Punakha to Wangdue Trek

The Punakha to Wangdue Trek is a scenic journey that combines cultural exploration with moderate trekking through picturesque landscapes. This trek offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in Bhutanese rural life, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas. Here’s a detailed itinerary for the trek:

Overview and Highlights:

Cultural Exploration:

  • Visit ancient monasteries and temples along the trekking route, gaining insight into Bhutanese Buddhism and culture.
  • Interact with local villagers and experience the hospitality of rural Bhutanese communities.

Scenic Beauty:

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas, lush valleys, and terraced fields throughout the trek.
  • Explore the serene landscapes of Phobjikha Valley, known for its natural beauty and unique ecosystem.

Trekking Experience:

  • Moderate trekking suitable for adventurers of various fitness levels.
  • Experience camping or homestays in remote villages, providing an authentic cultural experience.

Local Cuisine:

  • Taste traditional Bhutanese cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients, offering a delightful culinary experience.


  • The trek can be organized through local tour operators, who arrange permits, guides, accommodations, and logistics.
  • Accommodations during the trek include camping in scenic locations or homestays in local villages.


Day 1: Arrival in Paro

  • Arrive at Paro International Airport, where you’ll be greeted by your guide.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Paro and settle in.
  • Explore Paro town, visit local markets, and get acquainted with the surroundings.
  • Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 2: Paro Sightseeing

  • Begin the day with a visit to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred temples.
  • Explore the National Museum of Bhutan, housed in the Ta Dzong (Watchtower), offering insights into Bhutanese culture and history.
  • Visit Rinpung Dzong, a stunning fortress-monastery overlooking the Paro valley.
  • Leisurely stroll around Paro town and immerse yourself in its charm.
  • Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 3: Paro to Punakha

  • Drive from Paro to Punakha, enjoying scenic views of the Bhutanese countryside.
  • Visit Dochula Pass en route and admire the panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • Continue the journey to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong, a majestic fortress at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers.
  • Overnight stay in Punakha.

Day 4: Punakha to Talo

  • Start the trek from Punakha to Talo, passing through lush forests and charming villages.
  • Visit Talo Monastery and explore the village.
  • Camping or homestay experience in Talo.

Day 5: Talo to Nobgang

  • Continue the trek from Talo to Nobgang, enjoying the scenic beauty along the way.
  • Visit Nobgang Monastery and interact with the local community.
  • Camping or homestay experience in Nobgang.

Day 6: Nobgang to Gangtey

  • Trek from Nobgang to Gangtey, passing through pristine forests and meadows.
  • Visit Gangtey Monastery and explore the scenic Gangtey village.
  • Camping or homestay experience in Gangtey.

Day 7: Gangtey to Wangdue

  • Continue the trek from Gangtey to Wangdue, descending through beautiful landscapes.
  • Enjoy the serene ambiance of Phobjikha Valley.
  • Camping or homestay experience in Wangdue.

Day 8: Wangdue to Paro

  • Drive back to Paro, reflecting on the memorable trekking experiences.
  • Spend the rest of the day at leisure in Paro, perhaps indulging in some souvenir shopping.
  • Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 9: Departure from Paro

  • Transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward journey, bidding farewell to the enchanting kingdom of Bhutan.

The Punakha to Wangdue Trek offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and outdoor adventure, making it an unforgettable journey through the heart of Bhutan.


  • All Transportation including pickups and Drops – Non A/C
  • All Accommodation
  • Meals CPAI (Only Breakfast)
  • All Sightseeing as per Itinerary
  • All Immigration Formalities
  • Daily 1 Bottle Mineral water
  • 1 Tourist Sim-Card for a group
  • All Internal Taxes


  • Train/Airfares
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • 4 & 5 star accommodations and meals (On Request)
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, drinks, laundry, etc
  • Guide Charges
  • Museums & Monuments fee
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, Flight cancel, flight delay, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Anything which is not include in the itinerary.

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