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Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Bhutan

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.)


Highlights

Hike among mystical peaks in the Himalayas, visit dzongs and Buddhist gompas, trek along the famous Druk Path, enjoy incredible views of Mt Jomolhari, take in stunning Himalayan mountain views


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.


Accommodation

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


Meals Included

10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners


Transport

Private vehicle, walking.


About our Transportation

Traveling by road in Bhutan is certainly not what people are used to in Western countries. The roads in the mountains might not be the best but our drivers always keep the safety of the passengers first. Most roads consist of a series of switchbacks going up and back down mountain passes and can be quite bumpy. If you do suffer from motion sickness, we recommend you bring medication for the drives. We use private transport for the duration of this tour.


Group Leader

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


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.

Day 1 Paro

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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 3 Paro

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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 4 Jele Dzong/Jimilangtsho

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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 5 Jele Dzong/Jangchulakha

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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 6 Simkotra/Thimphu

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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 7 Jimilangtsho/Simkotra

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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 8 Thimphu/Punākha

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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 9 Phajoding/Thimphu

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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 10 Paro

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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 11 Paro

Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town before dinner at a local restaurant.

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.

Details

Prices from: €2899.00

Duration: 11 Days

Trip Style: Active

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 4 - Demanding

Group Size Notes: Max:

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