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Samtengang Trek

Samtengang Trek (3 nights 4 days)

This four-day trek is a short and pleasant journey from Punakha to Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag. It is a fairly easy trek as the altitude only ranges between 1100-1900m and the climate is warm throughout the hike.

The path takes you through forests of rhododendron and oak, through the villages of Sha and Chungsakha and across the longest footbridge in Bhutan. While this trek is available throughout the winter the best times to embark on it are between March-April and September and October. The trail is approximately 54km in length.

Max Elevation 1900 m
Min Elevation 1100 m
Difficulty Easy
Season March, April, September, October
No. of Days 4 Days


Day 1: Punakha – Limbukha 

 You will start trek from Changokha village-opposite to Punakha Dzong. En route we will pass by villages, paddy fields and the forest of pine and Rhododendron.

Altitude: 2120 m, Distance: 11 km, Time: 4-5 hours.

Over night at camp (Limbukha)

Day 2 :Limbukha – Chungsakha

We will be passing by the rhododendron and oak forest and orchids can be seen also. We will camp in front of Lama Drukpa Kuenley’s Lhakhang in the middle of Chungsakha village. We can see the life of Bhutanese and we can also visit the farmer’s house.

Altitude: 1700 m, Distance: 14 km, Time: 5-6 hrs.
Over night at camp (Chungsakha)

Day 3: Chungsakha – Samtengang

On today’s trail we can see the paddy fields, Bhutanese people, farmhouses, village of Sha Wangdi, lake and many more.

Altitude: 1920 m, Distance: 9 km, Time: 3-4 hrs

Day 4 :  Samtengang – Chhuzomsa

Altitude: 1600 m, Distance: 9 km, Time: 3 – 4 hrs

The Trek ends here