ITINERARY OVERVIEW

 Day 1: Arrival in Paro – Thimphu.    Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing.  
 Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha.    Day 4: Punakha - Limukha (Trek start).  
 Day 5: Limukha – Chungsakha.    Day 6: Chungskha – Samtengang.  
 Day 7: Samtengang – Tika Zam (Bridge)- Wangdue (Trek end).    Day 8: Wangdue-Paro.  
 Day 9: Paro sightseeing.    Day 10: Departure.  

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TREK

 

The Samtengang Trek is a moderate 4-day hike exploring some of the beautiful forests, many remote historical and religious sites and isolated villages in and above the Punakha & Wangdue Valley. This tour also visits some of the many highlights of the Paro and Thimphu Valleys.

  • Enjoy incredible views of mountain peaks including Jumolhari.
  • Pass through pine, fern, oak and rhododendron forests and plantation fields.
  • Explore seldom visited, remote communities and sacred buddhist sites.
  • Experience Bhutan’s unique culture up-close with farmhouse visits and village excursions.
  • Drive over high mountain passes affording sensational views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
  • Marvel at the elaborate and ancient wall paintings and carvings in Dzongs and temples.
  • Incorporate a Value-Added Option such as a cooking lesson or meditation session with a monk.