Samtengang Winter Trek

The Samtengang Winter Trek is a popular hiking route in Bhutan that takes around 3 days to complete and covers a distance of approximately 30 kilometers. The trek passes through beautiful forests, hills, and traditional villages, and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range. The best time to embark on the Samtengang Winter Trek is between December to February.


Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, you can explore the town or relax for the rest of the day.

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Along the way, you will stop at the Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge and visit the National Memorial Chorten. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong, the seat of Bhutan’s government and religion.

After breakfast, drive to Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan. On the way, you will stop at the Dochula Pass and visit the Chimi Lhakhang Temple. In the afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong, the winter residence of Bhutan’s spiritual leader.

After breakfast, drive to the starting point of the trek at Khuruthang. Begin the trek by crossing a suspension bridge over the Punatsangchhu River and start climbing through rice paddies and forests to Limukha. You will camp overnight at Limukha.

Today’s trek will take you through beautiful forests and past several small villages. You will have lunch at the highest point of the trek, Dochula Pass, and then continue to Chungsakha where you will camp overnight.

Today’s trek will take you through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests. You will have lunch at the village of Sha, which is known for its beautiful bamboo products. After lunch, continue trekking to Samtengang, where you will camp overnight.

Embarking from the campsite, the trail for today is an arduous ascent with steep inclines, making it quite challenging for trekkers. The path meanders through vast stretches of agricultural fields, eventually leading into the picturesque Dang Chhu valley. The journey culminates at Tika Zam’s bridge (5100ft/1555m), where the road awaits. Settle down for a relaxing night’s stay at a comfortable hotel in Wangdue.

After breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakang and Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. On the way, you will cross the Dochula Pass, which offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range. Overnight in Paro

After breakfast, you will hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest monastery, one of the most famous and revered religious sites in Bhutan. The hike will take you through beautiful forests and offer stunning views of the Paro valley.

Once you reach the monastery, you can explore the complex and learn about its history and significance. Afterward, you will hike back down and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to the airport for your next destination.