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12 Days Nabji- Korphu Community Trek

The Nabji Trail is a new trek opened to tourists only recently. It is an ideal post-harvest/winter trek, and a superb destination for bird-watching enthusiasts. The trail goes through the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park located in central Bhutan. The park, which opens from end of November to end of March, is not only an ecological rich environment, but also home to several culturally rich agricultural villages.

This 12-day trip will take you on a 6-day low-altitude trek (below 2000m) through six different villages located inside the park, one of which is the traditional village of the Monpas people. The Monpas are thought to be the first settlers in Bhutan and the Mangde Chhu valley, where the village is located represents one of the earliest areas of settlement in Bhutan. You will also possibly see the Golden Langur, one of the rarest primates, found only in Bhutan and neighbouring Assam and many bird species, both the rare (like the endangered Rufous-necked Hornbill) & the common.

Giving Back Program

A small token of each payment of this package will be given to sponsoring young monks from economically disadvantaged families awaiting formal enrolment in Monastic Schools in Bhutan. This small contribution is done through our local partner and in close collaboration with the Youth Development Fund founded by Her Majesty Azhi Tshering Pem Wangchuck to build funds for the youths of Bhutan. Under the project, these monks will be able to enrol and receive proper monastic education.

Included
  • Bhutan Visa USD 20
  • All tours and transfers, including entrance fees
  • Accommodation - Hotel / Tented camp on trek (Twin-sharing)
  • Meals - Full board
  • English speaking guide
  • Pre-trip briefing

Excluded

  • International return airfare Singapore - Paro
  • Single supplement
  • Upgrade of accommodation and flight 
  • Tipping & gratuities to guide & local staff
  • Extra fees for photo & video cameras in the museums, historical sights and game parks ( except those specified in the itinerary )
  • Personal travel equipment and gear
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Pre-trip medical immunizations
  • All expenses of a personal nature
  • All others not mentioned above

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Duration: 12 days
   
Dates :

 

   
Group Size : minimum 3 persons
 
Grading:
 
Group Size
Land Price
Min 3 persons

$4025

 
Best Time To Go:  November to March


Day 1
Singapore - Paro - Thimphu
Day 2 Thimphu - Trongsa
Day 3-8 The trek, which starts at Riotola (1,060m) along the Mangde River and ends at Tongtongfey (950m) will take you through six different villages located inside the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. This is certainly an enriching trek where you will experience the diversity of local culture, wildlife and fauna.
Day 9 - 11

After the trek, return to Trongsa for a well deserved rest. We head back to Paro enjoying the beautiful valley of Punakha on the way. At Paro, take a day's excursion to Taktshang Monastery and Drugyel Dzong. Catch the spectacular view of Mt. Jumolhari - one of the highest peaks in Bhutan.

Day 12

Paro - Singapore

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Community Tourism

The Nabji Trail is a trail developed by the Bhutan park management to promote conservation of the environment, as well as, raise awareness on nature and socio-economical issues. In their efforts to conserve and raise awareness, specific measures/programs are put in place to maximize socio-economic benefits for the villages and minimize negative impacts from tourism.

Examples of the measures/programs:

The trail has been in used for a long time by the villages to commute between villages. As part of the effort to minimize negative impact, a waste management system has been put in place. Trekking groups have to carry their non-degradable waste out of the park. Waste can be disposed at the end of the trail in Tongtongfey, where the Park Range Office is located.

The local community is tasked with the responsibilities to manage the park and provide services. These responsibilities include the development and maintenance of the camping sites, building facilities and providing services to visiting groups. The rates for the services are standardized to avoid misunderstanding between communities. Each village has a Tourism Management Committee (TMC) appointed by the villagers themselves. The TMC will help to monitor and control the services, manage and distribute the revenue collected through a common fund called the Community Development Fund (CDF).

 

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