Gangri Tours


For most Bhutanese, this is a trip down memory lane. This trail was probably the most frequented as it connected Thimphu and Punakha – two most important centers of power – in the olden days. However, the beauty remains in that the trail weaves through villages, farms, meadows, forests, temples, etc – one after the other. There is not much to climb and, undertaken at the right season, the weather is superb. Expect to see endless fields of rice, corn, local people, and wonderful campsites and scenery to boot.



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Duration: four days
Entry & exit: Paro airport
Altitude: 1000-1200m
Standard: easy
Best Seasons: March to early June and September to November
Place: Punakha, western Bhutan


• Connects the old capital and the modern capital of Bhutan, Thimphu and Punakha respectively
• The trail follows the ancient footpath local people used before the advent of roads
• Trail weaves through Sinchula pass, considered one of the best fishing and outdoor adventure locations in Asia Pacific.
• Great landscape, villages and farms

Detail Itinerary

Trek time: 7-8 hours
The trek will starts at Chamina village. From this point, if the weather is clear, you can see Phajoding monastery, which is located just above Thimphu. After two kilometres, you can see Thinleygang village, Talo Monastery and the motor highway towards the ancient capital of Bhutan, Punakha. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill until you reach the campsite.

Trek time: 8 hours
Camp altitude: 2,700m
The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will take trekkers through thick forests, villages and rice fields.

The trek finishes at Chorten Ningpo which is linked to Drukpa Kuenley, better known as the “divine madman”.
Punakha Winter Trek (3 Days)

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