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Druk Path Trek- 9 Days

Duration

09 days

Trip Starts/Ends

Paro

Max Altitude

4,090m /13415.2ft

Trip Code

1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax
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Trip Overview

Bhutan is the small Asian land-locked country, situated in the lap of the eastern Himalayas. The country is bordered by Tibet and India. Bhutan is a pristine land of rich natural beauty, unique cultural heritage, and exotic wildlife. Dominated by the Buddhist culture, the country is a sanctuary of Buddhist monasteries and the Bhutanese people following a peaceful way of life. Druk Path Trek is a beautiful amalgamation of serene nature and culture for those who want to explore this exemplary country of peace and love in a short period of times.

You will experience the countryside, the mountains, the alpine meadows, the glacial lakes and the monasteries. The first day's walk leads to the abandoned Jeli Dzong, located on a high hill above the Paro Valley, with stunning views of Chomolhari. In the following four days of walking, we climbed the tree line and crossed it several times. On the way, you will visit the yak shepherd camp next to the clear lake and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the top of the Tibetan border, which includes J Drek and Jiang Jia Road. We visit the impressive Taktsang monastery (Tigers’ nest) in the Paro Valley and visited the Tashichho dzong of Thimpu.

Trip Highlights

  • Taktsang Monastery/ Tiger’s Nest
  • Views of Mt. Gangker Phuensum
  • Lake Jimilangtsho
  • Sightseeing around Thimphu
  • Trek to Simkotra (4,090m)

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Before Travel Trek Safety Things To Be Considered

Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport (2,280 m)
Day 02: Departure from Paro to Taktsang temple
Day 03: Arrival from Paro to Jele Dzong (3,436 m) - Distance: 8 km - 5 hours
Day 04: Trekking to Cherating (3,962 m) - Distance: 9 km - 5 hours
Day 05: Trekking to Jimilang Tsho (3,880m) - Distance: 10km - 6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Simkotra (4,090 meters) - Distance: 7 kilometers - 4 hours
Day 07: Via Trez to Trei to Thimphu - Distance: 14 km - 7 hours
Day 08: Trip from Thimphu to Paro
Day 09: Departure from Paro (DrukAirlines)

Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport (2,280 m)
You can fly to Paro from Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, and Dhaka. We recommend that you fly out of Bangkok, as Druck Air offers air from Bangkok - Paro - daily flights to Bangkok, while Druck Air flights from other departments do not run every day.
Our airport representative will welcome you at the airport and take you the hotel. After lunch, we visit Paro Dzong and the National Museum. Stroll through the main shopping area of Paros at night. We will spend the night at the hotel.
(Lunch and dinner Included)
Day 02: Departure from Paro to Taktsang temple
Visit Taktsang or Nido Tigre Monastery, which is the most spectacular temple, perhaps the most popular temple in Bhutan. It is said that he came here in the back of a tigress and meditated in this monastery, hence the name. It takes approximately 5 hours to tour the monuments. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria, followed by a short walk. We will have a relaxing afternoon before the start of the second day of hiking. We will spend the night at the hotel.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Day 03: Arrival from Paro to Jele Dzong (3,436 m) - Distance: 8 km - 5 hours
You will have a short walk. We start from the National Museum above and gradually climbed into the camp. If the weather is clear, you can see the Paro valley and the surrounding mountains. The camp is near old Yerevan, and we can visit it at night. During the night in the camp of the store.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Day 04: Trekking to Cherating (3,962 m) - Distance: 9 km - 5 hours
We start with a 1.5-hour climb and then gradually climb through thick mountain forests and azaleas. There are beautiful snowy peaks; some monks can listen during the day. You can see the yak herders around their camp. During the night, you will stay in the camp of the store.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Day 05: Trekking to Jimilang Tsho (3,880m) - Distance: 10km - 6 hours
The landscape along the ridges, the sunny days, the mountains and the valleys are beautiful. Our camp is near Lake Ghigengen. The lake is famous for its huge trout. During the night, you will have stay in the camp of the store.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Day 06: Trek to Simkotra (4,090 meters) - Distance: 7 kilometers - 4 hours
The trail takes you through the small rhododendron trees and through Lake Janetsho. Today you can find a yak pastoral camp. We are close to Lake Simkotra.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Day 07: Via Trez to Trei to Thimphu - Distance: 14 km - 7 hours
After the lake, the trail is a gradual climb, weather permitting, you will have a magnificent view of the mountains. Peaks like Gangan Phuensum, the highest mountain range in Bhutan. Trails through the cypress trees slowly decrease, until the most visible from the village of Thimphu Monastery Phajoding valley. The walk from Phajoding to Thimphu goes downhill, mainly through a forest area with blue pine. Walk quietly; you can get to about 2 hours in Thimphu. We will spend the night at the hotel.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Day 08: Trip from Thimphu to Paro
Thimphu valley Full day excursion to visit the National Library, the school of traditional medicine, the school of arts and crafts, textiles and Folklore Museum, the National Museum convent, Zilukha, the traditional paper factory, Zilukha convent, Takin zoo mini, craft shops, local shops. Last visit Tashkent. Leave Paro at night. We will spend the night at the hotel.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Day 09: Departure from Paro (DrukAirlines)
After breakfast, our airport representative will take you to Paros International Airport and depart from Bhutan.
(Breakfast included)

