Samlha Tours & Travels

Gangtey Nature Trail Hike

The glacier valley of Gangtey Valley in enchanted Bhutan sometimes called the Phobjikha Valley is very popular among tourists. The hike through Bhutan’s Gangtey Nature Trail in the valley is the country’s most picturesque and quickest natural trail. The path trek begins at the Mani (similar to Chhorten) stone wall north of Gangtey Gonpa and concludes at Khewa Lhakhang. After passing through Sumchubara town and the rhododendron gardens, you reach the pine-covered forest, which opens out at a canopy that provides breathtaking views of the valley. Rhododendrons in candy-floss, crimson, and violet colors cover the woodlands on either side of the Valley in the spring, giving them a particularly beautiful appearance. The Valley is covered in pearly white snow during the winter, and caramel-horned yaks graze there. It is without a doubt one of Bhutan’s most enjoyable hikes with stunning scenery.

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