Although the trek is possible throughout the winter, the best time for the Gangte Trek is between March-May and September-November. It is a short and relatively easy trek with several beautiful villages and monasteries en route.
The trail winds through forests of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendrons and over small streams of cold, clear mountain water. This trek is an excellent choice for those visitors not accustomed to trekking in the mountains as it offers beautiful views of the country with mostly gentle, forested slopes. The best time for this trek is between September-May.
Day 1: PHOBJIKHA – ZASA: Distance 15 km, 6-7 hours, 610 m ascent, 410 m descent, camp altitude 3,130 m
Day 2: ZASA – CHORTEN KARPO: Distance 16 km, 5-7 hours, 450 m ascent, 860 m descent, camp altitude 3,330 m
Day 3: CHORTEN KARPO – TIKKE ZAMPA: Distance 12km, four to five hours, 120m ascent, 1,340m descent