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GANTEY - GOGONA TREK (8 days / 7 nights) Terms & Condition
Departure dates in 2001
Sept 06, **20 & **27 Oct 18, Nov 01,08,22 Dec 06,20

** Departures with festivals in Bhutan. Itinerary may be revised in order to coincide with festivals

Maximum group size: 11 person,
Land & Air: US $ 1640 (Ex KTM)
Single supplement: $175
Grade: "AA"

This is a combination of easy and moderate trek starting from Phobjikha valley. Phobjikha valley at 3000m is one of the few glacial valleys and is chosen home of the rare Black Necked Cranes which migrate here in the winter from Tibetan plateau. The trek visits the nomadic villages of Gogona and Khotokha passing through meadows, fields, through forests of Juniper, Magnolia and rhododendrons finally descending to sub-tropical vegetation in Punakha and Wangdi valley. This is one of the finest low level treks in Bhutan.


Day 01: Paro /Thimphu (D)
Arrive by Druk Air flight and transfer to Thimphu. (Hotel Wangchuk) Welcome Dinner and briefing.

Day 02: Thimphu/Gantey (B/L/D)
Morning drive to Gantey via Simtokha Dzong, Dochula pass and Richengang village. In Gantey visit the Gantey Gompa monastery. (Village Lodge) 3000m.

Day 03: Start trek to Gogona. (B/L/D)
Morning explore around and watch the rare back-necked crane (seasonal) and after breakfast begin trekking to Gogona Village. The trail passes through forests of juniper, dwarf bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons. Evening free to explore around. Distance covered: 15 kms/ in 6hrs. Camp alt. 3400 m.

Day 04: Trek to Khotokha (B/L/D)
Today we climb a pass and descend downhill through the changing vegetation to the wide and temperate valley of Khotokha, the summer home for nomads of Wangdi region. Distance: 16 kms in 6/7 hrs. Camp alt. 2800 m.

Day 05: Trek or Ropeway to Wangdi/Punakha (B/L/D)
Short trek from your campsite brings you to the village of Tashila, from here a rope way operates to the road head near Wangdi.You can choose to take the lift or walk downhill for 3 hours. Much of the vegetation on today’s trek is a sub-tropical and moist. Transfer to the hotel and in the afternoon visit Punakha & Wangdi-phodrang. (Hotel Dragon Nest)

Day 06: Drive to Paro via Thimphu. (B/L/D)
More sightseeing in the morning and drive to Paro via Thimphu (en route). Visit Paro Museum, Dzong and the local farm house.

Day 07: Paro Sightseeing. (B/L/D)
Clients are given an option to hike to Taktsang and others will taken to visit local villages, monasteries, farm houses. (Olathang/Pelri Cottages)

Day 08: Departure. (B)
Transfer to airport for departure flight.