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Walking in Bhutan (Gangtey Festival) - Explore!
11 days

Walking in Bhutan (Gangtey Festival)

Start and end in Kathmandu
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US $4,610
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Start and end in Kathmandu! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Walking in Bhutan (Gangtey Festival), you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Kathmandu, Nepal and 5 other destinations in Asia. Walking in Bhutan (Gangtey Festival) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Trip starts in the Nepali capital Kathmandu
  2. Day 2: Fly to Paro in Bhutan; museum visit and hike to Zuri Dzong
  3. Day 3: Drive across the Dochu La (3,100m); hike on the Divine Madman's trail
  4. Day 4: Visit Punakha Dzong; walk through fields to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Stupa
  5. Day 5: Hike from Longtey to the stunning glacial valley of Phobjika
  6. Day 6: Experience Gangtey festival; walk in the Phobjika Valley and visit Black Crane Centre
  7. Day 7: Visit the Gangtey festival; Lawala ridgeline hike
  8. Day 8: Trek from Dochu La; drive to Thimpu the Bhutanese capital
  9. Day 9: Trek through the forest to Taktsang 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery
  10. Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu; explore the Old City on foot
  11. Day 11: Trip ends in Kathmandu
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
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  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Reviews About This Operator

  • Ian
    · December 23rd, 2019
    We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and the sights that we visited. Just a shame that the over bearing presence of the... Show more
    Review collected by Explore!
  • Jennifer
    · December 23rd, 2019
    I would have liked to have been informed about sharing a room in Thimpu earlier. I was only told when I got my final... Show more
    Review collected by Explore!
  • Gillian
    · December 23rd, 2019
    This tour was absolutely brilliant, and this was down to the effort of the tour leaders making us all feel welcomed.... Show more
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

11 days
Walking in Bhutan (Gangtey Festival)
From Kathmandu to Kathmandu
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    14 Sep, 2021
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Good to Know

  • Currency
    Nepalese Rupee
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M, G. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, G.

    Type C
    Bhutan and Nepal
    Type E
    Bhutan and Nepal
    Type F
    Bhutan and Nepal
    Type D
    Bhutan and Nepal
    Type M
    Bhutan and Nepal
    Type G
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Bhutan. Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Nepal. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Bhutan and Nepal. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Nepal. Ideally 1 week before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before March 30th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 30th, 2021, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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