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Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path

Druk Path, Bhutan

Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path

Hiking
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Start: Paro
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End: Paro

Trek sacred mountain passes of the celebrated Druk Path, ascend to the profound Taktshang Monastary.

Activity
Hiking
LocationDruk Path, Bhutan
Duration11 days
Start / EndParo / Paro
Tour operatorG Adventures

Druk Path, Bhutan

Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path

Hiking·
11 days·G Adventures
Start: Paro
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End: Paro

Description

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 Monasta...

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Itinerary

Day 1Paro

Arrive in Bhutan, clear customs, and meet your CEO. Catch the included transfer to the hotel. Go for a short orientation walk of the town and enjoy a local dinner with the group.

Day 2Paro

Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the Paro valley and gain a deeper understanding of the country's history.

Sights include Drugyel Dzong, a ruined castle that has repelled many invasions, Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest monastaries and Ta-Dzong, an ancient watch tower.

Day 3Paro

Hike to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest).

After breakfast, drive about 30 mins to the base of the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). Make the walk up through the mountains to this incredible location.

Day 4Paro/Jele Dzong

Visit the Ta Dzong National Museum, before beginning the hike along the Druk Path to Jele Dzong.

Day 5Jele Dzong/Jangchulakha

Continue hiking from Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha. Admire the spectacular mountain scenery and flowering rhododendron bushes around the trail.

Day 6Jangchulakha/Jimilangtsho

Continue the hike through the mountains, heading for the lake at Jimelangtsho.

Day 7Jimilangtsho/Simkotra

Trek along the Druk Path route to Simkotra Lake.

Day 8Simkotra/Phajoding

Climb up to Phume La, where there is an opportunity for impressive views across the towering Himalaya peaks.

Day 9Phajoding/Thimphu

Leaving Phajoding, trek down to Thimphu where the trek ends.

Day 10Thimphu/Paro

Spend the day exploring the sights of Thimpu, including the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services and Folk Heritage Museum. Later, drive back to Paro and enjoy a final night with the group.

Day 11Paro

Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Hotel (5nts), camping (5nts).

What's Included

Your Wellness Moment: Institute of Traditional Medicine Services, Thimphu. Arrival and departure transfers. Paro orientation tour. Taktsang Monastery visit and hike. Druk Path hiking with camping (6 days). Folk Heritage Museum visit.

Meals Included

10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

What to Take

This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a water-proof duffel that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 7.5kg/16.5lb per passenger. Please note that as you will be sharing the duffel with a fellow trekke... Read more
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