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21-day Gangkar Puensum high altitude trek in Bhutan

Explore the uncharted territory of Gangkar Puensum with one of our certified mountain guides in Bhutan. Embark on this exciting, high altitude trek to have an exceptional time.


Private and Group




21 Days


May, Jun, Sep - Nov


Extremely Fit




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  • Explore the beautiful terrain of Gangkar Puensum in Bhutan.
  • Witness spectacular landscapes as you traverse rugged mountainous terrain.
  • Visit the famous Tiger's nest after the trek.


Join us to trek on the highest mountain in Bhutan!

Standing at a staggering 7,570 meters, Gangkar Puensum is one of the most iconic peaks in the country. It is located on the border between Tibet and Bhutan and is considered the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.

The 21-day Gangkar Puensum Trek is a high altitude trek which will lead you to the uncharted territory of this mountain-giant. It will take you on a wild, challenging journey, which is hardly undertaken by hikers. Trekking on rugged terrain, you will venture into unexplored mountainous terrain where you will see breathtaking landscapes and gorgeous views all along.

Since it is an extreme trek, only experienced trekkers who are in excellent shape are advised to join us. And, if you are one of them, you sure will have an exceptional time!

The journey will begin and end in the city of Paro. The following days include hiking through Bumthang, Nga Lhakhang and Bamurupa. You will visit several ancient dzongs, walk through beautiful forest and see many clear lakes on the way.

We’ll halt at Bamurupa and from there, you’ll get the first glimpses of Gangkar Puensum- a truly enchanting spectacle! The trail further leads to the beautiful Zhigeyphu valley, which offers clear vistas of pristine lakes.

You’ll also be crossing several high passes every now and then. Passing by Tsampa and Tashisa, you will finally descend to Bumthang, after having lived an incredible time.

And we do know that a trip to Bhutan would remain incomplete without the famous Tiger’s Nest hike, so you will definitely get a chance to visit this landmark monastery before ending this trip!

If you have the required skills, get in touch now to book your seat on this one of a kind Gangkar Puensum Trek. We’ll be happy to guide you. Also, check out this amazing Snowman Trek II, if looking for more adventures in Bhutan.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Arrival in Paro, transfer to Punakha I 1350m I 125km I 03 Hrs

Day 2: Punakha – Trongsa I 2180m I 129km I 07hrs

Day 3: Trongsa – Bumthang I 2600m I 65km I 02hrs

Day 4: Tharpaling Excursion

Day 5: Thangbi – Khakthang I Campsite: 2840m I 05-06hrs

Day 6: Khakthang – Kophu I Campsite: 3276m I 06-07hrs

Day 7: Kophu – Tsampa I Campsite: 3850m I 07-08hrs

Day 8: Tsampa – Shingo I Campsite: 4210m I 05 Hrs

Day 9: Shingo – Bamurupa I Campsite: 4500m I 05hrs

Day 10: Bamurupa halt

Day 11: Head to Zhigeyphu I Campsite: 4995m I 06hrs

Day 12: First halt at Zhigeyphu

Day 13: Second halt at Zhigeyphu

Day 14: Zhigeyphu – Tsampa I Campsite: 3720m I 04hrs

Day 15: Tsampa – Tshosarp I Campsite: 4430m I 05-06hrs

Day 16: Tshosarp – Tashisa I Campsite: 4117m I 06hrs

Day 17: Tashisa – Chokchum I Campsite: 3250m I 06-07hrs

Day 18: Chokchum – Dur – Bumthang I 2700m I 04hrs

Day 19: Bumthang – Punakha I 1350m I 216km I 07hrs

Day 20: Punakha – Paro – Tiger’s Nest I 2950m I 04km I 04hrs

Day 21: Hotel to airport


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Himalaya Kathmandu Nepal
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Hotel Shangri La Kathmandu Kathmandu Nepal
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Hotel Tibet Kathmandu Nepal
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About the guide: Wild Mountain

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Wild Mountain

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Wild Mountain Adventure is a leading adventure tour and travel company in Bhutan. It was founded in 2012 by Tandin, who is a passionate adventurer and mountain guide. The company is Licensed by the Department of Trade (License #1027883), approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and an active member of the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO).

Being passionate adventurer ourselves, we take pleasure in rediscovering Bhutan with every visitor who embarks on a journey with us. By combining our extensive local knowledge and high standard service, we guive our guests an unforgettable experience and lasting memories.

We are absolutely committed to provide every resource necessary to meet and exceed our guest expectations. We would like to have a close and open relationship with our clients and make sure their needs are met.
We take you one steep deeper into Bhutan, where few tourists go, off the beaten path. If you’re into nature and thrilling adventures, let Wild Mountain Adventure take care of all your worries and take you between the lines of a truly memorable travel tale. We have handpicked trekking and mountain guides licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

We are into: Trekking, Hiking, Nature, Photography and Birding



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