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The Nabji Korphu Community Trek

The Nabji Korphu Community Trek

The Nabji Trail is an ideal posy-harvest/winter trekking set out in Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. This trek offers a short, easy and enjoyable journey around scenic Trongsa Dzongkha. It is also the first community-run eco-trek in Bhutan to offer it. This is a low-altitude trek in pretty Bhutanese farmland and forest, and therefore altitude is not an issue. This trek also helped improve the living standard of people by providing alternative means of sustainable livelihoods,”. Your travel will give rural communities additional source of income to supplement their livelihood from subsistence farming.

The Nabji- Korphu trails takes you through 6 rural communities. You can immerse yourself in the daily lives and farming chores of the local communities while helping them to conserve environment as well as their cultural and historical heritage. The climate is warm and pleasant as the trail ranges between 1000m -1500m in altitude and there is a wide variety of flora and fauna. You will get a chance experiencing traditional rural life firsthand while enjoying natural beauty of Bhutan. The best time to embark on this trek is in winter, between October – April.

Brief Description of Cities covered in this tour

Thimphu: Capital and the largest city of Bhutan - Only capital city in the world that does not have traffic lights - Main center of Commerce, Religion and Government in the country - Most modern city of Bhutan and has abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping center. It is one of the few cities of Bhutan having ATM facilities. 

Paro: Small town in the western part of Bhutan - Also home to Paro Airport, Bhutan’s only International Airport - The valley has many isolated small villages and is known for red rice - Also home to most of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries.

Punakha and Wangdue: Punakha and Wangdue is located in the same valley. These two places are located within a distance of 13 km. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955 - The valley is fed by the Pho Chhu and the Mo Chhu rivers - It is one of very few places in Bhutan which offers Rafting facilities - It is the winter seat of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and the monk body at present.

Gangtey/Phobjikha: The famous Phobjikha Valley is located in Wangdue district - Phobjikha is the winter roosting place for endangered black necked crane and the valley is considered one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the Himalayas.

Trongsa: Also known as the Vanguard of the Warriors - The first and Second Kings of Bhutan ruled Bhutan from Trongsa - The Crown Prince normally holds the position of the Trongsa Penlop before ascending to the Throne.

Bumthang: Bumthang District is one of the 20 districts comprising Bhutan - The most historic dzongkhag if the number of ancient temples and sacred sites is counted - Consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor, although occasionally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley - Literally, Bumthang directly translates to "beautiful field". "Bum" is said to be the abbreviation for either "Bumpa" (a vessel for holy water) describing the shape and the nature of the Valley, or simply "Bum" meaning Girl, thang means field or ground.

Trip Facts

Our aim is to ensure that the travel to Bhutan is a "Life Time Experience" for our guests. Except the overnight destination and the period of the trek, the itineraries are flexible and can be modified as per the convinience and the requirement of our guests. 

Travel type: Trek / Hikes / Cultural / Photography

Pick up: Paro

Drop: Paro

Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days

Destinations: Paro,Thimphu,Wangdue Phodrang,Punakha/Wangdue,Trongsa,Bumthang,Gangtey/Phobjikha

Possible Departures:

Best Period for this trek is October to April. 

However, the departures would depend upon flight schedule and seats availability. 

In case of unavailability of rooms in the desired hotels or to accomodate any exigencies, we reserve the right the modify the itinerary as may be needed to confirm the booking.

If a particular sight seeing is closed because of Government Holiday and other occasions, we would provide, alternate sightseeing in its place to capture and experience Bhutan.

Valued Added Services:

We can provide following additional valued added experiences in Bhutan at additional cost wherever applicable -

  • Candle Light Dinner.
  • Picnic lunch at Riverside.
  • Preaching session by the Monk followed by blessing ceremony.
  • Archery Session.
  • Traditional Hot Stone Bath in a rural home.
  • Traditional Cultural Show for 1 hour.
  • Evening with Bhutanese family in farm house, dinner and local ara experience.
  • Ara (Rice liquor) brewing lessons.
  • Overnight Home Stay, where experience local life, learn to cook Bhutanese Dishes, learn about Bhutanese Life and interact with host family, join family in their daily activities.
  • Village walk to experience Rural Bhutanese life.
  • Bhutan Culinary Session.
  • Apple harvesting & plucking tours in Paro (Main Season – End of September)
  • Traditional Gho & Kira wearing session.
  • Personalized Stamps.
  • Traditional wedding to renew the vows.
  • Camping options at Thimphu (outskirts), Paro, Punakha and Haa.
  • Experience Rafting at Punakha.
  • One side bicycle between Thimphu – Paro and return by vehicle.
  • Day excursion on Royal Enfield Motor Bikes to Chele La Pass.
  • Additional day hiking options in Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Gangtey.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1. Paro - Thimphu

Day 2. Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 3. Thimphu - Gangtey/Phobjikha

Day 4. Gangtey/ Phobjikha Valley

Day 5. Gangtey - Trongsa - Tongtongphey - Jangbi village

Day 6. Jangbi village - Kudra village

Day 7. Kudra village- Nabji village

Day 8. Nabji village - Korphu village

Day 9. Korphu village - Nimshong village

Day 10. Nimshong village - Riotala - Trongsa town

Day 11. Trongsa - Bumthang

Day 12. Bumthang Sightseeing

Day 13. Bumthang - Punakha/Wangdue

Day 14. Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing:

Day 15. Punakha - Paro

Day 16. Paro Sightseeing

Day 17. Departure