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Nabji Korphu Trek Bhutan

An Enchanting Winter Trek in Bhutan




Nabji Korphu Trek Bhutan Trip Map, Route Map
Trip highlights
  • Art, Culture & History cover till central Bhutan
  • Access to remote villages to see and learn their ways of living
  • Rich and diverse flora and fauna
  • Spectacular views
  • Colorful markets
  • 6 day easy –moderate trek
  • Dochula pass stay to get the spectacular snowcapped views
  • Takstang – the tiger’s nest monastery hike

Even in a land recognized as one of 10 global ‘hotspots of bio-diversity’, the newly opened valleys of Nabji – Korphu have the reputation of being ecologically well-endowed. It is estimated that the region, harbors at least 395 species of birds, including the rare and beautiful Rufous Necked Hornbill. Otherworldly fauna, including Golden Langurs, one of the rarest primates make frequent appearances along the route. The trek goes through terraced farmland, broadleaf forests with an impressive array of flora and fauna, through the rarely visited villages. Among them, we also meet elders from shamanistic Monpa communities.
This exceptional trek into the Edenic wonderland of Bhutan’s Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park is perfect for those who want a low altitude trek in a remote, un-spoilt area, with plenty of chance to interact with the friendly and hospitable local villagers. This trek is carefully designed to benefit the villages we pass through and each village provides a guide, porters, food and handicrafts. In agreement with the government, Wind Horse pays the villages for these services, ensuring that money goes back to the community and we are lucky enough to see an untouched, un-spoilt part of Bhutan.

In addition to visiting and trekking in these recently opened areas, the tour touches all the major tourist places of Bhutan and the dates of small group journeys are tied into attending one of the colorful festival in Bumthang or Trongsa or in Nabji Village.

Outline Itinerary 

Days 1 & 2 : Fly to Paro,scenically situated in a pretty terraced valley. Transfer to Thimphu, the capital.

Day 3: Tour Punakha Valley,former winter capital.

Days 4 & 5 : In Bumthang Valley, the cultural heartland of Bhutan

Day 6:  In Trongsa

Day 7 & 8: Trek from Reotala to Nimshong and then to Nabji

Day 9: Excursion to Korphu Village or rest in Nabji

Days 10 & 11: Trek to Kudra and then to the Monpa land of Jangbi

Day 12: Trek end and transfer to Gangtey, Phobjikha valley

Day 13:  Stay at Dochula pass for views

Day 14  & 15 : In Paro Valley, touring and then hiking to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery.

Day 16: Departure by flight.
(Detailled itinerary provided on request)

Nabji Trek: This 6-day Nabji – Korphu trek , in the foothills of Black mountains under Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park was opened in 2006 but only recently has the route begun to grab attention. To minimize the impact on the fragile ecosystem of the region, only one group is allowed to walk the trail at a time.  As a part of community tourism initiative, local villagers are employed to provide services and amenities in addition to our guide and cook from Thimphu. This trek may also be done in reverse order.

Monpa People: Monpas are believed to be the earliest settlers in Bhutan. They number around 3000 and inhabit villages dotting the mountain slope over looking Mangde Chhu near Jangbi. Monpas practice a mix of Buddhism and animistic shaminism.

  • Group Size 9 pax maximum

  • MealsAll meals are included.

  • Trip Accommodation5 nights camping and rest in the moderate clean hotels with attached bath.

  • Trip Type A low altitude trek

  • Trip SeasonsThe trek can be done privately between late October till March.

  • Best MonthsJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Prices & Dates

Cost Information
From $2950 Per Person land.(Based on group size -ask for details)


  • Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
  • Accommodations in hotels as listed during the tour and in tent camps during the trek
  • All meals including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the trip.
  • All trekking supplies (except personal gears such as shoes, sleeping bag, back-pack etc).
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • Pack animals/Porters for carrying luggage and trekking gears during the trek.
  • English Speaking local Guide

Not included

  • Flights into and out of Bhutan
  • Optional Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone, laundry, trips, and others


Hotels in Thimphu

Hotels in Paro

Hotels in Punakha

Hotels in Phobjikha

Hotels in Trongsa

Hotels in Jakar

Hotels in Trek

  • Trek Camp

    During the trek: Fully organized trek with all meals, bars and beverages. All trekking gears including Tents, Thermal mats, Blow pillow, Hot-water bag for warmth during night. Pressured Altitude Bag for emergencies (only available in Bhutan with Win...

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Hotels in Dochula

  • Dochula Resort

    The Resort is located on the way to Punakha about 31km and 45minutes drive east of capital,Thimphu. It has rich Bhutanese architecture, ambiance and hospitality. It is located near Dochula pass at 3150M above sea level. It is known for wide panoramic...

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Trip Guide/Leader

  • Sonam Loday

    Sonam Loday

  • Yonten Phuntsho

    Yonten Phuntsho

  • Penjor Lhendup

    Penjor Lhendup

  • Pema Dhendup

    Pema Dhendup

Reviews / Testimonials

  • Judith A
    Minneapolis, USA
    Jan 1970
    We enjoyed our trek very much. It was highlight of our trip in many ways. ( We enjoyed our trek very much. It was highlight of our trip in many ways.)
    5 " " Nabji Korphu Trek (Nov 16 – Dec 01,2011) Namaste Ugen, Happy New Year! Sorry that we are so late in letting know about our trip in Nov. I think that you wanted some feedback about our trek. We enjoyed our trek very much. It was highlight of our trip in many ways. It is

    We enjoyed our trek very much. It was highlight of our trip in many ways. Nabji Korphu Trek (Nov 16 – Dec 01,2011) Namaste Ugen, Happy New Year! Sorry that we are so late in letting know