Samtengang Winter Trekking

Samtengang Winter Trekking

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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Country visited: Bhutan
  • Trip starts from: Paro
  • Trip End in: Paro
  • Max. Altitude: 3150m
  • Trip Grade:
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House
  • Transpotation: Car, Bus, Plane
  • Group size: Min. 2 pax

Trip Highlights

  • 10 Days combination of Tour & trekking.
  • Excellent Mountain view including Mt. Chomolhari.
  • Visit to beautiful monasteries.
  • Camping at peaceful and wonderful location.
  • Walk-by Villages, Paddy Fields and the Forest of Pine and Rhododendron.

Samtengang Winter Trekking 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 nonconstructive 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 Thimphu. 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 a drive 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.

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Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01 : Arrival
  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley(Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square)
  • Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Day 04 : Paro Hike
  • Day 05 : Hike from Paro to Thimphu
  • Day 06 : Drive from Thimphu to Punakha
  • Day 07 : Trek from Punakha to Limbukha (Altitude: 2120 m, Distance: 11km, Time: 4-5hours)
  • Day 08 : Trek from Limbukha to Chungsakha (Altitude: 1700m, Distance: 14km, Time: 5-6hrs)
  • Day 09 : Trek from Chungsakha to Samtengang(Altitude: 1920m, Distance: 9km, Time: 3-4hrs)
  • Day 10 : Trek from Samtengang to Tikizampa (Wangdi)
  • Day 11: Driver from Wangdi to Paro
  • Day 12: Fly from Paro to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Departure

Day to Day itinerary

    Day 01 : Arrival
  • Welcome by our representative at the airport, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Later enjoy a Welcome Dinner in the evening.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley(Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square)
  • After breakfast we are going to do some sightseeing activities today. As planned, we are going to explore some of the most iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu city: Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan City, Kumari Temple and lastly Tibetan Refugee Camp evening drive back to hotel.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Flight from Kathmandu and finall arrive Paro. Afternoon visit National Museum & Paro Dzong. Evening at stroll around the Paro town.

    Stay overnight at Paro.

  • Day 04 : Paro Hike
  • Hike to Taktshang Goenpa. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Evening visit farmhouse for dinner,Suja (Butter Tea) and Ara (Local Alcohol). . Over night stay at hotel.

    Stay overnight at Paro.

  • Day 05 : Hike from Paro to 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. Lunch at hotel Thimphu. After lunch visit painting school, National Library and weaving center. Evening visit emporium and stroll around the Thimphu town.

    Stay overnight at Thimphu.

  • Day 06 : Drive from Thimphu to Punakha
  • Drive to Punakha over Dochu La Pass. 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.

    Stay overnight at Punakha.

  • Day 07 : Trek from Punakha to Limbukha (Altitude: 2120 m, Distance: 11km, Time: 4-5hours)
  • 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.
    Stay overnight at Limbukha.

  • Day 08 : Trek from Limbukha to Chungsakha (Altitude: 1700m, Distance: 14km, Time: 5-6hrs)
  • 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.
    Stay overnight at  Chungsakha.

  • Day 09 : Trek from Chungsakha to Samtengang(Altitude: 1920m, Distance: 9km, Time: 3-4hrs)
  • On today’s trail we can see the paddy fields, Bhutanese people, farmhouses, village of Sha Wangdi, lake and many more.

    Stay overnight at Samtengang.

  • Day 10 : Trek from Samtengang to 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.

    Stay overnight at Wangdi.

  • Day 11: Driver from Wangdi to Paro
  • Drive to Wangdue over Dochu La Pass (3150m). The drive will take about 5hrs. En route stop at Thimphu for lunch and then continue the journey to Paro.
    Stay overnight stay at Paro.

  • Day 12: Fly from Paro to Kathmandu
  • Morning drive to Paro International airport for your onward flight to Kathmandu.

    Later in the evening enjoy the Farewell Dinner.

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Day 13: Departure
  • After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly to onward destination.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation at Camp during trekking & Hotel in town.
  • 03 meals per day Except Kathmandu( 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.
  • International Arrival and Departure transfer in Kathmandu.
  • 03 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with daily breakfast.
  • Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with guide and entrance fee.
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner.
  • Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag and T-shirt.

Price Excludes

  • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Any Airfares and Airport Taxes.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu(Except Farewell Dinner and Welcome Dinner)
  • 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.
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