Punakha Winter Trek

This 4 day/3 night trek is rated easy so is suitable for beginners although still require a reasonable level of fitness. It commences from the capital Thimphu and terminates in the neighbouring Punakha Valley.

This hike follows the old foot trail from Thimphu to Punakha passes through several villages, forests and rice fields. It offers incredible views of Phajoding Monastery and crosses through Sinchula Pass. Hikers will also camp near Chorten Ningpo, an ancient chorten linked to Bhutan’s favor...

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Dechencholing
4h 40m - 5km
Chamina

Day 1Trek Starts from Dechencholing – Chamina

Dechencholing - Chamina

  • Ascent 860m Camp altitude: 3,360m

    Drive towards Dechencholing Palace, following the Thimphu Chhu (river) and reach to Pangrizam, the last road point. From here the trek starts towards Shong Pang, and leads you through some beautiful villages. The camp will be just above Chamina village.

Meal and accommodations
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Chamina
7h 30m - 13km
Dopshing Pang

Day 2Chamina – Dopshing Pang

Chamina - Dopshing Pang

  • Ascends: 3,400m

    The trek trail ascends gradually until you reach the pass called Sinchula (3,400m). From this point, if the weather is clear, one can see Phajoding monastery just above Thimphu city. After another 2 km you can view Thinleygang village, Talo Monastery and the road towards the ancient capital of Bhutan, Punakha. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill until you reach the campsite at Dopshing Pang.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Dopshing Pang
8h - 13km
Chorten Ningpo

Day 3Dopshing Pang – Chorten Ningpo

Dopshing Pang - Chorten Ningpo

  • Camp altitude: 2,700m

    The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will take you through thick forests, villages and rice fields. Chorten Ningpo is linked to Drukpa Kuenley, better known as the “divine madman” and your guide will tell you of many colorful legends connected to this man. The campsite is right in front of the temple.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Chorten Ningpo
2h 30m - 5km
Zomlingthang
45m - 20km

Day 4Trek Ends at Zomlingthang

Chorten Ningpo - Zomlingthang

  • This morning the trek trail will lead you downhill through several villages until you reach a motor road. From here you will be met by your driver & vehicle and transported down the Punakha Valley to your overnight hotel accommodation.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
duration 4 days. International flight not included.

from 895$ (per person)

Difficulty:2/5
Comfort:5/5
Directly ask from local agency.