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Pho Chhu Kayaking | Bhutan River Rafting & Kayaking Tour | Bhutanitis Travels


Pho Chhu Kayaking

Total Duration: 6 Days - 5 Nights of Bhutan River Rafting & Kayaking Tour.     Rafting & Kayaking Days : 1 Days.

The Pho Chhu rises from Gasa Dzongkhag (district) as well, fed by glacial lakes , it is popular for white water rafting. Pho Chhu flows southward to Punakha, where it joins the Mo Chhu. The combined streams are then joined by the Dang Chhu near the town of Wangdue Phodrang, and the name of the river becomes the Puna Tsang Chhu. The Pho Chu in Punakha Valley, with its approx 16 km course with about 15 rapids of class 2-4 is the most popular for rafting in Bhutan followed by Mo Chu river in Punakha Valley with 10 Km course comprising around 10 rapids with 2 - 2+ rapids.



Day Activity Distance Time Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in Paro - Thimphu     2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Thimphu to Punakha 72km   1350m Hotel in Punakha
3 Kayaking in Pho Chhu        
4 Punakha to Thimphu 15km   1350m Hotel in Punakha
5 Thimphu to Paro     2200m Hotel in Paro
6 Departures from Paro.      

Kayaking & Rafting Route.
River Pho Chhu (Wangthangkha – Samdingkha)
Location Punakha Valley, Western Bhutan
Length Approximately 7 Kilometers (2 hours)
Difficulty Class III-IV
Flow 2000 -3000 CFS
Season March – April, October – November
Craft Kayaks and Rafts


Day 1: Arrival in Paro - drive to Thimphu.

  • 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.
  • In the evening, drive to Thimphu.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2: 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 3: Kayaking in Pho Chhu. (Wangthangkha – Samdingkha).

  • After breakfast, your transport will take you to Wangthangkha, the starting point of the kayaking route from where you will change your gear and start the adventure.
  • Your transport will be awaiting you at the Samdingkha Bridge, where the journey comes to an end.
  • After lunch you are free to stroll around the Punakha town. You can also try out the traditional Bhutanese archery game along with the local people.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Punakha.

Day 4: 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 5: Thimphu to Paro.

  • After an early breakfast, drive to Paro.
  • Take a hike to Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s nest).
  • After the tiring hike, take rest in your hotel and prepare for your journey tomorrow.
  • Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Paro.

Day 6:  Departures from Paro.

  • After breakfast, drive to the Airport and farewell


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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