Gangri Tours


This six-day trek is perfect for individuals who prefer not to undertake high-altitude climbing. It spans the distance between Paro and Thimphu, connecting the airport area with Bhutan’s capital city. The trek takes you through a picturesque landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes, meadows, and alpine terrain adorned with alpine and dwarf rhododendron forests. The camps are conveniently spaced at relatively short distances, and the overall trek offers a leisurely experience at altitudes ranging from 2400 to 4200 meters. Along the way, you’ll also have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the tallest unclimbed peak in the world.

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Duration: Five nights/six days
Altitude: 2400-4200 m
Standard: Easy-medium
Season: March-June; September-November

Detail Itinerary

Distance 7 km, 4-5 hours, 1,090 m ascent, camp altitude 3,480 m.
You will start your trek from TaDzong (National Museum) in Paro and today you will ascend more than 1,000 meters in elevation. The route begins from a gravel road and then you will go through agricultural farms for about 30 minutes. You will then climb up a steep ridge after which you will go through bluepine and fir forests leading you to DamcheGom. You will then reach a ridge below the Jala Dzong where you will camp for the evening.

Distance 10 km, 4-5 hours, 310 m ascent, 50 m descent, camp altitude 3,770 m.
Today you will start your hike with a steep climb for about 90 minutes after which the route evens out and the ascent becomes easier. You will pass through alpine forests and dwarf rhododendron trees. At your campsite at Jangchulakha, you may see local yak herders and yaks.

Distance 11 km, 4 hours, 230 m descent, 330 m ascent, camp altitude 3,870 m.
Today’s adventure commences as you embark on your hike from a ridge. On a clear day, you’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas of towering mountains and lush alpine flora. Your campsite for the day will be nestled in close proximity to JimgelangTsho, where the renowned giant trout in the pristine lake are a noteworthy feature.

Distance 11 km, 4 hours, 820 m ascent, 400 m descent, camp altitude 4,110 m.
Today you will leave your lakeside camp and move to another lakeside camp. You will pass through rhododendron vegetation and also pass a lake, Janetsho, along the way. Along the route, you will meet yak herders and see their camps giving you first hand experience of nomadic life in the Himalayas. You will camp near the SimkotraTsho Lake.

Distance 10 km, 3-4 hours, 130 m ascent, 680 m descent, camp altitude 3,750 m.
You can begin the day with a prayer to have a clear whether. After a gradual climb and if your prayer is answered and the whether is clear, you can view the spectacular Mount GangkarPuensum (7570), the highest unclimbed
mountain in the world. You can also view several other high peaks. From here, you will descent towards Phajoding where will camp for the night just above the popular Phadjoding Monastery.

Distance 4-5 km, 3 hours, 1,130 m descent.
You can visit the Phadjoding monastery from where you will walk downhill through blue pine forest for about three hours to reach the Bhutan Broadcast Service (BBS) Telecommunication Tower in capital Thimphu.

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