Druk Path Trek with 3 days Cultural Tour-10 Days
Camp site nearby high altitude lake on Druk Path trek
Views of Himalayas from Chele La pass
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Bhutan - the 'Land of the Thunder Dragon' - a small country sandwiched between Tibet in the north and India in the three sides offers a mesmerizing and unspoilt cultural and natural grandeur. Bhutanese landscape is characterized by rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys from subtropical plains in the south, through temperate zone to the Sub-alpine Himalayas exceeding 7000 meters. Bhutan is predominantly a Buddhist country with Vajrayana Buddhism being Bhutan`s state religion. Hinduism is Bhutan`s second-largest religion mostly followed by the Nepali speaking Bhutanese in the south.
The 10-days Druk Path Trek offers cultural highlights of Bhutan combined with stunning 5-days trek and 3 days cultural tour. Discover Bhutan with one of the finest short treks in Bhutan, the Druk Path, leading from Paro to Thimphu and following the traditional high route between these towns. After an exploration of the Paro Valley, our first day's walk takes us up to the ruined Jele Dzong which sits on a high ridge and commands breath-taking views across to Jumolhari. During the next 4 days of super breaking, we climb above the tree-line and cross several passes, including the Phume La (4210m.).
We make camp beside clear mountain lakes, visit a number of yak herder`s encampments and have splendid views of the peaks on the Bhutan/Tibet border, including Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Puensum. Arriving at Thimphu, we have a full program of sightseeing, at the impressive Tashichhodzong, the traditional summer capital of Bhutan. An excursion to the important dzongs at Punakha completes this unbeatable 10-Day taste of Bhutan.
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrive Paro (2250m/7382ft)
The flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. On arrival you will be greeted by the guide and transfer to the ...read more »»
- All meals, tea & snacks
- Government approved A category hotels on twin sharing basis in city and camping during trekking
- Roundtrip airport transfers and other transport as per itinerary
- Experienced English speaking guides and local staff
- All city tour
- Government taxes, permits, sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments
- Bhutan Visa fee
- Porter and pack animals for the trekking
- Trekking equipments like 2-men sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, and sleeping mats
What's Not Included
- Airfare to/from Paro, Bhutan
- Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet , laundry etc.)
- Trip cancellation and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
- Tips for Staff/guide
1-2 people = USD 3330 per person
3-12 people = USD 2880 per person
( Note! above price valid until end of 2013 )
Health & Experience Required
Trekking in Bhutan is physically demanding because of the distance and abrupt changes in elevation. Depending on the day of the trek, you will have to walk 3-5 hours covering ...read more »»
Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of your booking, we provide grade A grade hotels in Paro and Thimphu and B grade hotels in Punkha. We use Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort or similar in Paro, Hotel Migmar or similar in Thimpu, Meri Puensum Resort or similar in Punakha and camping (tent) during trekking. Since the Druk Path trek is designed on twin sharing basis, you share room with your fellow traveler but in case you prefer single rooms we charge USD 370 as single supplement.
A variety of meals are available in most hotels – the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non vegetarian dishes are generally available in ...read more »»
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Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
You can join our Bhutan Trek and Tour Programs as per your convenience. Still, this trek offers most rewarding experience in the spring season (March to June) and in the autumn season (September to November). The months of April and May offer the natural grandeur of rhododendron blooms. The spring season also observes the biggest festivals of Bhutan.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.