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Nabji Korphu Trek | Bhutan Trekking Tour| Bhutanitis Travels

NABJI KORPHU TREK

Nabji Korphu Trek

Total Duration: 12 Days - 11 Nights of Bhutan Trekking Tour.     Trek Days : 6 Days - 5 Nights.

This one week trek offers a short, easy and enjoyable journey around scenic Trongsa Dzongkhag. The climate is warm and pleasant as the trail stays between 1000-1500m in altitude and there is a wide array of flora and fauna observable along the route including the rare Golden Langur, Red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bears, Rhesus Monkeys, Rufous-necked Hornbills and Clouded Leopards.

Hikers on this trek will have plenty of opportunity to experience traditional rural life as they will spend nights in the villages of Nabji, Korphu and Nyimshong. Nabji is an idyllic village surrounded by verdant paddy fields and the villagers of Korphu are famed for their hospitality. Visitors will often be greeted by a Chipdrel procession and Marchang ceremony, practices typically reserved for royalty. Nyimshong is a good place to observe some of the local culture as the women often put together cultural shows full of singing and dancing for visitors.

This is the perfect trek for visitors looking to learn about and experience traditional rural life firsthand while enjoying the natural beauty and biodiversity of Bhutan. The best time to embark on this trek is in winter, between October-April.


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HIGHLIGHTS

Difficulty: Easy
Highest Altitude: 4000 Meters
Best Seasons: October - April
Day Trek name Distance Time Ascend Descend Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in Paro Airport 2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Paro to Thimphu 54km 1hr     2400m Hotel in Thimphu
3 Thimphu to Trongsa 200km 7hrs       Hotel in Trongsa
4 Tongtongphey  to Jangbi Village 9.5 km 3-4 hrs     1319 m Campsite
5 Jangbi Village  to Kudra Village 14.5 km 6 hrs 810 m 1090m 3800 m Campsite
6 Kudra Village  to Nabji Village 12 km 4-5 hrs       Campsite
7 Nabji Village  to Korphu Village 9.5-13 km 2-3 hrs       Campsite
8 Korphu Village  to Nimshong Village 11-12 km 4-6 hrs 810 m 1090m 3800m Campsite
9 Nimshong Village 5-6 km 2 hrs       Campsite
10 Trongsa to Thimphu 200 km 7hrs        
11 Thimphu to Paro 54 km 1hr       Hotel in Paro
12 Departures from Paro Airport.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Paro Airport.

Our representative from Bhutanitis Travels will be there to greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

  • After lunch, visit Ta Dzong (the national museum of Bhutan) and Rinpung Dzong.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.


Day 2: Paro to Thimphu.

  • After breakfast, take a hike to Paro Taktsang (tiger’s nest).
  • After lunch, you are free to rest in hotel after the hike.
  • Towards the evening drive to Thimphu.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu to Trongsa.

After breakfast, drive towards Trongsa.

  • On the way get a Himalayan ranges at Pelela Pass and take photography.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.


Day 4: Tongtongphey to Jangbi Village.

  • After an early breakfast at your hotel, you can take some time to wander around Trongsa town, taking a visit to the Dzong or the museum at the Watchtower of Trongsa. The museum will definitely captivate visitors with its myriad collections of antiques and artefacts. A 2 hour drive from the town along the Zhemgang highway brings you to the start of the Trek, Tongtongphey.
  • You can also augment your itinerary with a visit to Kuenga Rabten palace, an important heritage in Bhutanese history. After arming yourself with information about the trek from the information booth, the village guide steers you down to the Mangdi river where you cross a suspension bridge. On this stretch of the journey the otherwise rare Golden Langurs, an endangered species of primate are abundant and almost impossible to miss. You will come in contact with the Monpas who are believed to be the first inhabitants of Bhutan.
  • A glimpse into their lifestyle coupled with mythical legends about their origins further validates this claim. The campsite in Jangbi stands on the valley sill, which offers a resplendent view of the Mangdi valley. If you still have some energy you can watch a local cultural program or even better, take part in it.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the campsite at Jangbi  Village.


