This four day trek is a short and pleasant journey from Punakha to Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag. It is a fairly easy trek as the altitude only ranges between 1100-1900m and the climate is warm throughout the hike.
The path takes you through forests of rhododendron and oak, through the villages of Sha and Chungsakha and across the longest foot bridge in Bhutan. While this trek is available throughout the winter the best times to embark on it are between March-April and September and October. The tra...
Day 1Pass by the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan
Punakha - Limukha
Ascent: 880 m Camp altitude: 1,980 m.
After passing majestic Punakha Dzong you will cross a footbridge over the Pho Chhu and walk up to Shengana. This is the longest bridge in Bhutan. You then climb gradually through the forest until you reach Limukha.
Day 2Path leads through rhododendron and oak forests to Chhungsakha.
Limukha - Chhungsakha
Descent: 430 m Camp altitude: 1,550 m.
The path leads through rhododendron and oak forests to Chhungsakha. Chungsakha is a small village of about 10 houses. You’ll find a holy stone and an impressive Cyprus tree here that are reminders of Drukpa Kuenley, the “divine madman”.
Day 3Walk downhill until you cross Pe Chhu
Chhungsakha - Samtengang
Ascent: 650 m Descent: 270 m Camp altitude: 1,830 m.
You walk downhill until you cross Pe Chhu before climbing again through the village of Sha on your way to Samtengang. Near the school in Samtengang you will see a small lake and your campsite is right next to it.
Day 4Trail leads steeply downhill on a treeless slope
Samtengang - Chhuzomsa
Descent: 730 m
The trail leads steeply downhill on a treeless slope to the road head at Chhuzomsa.
Day 5Trek Ends at 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 our driver & vehicle and transported down the Punakha Valley to your overnight hotel accommodation.