewell.

PACKAGE INFO

Package Includes

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. English speaking Local guide.
  7. Sightseeing.

Package Does Not Include

  1. Druk Air fares.
  2. Insurance Premiums.
  3. Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  4. Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  5. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  6. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
  7. Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  8. Visa Fees

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