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Gangtey Gogona Trekking 11 Days

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Namaste Nepal: We arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you will be transferred by the guides to the hotel. We check-in and you have free time in the evening to explore the city. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02: All Templed Out: Early breakfast at Hotel followed by a full day of sightseeing visiting the following:

The 2,000 years old Buddhist shrine of Swyambhunath. Situated on the top of the hill west of the city, it’s the most popular and instantly recognizable symbol of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the “Monkey Temple” because, well, you guessed it, there’s a ton of monkeys “mokeying” around there.

From here we make a brief stop at the colorful Durbar Square, The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari and the Jagannath temple from the 17th century and famous for its colorful painted carvings, We also visit Kasthmandap temple, which is a three story temple built from a single tree in 12th century.

We then have a good bite to eat then head off to Patan which is also often referred to as Lalitpur, or “city of beauty”. Patan has a long Buddhist History and the four corners of the city are marked by Stupas erected by the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka around 250 B.C. This is the second largest city and has several attractions like the Royal Palace, Bhimsen temple, Manga Hiti, King Yogaendra Malla’s Statue, Krishna temple, Taleju temple, 15th century Golden Temple and Mahaboudha Temple (known as temple of 10,000 Buddhas), Kumbeshwar Temple, Bishwakarma Temple, Uma Maheshwar Temple.

After being all templed out we head back to the hotel for a good earned rest. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu Paro Thimpu: After breakfast we transfer you to the International Airport in Kathmandu to fly to Paro, Which is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel.



Day 04: Thimphu/Gantey: Morning drive to Gantey via Simtokha Dzong, Dochula pass and Richengang village. In Gantey visit the Gantey Gompa monastery. (Village Lodge) 3000m.

Day 05: Start trek to Gogona:
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 06: Trek to Khotokha: 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 07: Trek or Ropeway to Wangdi/Punakha: 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.

Day 08: Drive to Paro via Thimphu: More sightseeing in the morning and drive to Paro via Thimphu (en route). Visit Paro Museum, Dzong and the local farm house.

Day 09: Sight Seeing in Paro: Morning take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, the father of the Bhutanese strain of Mahayana Buddhism, arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery. Taktsang was severely damaged by fire in year 1998 and now has been restored in its original grandeur. After lunch, visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum. The museum collection includes ancient Bhutanese art and artifacts, weapons and country’s exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong situated at commanding height, overlooking Paro valley. This Dzong is symbolic as the religious and secular centre of all affairs of the valley.Evening visit a traditional farm house to get an idea on lifestyle of local people. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Paro - Kathmandu: After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu transfer to the Hotel rest of the day is leisure.

Day 11: Kathmandu - Country: Breakfast at Hotel. Today you will be transferred to the airport to fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time.

 

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