Nabji Korphu Trek Package



Tour Code 04
Duration 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destination Covered Paro,Thimphu,Punakha,Trongsa
Price (Starting From) USD 4625 Per Person
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE PARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Upon arrival at Paro International airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and the tour guide will receive and escort you to designated Hotels. In the afternoon drive to the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong, an historic monument built by the Zhabdrung to commemorate his victory against invading Tibetans in 1644. In fine weather the towering peak of the sacred Mount Jomolhari (7314m) appears as a stunning backdrop. On the return, visit 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. After that drive to Thimphu - world's smallest capital takes about an hour on a well paved two lane road that follows Paro River downstream to the confluence with Wang Chu (Thimphu River). The 60 kms road then turn upstream towards Thimphu along the Wang Chu. Check in at the designated hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING

We will start our sightseeing tour visiting Memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972. Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Further, we will visit the Zorig Chusum - 13 Arts & Crafts Institute where traditional arts and crafts are still kept alive. The visitors can see students of different trades at work like: Sculpting, Thanka Painting, Wood Carving and other skills. Afternoon we will drive Paro. In the evening free for a leisure walk to explore Paro districts to experience the Bhutanese way of life.

Day 3: THIMPHU - PUNAKHA

After breakfast, drive over the Dochu-La Pass (3100 m), which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley. In the Dochu-La area there are vast Rhododendron forests that bloom in late April/early May covering the mountains in a riot of glorious spring colour. On arrival at Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 by the Shabdrung, the 'Unifier of Bhutan' as predicted by the great Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava). After lunch, enjoy a walk to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of the Drukpa Kuenly who is also known as the Divine Madman. He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time. He taught the people that religion is an inner feeling and it's not necessary that one should be an ordained monk. He is also considered a symbol of fertility and most childless couples go to his temple for blessing. Overnight at your hotel in Punakha.

Day 4: PUNAKHA - TRONGSA

Drive from Punakha to Trongsa via Pele La Pass on the Black Mountain range. On the way visit beautiful Chendebji Chorten, erected in the 18th century. On arrival at Trongsa visit Trongsa Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan. The view from the Dzong is spectacular and one can see across the landscape for many miles. Also visit the Ta Dzong museum housing an incredible collection of historical artifacts of the Royal Family. Overnight at your hotel in Trongsa.

Day 5: TONGTONGPHEY - JANGBI VILLAGE

After breakfast at your hotel, you will drive two hours from the Trongsa town along the Zhemgang highway brings you to the start of the Trek, Tongtongphey.

You can also augment your itinerary with a visit to Kuenga Rabten palace, an important heritage in Bhutanese history. After arming yourself with information about the trek from the information booth, the village guide steers you down to the Mangdi river where you cross a suspension bridge. On this stretch of the journey the otherwise rare Golden Langurs, an endangered species of primate are abundant and almost impossible to miss. You will come in contact with the Monpas who are believed to be the first inhabitants of Bhutan.

A glimpse into their lifestyle coupled with mythical legends about their origins further validates this claim. The campsite in Jangbi stands on the valley sill, which offers a resplendent view of the Mangdi valley. If you still have some energy you can watch a local cultural program or even better, take part in it.

Day 6: JANGBI VILLAGE - KUDRA VILLAGE

The morning allows you to further interact with the Monpas. Before you proceed, you can also pay a visit to the orchid garden that houses around 75 different varieties of orchids. The trail to Kudra is especially interesting as it passes stone imprints of Guru Rinpoche's footprints, dagger and phallus. Lunch is served just before you arrive at Phrumzur, one of the Monpa villages. After a quick visit to the village Lhakhang in Phrumzur and you then proceed to the campsite in Kudra. En route, you'll encounter another small Monpa village called Lekpogang, after which, the campsite in Kudra is just an hour's walk. The campsite offers a bird's-eye-view of Nyimshong village and also of Zhemgang town.

