Gangtey Valley Tour – 6 nights / 7 days 7 Days - Private Tour

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Trip Grading:
Easy to moderate
Max Elevation
Approximately 3,000 meters (9,800 feet)
Major Attractions
Gangtey Monastery, Black-necked Crane Information Centre, scenic valley views
Best Season
Spring and autumn
Provided (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Comfortable hotels/lodges
Transportation options
Private vehicle
Trip Start/End
Paro, Bhutan


The Golden Triangle Tour combines the vibrant cultural heritage of Kathmandu, the wilderness of Chitwan National Park, and the serene beauty of Pokhara. Starting in Kathmandu, explore ancient temples and palaces, then head to Chitwan for thrilling wildlife safaris. Finally, unwind in Pokhara, known for its stunning lakes and mountain views. This tour offers a diverse experience of Nepal’s rich culture, wildlife, and natural beauty.

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Detail Itinerary

Arrive by Druk air BAe 146-100 series, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our tour officer. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight Kichu Resort.

visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the  Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven
floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short  walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Stroll around the market and return to Kichu Resort.

Drive to Thimphu will take 2 hours and will be a pleasant one mainly due to the well maintained road through out Bhutan. Upon arrival check into Hotel Druk or River view. PM sightseeing – Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market.

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. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.

Day excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley (Phobjika Valley) at an altitude of 2800 meters. The only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan is located here. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Currently there are 200 to 300 cranes residing in this valley and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) is taking every measures to ensure the safety of the Cranes.While the cranes reside in the winter valley for 4/5 months the village folks are not allowed to make loud noises or fish in the river that runs through the valley. Explore the fascinating glacier valley and return to the Resort.

AM drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed 2 hours to Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight Kichu Resort.

What’s included?

  1. Accommodation: 6 nights of stay in comfortable hotels or lodges.
  2. Transportation: Transfers between airport, hotels, and tourist sites.
  3. Meals: Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  4. Guided Tours: Exploration of Gangtey Valley with knowledgeable guides.
  5. Entrance Fees: Admission to attractions and cultural sites.
  6. Activities: Engage in activities like hiking, birdwatching, and cultural experiences.
  7. Local Experiences: Interact with locals and learn about their traditions and way of life.

What’s Excluded?

  1. International Flights: Airfare to and from your home country.
  2. Visa Fees: Any fees associated with obtaining entry visas.
  3. Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance for health, trip cancellations, or emergencies.
  4. Personal Expenses: Expenses for souvenirs, additional snacks, and drinks.
  5. Optional Activities: Any additional activities not included in the tour package.
  6. Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff (optional but appreciated).
  7. Alcoholic Beverages: Costs for alcoholic drinks beyond what’s included in meals.

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