Samtengang Winter Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for the overnight halt.
  • Day 2 visit Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) and Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery).

    After breakfast, visit Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) and Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery). Catch towering view of Mount Jhomolhari from the base of Drukgyel Dzong. Afternoon, visit Ta Dzong (now National Museum) and then Paro Dzong. Then drive to Thimphu (about 1 hr 30 m drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight halt.

  • Day 3 Morning, visit.
     Morning, visit National Library, Institute of Traditional Arts, Folk Heritage Museum and National Institute of Traditional Medicine. After lunch, visit Tashichhoedzong, Textile Musuem and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight halt in the hotel.
  • Day 4 Drive to Punakha and Wangdue.

    After breakfast, drive to Punakha and Wangdue (about 2 hrs drive). Enroute, halt at Dochula pass (10500 feet) to see the spectacular view of snow capped eastern Himalayan Mountains. After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yuela Chorten. Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 5 Starts trek from Punakha to Limukha (about 4 hrs trek). Overnight camping at Limukha.
  • Day 6 Limukha to Chungsakha (about 5 hrs trek). Overnight camping at Chungsakha.
  • Day 7 Chungsakha to Samtengang (about 5 hrs trek). Overnight camping at Samtengang.
  • Day 8 Samtengang to Chuzomsa.

    Samtengang to Chuzomsa (about 5-6 hrs trek). Trek ends and transfer to Wangduephodarng. Upon arrival, check into hotel for the overnight halt.

  • Day 9 Drive to Paro (about 3 hrs 20 m drive). On arrival, check into hotel for overnight halt. Evening, take leisurely walk through town.
  • Day 10 Transfer to Airport for your next destination.