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Samtegang Winter Trek is a culture trek passing through the villages of Punakha & Wangdi region in Beautiful Country Bhutan. As the name indicates, this trek is best done from late autumn and through the winter and offers an opportunity to visit villages, farms, temples & beautiful nature of the country Bhutan. In this trek, you can visit the famous Drukpa Kuenley Lhakhang/temple, known as the Divine Mad Monk known for his amazing and surprising methods of teaching the Buddhist philosophy.

Route Highlight
Area: Punakha, Wangdi Region,
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 days,
Starting point: Paro
Ending point: Paro
Best season: October to March
Maximum group size: 30 pax
Minimum pax/Person: 1 pax
Mode of trekking: Camping
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

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Day to day schedule to Bhutan: 10d Samtegang Winter Trek

  • Day 1: Paro Arrival

    Flight Kathmandu-Paro Arrival and Transfer to hotel, o/n in a hotel

  • Day 2: Sightseeing of Paro o/n in a hotel (B,L,D)

    You will visit the fortified tower of Ta Dzong, now a natural history Museum, ruins of Drugyal Dzong that once guarded the invading Tibetan forces, and Kyichu Temple of 7th century and local township.

  • Day 3: Drive to Thimpu o/n in a hotel (B, L, D)

    In the morning, you will visit the famous Takstang Retreat (Tiger’s Nest) and in the afternoon drive to Thimpu- the capital of Bhutan

  • Day 4: Drive to Punakha,o/n in a hotel (B,L,D)

    Drive to Khuruthng with pack lunch provided from the hotel. Stop at Dochula pass at 10,000ft for a clear view of the snowcapped Himalayan peaks towards the north bordering Tibet. Descend to Punakha via the picturesque fortress that houses the winter migration of monks from Thimphu

  • Day 5: Drive and trek to Limukha (6hrs) o/n in camp (B,L,D)

    Drive to Punakha Dzong; the trek begins with a gradual climb through Rhododendron and Oak forests; en route visit the village of Dompala can be organised on the group’s choice

  • Day 6: Trek to Chungsakha (5hrs) o/n in camp (B, L, D)

    The trail today takes you through Rhododendron and Oak forests; en route visit the famous Drukpa Kuenley Lhakhang/temple, known as the Divine Mad Monk known for his amazing and surprising methods of teaching the Buddhist philosophy

  • Day 7: Trek to Samtengang (5hrs)o/n in camp (B,L,D)

    The trek takes you through the village of Sha in Wangue District. The people of this area have their own dialect of Dzongkha, and were known in olden times for the famous bull fights in the fields that sometimes led to duels amongst the village men, where a village status was required to be defended against a neighboring village

  • Day 8: Trek and drive to Thimphu, o/n in a hotel (B,L,D)

    The trail now drops till the motor road and drive to Thimpu

  • Day 9: Thimphu- Paro, o/n in a hotel (B, L, D)

    Drive to Paro and free afternoon

  • Day 10: Paro to Kathmandu, o/n in a hotel (B)

    Transfer to international airport in paro and fly to Kathmandu.

What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer from to the international airport in Kathmandu and Paro
  • Accommodations in standard hotels on full board (B.L.D)
  • Private transport, in city English -speaking guide, airfare Kathmandu- Bhutan – Kathmandu
  • All monument entrance fees, Royalty and visa fee of Bhutan
  • English speaking local guide, cook, porters or pack animals
  • During trek: accommodation in tent, 3 meals a day

What is excluded?

  • Personal expenses like soft and hard drink, laundry, telephone
  • Airport tax and tips for local staff
  • Personal insurance for helicopter rescue in case of emergency

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer from to the international airport in Kathmandu and Paro
  • Accommodations in standard hotels on full board (B.L.D)
  • Private transport, in city English -speaking guide, airfare Kathmandu- Bhutan – Kathmandu
  • All monument entrance fees, Royalty and visa fee of Bhutan
  • English speaking local guide, cook, porters or pack animals
  • During trek: accommodation in tent, 3 meals a day

What is excluded?

  • Personal expenses like soft and hard drink, laundry, telephone
  • Airport tax and tips for local staff
  • Personal insurance for helicopter rescue in case of emergency

Trip Customization

All our programs are just one example of what is possible. Himalayan Leaders since 1989 (!) Experience in organizing tailor made tours. Therefore, contact us for your personal desire program! Send us an email  and we are glad to help!

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