Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path

Active, Paro to Paro

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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.)

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

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

Itinerary

Day 1 Paro (1D) Arrive in Bhutan, clear customs, and meet your CEO. Catch the included transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 Paro (1B, 1L, 1D) Drive to the Chelela Pass before then hike to Kila Goempa, a nunnery perched on a cliff housing over 60 nuns. Included Activities: Kila Goempa Nunnery Hike
Day 3 Paro/Jele Dzong (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Druk Path Hike Day 1
Day 4 Jele Dzong/Jimilangtsho (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Druk Path Trek Day 2
Day 5 Jimilangtsho/Simkotra (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue the hike through the mountains, ending the day at Simkotra camp near the lake. Included Activities: Druk Path Trek Day 3
Day 6 Simkotra/Thimphu (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Druk Path Trek Day 4
Day 7 Thimphu (1B, 1L, 1D) Spend the day exploring the sights of Thimpu, including the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services and Folk Heritage Museum. Included Activities: Institute of Traditional Medicine Services Folk Heritage Museum Motithang Takin Preserve Visit Institute for Zorig Chusum Visit Kuenselphodrang Visit Memorial Chorten Visit
Day 8 Thimphu/Punākha (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Chime Lhakhang Visit Punakha Dzong Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 9 Punākha/Paro (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Kyichu Lhakhang Temple Visit Local Archery Grounds Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 10 Paro (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore Drugyel Dzong, a ruined castle that has repelled many invasions, before hiking through the mountains to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). Included Activities: Drukgyal Dzong Visit Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery Hike
Day 11 Paro (1B) Depart at any time.
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