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Itinerary for Punakha Winter Trek

Itinerary Details
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4-days/3 Night trek This punakha winter trek is an EASY, so is good trek for the beginners although still requires a reasonable level of fitness. This trek starts from the capital Thimphu and ends in the Punakha Valley the old capital city of Bhutan. It is recommended between March-early June and late September-November however is one of the few Bhutan treks that can be undertaken even in the winter months December-February due it's lower altitude. The maximum altitude is 3,400 meters.
Day 1Arrive at Paro and Proceed to Thimphu (55 kms | 1hours) Once you arrive in Paro, your Himalayan travel experts' tours representative and guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Thimphu will receive you. Thimphu: Capital to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Thimphu is one of the smallest capitals in the world. For most part of its history, Bhutan has tried consciously to save its culture from the influences of the western world. It is not that modernity has not reached this region, but is being introduced in a phased and balanced manner that is unheard of at any place in the world. All these make Thimphu and other parts of the country a unique destination. In after noon you can do sight seening in thimphu visit to thirteen arts and crafts school, national memorial chorten, zoo at motithang, and if time permits visit to the Buddha point.etc
Day 2Punakha winter trek (First day of theTrek Starts) Drive north up the valley towards Dechencholing Palace, following the Thimphu Chhu (river). Your vehicle transport will take you up to Pangrizam, the last road point. From here the trek starts towards Shong Pang, and leads you through some beautiful villages. Camp will be just above Chamina village Dechencholing - Chamina 4 to 5 hours Overnight: Tented Campsite.
Day 3 The trek trail ascends gradually until you reach the pass called Sinchula (3,400m). From this point, if the weather is clear, one can see Phajoding monastery just above Thimphu city. After another 2 km you can view Thinleygang village, Talo Monastery and the road towards the ancient capital of Bhutan, Punakha. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill until you reach the campsite at Dopshing Pang. Chamina - Dopshing Pang 7 to 8 Hours Overnight: Tented Campsite
Day 4The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will take you through thick forests, villages and rice fields. Chorten Ningpo is linked to Drukpa Kuenley, better known as the "divine madman" and your guide will tell you of many colourful legends connected to this man. The campsite is right in front of the temple Dopshing pang - Chorten Ningpo: 8 hours. Overnight: Tented Campsite.
Day 5This morning the trek trail will lead you downhill through several villages until you reach a motor road. From here you will be met by your driver & vehicle and transported down the Punakha Valley drive to your overnight hotel accommodation. Chorten Ningpo - Zomlingthang (2-3 hours).
Day 6Driver from punakha to paro via dochu la pass , check in the hotel and after lunch sight seeing in paro valley visit Ta Dzong ( museum ),Rimpong Dzong , and Kichu monastery the one of the oldest monastery in Bhutan which was build by one of the Tibetan saint in 7th century .
Day 7 Day 7 Departure. For more details contact: inf@himalayan travel experts.com

Booking the Tour

* All the Foreign National Tourists visiting Bhutan must travel through all-inclusive package Tourism, for which there is a fixed tariff set by the Royal Government of Bhutan.
* This tariff includes:
accommodation, Meals, Transportation within the country, Guide services, sightseeing and entrance fees for the museums and monuments.
* All tours must be booked through a Local Travel Operator/Travel Agent.
Please find our bank address below to transfer the tour payment.
1. Bhutan National Bank, Thimphu, Bhutan.
Bank Acocunt No: 0005610423001
2. Bank Address:
Bhutan National Bank, P.O Box 439, GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan SWIFT Code: BNBTBTBT

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