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October 20, 2020
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Gangtey Trek (3 days)

This is a 3 days trek with a maximum elevation of 3480m. It is quite easy. Although it is possible to trek throughout winter, it is recommended from March to May and September to November. In spring there are plenty of rhododendrons in bloom.

Day 1- Phobjikha to Zasa (15 kms. 6-7 hrs. 610m ascent, 410m descent)
The trek starts from Tabiting. The trail leads you through a sparse of blue pine forest, a large meadow of scrub bamboo, rhododendron, through forest of cypress, juniper and daphne. You will also come across a small village of Tserina, Gogona. Visit Gogona lahkhang (monastery. Inside the monastery is a Statue of Chenresig, Atisha and several manifestations of Guru Rinpoche. It is worth visiting it.

Day 2 - Zasa to Chorten Karpo (16 kms. 5-7 hrs. 450m ascent, 860m descent)

The trail leads you through a forest of fir, oak, spruce, dwarf rhododendron, miniature azaleas, cypress and juniper. You will also come across some monastries and stupas.

Day 3 - Chorten Karpo to Tikke Zampa (12 kms. 4-5 hrs. 120 ascent, 1340m descent)
Here you will have to climb a little bit and then you can walk easily to the top of a ridge. Continue walking till you reach the Tashila ropeway. At your own risk you can travel by this ropeway to avoid the steep descent. The climb down is very beautiful with so many rhododendrons, magnolias and dwarf bamboos. If you are in birds then this trail is best for birdwatchers. Keep descending till you reach Tikke Zampa.

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