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SAMTENGANG NUBDING TREK

Itinerary

At your arrival at Paro international airport, you will be met by our local tour guide and transfer to Thimphu, which is about 65 km. Your drive takes you through enchanting Paro valley with hillside surrounded by golden roofed temples. In Thimphu visit the giant Golden Buddha Statue, the statue of Buddha Dodrelma with the valley view of Thimphu city. Coming down from the top, visit the National Memorial Chorten built in memory of the third king of Bhutan. This beautiful complex is visited by people of all walks throughout the day and night and is one of the public religious figures in Thimphu. The road uphill takes you to Changangkha Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temples in Thimphu. In the evening visit Trashichhoe Dzong, this giant fortress built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in the year 1641 and later it was rebuilt in 1969 to the present incarnation. 

We recommend making an early start since, on a clear day the view of the Himalayan snow-capped mountain peaks can be visible. The pass is one of the most beautiful motor pass in Bhutan lies at an elevation of 10150ft/3100m. It also holds 108 Chorten called “Druk Wangyel Chorten” surrounded by colorful prayer flags. This Chorten were built in honor of His Majesty the fourth king of Bhutan and his people for their victory over the Indian Insurgence. It was built in the 2004. Arrival Lobesa make a pleasant short hike to Chemi Lhakhang, which takes around thirty to forty minutes walk from the road head. This historical temple is built in 1499 by Lama Ngawang Chhogyel in honor and memory of his brother Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as the “Divine Mad Man”.

Today after you breakfast in the hotel drive to Samtengang Village. Meeting with your trekking crew and then begin your trekking trail with a gradual uphill climb through the pine and rhododendron forest with breathtaking views of the remote Sha Valley and the view of the Wangdue Dzong which lies in ruined. After you lunch your trail takes you through a gradual downhill through oak, rhododendron and broad leaf forest. En route take time to visit the remote local village settlement and farm house for a unique cultural experience interacting with the local people. Your trek finally ends up at Raja Wo village where you will hold for a night after crossing a small bridge lies at an elevation of 1900m. Optional hiking roots are available at your early arrival towards the waterfall.

Today your trail begins with uphill climb through a farm road until you catch the trekking trail along the Dang Chhu (river). The trail takes you through broad leaved forest with pristine environment and with chanting sound of the birds. Before you reach your campsite at Reda Goempa, the trail takes you through steep climb of forty minutes. Reaching your campsite, make a short visit this historical Ridha Goemba (temple). Your campsite lies at an elevation of 2200m. 

After you morning breakfast, your trail takes you through alpine forest with a gentle uphill climb until you reached the main road at Nubding Village, a tiny settlement located between Wangdue and Phobjikha Valley. Your trek ends here in this region. From here your vehicle will transfer you to your hotel in Punakha.

Today before you drive to Paro visit the Punakha Dzong saddled on the confluence of two rivers, Pho Chhu (male River0 and Mo Chhu (Female River). This magnificently located fortress was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The dzong is surrounded by myths and stories and was served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. The establishment of the Wangchuk dynasty on 17th December, 1907 took place here and the first National Assembly was first held here in 1953. After the dzong drive to Paro via Dochu La Pass 10150ft/3100m. Reaching Paro visit the giant Paro Rinpung Dzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in the year 1646 after the small Hungrel fortress built by Lam Dung Dung who offered the site to Zhabdrung. 

It is now time to embark on your adventurous journey of the day. We suggest making an early start. Taktshang Goemba is one of the most spectacularly located Goemba in Bhutan perched at a cliff side at an elevation of 3000ft/915m. It is said that Guru Rinpoche visited the site riding on the back of a tigress and meditated here for three months. The site has been recognized as most sacred and visited by many permanent religious leaders. The monastery built in 1692, was completely damaged by fire on 19 April 1998 and has been restored to the present structure. Following downhill from the Goemba, drive to visit Kichu Lhakhang. After the temple your drive takes you to the Paor town, stroll around the town and the drive to your hotel.

After your leisurely breakfast in the hotel drive to Paro airport and depart to your onward destination. Here you bid adieu to your helpful Bhutanese tourist guide and driver and proceed to your onward destination.

01 Rate inclusive of all three meals both local and continental healthy cuisine 
02 Rate inclusive of all accommodation [three star hotels with double/twin sharing basis] 
03 Rate inclusive of air-conditioned tourist standard transportation 
04 Rate inclusive of local tour English-speaking licensed guide on all your sightseeing tours 
05 Rate inclusive of extensive choices of flexible comprehensive tour itineraries 
06 Rate inclusive of Bhutan Government Royalty fees of $ 65 per person per nights 
07 Rate inclusive of all entry fees, museum fees and historical attraction fees 
08 Rate inclusive of all applicable taxes – BST 10%, Service Charge 10% 
09 Rate inclusive of one time visa fee of USD 40 
10 Rate inclusive of airport arrival and departure transfer in Bhutan 
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Bhutan Government uphold a strategy of “High Value-Low Impact” tourism policy, which serves as the purpose of creating an image of exclusive and high-yield destination among travelers.  Therefore, Baeyul Excursions has initiated its tourism policy – to maintain its environment, ecological friendly, preservation of social-cultural and economically viable, prevent from overrun mass tourism and while at the same time to ensure visitors get the most out of their trips. The minimum cost outlined by Baeyul Excursions offers the charm of the isolated Himalayan kingdom, which was founded on the principle of sustainability.

GROUP SIZEYOUR BHUTAN TRIP COST
Single Individual USD 2,070/- 
Group of 02 Members USD 2,000/- 
Group of 03 Members and Above USD 1,790/- 

One Time Bank Transfer Charges

USD 45/-

01 Rate does not include incoming & outgoing Bhutan airfares and airport taxes 
02 Rate does not include drinks and alcohols and non- alcoholic beverage 
03 Rate does not include guides speaking language other than English 
04 Rate does not include expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, potter, telephone/fax calls, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, any insurance etc 
05 Rate does not include extra expenses or loss due to nature and un-foreseen events beyond the control of our management 
06 Rate does not include any service outside Bhutan 
07 Rate does not include one time bank transfer charge of USD 45 
08 Rate does not include tipping to guide, driver etc. 
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