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Bhutan Trekking - The Druk Path
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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.)

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ADDP/154408
  • Starts: Paro, Bhutan
  • Finishes: Paro, Bhutan
You will Visit
  • Paro

Itinerary

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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.

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Day 2: Paro

Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the Paro valley and gain a deeper understanding of the country's history.
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.

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Day 3: Paro

Hike to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest).
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.

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Day 4: Paro/Jele Dzong

Visit the Ta Dzong National Museum, before beginning the hike along the Druk Path to Jele Dzong.

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Day 5: Jele Dzong/Jangchulakha

Continue hiking from Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha. Admire the spectacular mountain scenery and flowering rhododendron bushes around the trail.

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Day 6: Jangchulakha/Jimilangtsho

Continue the hike through the mountains, heading for the lake at Jimelangtsho.

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Day 7: Jimilangtsho/Simkotra

Trek along the Druk Path route to Simkotra Lake.

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Day 8: Simkotra/Phajoding

Climb up to Phume La, where there is an opportunity for impressive views across the towering Himalaya peaks.

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Day 9: Phajoding/Thimphu

Leaving Phajoding, trek down to Thimphu where the trek ends.

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Day 10: Thimphu/Paro

Spend the day exploring the sights of Thimpu, including the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services and Folk Heritage Museum.

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Day 11: Paro

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotel (5nts), camping (5nts)
    • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour 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