Himalayan Punakha Winter Trek
During your visit Himalaya or tour Himalaya. The Himalayan Punakha Winter Trek follows the ancient route from Thimphu to Punakha. Low altitude makes this trek possible throughout the whole winter. But March to May and September to November is the best seasons for this trek.
- Visit the impressive Dzong (fortresses), former palaces and Buddhist monasteries!
- Hike through the ridge top Goembas (monasteries) and meet the monks.
- Hike through the terraced farmlands and villages, visit the farmhouses and meet the villagers.
- Attend the local festivals and events.
- Visit the vibrant markets and towns.
- Visit the traditional arts and crafts workshop, meet the artisans, weavers and painters!
- And much more…
- Receive and Transfer to Airport
- Double/Twin in 3 Star Hotel
- 3 Meals every day with Evening Tea
- Toyota SUV for FIT & Toyota Bus for Group with Driver.
- English Speaking Guide
- All Sightseeing
- Museum Fees
- Bhutan Visa
- All Permits
- Bottled Mineral Water
- Walks and Hikes
What’s is Not Include
- Guide and Driver tip
- International Airfare
- Laundry Charges
- Internet, International calls
- Other Beverages
- Donation when photographing
- Travel Insurance
- Baggage Handlers tip
You’ll follow an itinerary which has been researched and planned by our experts, saving you all the hassle of organizing the trip. The itineraries are designed to minimize the time spent travelling and maximize the variety of experiences. From small buses to riverboats as well as on foot.
Itinerary at a Glance:
- DAY 1: Arrive Paro International Airport by Druk Air-Thimphu
- DAY 2: Decholing-Chamina
- DAY 3: Chamina-Dopshing Pang
- DAY 4: Dopshing Pang-Chorten Ningpo
- DAY 5: Chorten Ningpo- Zomlingthang(Punakha)
- DAY 6: Punakha-Punakha
- DAY 7: Punakha-Paro
- DAY 8: Paro-Paro
- DAY 9: Paro International Airport See off by your guide.
Drive up the valley north towards Dechencholing Palace, following the Thimphu Chhu. The transport will reach you up to Pangrizam, the last road point. From here the trek starts towards Shong Pang, and leads you through some beautiful villages. The camp will be just above Chamina village.
The trek trail ascends gradually up till you reach the pass called Sinchula (3400m). From this point, if the weather is clear, one can see Phajoding monastery, which is just above Thimphu. After 2 km, you can view Thinleygang village, Talo Monastery and the motor highway towards Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill till you reach the campsite.
The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will take trekkers through thick forests, villages and rice fields. Chorten Ningpo is linked to Drukpa Kuenley, better known as the “divine madman”. The campsite is right in front of the temple.
For about two to three hours, the trek trail will lead you through several villages until you reach a motor road. From the motor road, you will follow the road towards Punakha.Overnight in hotel.
Overnight in hotel.
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What is the best time to visit Bhutan?
In Bhutan every season has its own charm; as such the country has variety of doings to the tourist according to their interest. But the most visited months are usually March, April and May during which the country is at its best scenery as the spring just hits off and of course in the later months of the year like August, September, October and November. These are the peak seasons as the weather during these time of the years are pleasant and warm and not to forget the festival months. However, Bhutan Creative Tours is focusing to spread out visitation over the year because, come rain or shine, there is something for all parts of the year. The winters are cold, but we have winter treks and festivals in the southern parts of Bhutan,which has warm weather through out the year. A winter in Bhutan is characterized by clear blue skies, but you need your jackets with you.
Do I need a Visa for Bhutan? How can I obtain a Visa for Bhutan?
All visitors traveling to Bhutan are required to obtain a Visa prior to your arrival to Bhutan, except for Indian nationals holding a valid Indian passport. After your confirmation to visit Bhutan with us, you can just download and fill out the Visa Application form from our website and send it to us. We’ll have the visa confirmation letter processed within 7 working days and send it to you. The Visa Application System used by the national tourism office is designed by our CEO when he was working as the Chief Researcher for the Tourism Council of Bhutan. This makes it very easy for us to leverage visa processing even during the final minutes before your arrival to Bhutan.
What Documents will I require at the Airport when I come to Bhutan?
You will need your Passport which has 6 months validity for its expiry date, Druk Air e-ticket, whether you booked it through us or the Druk air’s website and your Visa confirmation letter which we will send you prior to your arrival in the country. And please to carry a copy of your tour itinerary as well.