Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path Druk Path, Bhutan

Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path

Druk Path, Bhutan

Hiking
11 days
2019

Sun, Oct 27

Wed, Nov 06

€2,899

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Overview

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.)

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Itinerary

Day 1Paro
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.
Day 2Paro
Drive to the Chelela Pass before then hike to Kila Goempa, a nunnery perched on a cliff housing over 60 nuns.
Day 3Paro/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.
Day 4Jele 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.
Day 5Jimilangtsho/Simkotra
Continue the hike through the mountains, ending the day at Simkotra camp near the lake.
Day 6Simkotra/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.
Day 7Thimphu
Spend the day exploring the sights of Thimpu, including the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services and Folk Heritage Museum.
Day 8Thimphu/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.
Day 9Punākha/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.
Day 10Paro
Explore Drugyel Dzong, a ruined castle that has repelled many invasions, before hiking through the mountains to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest).
Day 11Paro
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nts), camping (3 nts).

What's Included

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.

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 trekker from the group during the trek, a lightweight cotton or plastic bag is recommended to keep your gear separate. Important to note: - Please read the 'Checklist' section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. - You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. - The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Paro
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.
Day 2Paro
Drive to the Chelela Pass before then hike to Kila Goempa, a nunnery perched on a cliff housing over 60 nuns.
Day 3Paro/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.
Day 4Jele 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.
Day 5Jimilangtsho/Simkotra
Continue the hike through the mountains, ending the day at Simkotra camp near the lake.
Day 6Simkotra/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.
Day 7Thimphu
Spend the day exploring the sights of Thimpu, including the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services and Folk Heritage Museum.
Day 8Thimphu/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.
Day 9Punākha/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.
Day 10Paro
Explore Drugyel Dzong, a ruined castle that has repelled many invasions, before hiking through the mountains to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest).
Day 11Paro
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nts), camping (3 nts).

What's Included

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.

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 trekker from the group during the trek, a lightweight cotton or plastic bag is recommended to keep your gear separate. Important to note: - Please read the 'Checklist' section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. - You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. - The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.
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11 days
2019

Sun, Oct 27

Wed, Nov 06

€2,899

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