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Punakha Winter Trek | Bhutan Trekking Tour | Bhutanitis Travels

PUNAKHA WINTER TREK

Punakha Winter Trek

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

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.


  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • DETAILED ITINERARY
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HIGHLIGHTS

Difficulty: Easy
Highest Altitude: 2700 Meters
Best Seasons: March - May and September - November
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 Punakha 72km 3hrs     1350m Hotel in Punakha
4 Chamina to Dopshing            Pang   7-8 hrs 3400 m     Campsite
5 Dopshing         Pan to Chorten           Ningpo   8 hrs     2700 m Hotel in Punakha
6 Punakha to Paro 126km 4hrs       Hotel in Paro
7 Departures from Paro          

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Paro airport.

Our representative from Bhutanitis Travels 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. Food and accommodation will be arranged as per your reservations.


Day 2: Paro 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 to Punakha round trip.

After breakfast, drive to Punakha.

  • On the way to Punakha, visit Royal Botanical Garden in LamPelri. Halt in Dochu-La Pass for photography. Catch can excellent glimpse of the Himalayas from here.

After reaching Lobesa, we halt for lunch.

  • After crossing Lobesa, visit Chimi Lhakhang, and Punakha Dzong.
  • In the evening drive back to Thimphu.

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, drive to Paro.

  • On the way to Paro, visit KuenselPhodrang, and Changgangkha Lhakhang in Thimphu.

After lunch visit

  • Takin Preservation Center in Motithang and drive towards Paro.

Dinner and overnight halt in Paro.


Day 7: Departures from Paro.

After lunch drive to 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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