Bhutan Gangtey – Gogona Treks

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Bhutan Gangtey – Gogona Trekking a perfect destination and nice combinations with Annapurna Encounter in one and only country Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan “ The Land of Peaceful Dragon” a medieval period country which is slowly exposing and opening its mighty door from centuries of enclosed in isolation and its remoteness welcoming the outside world and turning into modern civilizations, which makes Bhutan a truly a exceptional place to discover its hidden treasure of ancient culture, religion and awesome architecture with its way of life as it was for hundreds of years back, so Bhutan’s ancient past still retains at present with tantric Buddhism way of life.

Bhutan Gangtey – Gogona Trekking with Annapurna Encounter, starts from Kathmandu with interesting and fascinating sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu valley, as Kathmandu is steeped with ancient history, culture and religion which can be seen in best World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu itself, after Kathmandu flying to amazing country with awesome panorama of mountains during an hour airborne, on reaching at Bhutan airport in Paro, with cultural activities visiting interesting places in Paro which includes the famous Taksang Monastery known as Tiger’s Nest the drive to Bhutan’s capital at Thimphu here visiting special and interesting places for cultural tour and then trekking to Bhutan most beautiful country of Gangtey – Gogona, this fascinating and impressive journey reaching to areas where modernization is less affected and in isolation as it was for centuries with its rich culture, tradition and its simple farm life with amazing scenery of surrounding landscapes and walking in the best low area with only 3000 meters highest ridges and hills which is one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan and is the chosen habitat of rare black-necked crane.

The best time to trek is from January, May and September to December.On this trek where you can observe the true and typical side of Bhutan, in serene environment with country villages and awesome views of landscapes and snow capped mountains and concluding this wonderful trip with a drive back to Paro for sweeping scenic flight to Kathmandu by Bhutan’s National Carrier “Druk Airlines” or to connecting flight to Delhi for your onward journey back home or to respective destination after a remarkable trip to Bhutan Gangtey – Gogona Trekking with great and excellent service of Annapurna Encounter.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode : Hotel-Guest-House and Camping
  • Total Trip : 08/09 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate to Adventurous
  • Season : March to June and September to November

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Unique Holidays staff.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for the trip.
Day 03: Fly to Paro in Bhutan via Druk Air and transfer to hotel.
Day 04: In Paro 2,280 m for sightseeing tour.
Day 05: Drive to Thimphu 2,320m / 7,656ft (54 k.m.) - 02 hrs.
Day 06: Drive to Gangtey 180 k.m - 05 hrs journey.
Day 07: Trek to Gogona village 15 k.m - 06 hrs walks.
Day 08: Trek to Khoatokha 15 k.m - 06 hrs walks.
Day 09: Trek to Wangdi Phodrang 14 k.m - 06 hrs walks.
Day 10: Trek to Chazam and drive to Thimphu - 04 hours drive.
Day 11: Morning drive to Paro airport for respective destinations.
Day 12: International departure for homeward bound.

Our extension trip near or within Kathmandu and beyond:
Para Gliding - Bungy Jumping - Cannoning - Rafting at Upper Sun-kosi (Bhote-kosi) Trisuli River-Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park or tours in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur & Patan ( Lalitpur)

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport our AE staff will receive with a transfer to hotel in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel area, an interesting place with shops, stores, international standard restaurants. Our guide will meet and inform you with details of the hotels and of Bhutan Gangtey - Gogona Trekking and more.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
A free day in Kathmandu with tours, morning guided sightseeing tour at places of interest, Kathmandu city and the surrounding valley steeped with history, culture. Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites with old Temples, Monasteries, Stupas, Royal Courtyard and Palaces, afternoon free at leisure for souvenirs shopping.

