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Punakha Giligang Hike
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If you are up for a combination of visits to the beautiful Khamsum Chorten, the old hilltop temple Giligang and Punakha Dzong, with the opportunity to experience stunning views of the valleys, this is an enjoyable yet challenging hike.

Fact of Trip

Difficult Level: Strenuous
Departure: Daily (Early Morning)
Duration: 5 hours
Starts from: Khuruthang or your Hotel
Ends at: Punkha Dzong
Attractions: Stunning views of the valleys
Transportation:  Private Car
Paro to Jili Dzong : Khamsum Chorten – Giligang: 2-3 hours, Giligang – Changyul bridge: 1 hour. Total: 4-5 hours

Trip Itinerary

If you are up for a combination of visits to the beautiful Khamsum Chorten, the old hilltop temple Giligang and Punakha Dzong, with the opportunity to experience stunning views of the valleys, this is an enjoyable yet challenging hike.

The hike takes you through rice paddies and up the twirling trail to Khamsum Chorten where you can take a well-deserved rest while admiring this impressive structure and the beautiful view of the valley below. From here, the trail climbs slowly upwards on the mountainside. Giligang with its 300-year old temple is a perfect spot to enjoy your picnic lunch. From Giligang, the trail continues easily downhill until you reach Changyul Bridge just before Punakha Dzong.

Cost Information:

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation by car
  • Lunch and refreshment
  • Tour guide
  • Entry permit for monastery

Cost Not Includes:

  • Cost for Horse Ride
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Travel Insurance
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