Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path

Active, Paro to Paro

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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

  • Recharge: 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

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. Go for a short orientation walk of the town and enjoy a local dinner with the group.
Day 2 Paro (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Kyichu Lhakhang Temple Visit Drugyel Dzong
Day 3 Paro (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery Hike
Day 4 Paro/Jele Dzong (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit the Ta Dzong National Museum, before beginning the hike along the Druk Path to Jele Dzong. Included Activities: Ta Dzong National Museum Druk Path Hike Day 1
Day 5 Jele Dzong/Jangchulakha (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue hiking from Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha. Admire the spectacular mountain scenery and flowering rhododendron bushes around the trail. Included Activities: Druk Path Hike Day 2
Day 6 Jangchulakha/Jimilangtsho (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue the hike through the mountains, heading for the lake at Jimelangtsho. Included Activities: Druk Path Hike Day 3
Day 7 Jimilangtsho/Simkotra (1B, 1L, 1D) Trek along the Druk Path route to Simkotra Lake. Included Activities: Druk Path Hike Day 4
Day 8 Simkotra/Phajoding (1B, 1L, 1D) Climb up to Phume La, where there is an opportunity for impressive views across the towering Himalaya peaks. Included Activities: Druk Path Hike Day 5
Day 9 Phajoding/Thimphu (1B, 1L, 1D) Leaving Phajoding, trek down to Thimphu where the trek ends. Included Activities: Druk Path Hike Day 6
Day 10 Thimphu/Paro (1B, 1L, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Institute of Traditional Medicine Services Folk Heritage Museum Motithang Takin Preserve Visit
Day 11 Paro (1B) Depart at any time.
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