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Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path tour
Punakha Taktsang Monastery Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path Trip

Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
11 days
From: $ 2,799 $ 254 / day
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Overview

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

Short Description

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.)

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Paro
End City Paro

Travel Theme

High Adventure

Destinations

Bhutan

Cities & Attractions

Punakha Taktsang Monastery

Activities

Culture Hiking History

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • 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

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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)

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Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path

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For me the tour was an experience of a lifetime

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For me the tour was an experience of a lifetime. Having never trekked and camped I felt looked after and supported throughout the tour. Kinley and the entire team provide a positive and enjoyable atmosphere which along with the beautiful country added to the experience in a very positive way. It was a though trek but every day felt like an achievement. Well worth every penny.
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The tour/trek was amazing

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The tour/trek was amazing. We learned a lot about local culture and the scenery was breathtaking! Kinley was an incredible guide and made sure we all felt comfortable and learned as much as we possibly could about Bhutan.
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Traveling to Bhutan and doing the Druk Path Trek with G Adventures was a great experience

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Traveling to Bhutan and doing the Druk Path Trek with G Adventures was a great experience. It was my first trekking tour and it was exactly what I have hoped for: a couple of days of great nature and mountains and being "offline". In addition traditional sight seeing with many insights into the culture of Bhutan.
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Very enjoyable

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Very enjoyable. Beautiful calm country. Team were all excellent including all support staff on trek who helped make an excellent trip.

Very relaxed beautiful country guided and supported by an excellent friendly team

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Very relaxed beautiful country guided and supported by an excellent friendly team.

Bhutan and The Druk Path is like nothing I have ever seen or experienced

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Bhutan and The Druk Path is like nothing I have ever seen or experienced. If someone is looking to do something outside the usual trek or adventure, Bhutan is a must. The people, the history, the geography and landscape is truly unique.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Private vehicle, walking. 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 Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Max 15, avg 12

Accomodations

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

The idea of camping can be a daunting one. For those not accustomed to ‘roughing it’ for a few days we offer a full camping service. All tents are pitched for you, meals are prepared and served and the washing up is done by G Adventures staff. This leaves you with more time to enjoy your surroundings and is ideal for first-time campers who may be worried about the challenges such a trip can entail. When camping we are exposed to the elements, and whilst there are times when the weather is fine and temperatures are pleasant, there may be days when it is foggy, rainy and cool. In certain locations there may also be a number of bugs. These factors, however, should be seen as minor downsides to a camping experience which will allow you to get up close to the beautiful nature that Bhutan has to offer. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply canvas dome tents with built-in mesh insect nets on the doors and windows. Mattresses are also available, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable. While on trek, we provide full-service alpine camping at designated communal campsites. Your porters will be carrying your tents, which they will pitch for you at these sites. The campsites are fairly basic, and exposed to the elements. They will not have electricity, nor shower facilities, and toilet facilities are basic long drop latrines, which could become dirty at times (especially when it is raining), as other hikers share the same facilities. Your crew will prepare basins of warm water for washing daily. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. All meals on the mountain will be prepared for you by your group's cook.

Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Trip ID#:

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Meals Included:

10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

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