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Samtengang Winter Trek | Bhutan Trekking Tour | Bhutanitis Travels

SAMTENGANG WINTER TREK

Samtengang Winter Trek

Total Duration: 10 Days - 9 Nights of Bhutan Trekking Tour.     Trek Days : 4 Days - 3 Nights.

This four day trek is a short and pleasant journey from Punakha to Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag. It is a fairly easy trek as the altitude only ranges between 1100-1900m and the climate is warm throughout the hike.

The path takes you through forests of rhododendron and oak, through the villages of Sha and Chungsakha and across the longest foot bridge in Bhutan. While this trek is available throughout the winter. The trail is approximately 54km in length.


  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • DETAILED ITINERARY
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HIGHLIGHTS

Difficulty: Easy
Highest Altitude: 1980 Meters
Best Seasons: March - April and September and October
Day Trek name Distance Time Ascend Descend Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in the airport           Hotel in Paro
2 Paro to Thimphu 54km 1hr       Hotel in Thimphu
3 Thimphu sightseeing           Hotel in Thimphu
4 Thimphu to Punakha 72km 3hrs       Hotel in Punakha
5 Punakha to Limukha 12 km 4 hrs 880   m   1980 m Campsite
6 Limukha to Chhungsakha 14 km 5  hrs   430 m 1550 m Campsite
7 Chhungsakha to Samtengang 13 km 5 hrs 650   m 270 m 1830 m Campsite
8 Samtengang to ChhuZomsa 15 km 5-6 hrs     730 m   Hotel in Punakha
9 Punakha to Paro 127km 3.5hrs       Hotel in Paro
10 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, Rinpung Dzong.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.  Food and accommodation will be arranged as per your reservations.


Day 2: Paro to Thimphu.

  • After breakfast, take a hike towards Taktshang monastery (Tiger’s nest).
  • After lunch, visit Drukgyel Dzong (now under reconstruction). You can catch a glimpse of the Mt Jomolhari from Drukgyel.
  • Towards the evening drive to Thimphu.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu sightseeing.

After breakfast, visit

  • KuenselPhodrang, where the largest statue of sitting Buddha is located overlooking the capital city of Thimphu. It will give you a panoramic view of the entire stretch of the city.
  • Visit the Takin preservation center in Motithang, on the way to Motithang visit Changgangkha Lhakhang.

After lunch,

  • visit Thimphu memorial Chorten and Centenary Park.

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Thimphu.


Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha.

After breakfast, drive towards Punakha.

  • On the way to Punakha, halt in Dochula pass for photography and visit Royal Botanical Park at LamPelri.
  • Upon crossing Lobesa, visit Chimi Lhakhang.

Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Punakha.


Day 5: Punakha to Limukha - Trek Day 1.

After breakfast,

  • commence your trek after passing the majestic Punakha Dzong you cross a footbridge over the Pho Chhu and walk up to Shengana. This is the longest bridge in Bhutan. You then climb gradually through the forest until you reach Limukha. Make sure you are carrying enough water as you won’t find any on the way to Limukha.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight stay in campsite.


Day 6: Limukha to Chhungsakha - Trek Day 2.

  • The path leads through rhododendron and oak forests to Chhungsakha. Chungsakha is a small village of about 10 houses. You’ll find a holy stone and an impressive Cyprus tree here that are reminders of Drukpa Kuenley, the “divine madman”.

Lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and overnight stay in campsite.


Day 7: Chhungsakha to Samtengang - Trek Day 3.

After breakfast, you walk downhill until you cross Pe Chhu before climbing again through the village of Sha on your way to Samtengang. Near the school in Samtengang you will see a small lake and your campsite is right next to it.

  • Lunch will be served on the way.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in campsite.

Day 8: Samtengang to ChhuZomsa - Trek Day 4.

  • The trail leads steeply downhill on a treeless slope to the road head at Chhuzomsa. This is the End of Samtengang winter trek.
  • From here your transportation will be awaiting you to drive you back to you hotel in Punakha.
  • Dinner and overnight halt in hotel in Punakha.

Day 9: Punakha to Paro.

After breakfast, drive towards Paro. Dinner and overnights halt in Hotel in Paro.


Day 10: Departures from Paro.

After breakfast, drive towards Airport and we bid you 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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