Samtengang Trek

Overview

Bhutan is a trekker’s paradise! The scenic landscapes and pristine environment are best experienced through trekking. The trek paths are always lauded with splendid scenic beauty, lofty mountains and deep valleys untouched by modernization. Trekking in this Himalayan kingdom is a wonderful experience for anyone who enjoys hiking and camping in exotic natural habitats, meeting interesting indigenous people and learning their cultures. Only a handful of tourists trek each year and the trails are not crowded as they are in other countries. They are definitely not dotted with teashops and souvenir shops filled with tourists. You are on your own most of the time except for the few local travelers. Come enjoy our mountains and enrich your holidays!

Good Season

March – June & September & November for high altitude areas. December-February for lower areas.

Group Nos: The minimum is normally six and though we are happy to take groups of only
one or two, a surcharge will have to be paid as per government regulations.

Climate

Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be very cold, with winter temperatures often falling to well below freezing (especially on our mountain treks). There can be monsoon showers in summer (heaviest in July, August) and rarely in spring and autumn.

What to bring

Strong normal clothing (according to season). Preferably, light cotton for summer and woolen clothing for evenings and the winter. A fleece and light jacket is advised.

For trekking you need strong, comfortable trekking boots, sun-glasses, lots of spare vests and socks/stockings, headgear and a waterproof jacket. Warm clothing will be required for the evenings and a down jacket is a must for treks in mountain areas. For those going on treks, a warm sleeping bag is a must. (Note: for trekking a load of 25 kg per person is allowed and will be transported
on pack ponies, yaks or by porters.)

We offer various trekking throughout the year. The treks can range from a simple cultural day trek to the longest 29/36 days Snow Man Trek. We can customize your trek according to your interest.

Itinerary

Arrive Paro by Druk Air flight. During this flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Kanchen junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Chomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drakey in Bhutan.

On arrival at Paro, our representative will receive you. The drive to the hotel through the Paro valley is enchanting. After lunch you will be taken to Ta-Dzong (museum). Visit to Paro Dzong and walk over the bridge crossing the (Pa- Chu) River of Paro. Overnight hotel.


Drive up to Ramthangkha (10 Km from Paro Town) and walk to Taktsang Goemba. The name Taktsang means “ Tiger’s Nest’’ The Monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 4000 ft. And overlooks the Paro valley. Taktsang is one of the most venerated pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan world.

However, most people can only visit the main site called Taktsang Pel-phu. According to legend Padmasambhava founded Taktsang Monastery in the eighth century. It is believed that the Guru came to this place on the back of a tigress from Khengpajong in the Kurtoe region and meditated here for three months in a cave at Taktsang and converted the Paro valley to Buddhism.


This morning follow the winding road beside the Pa-Chu (Chu means water) downstream to its confluence and then up the Wangchu River to Thimphu, the capital. Afternoon. Visit the Memorial Chorten. Built in 1974 by the Royal Grand Mother.

The shrine is dedicated to the late king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk You will see a lot people circumambulating to atone their present sins and receive merit for the next life. Overnight hotel.


Early rise and drive to the Dochula (3150m pass) for breakfast. If the weather is clear, the Dochu- la offers the most spectacular views of the eastern Himalayan mountain ranges. We then drive to Punakha for lunch at the hotel. After lunch we visit Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful in Bhutan. Built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The Dzong is located at the confluence of two rivers, the Pho-Chu & Mo-Chu. We then drive to Nyzergang to visit the Khamsum Yuelly Namgyal Temple. Night Punakha.


Drive to Punakha Dzong. The trek begins with the gradual climb through Chirpine forests. A stop to visit the village of Dompo-la can be organized depending on the group’s choice. Overnight Camp.


The trail today takes you through rhododendron and oak forested areas. En route pass the famous Drukpa Kunley Lhakhang. Overnight Camp.


The trail now takes you through the village of Sha Wangdue district. Camping at Samtengang lakeside.


The trail now drops down to the main road. Drive to Wangduephodrang. Lunch at the hotel. Rest day or you can visit Wangdue Dzong or take a hike to the Divine Mad Man Monastery (Chimi Lhakhang). Overnight hotel.


Early morning drive to Thimphu for lunch. Some last day shopping and sightseeing if you have some part of Thimphu you would like to see. Late evening drive to Paro.


After early breakfast drive to Paro airport for flight to onward destination, enjoying superb mountain views from the aircraft as you fly out of the valley. Soon you leave Bhutan shrouded in mist and surrounded by her guardian peaks.

Our representative will bid you a good-bye farewell at Paro International Airport.


Cost Details

    <ul class=”list-unstyled inclusions”>
    <li>Airport Pick up and transfers to hotel and briefings with tea and biscuits in Katmandu.</li>
    <li>All accommodation as BB in 4 star hotel.</li>
    <li>Experience professional guide for tour, trekking.</li>
    <li>Full insurance for staff during the trip.</li>
    <li>Full board meals on trekking breakfast lunch &amp; dinner.</li>
    <li>Properly tea and coffee whatever hot drink available only on trekking.</li>
    <li>Transportation from the starting and ending points of the trekking.</li>
    <li>All domestic flight tickets and airport tax for Everest region and Jomsom only.</li>
    <li>First Aid Kit for staff.</li>
    <li>Oxygen gas in case.</li>
    <li>National park entry fee and TIMS card or trekking permit whatever needed.</li>
    <li>Sleeping bag.</li>
    <li>Trekking stick.</li>
    <li>Potter bag ( Luggage).</li>
    </ul>

    <ul class=”list-unstyled exclusions”>
    <li>Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.</li>
    <li>All hard drinks such as : Mineral water, whisky, rum, cola, fanta, etc.</li>
    <li>All entrance fees during the sightseeing in Katmandu and until finished.</li>
    <li>Any extra cost offering from unfavorable circumstance such as weather bad.</li>
    <li>Personal expenses like hot shower and battery charge.</li>
    <li>Personal equipment.</li>
    <li>Emergency Rescue evacuation if necessary.</li>
    <li>Personal tips for trekking staff.</li>
    </ul>

Trip Facts

Trip Duration
10 Days

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Group Size
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