Day 5: Jangbi Village to Kudra Village.

  • The morning allows you to further interact with the Monpas. Before you proceed, you can also pay a visit to the orchid garden that houses around 75 different varieties of orchids. The trail to Kudra is especially interesting as it passes stone imprints of Guru Rinpoche’s footprints, dagger and phallus. Lunch is served just before you arrive at Phrumzur, one of the Monpa villages. After a quick visit to the village Lhakhang in Phrumzur and you then proceed to the campsite in Kudra. En route, you’ll encounter another small Monpa village called Lekpogang, after which, the campsite in Kudra is just an hour’s walk. The campsite offers a bird’s-eye-view of Nyimshong village and also of Zhemgang town.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt at the campsite at Kudra Village.


Day 6: Kudra village to Nabji village.

  • This part of the trek is a collage of streams, waterfalls and thick forests that will give you an invigorating feeling of being out in the wild. Animals such as Himalayan Squirrels, Rhesus Mecaques, and small snakes are often spotted along the trail. Himalayan black bears, Red pandas, tigers and Clouded leopards are also present this region. Upon arrival at the holy tree in Nabji, the villagers will give you a warm reception. Nabji is a beautiful village with paddy fields circling the clustered houses. You can also hike to the community school and enjoy a game of football or volleyball with the local school children.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt at the campsite at Nabji village.


Day 7 : Nabji village  to Korphu Village.

  • On the way to Korphu, Nabji temple is located amidst verdant paddy fields. Inside, there is a stone pillar on which Guru Rinpoche imprinted the thumbs of two warring kings as a symbol of resolution after bringing about peace. Korphu is situated on a mountaintop at an altitude of 1,500m. The most striking thing about Korphu is that the people exemplify hospitality almost treating you like royalty.
  • You have the option of being welcomed with a traditional ‘Chipdrel’ procession and a ‘Marchang’ ceremony. These ceremonies are typically reserved for royalty but here the villagers will greet you by singing these traditional songs of praise and wellbeing. They also perform the traditional ‘Tashi Labey’ dance to bid you farewell. The villagers can explain and demonstrate and even allow you to participate in the quintessential Bhutanese games of ‘Khuru’, ‘Dego’, ‘Sok-sum’, and ‘Gee-dum’.
  • You can also visit the village temple that houses sacred relics of Pema Lingpa, the most famous Terton or ‘Treasure revealer’ in Bhutan. Lunch can be provided in the village campsite which also provides a spectacular bird’s-eye view of Nabji and other surrounding areas.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt at the campsite at Korphu Village.


Day 8: Korphu village to Nimshong Village.

  • The hike from Korphu to Nyimshong is pleasant and arguably the best location for bird watching as it is home to over 395 avian species. The elusive Rufous Necked Hornbill has its nesting holes adjacent to the trail. The walk is interspaced with waterfalls and, streams and cantilever bridges. The evening brings you to Nyimshong village. The campsite is equipped with an amphitheatre. The women of Nyimshong have a penchant for singing and dancing and often put on cultural shows for visitors.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight halt at the campsite at Nimshong Village.


Day 9: Nimshong village.

  • You begin by descending towards the Mangdi River. You are likely to see Herons, River-lapwings and even Golden Langurs in this region. A steep hour-long climb will bring you to the road from where your driver will drive you back to Trongsa.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Trongsa.


Day 10 : Trongsa to Thimphu

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu.

  • On the way, visit Chendebji Lhakhang and Trongsa Dzong.

Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Thimphu.


Day 11: Thimphu to Paro.

After breakfast, visit

  • KuenselPhodrang, Changgangkha Lhakhang, Takin preservation center and the national memorial Chorten in Thimphu.
  • After lunch visit Centenary Park and TashichhoDzong.
  • In the evening drive to Paro.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.


Day 12: Departures from Paro Airport

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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