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Kitiphu Ridge trek

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14 days 13 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

14 people



Kitiphu Ridge trek combines seeing the main cultural highlights of the Kingdom of Bhutan with three days of scenic trekking. You will walk follow a quiet forest trail up to Tharpaling monastery and then once onto Kitiphu Ridge you should see the spectacular view of the Himalaya along the Bhutan – Tibet border including Mount Gangkar Punsum. This mountain is at an altitude of 7,570m and is known as the highest unclimbed peak in the world.

You have several days visiting Bhutan’s main cultural sites, you will explore Paro Valley with a walk to Taktsang or ’Tigers Nest’ monastery. We also time to explore Thimphu, Punakha’s 17th century Dzong and Bumthang. You have the chance to see Black-necked cranes in Phobjika and in Gyetsa village at start of Kitiphu Ridge trek. The cranes spend the winter in these places from mid-October to end of February and can be seen in their roosting areas located in wetlands in Phobjika and Gyetsa.


Kitiphu Ridge trek Highlights :

  • A real insight to this fascinating country by combining a tour of Bhutan visiting the main cultural centres as well as joining a short trek along Kitiphu Ridge.
  • Explore Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) in Paro, the dzong (fortified monastery) in Punakha, the capital of Bhutan in Thimphu, the dzong in Trongsa, the famous monasteries in Bumthang and also the Black-necked cranes Gangtey and Phobjikha Valley.
  • A scenic trek along a ridge high above Bumthang valley with superb views of the snow-capped mountains of the eastern Himalaya including Gangkar Punsum (at an altitude of 7,570m it is the highest unclimbed peak in the world).
  • Chance to see Black-necked cranes in Phobjika and in Gyetsa village at the starting point of Kitiphu Ridge trek. The cranes over winter in these places from end of October to end of February.

Trip Price Includes :

  • Bhutan visa.
  • All transfers including airport collections in Paro.
  • Twin share or double rooms at all places on the itinerary.
  • All meals and mineral water included while in Bhutan.
  • All tour arrangements including Bhutanese guide (English speaking trained and licensed by the Department of Tourism).
  • Meals allowance for your guide and driver.
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, Bhutanese guide, pack animals and cook.
  • Transportation will  be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.
  • All entrance tickets as noted in the tour’s itinerary.

Note: All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 370.

Trip Price Excludes :

  • International flight to/from Paro.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Use of bar as well as beverages in hotel, laundry, telephone calls or internet as well as personal shopping.
  • Tips for your guide as well as driver.
  • Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
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Fly to Paro (2,280m).

Sightseeing in Paro (2,280m).

Drive or to Punakha via Dochu La - 4 hours drive.

Sightseeing in Punakha, afternoon drive to Wangdi- 2 hours driving

Drive to Gangtey in Phobjika valley (3,000m)- 3 hours drive

Trek to Tharpaling monastery- 3 hours trek

Trek to Shonath Camp- 6 hours trek

Trek to Dur village & drive to Bumthang- 2 hours trek & 45 minute drive.

Sightseeing around Bumthang.

Drive to Wangdi.

Drive to Thimphu.

In afternoon drive to Paro.

Transfer to Paro airport for flight home.

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