Gangtey Trek

Gangtey Trek is a short and relatively easy trek with beautiful villages and monasteries en route. The trek is possible throughout the whole winter but the best time for this trek is March-May and September-November.

Note: The trekking tour program does not include the total duration. Please select the trek of your choice and contact us. We will send you the program and duration. You can also combine the trek with the cultural tours. The trek which is less than five nights is the cultural trek that is done with the cultural tours.


Duration: 3 days

Maximum Elevation: 3480m

Highest Camp: 3330m

Standard: Easy

Best Seasons: September-May

Start: Phobjikha

Finish: Tikke Zampa

Day 1: Phobjikha – Zasa

(Distance: 15km, Duration: 6-7 hours, Ascent: 610m, Descent: 410m, Camp altitude: 3130m)

The Trek starts near the village of Tabiting. The trail winds through meadows and fields and the climb takes you through a mixed forest of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendron to Tsele La (3430m). From here you descend into the Juge Kangkha Chhu valley. Further on, the path leads to Gogona, well known for “Gogona Cheese”. The campsite is a bit further on besides a small stream in a yak pasture called Zasa.

Day 2: Zasa – Chorten Karpo

(Distance: 16km, Duration: 5-7 hours, Ascent: 450m, Descent: 860m, Camp altitude: 3330m)

A gentle climb leads to Shobe La pass (3,480m). The descent from the pass leads to a wide valley, surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. Below the route one can see Khothokha, a village with about 60 houses. You finally reach the campsite by climbing gently up till you see four chortens in a forest of blue pine.

Day 3: Chorten Karpo – Tikke Zampa

(Distance: 12km, Duration: 4-5 hours, Ascent: 120m, Descent: 1340m)

From the camp you climb till you reach a forest road. From here it’s an easy walk up to a little ridge at 2800m. The walk down back into the valley leads you through Bhutan’s best bird watching areas.