Samtegang Winter Trek 10 Days / 9 Nights
Trip Code: HAT75
Hotels in the ciites and camping during trekking
Winter, Spring and Fall
Best Time For Travel:
Cost from US$ 2180 per person
Trip Over View
Samtegang trek is suitable for beginners or those enthusiasts who want to experience some trekking in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The trek is at low altitude, has short walking hours and covers short distances. Samtegang trail begins at Punakha and passes through forests of pine, oak and rhododendron. During the trek, you will see Jhomolhari (23,995ft / 7,315m) in the west and Kang Bum Peak (20, 665ft / 6,300m) to the east. In addition to the sights along the trek, you will visit the fantastic Dzongs of Thimpu and Paro and experience first-hand rich culture and traditions of Bhutan.
Travel Tip: We recommend that you do not attempt this trek during summer because of extreme high temperatures. Instead, we recommend this trek in winter when temperatures at night are around freezing and days are comfortably warm. Spring and fall are also a good seasons to take up this trek.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro.
Day 02: Paro.
Day 03: Paro to Thimphu (2.5 hrs).
Day 04: Thimpu to Punakha (3 hrs).
Day 05: Punakha to Limukha (8 miles, 4 hrs).
Day 06: Limukha to Chungsakha (9 miles, 5 hrs).
Day 07: Chungsakha to Samtengang (9 miles, 5 hrs).
Day 08: Samtengang to Wangdue/Thimpu.
Day 09: Thimpu to Paro.
Day 10: Departure.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro
We meet our guide at the airport and transfer to our hotel. After lunch, we stroll around the market in town. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 02: Paro
Today is a full day sightseeing in the Paro Valley which includes the ruins of the Drugyel Dzong, National Museum, large and impressive Ripong Dzong and the local market. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 03: Paro to Thimphu (2.5 hrs)
Today we drive on the winding road along Paro Chu (Chu means water or river) downstream to the confluence with Wang Chu. We then turn upstream and travel along the Wang Chu to Thimpu - the capital of Bhutan. In the afternoon, we visit King Jigme Doreje Memorial Chorten. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 04: Thimpu to Punakha (3 hrs)
Today we drive to Punakha and visit the local Dzong. Overnight in s hotel.
Day 05: Punakha to Limukha (8 miles, 4 hrs)
Today we start the trek. We cross the bridge over the Pho Chu from Punakha Dzong and walk to Shengana. Our trek begins with a gradual climb through Chir Pine forests. On the way, we visit a village called Dompala.
Day 06: Limukha to Chungsakha (9 miles, 5 hrs)
The trail today takes us through rhododendron and oak forested areas. En route we pass the famous Drukpa Kuenlay Lhakhang, the resting place for the remains of the first three kings of Bhutan. Overnight in a camp.
Day 07: Chungsakha to Samtengang (9 miles, 5 hrs)
The trail now takes us through the village of Sha Wangdue. We camp lakeside at Samtengang.
Day 08: Samtengang to Wangdue/Thimpu.
The trail now drops down to the motor road. From here we drive to Wangdi Phodrang and lunch at the Guest House. After lunch drive to Thimpu. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 09: Thimpu to Paro
We visit Simtokha Dzong - one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan, built in 1629 A.D. We also visit the Wood Craft and Painting Schools and Handicrafts Emporium. In the evening, we drive to Paro.
Day 10: Departure
Bid farewell to your crew and an amazing Bhutan and board your flight to your next destination.
- A level accommodation on twin sharing basis while in the cities.
- All camping gears that includes - 2 person sleeping tent with floor and fly sheet, dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tents, dinning tables, chairs, pillows and mattresses.
- English speaking Guide.
- Cook and kitchen aides.
- All intercity transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
- Pack animals and animal drivers during trekking.
- All necessary supplies.
- 3 meals a day.
- Bhutan visa fee.
- Sightseeing admission fees.
- International and internal airfares.
- Travel Insurance and emergency evacuation.
- Expenses of personal nature like drinks, tip, telephone, laundry etc.
- Extra expenses due to nature or unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, road blockade, no show etc.