Punakha Winter Trek

Day 1: Chamina – Dopshing Pang

Drive north up the valley towards Dechencholing Palace, following the Thimphu Chhu, crossing the bridge after the army camp and before a beautiful monastery. Follow the unsealed road just above Chamina village. The hikes starts here.

From this point, if the weather is clear, you can see Phajoding monastery, which is located just above Thimphu. After 2 km, you can see Thinleygang village, Talo Monastery and the motor highway towards the ancient capital of Bhutan, Punakha. The trek from the pass is more or less downhill until you reach the campsite.

Distance7-8 hours
Time7-8 hours
AscentAscent 3,400 m
Camp Altitude…………. m

Day 2: Dopshing Pang – Chorten Ningpo

The trek to Chorten Ningpo is rather gradual and will take trekkers through thick forests, villages and rice fields. 

Distance8 hours
Time8 hours
Ascent……….. m
Camp Altitude2,700 m

Punakha Winter Trek – Finish

The trek finishes at Chorten Ningpo which is linked to Drukpa Kuenley, better known as the “divine madman”.

Distance………..
Time………….
Ascent……….. m
Camp Altitude…………. m