Day 7: KUDRA VILLAGE - NABJI VILLAGE

This part of the trek is a collage of streams, waterfalls and thick forests that will give you an invigorating feeling of being out in the wild. Animals such as Himalayan Squirrels, Rhesus Mecaques, and small snakes are often spotted along the trail. Himalayan black bears, Red pandas, tigers and Clouded leopards are also present this region. Upon arrival at the holy tree in Nabji, the villagers will give you a warm reception. Nabji is a beautiful village with paddy fields circling the clustered houses. You can also hike to the community school and enjoy a game of football or volleyball with the local school children.

Day 8: NABJI VILLAGE - KORPHU VILLAGE

En route to Korphu, Nabji temple is located amidst verdant paddy fields. Inside, there is a stone pillar on which Guru Rinpoche imprinted the thumbs of two warring kings as a symbol of resolution after bringing about peace. Korphu is situated on a mountaintop at an altitude of 1,500m. The most striking thing about Korphu is that the people exemplify hospitality almost treating you like royalty.

You have the option of being welcomed with a traditional 'Chipdrel' procession and a 'Marchang' ceremony. These ceremonies are typically reserved for royalty but here the villagers will greet you by singing these traditional songs of praise and wellbeing. They also perform the traditional 'Tashi Labey' dance to bid you farewell. The villagers can explain and demonstrate and even allow you to participate in the quintessential Bhutanese games of 'Khuru', 'Dego', 'Sok-sum', and 'Gee-dum'.

You can also visit the village temple that houses sacred relics of Pema Lingpa, the most famous Terton or 'Treasure revealer' in Bhutan. Lunch can be provided in the village campsite which also provides a spectacular bird's-eye view of Nabji and other surrounding areas.

Day 9: KORPHU VILLAGE - NIMSHONG VILLAGE

The hike from Korphu to Nyimshong is pleasant and arguably the best location for bird watching as it is home to over 395 avian species. The elusive Rufous Necked Hornbill has its nesting holes adjacent to the trail. The walk is interspaced with waterfalls and, streams and cantilever bridges. The evening brings you to Nyimshong village. The campsite is equipped with an amphitheatre. The women of Nyimshong have a penchant for singing and dancing and often put on cultural shows for visitors.

Day 10: NIMSHONG VILLAGE

You begin by descending towards the Mangdi River. You are likely to see Herons, River-lapwings and even Golden Langurs in this region. A steep hour-long climb will bring you to the road from where your driver will drive you back to Trongsa.

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Tour Detail

Inclusions :

  • Hotel
  • Upto 2 Star Hotel
  • Upto 3 Star Hotel
  • Upto 4 Star Hotel
  • Upto 5 Star Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transport
  • Transfers
  • Airport Pickup-Drop
  • Private Cab
  • Rafting
  • Private Guides
  • Camp Stay
  • Entry Tickets
  • Sim Card
  • Complimentary Drinks
  • Bus Transfer
  • Cab Transfer
  • Religious Tour
  • Stay Included
  • Mountain Trekking
  • Bike Tour
  • Bicycle Tour
  • Non Veg Meals
  • Veg Meals
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Service included above

Exclusions :

  • Air tickets, Guide and driver Tips and Personal expenses

Specific Departure Dates :

All Season waits

Terms & Conditions :

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Cancellation Policy

Tour programs booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

1

Within 45 days of the start of the tour program

15% of the total tour cost

2

Within 30 days

25% of the total tour cost

3

Within 21 days

30% of the total tour cost

4

Within 15 days

50% of the total tour cost

5

Less than 7 days

100% of the total tour cost

* DELAYED ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE

  • There shall be no fixed charge for the number of days of delay in arrival of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk-air problems or road blocks except for minimum charge on hotel cancellation, transport and guide.
  • There shall be no charge for the number of days of delay in departure of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk-Air problems or roadblocks. They will be charged only the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transport, guide and any other services required.

DRUK AIR CANCELLATION POLICY:

Tickets issued and cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows:

  • Within 45 days of the start of travel: no charges except documentation fees
  • Within 30 days of the start of travel: 50% of the fare
  • Within 15 days of the start of travel: 100% (No refund)
  • Name Change: USD 25 per ticket