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Druk Path Trekking Tour from Paro

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Overview

Destinations: Bhutan
Highlights
  • Enjoy an incredible view of the cliff-clinging Tigers' Nest monastery
  • Admire the gorgeous natural landscapes on the Druk Path
  • Come across the local yak herder's camp and learn about their lifestyle

Itinerary Day by Day

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Day 1  Arrival / Paro

Activities for today: Ta Dzong National Museum , Paro Dzong (the Rinpung Dzong) , Kyichu Lhakhang , The Ruin of Drugyal Dzong

Upon arrival, your local guide and driver will meet you and escort you to the hotel. After lunch, visit the highlights of Paro, including the Ta Dzong, the Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang and the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort). On a clear day, you can enjoy the view of Mount Jumolhari.

Accommodation: Paro

Day 2  Paro

Activities for today: Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

After breakfast, hike to Taktsang Goempa (Tiger's Nest Monastery). It takes about 1.5 hours to hike up to the viewpoint to enjoy an incredible view of this cliff-clinging monastery. After refreshments, you will continue to hike further up to the monastery, which will take about another 1.5 hours. Afterward, walk back downhill and have lunch at the viewpoint cafeteria. Later, visit Kichu temple, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

Accommodation: Paro

Day 3  Paro / Camping site

Your trek today begins from the National Museum from where the trail is rather gradual up till the camp. The trek takes 7-8 hours and the Paro valley and snow-capped mountains can be seen en-route. Above the camp you will find Jele Dzong (3,400m) with the statute of Buddha Sakyamuni.

Accommodation: Camping site

Day 4  Camping site

Before the trek, you can explore Jele Dzong. Today's trek begins with a 1.5-hour climb and takes you across the Jele La Pass (3490m). The total trekking today takes 6-7 hours and you may encounter yak herders around your campsite.

Accommodation: Camping site

Day 5  Camping site

The trail starts steeply leading to Jangchulakha (4,180 m). The views of the mountains and valleys are stunning on a clear day. You will arrive at the camp beside the Jimilangtsho Lake descending from the pass. There is also a great view of Jichu Drake (6,989 m in height). The total trekking today takes 8-9 hours.

Accommodation: Camping site

Day 6  Camping site

Today's trek starts from the lower end of the lake and then descends to a single stone shelter, followed by an ascending trek to a summit at 4,050 m to overlook the Janetsho Lake. You may come across the local yak herder's camp and learn about their lifestyle. Camp near Simkota Lake for overnight.

The total trekking today takes 5-6 hours.

Accommodation: Camping site

Day 7  Camping site / Thimphu

Today, the trail turns uphill and you will enjoy the majestic view of Mount Gangkar Puensum among other peaks. Later, walk downhill to a community hall near Phajodhing. Continue the trek to Thimphu through a forested area of mostly blue pine. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. The entire trekking today is tough, may take as long as 9-10 hours.

Accommodation: Thimphu

Day 8  Thimphu / Punakha

After breakfast, depart for Punakha via the Dochula Pass (about 1 hour's drive), where you will have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on a clear day with a powerful binocular. Visit the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill, and the Druk Wangye Temple that tells the story of a supreme warrior figure. Continue the drive and discover the Khamsum Yuley Temple en route.

Accommodation: Punakha

Day 9  Punakha / Paro

Activities for today: Punakha Dzong , Chimi Lhakhang

After breakfast, visit the Punakha Dzong. Its massive Kuenray is the Coronation Hall of all Bhutanese kings, and the cantilever bridge over Mochu River has been recently renovated. Drive to Paro Valley and stop at Lobesa to visit the Divine Madman's Monastery—Chimi Lhakhang. Enjoy your lunch at a nearby cafeteria before continuing the journey towards Paro.

Note:
*Horse ride ascending to the hills when visiting to Tiger's Nest Temple is also available, but it is not recommendable as it is dangerous due to small and acclive walking path.

Accommodation: Paro

Day 10  Paro / Exit

After breakfast, drive to the airport for your departure flight.

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We will send you our quotation after we confirm the itinerary with you. The quotation will include experienced English-speaking (or your preferred languages) tour guides, entrance fee to the tourist attractions, accommodation, city transfers with private car and driver, domestic flights or trains, and insurance. The quotation varies in different tourist seasons.

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation fee will be calculated as of the date we receive your written cancellation and in accordance with the following Cancellation Policy:
1) No less than 45 days prior to scheduled departure date: 10% of the full payment per person.
2) 45 to 15 days prior to scheduled departure date: 20% of the full payment per person.
3) 14 to 7 days prior to scheduled departure date: 50% of the full payment per person.
4) 6 to 0 days prior to scheduled departure date: 100% of the full payment per person.
Note:
1) Additional cancellation fees, if applicable, imposed by service providers other than us (may include but is not limited to banks or other payment platforms, airlines, cruises, hotels, railway companies) will be deducted from the money refundable.
2) Changing the traveler(s) is considered as cancellation and is subject to the above policy.
3) After the tour started, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services (may include but is not limited to hotels, air or train tickets, meals, admission fees) due to your early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
4) Special terms may apply in promotions. Please refer to the relevant Terms and Conditions.

Early Birds Discount

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