3 Days Gangtey Trek

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3 Days Bhutan Gangtey Trek

Day 1 : Phobjikha (3000m)- Zasa (3130m)

Distance: 15 km

Time: 6-7 hours

Ascent: Ascent 610 m, descent 410m

Camp Altitude: 3,130 m

The trek starts from Tabiting village. The trail leads through meadows and fields, and the climb takes you to Tsele La (3430m) through a mixed forest of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendron. From Tsele La you will descend into Juge Kangkha Chhu valley. And then the path leads to Gogona, well known for its “Gogona Cheese” production.

The campsite is a bit further on besides a small stream in a yak pasture called Zasa.

Camping at Zasa yak pasture.

Day 2 : Zara(3130m)- Chorten Karoo(3300m)

Distance: 16 km

Time: 5-7 hours

Ascent: Ascent: 450 m, descent: 860 m

Camp Altitude: 3,330 m

The trail goes gently uphill. A long and gradual climb will lead you to Shobe La Pass (3,480m). After crossing the pass, you will descend to a wide valley, surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. Passing an old coal mine and a miner’s camp, you will eventually come to Chorten Karpo, where you will see four ‘chortens’ in honor of the four chief abbots who came from this area.

Camping near the Chorten Karpo.

Day 3 : Chorten Karoo (3300m) – Tikke Zampa (1500m)

Distance: 12 km

Time: 4-5 hours

Ascent: Ascent 120 m, descent 1,340m

From the camp you climb till you reach a forest road. From here it’s an easy walk up to a little ridge at Tashi La (2800m). Then the trail leads you back into the valley through one of the finest birdwatching areas in Bhutan. There are species found here like laughing thrush, shrike, magpie and woodpecker. Further on, the trail descends into terraced wheat fields and finally meets the road near Tikke Zampa at 1500m. The trekking ends.

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