Samtengang Winter Trekking

| 10 days

Samtengang winter trek offers short and easy trekking option in Bhutan with pleasant feeling of freshness and greenery along the cultural essence of local tradition. As the name suggests, Samtengang winter trek is best experienced during winter season when the skies are clear and unconstructive views of Himalayas can be seen. Visit to monasteries, temples and Dzongs are the additional attraction of this Samtengang winter trek.

Samtengang winter trek initiates after arriving at paro airport followed by sightseeing around culturally rich cities Paro and Thimpu. Further we will be visiting the Punakha Dzong passing through beautiful rhododendron forests, we reach at starting point of the trek known as Limbuja. The trekking activity starts next day as we pass through green forests which takes us one step closer to the nature. Communicating with local inhabitants, we head further toward Samtengang, Wangdi across the beautiful paddy fields, farm houses and settlements. We take adrive form wangdi to paro next day and board a flight back to Kathmandu.

Samtengang winter trekking requires average level of physical fitness, however if you have passion towards trekking, hiking, jungle walk and meeting new people along their culture and tradition then embark with Euro Asia to make this holiday in Bhutan special and memorable.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation at Camp during trekking & Hotel in town.
  • 03 meals per day ( B+ L+ D).
  • Necessary camping equipment’s and tents.
  • All camping staffs.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance Fees to City and Monuments.
  • All necessary Transportation by luxury vehicle.

Price Excludes

  • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Any Airfares and Airport Taxes.
  • Bhutan Visa fee & TDF fee.
  • Any cost occurred due to landslide, political disorder or natural calamities, flight cancellation or any unforeseen reason, etc.
  • Any cost items not mentioned in cost includes clause.

Day to Day itinerary

    Day 01 : Kathmandu - Paro
  • Arrive Paro. Afternoon visit National Museum & Paro Dzong. Evening at stroll around the Paro twon. Welcome dinner and over night at hotel.

  • Day 02 : Paro Halt
  • Hike to Taktshang Goenpa. Afternoon visit Drukgyel dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Evening visit farmhouse for dinner,Suja (Butter Tea) and Ara (Local Alchol). . Over night stay at hotel.

  • Day 03 : Paro - Thimphu
  • Hike to Wangditshe. (1hr. 30minutes), then visit Mothithang mini zoo, to see the Takin, the National animal of Bhutan, Drupthop Lhakhang – the nunnery and Folk Heritage museum. Luch at hotel Thimphu. After lunch visit painting school, National Library and weaving center. Evening visit emporium and stroll around the Thimphu town. Over night stay at hotel Thimphu.

  • Day 04 : Thimphu - Punakha.
  • Drive to Punakha over Dochula. Visit 108 Drukwangyel chorten and chhimi lhakhang-the temple of fertility. Lunch at Punakha. After lunch , visit Punakha dzong, the magnificent one! And the view point of Khamsumyule Namgyel chorten. Over night stay at hotel Punakha.

  • Day 05 : Punakha - Limbukha (Start of trek)
  • We will start our trek from Changokha village-opposite to Punakha Dzong. En route we will pass by villages, paddy fields and the forest of pine and Rhododendron. Over night at camp at Limbukha.
    Altitude: 2120 m, Distance: 11km, Time: 4-5hours.

  • Day 06 : Limbukha - Chungsakha
  • We will be passing by the rhododendron and oak forest and orchids can be seen also. We will camp in front of Lama Drukpa Kuenley’s Lhakhang in the middle of Chungsakha village. We can see the life of Bhutanese and we can also visit the farmer’s house.
    Altitude: 1700m, Distance: 14km, Time: 5-6hrs.

  • Day 07 : Chungsakha - Samtengang
  • On today’s trail we can see the paddy fields, Bhutanese people, farmhouses, village of Sha Wangdi, lake and many more. Overnight at camp at Samtengang.
    Altitude: 1920m, Distance: 9km, Time: 3-4hrs

  • Day 08 : Samtengang - Tikizampa (Wangdi)
  • At Tikizampa, where our trek ends- we will bid goodbye to our cooks, horse men and other trekking staff. Our car with driver will meet again and then we drive to Wangdi. In the late afternoon, we will visit Wangdue Dzong. Over night stay at hotel Wangdue.

  • Day 09 : Wangdi - Paro
  • Drive to Wangdue over dochula pass (3150m). The drive will take about 5hrs. En route stop at Thimphu for lunch and then continue the journey to Paro.
    Diner and over night stay at hotel, Paro.

  • Day 10 : Paro - Kathmandu
  • Morning drive to Paro International airport for your onward flight to Kathmandu.