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Punakha Winter Trek

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Tailor-made those who love moderate and easy treks, this path take you along the ancient walking route from Thimphu to Punakha. You will be treated with scenic landscapes, forest and several villages. The best part of the trek is that you will get to see rural Bhutan.

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Duration: Four days 
Max. Elevation: 3,400m
Highest Camp: 3,360m
Standard: Easy
Best Seasons: September to May
Start: Dechencholing (Thimphu)
Finish: Zomlingthang (Punakha)

Day 1: Dechencholing – Chamina (four to five hours, ascent 860m, camp altitude 3,360m).

After a short drive from Thimphu to Pangrizampa, along the banks of the Wangchu river, you will start the trek. It is a leisurly hike traversing through some traditional and beautiful villages. You will reach Shong Pang and then Chamina village, your camp for the night.

Day 2: Chamina – Dopshing Pang (seven to eight hours).

A fairly harder trek, today you will need to make a gradual ascend until Sinchula (Pass, 3,400m). On a clear day, you can Phajoding monastery, located just above Thimphu from here. After about another two kilometers walk, you reach another pass, from where Thinleygang village, Talo Monastery and the motor highway towards the ancient capital of Bhutan, Punakha, is visible. Once you cross the pass, the trek is a gradual descend, until the campsite at Dopshing Pang.

Day 3: Dopshing Pang – Chorten Ningpo (eight hours, camp altitude 2,700m).

It is an easy trek that will take you through thick forests, villages and rice fields. Chorten Ningpo is linked to Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as the “divine madman”. You will be camping right infront of the temple.

Day 4: Chorten Ningpo – Zomlingthang (two to three hours).

Today too, you will be trekking through several villages until you reach a motor road. It takes about two to three hours. From the road, you walk till Punakha following it.

GROUP SIZE: Any group Size                                                           
MEALS : Full Board
TRIP ACCOMMODATION : Tourist Standard Hotel,
generally 3 to 4 star category.
ROUTE: Paro & Thimphu
TRIP TYPE :Trekking  Tour 

TRIP SEASONS: Jan, Feb,  Oct and Nov, Dec                                  
BEST MONTHS:an, Feb,  Oct and Nov, Dec    
TOUR  MONTHS: Jan, Feb,  Oct and Nov, Dec        
SDF : USD 100  Per person
VISA FEE: USD 40 (One time)



-Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
-Accommodations in listed or similar hotels (pleasant hotels 3-4 star type) during the tour and in tents during the trek.
-All meals, including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the trip.
-All land transfers, sightseeing with entrance fees.
-Experienced Trekking Tour Guide.
-Bottled water in the vehicle and other camp servces during the trek:
-Fully-serviced camping trek
-Provided during the trek: tents (sleeping, dining Kitchen and toilet tents), trekking mattresses, small air pillow, Hot-water bag, Pressured Altitude Bag for altitude emergencies, Pony to carry luggages, Basic Medical Kit.Cook and assistants accompany the group. All meals, beverages and snacks are provided.
-Flights in and out of Bhutan.
-Personal trekking gears such as  clothing, shoes etc.
-Travel insurance, Drink, Visa fees, Laundry 

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