Samtengang Winter Trek

Day 1: Punakha – Limukha

After passing majestic Punakha Dzong you cross a footbridge over the Pho Chhu and walk up to Shengana. This is the longest bridge in Bhutan. You then climb gradually through the forest until you reach Limukha. Make sure you are carrying enough water as you won’t find any on the way to Limukha.

Distance12 km
Time4 hours
AscentAscent 880 m
Camp Altitude1,980 m

Day 2: Limukha – Chhungsakha

The path leads through rhododendron and oak forests to Chhungsakha. Chungsakha is a small village of about 10 houses. You’ll find a holy stone and an impressive Cyprus tree here that are reminders of Drukpa Kuenley, the “divine madman”.

Distance14 km
Time5 hours
AscentDescent 430 m
Camp Altitude1,550 m

Day 3: Chhungsakha – Samtengang

You walk downhill until you cross Pe Chhu before climbing again through the village of Sha on your way to Samtengang. Near the school in Samtengang you will see a small lake and your campsite is right next to it.

Distance13 km
Time5 hours
AscentAscent 650 m, descent 270 m
Camp Altitude1,830 m

Day 4: Samtengang – Chhuzomsa

The trail leads steeply downhill on a treeless slope to the road head at Chhuzomsa.

Distance15 km
Time5-6 hours
AscentDescent 730 m
Camp Altitude…………. m