Day 03: Fly to Paro-Bhutan via Druk Air and transfer to hotel.
Depending upon the flight time to Paro in Bhutan transfer to Kathmandu international airport for an hour panoramic flight to Paro, on reaching at Paro airport, after going through immigration and visa formalities our Bhutan representative and guide will receive you in Bhutanese custom and tradition and a short drive to respective hotels in Paro, with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 04: In Paro 2,280m / 7,524 ft for sightseeing tour.
Morning after breakfast our guide will meet you at given time for a tour with short drive and nice walk with an hour uphill with slow gradual pace to the famed and charm of Bhutan at Taksang Monastery also called as “Tiger\'s Nest”. A place for meditation and prayers when monks and lama are in retreat and prayer in isolation for few weeks or months, from this high cliff edge of Taksang monastery overlooking scenic views of Paro and of distance snow capped Mountains, after a wonderful time return back by the same route, after lunch visit of 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, and then in 1967converted into a National Museum.

Day 05: Drive to Thimphu 2,320m / 7,656ft (54 k.m.) - 02 hrs.
After an interesting time at Paro, morning two hours scenic interesting drive to a modern capital of Bhutan in Thimphu ( the only city in the world without a traffic lights) , on reaching at Thimphu check in at respective hotels, after lunch visit the memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school.

Day 06: Drive to Gangtey 180 k.m - 05 hrs journey.
After a pleasant time in Thimphu with tour of interest places, morning a scenic drive to Gangtey to start our trekking in the finest area of Bhutan, journey leads through mid hills with stunning scenery of green terrains and valleys with traditional farm villages and after 4-5 hours of interesting drive arriving at Gangtey village a moderate size farm village with overnight in a farm house.

Day 07: Trek to Gogona village 15 k.m - 06 hrs walk.
From this nice village, starting the first day of trekking which is about for six hours but interesting with awesome sceneries walking into farm terraces, typical traditional villages and with time to observe the mid hills Bhutanese villagers daily farm life, the walk heads through serene alpine woodlands, and then reaching at Gogona village for overnight in guest house or lodge after a great day trek, here time permitting visit the old monastery.

Day 08: Trek to Khoatokha 15 k.m - 06 hrs walk.
After a fine and impressive stay at Gogona, today’s trek as same distance of first day walk for near six hours, the path leads to beautiful farm areas with cultivated terraces in this isolated villages with warm cheerful smile of the villagers, and then the trek heading to a wide valley to reach our overnight stop in a guest house or lodge at Khoatokha village.

Day 09: Trek to Wangdi Phodrang 14 k.m. - 06 hrs walks.
From this interesting and fascinating Khoatokha village, our day starts with a gradual ascent into tranquil and beautiful alpine forest full of rhododendron-magnolia-birch and fir and pines tall trees and then through few country side villages to Wangdi Phodrang to end the day walk with overnight in a nice guest house.

Day 10: Trek to Chazam and drive to Thimphu - 04 hours drive.
After a wonderful time in this quaint sleepy village, last day walk of this fine trip leads to a lovely village of Chazam, the walk leads into many interesting farm areas and lively villages with scenery high snow capped peaks in the far distance, and the with few hours of nice trek arriving at Chazam village ending this fine walking with drive to Thimpu which takes about 3-4 hours of interesting ride on a fine road, on reaching Thimpu with time for short walk around market for souvenir hunting.

Day 11: Drive to Paro and fly to Kathmandu or to Delhi.
Starting early this morning to connect the flight to Kathmandu or to respective destinations after a good drive in the morning reaching at Paro, the one and only Bhutan international airport and as per the flight time to Kathmandu, a scenic for an hour brings you at Kathmandu international airport and then transfer to respective hotels in the hub of hustle, bustle Kathmandu city.

Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.
Last day in Nepal with memorable moment and awesome experience and good time with Annapurna Encounter services, as per the international flight time our AE staff will transfer you to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries.

land of peaceful dragon Bhutan in the last Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom
trekking around Bhutan’s finest area of trekking around Gangtey, Gogona wonderful picturesque landscapes and view of amazing snow capped peaks
visiting Taksang Monastery “ The Tigers Nest” high above the cliffs edge
country of monasteries, religions, culture, traditions as it was for many years.