Gangkhar Puensum Trek


Gangkhar Puensum, standing tall at 7,570m(7.570km),  lies in the beautiful country, Bhutan. The name ‘Gangkhar Puensum’ stands for the ‘ white peak of three spiritual brothers’.

Despite being the highest peak in Bhutan, this mountain is off the limits for the climbers. Bhutan has its own religious and cultural beliefs that hold its mountains in the upper respect.

It is because of this respect that Bhutan is restricted from climbing mountains above 6,000m. However, people are allowed to trek to Gangkhar Puensum and enjoy its magnificent beauty from afar.

Bhutan itself is a beautiful country, and the route followed during trekking to Gangkhar Puensum is evidence of that. The luxurious forests of rhododendron, blue pines, and bamboo gladly welcome its travelers.

These forests are also home to many exotic flora and fauna. Rare Himalayan geese reside in these forests. The travelers witness different wildflowers like the blue poppy, silver fir, etc., which adds more beauty to the trekking. They also get to be mesmerized by the massive size of the Gangkhar Puensum, even if it is from afar.

The trek to Gangkhar Puensum provides a heartwarming experience to its travelers. It is the perfect escape from the day-to-day hustle. 


Gangkhar Puensum Climbing Difficulties

Despite being one of the most beautiful treks, the trek to Gangkhar Puensum is equally challenging. Travelers have to trek up to a height of more than 5,000m. Due to this high altitude, travelers may face altitude sickness.

The travelers also have to be prepared for unpredictable weather, as this region lies near a mountain. Besides this, the remoteness and the duration of the journey are other factors that can cause exhaustion among travelers.

The trek to Gangkhar Puensum is considered one of the hardest, but the beauties and sightseeing that one can experience during the trip are worth all the challenges.


Gangkhar Puensum with the best company

The trek to Gangkhar Puensum is exciting and adventurous, but it has its own set of challenges. Travelers have to trek several hours during the trip at a height of more than 5,000m.

It increases the chances of them suffering from altitude sickness. Also, the route is a bit remote and less used, making the trek more difficult. However, with proper preparation and guidance, one can easily overcome these difficulties.

It is where Marvel Treks comes into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Trek works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Taking care of the basic needs, safety measures, and legal formalities to provide satisfactory and convenient services in the best interest of the clients are the main goals of Marvel Trek.

If you want to live your dream of adding adventure to your life and wish to take a break from your day-to-day hustle in the most exciting way with trustworthy help, Marvel Trek is there in your service.


When is Gangkhar Puensum Trekking usually done?

The trek to Gangkhar Pnensum is one of the hardest ones. But with proper guidance and preparations, trekking can be done throughout the year. One can easily overcome all the challenges with a bit of determination and lots of preparation. They can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the trek at any time of the year.


How hard is Gangkhar Puensum Trek?

Trekking to Gangkhar Puensum is one of the most demanding treks. Travelers have to trek at more than 5,000m within the periphery of Gangkhar Puensum. Because of this, the traveler can suffer from altitude sickness and have to prepare for the unpredictable weather of the mountain.

The remoteness and the duration of the trip itself can also be exhausting for many travelers. Despite all these difficulties, the chance to witness the wilderness and the beauty of mother nature through this trip is worth it.


How long will be the Gangkhar Puensum Trek?

Trekking to Gangkhar Puensum is a self-refreshing activity, yet it can be exhausting too. So, making a rush might not be the best thing to do. The overall adventure of trekking to Gangkhar Puensum takes around eighteen days.



Day 1: Arriving at Paro, Bhutan and transferring to Punakha


Cost includes

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop-offs from and to the airport along with the train and jeep rides.

Flight: KTM -PARO-KTM is included in the cost

 Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 3-star hotel as well as during different stops on the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team to the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.

Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the government of Bhutan on your behalf. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from the government of Bhutan. Permits for Walkie talkies as well as satellite phones will also be provided.

Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents.

Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.

 Sherpas, and porters: Every group will be facilitated with one guide and porters.

Camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you.

Communication: Walkie-talkie and satellite phones will be arranged for the members to communicate. Internet access will also be granted.

Visa:e Marvel treks and expedition will issue the client vis Of Bhutan but clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Nepal 

Cost excludes

International flights: The clients have to bear their flight fees while arriving and leaving Nepal.

Insurance: . You have to pay for your insurance in case of any accidents.

Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gear while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot baths, laundry etc. They have to pay an extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.

Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses to the hardworking guide and porters.

Extra services: In case you want any other services that’s not  mentioned above then you have to pay extra from your pocket.


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