12 days starting at USD $3,795 per person*
This six day trek is one of the most popular treks in the country as it passes through an ancient trading route, over high mountain passes and pristine lakes starting from the capital of Thimphu to the valley of Paro. This Trek will be combined with a 6 day cultural tour where we will explore ancient temples, take a few short nature hikes for forest bathing and acclimatization. In the capital of Thimphu, we will be visiting the the 2nd largest seated Buddha in the world, and you’ll be able to get your astrology reading at the Monastic Astrology College. You will love to play the national sport archery, take a medicinal hot stone bath at a farmhouse and hike Tiger’s Nest. A great experience for a group of close friends, for the experience of a lifetime in Bhutan!
Duration: 12 days
Group Size: 1 – 17
Tour Grading: Easy to Strenuous
Key Words: Drukpath Trek
Best Season: April, May, October, November.
Trip Route: Paro, Thimphu, Dochu La Pass (3,050m/10,006ft), Punakha, Thimphu, Phajodhing (campsite), Labana La Pass (4235m/13,894ft), Simkotra Tsho (campsite), Jimilang Tsho (campsite), Jangchhu Lakha (campsite), Jili Dzong (campsite), Paro.
Sights: Pangri Zampa (Monastic Astrology College), second-largest seated Buddha, Traditional Medecine Institute, National Textile Museume, Punakha Dzong (Fortress), Chimmi Lhakhang (temple of fertility), Chari Goemba (national retreat center), Paro Dzong (Fortress), Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest).
Highlights: Hike to Tiger’s Nest, see the second-largest seated Buddha, visit the traditional art school, visit the temple of fertility, get an astrology reading from an astrologer, visit a farm house, enjoy the scenic campsite of Jimilang Tsho (lake), enjoy the traditional hot stone bath.
Trip at a Glance:
Day 01: Arrive Paro – Thimphu (55km/34mile approx)
Day 02: Thimphu (Sightseeing)
Day 03: Drive to Punakha (approx 77 kms/47 miles)
Day 04: Punakha- Thimphu (approx 77 kms/47 miles)
Day 05: Trekking Day 01 (Thimphu – Phajodhing)
Day 06: Trekking Day 02 (Phajodhing – Simkotra Tsho)
Day 07: Trekking Day 03 (Simkotra Tsho – Jimilang Tsho)
Day 08: Trekking Day 04 (Jimilang Tsho – Jangchhu Lakha)
Day 09: Trekking Day 05 (Jangchhu Lakha – Jili Dzong)
Day 10: Trekking Day 06 (Jili Dzong – Damchena)
Day 11: Paro Sightseeing
Day 12: Tiger’s Nest Hike
Day 13: Depart to Bangkok/Delhi/Kathmandu
The hotels and resorts are standard, 3 star chosen by us per the Tourism Council of Bhutan. They are Standard, Deluxe or Luxury. They are shared room accommodations. For Couples – Double rooms, and Single rooms available for the Solo travelers.
Hotels in Bhutan, are normally smaller between 15-20 rooms or larger hotels have 35-50 rooms.
All ground transportation
Guide for entire tour
3 star hotels, single bed, shared rooms
All meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options
$65 daily royalty, which is paid to the government of Bhutan which provides free healthcare and education to its citizens.
What’s not included
International fights into Bhutan
4 – 5 stars hotel (Can add for extra charge)
Visa fee ($40), passport and taxes fee
Alcoholic Beverages (may be purchased separately)