Gangtey Gogona Khotakha Trek

8 Days

Gangtey Gogona Khotakha Trek is one of the best low altitudes trekking adventure in Bhutan. As name suggests we visit three major places Gangtey, Gaogona and Khotakha during this trek and it can be referred as camping trekking except at hotel stay in Paro and Thimpu. Gangtey Gogona Khotakha Trek mainly focuses more on natural and wildlife sceneries of Bhutan with exclusive cultural sightseeing opportunity at Paro and Thimpu.

Gangtey Gogona Khotakha Trek begins as we arrive at Paro on a scenic mountain flight over the Himlaays. Trek begins as we visit various attractions around Thimpu and Paro. We drive to Gangtey Gompa and hike to Gogona where we set up a tented camp. We then trek through Gogona to Khotokha, Chuzomsa, Punakha and finally get back into Paro. While trekking along the trails, we experience best of glacial valleys, go for bird watching adventure. It is also the chosen home of rare Black Necked Cranes which migrate here in winter from the Tibetan plateau. There are plenty of floras and faunas exploration opportunities during our Gangtey Gogona Khotakha Trek while passing through dense forests, meadows and spectacular landscapes along the trekking trail.

Gangtey Gogona Khotakha Trek is a short and easy trekking adventure in Bhutan ideal for all those who want to experience delightful trekking at Land of Bhutan. Best seasons for this trip would be Jan to May and Sept to Dec. Join this Gangtey Gogona Khotakha Trek with Classic Himalaya and get the best of Bhutanese trekking opportunity.

Trip Highlights:

  1. Visit three of the naturally blessed sites of Gangtey, Gogona and Khotakha
  2. Short and Easy tented camping trekking, ideal for all
  3. Plenty of sightseeing and cultural exploration while visiting dzongs, monasteries and palaces
  4. Exclusive bird watching opportunities

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive Paro by Druk Air flight. On arrival, meet, assist and transfer to Kichu Resort.
Rest of the day at leisure or if time prevails visit the National museum & Rinpung Dzong.  Overnight at Kichu Resort.

Day 02

AM: Drive 2 hours to Thimphu. Upon arrival check into Hotel Druk or River view.
PM sightseeing – Visit the Memorial chorten, Motithang mini zoo, Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. Overnight at Hotel Druk or River View.

Day 03

AM visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers.
PM drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters.  Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.

Day 04

AM early drive to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters. The trekking staff will be waiting for your arrival and start hike to Gogona. Camp at 3200 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 05

Gogona to Khotokha. amp at 3100 meters. Walking time 5/6 hours.

Day 06

Khotokha to Chuzomsa via Nizergang. Walking time 6/7 hours.  Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.

Day 07

AM drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong.PM drive back to Paro. Overnight at Kichu resort.

Day 08

Transfer to airport for final departure.