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Samten  - Gang Winter Trek - 10 days

Day 01 Arrive Paro by Druk Air Flight: 
During this flight,one will experience breath taking views of Mount Everest , Kanchanjunga and other Himalayan Peaks including sacred Chomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport you will be received by a representative of Yod Sel Tours & Treks. Then drive to Olathang Hotel through paro valleys, and enchanting experience. After lunch go to visit the Ta-Dzong (Museum ). Overnight at Olathang Hotel.

Day 02 Paro - Sightseeing: 
Drive Northwest up the Pa Chu to Drugyel Dzong, the ruined Fort,which once defended this valley from the Tibetan invasion. This fortress, now a burned shell, was once strategic in Bhutanís defence against the Tibetan invasion. Mount Chomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong. This can be viewed on a clear day. On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farm house. After lunch walk up the hill just above Olathang Hotel to stretch you legs for the excursion to Taktsang view point.

Day 03 Paro - Thimphu: 
This morning follow the winding road besides the Pa Chu (Chu means river or water) down stream to its confluence with the Wangchu, then up valley to Thimphu , the capital . Afternoon lunch at the Hotel. after lunch visit the Memorial Chorten, here the faithful circumbulate the shrine dedicated to the Late King saying their prayer beads as they walk. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 04 -Thimphu - Khuruthang: 
Drive to Khuruthang with pack lunch which will be provided at the Hotel. Stop at Dochula pass if the weather is clear to get a view of the snow capped Himalayan mountains. Lunch at the camp and then drive to Punakha Dzong. Visit the Dzong if the Monks are in Thimphu. 

Day 05 - Khuruthang - Limukha:  
Drive till Punakha Dzong.The trek begins with the gradual climb through Chir-Pine forest. A stop to visit the village of Dompla can be organised depending on the groupís choice. Distance 5/6 hours. Overnight in camp.

Day 06 - Limukha - Chungsakha: 
The trail today takes you through Rhododendron and Oak forested area. Enroute pass a famous Drukpa Kuenley Lhakhang. Overnight in camp. Distance - 14 kms. about 5/6 hours.

Day 07 - Chungsakha - Samtengang: 
The trail now takes you through the village of Sha Wangdi district. Camp at Samtengang at the lake side. Distance 13 kms. about 5 hours. 

Day 08 - Samtengang - Wangdi / Thimphu:
The trail now drops down till the motor road. Drive till Wangdiphodrang and lunch at the Tourist Lodge. Then continue to drive to Thimphu. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 09 - Thimphu - Sightseeing: 
A full day of sightseeing and shopping in Thimphu. Wander in the town, visit the handicrafts emporium. Visit the workshop where all the handicrafts are produced if you like . Afternoon visit the TashichhoDzong . Then drive out for Motithang Hotel, take a walk up the hill behind the Hotel and visit the Takin penned up there. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 10: Thimphu - Paro airport  /  Kathmandu:
Note: Climate (General in October): Days are Normally Warm 15-25o calicos; Nights are cool about 5-10o.

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