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Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path

Where else but the happiest country in the world could you trek among the Himalayas, smiling the whole time at the sheer beauty of the temples and landscapes around you? This active tour will get you out and about to visit some of the most gorgeous temples and monasteries in this part of the world. Trek sacred mountain passes of the celebrated Druk Path, ascend to the profound Taktshang Monastary (Tiger's Nest), and explore the unique beauty of the city of Paro. Bhutan is the only place in the world just waiting for you to walk all over its happiness. (Warning, it's contagious here.)

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ADDP.B/234340
  • Starts: Paro, Bhutan
  • Finishes: Paro, Bhutan
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Paro
  • Jele Dzong
  • Jimilangtsho
  • Simkotra
  • Thimphu
  • Punākha

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Paro

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town.
Arrive in Bhutan, clear customs, and meet your CEO. Catch the included transfer to the hotel.

02

Day 2: Paro

Drive to the Chelela Pass before then hike to Kila Goempa, a nunnery perched on a cliff housing over 60 nuns.

03

Day 3: Paro/Jele Dzong

Drive to Ta Dzong and begin the hike along the Druk Path. Enjoy a gradual climb with stunning views of the Paro valley, Mt. Jumolhari(7314m) and snowcapped mountains. Finishing the day's journey at Jele Dzong camp.

04

Day 4: Jele Dzong/Jimilangtsho

Continue hiking along a ridge, enjoying the spectacular mountain scenery and flowering rhododendron bushes around the trail. Pass by Jimelangtsho where you may see Yak herders and can visit their tents before reaching camp at Tshokam.

05

Day 5: Jimilangtsho/Simkotra

Continue the hike through the mountains, ending the day at Simkotra camp near the lake.

06

Day 6: Simkotra/Thimphu

Enjoy a final day hikking up to Phume, the highest elevation on our trek. Continue downhill with stunning views of the valley, ending in Thimpu.

07

Day 7: Thimphu

Spend the day exploring the sights of Thimpu, including the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services and Folk Heritage Museum.

08

Day 8: Thimphu/Punākha

Travel to Punakha and trek to Chime Lhakhang. Also known as the temple of the "Divine Madman," hear stories of the madman's legacy. Later, explore Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan's most majestic structures.

09

Day 9: Punākha/Paro

Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the Paro valley and gain a deeper understanding of the country's history. Explore Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest monasteries, before learning about the national sport with a visit to a local archery ground.

10

Day 10: Paro

Explore Drugyel Dzong, a ruined castle that has repelled many invasions, before hiking through the mountains to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest).

11

Day 11: Paro

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your Wellness Moment: Institute of Traditional Medicine Services, Thimphu
    • Arrival and departure transfers
    • Paro orientation tour
    • Chelela Pass hike
    • Kila Goempa Nunnery hike
    • Druk Path trekking (4 days)
    • Motithang Takin Preserve visit
    • Folk Heritage Museum visit
    • Institute for Zorig Chusum visit
    • Kuenselphodrang visit
    • Memorial Chorten visit
    • Chime Lhakhang visit
    • Punakha Dzong visit
    • Kyichu Lhakhang Temple visit
    • Local Archery Grounds visit
    • Drukgyal Dzong Visit
    • Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) visit and hike
    Accommodation
    • Hotel (7 nts), camping (3 nts)
    • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Hike among mystical peaks in the Himalaya
  • Visit various dzongs and Buddhist gompas
  • Trek along the famous Druk Path
  • Enjoy incredible views of Mt Jomolhari
  • Take in stunning Himalayan mountain views