Kitiphu Ridge will appeal if you looking to experience the unique culture of Bhutan as well as going on a short Himalayan trek.
Our itinerary combines seeing the main cultural highlights of the Kingdom of Bhutan with three days of scenic trekking. You will walk follow a quiet forest trail up to Tharpaling monastery and then once onto Kitiphu Ridge you should see the spectacular view of the Himalaya along the Bhutan - Tibet border including Mount Gangkar Punsum. This mountain is at an altitude of 7,570m and is known as the highest unclimbed peak in the world.
You have several days visiting Bhutan’s main cultural sites, you will explore Paro Valley with a walk to Taktsang or ’Tigers Nest’ monastery. We also time to explore Thimphu, Punakha’s 17th century Dzong and Bumthang.
You have the chance to see Black-necked cranes in Phobjika and in Gyetsa village at start of Kitiphu Ridge trek. The cranes spend the winter in these places from mid-October to end of February and can be seen in their roosting areas located in wetlands in Phobjika and Gyetsa.