Cost Includes:

  • All pick and drop transfer in Paro airport by private vehicle
  • 8 Nights/9 Days Full Board Trek & Tour to Bhutan with full of Meals,
  • Accommodation in Cities at deluxe 3-star hotels, trekking in tented camps
  • Bhutan Visa Fee and Bhutan Travel Permit & Trek Permit/s
  • English Speaking Tour Guide in Bhutan Tour, his entire expenses, Trek Cook, trek porters  and  donkeys as needed for carrying trekking gears such as tents, pots, food etc. - all the payment, insurance
  • Cost of sightseeing entrance fees and monuments while on visit in cities
  • Tour Drive by private vehicle- air conditioned as per group size
  • All required Gov and Local Taxes

Cost not Includes:

  • Flight to Bhutan( You could fly in from Kathmandu, Delhi or Bangkok)
  • Entire cold beverage & bar bills in Bhutan trip
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cost of Laundry, phone calls etc
  • Tips

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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Bhutan Travel Guide
 
About Bhutan
Bhutan is a unique country of culture and environment. In addition to the impressive natural scenery, the lasting image of the country of most tourists is a strong cultural and traditional feeling that unites this culture and tradition to the kingdoms. Few people have heard of Bhutan, and for most people, it is a hidden mystical realm. It is classified as one of the most exotic destinations in the world today.
History and geography
From the eighth century AD, the period of Bhutan, rural life, domestic animals, agriculture, and Buddhism for the first time came to mark the later architecture of the Buddhist temple. The Buddhists, like the Padmasambhava teacher, and the scholars of India and Tibet, mark medieval Bhutan. The emergence of the ruling class and the development of art and architecture also appeared during this period.
Shadrung Ngawang Namgyal, the leader of Drucker, came to Bhutan in the 17th century. He introduced the dual system of government, for the first time to maintain a certain degree of stability, which is unprecedented. This does not last long. After the death of Wangangnan, the successors became victims of conspiracy and confrontation. This instability persisted until the beginning of the 20th century.
Bhutan is a landlocked country, located between the mountains of the Eastern Himalayas, between the autonomous regions of Tibet, China in the north and India in the south. It is between 88 ° 45'E and 92 ° 10'E and the latitude 26 ° 40'N to 28 ° 15'N. With an area of 46,500 square kilometers and a population of 650,000, 75% of the population is growing and raising livestock.
The country can be divided into three main geographical areas: the foothills and plains of the south, the hot and humid climate, the moderate rainfall in the central mountain valley, the northern mountains almost all year round are snow-capped mountains.
People and language
The population of Bhutan is divided into three main ethnic groups: Sharchops, who lives in the eastern part of the country and is believed to be the first inhabitant of Bhutan. They originated in the Mongols in India and are closely related to people in northeastern India and northern Burma. The Nangongs are descendants of Tibetan immigrants who immigrated to Bhutan in the ninth century and settled in the west of the country. The third group, Lhotsampas, is a Nepalese ethnic group that settled at the foot of southern Bhutan in the mid-nineteenth century. There are other ethnic minorities in Bhutan, such as Rafdap, Block, Daya, Rafi, Tapa, and Lepa.
Traditional costumes
The men wear a knee-length dress called Gho, similar to a kilt. The women wore "Kira" tunics wrapped around their bodies from neck to ankle. Women usually wear heavy silver and gold necklaces with coral, turquoise and other gems. The rings and earrings decorated with pearls and turquoises are popular.
The national language of Bhutan is the Tzungkan language that is widely used in the western region. Sharchop is spoken in the eastern part of the country, where Southerners speak Nepalese.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Bhutan varies from the tropical temperatures in the south and the average temperatures to the coldest in the north. Like many of your adventures in the Himalayas, the weather will be quite unpredictable.
The spring of Bhutan is just a spectacular moment compared to the artist's color palette. The autumn from the end of September to November is usually very smooth and clear. The sky is generally the sharpest, with stunning views of the Himalayas. Traditionally, spring and autumn are the most popular times to visit Bhutan.
In summer, daylight temperatures generally rise in the mid-eighties. The temperature in Punakha and the Central Valley is lower than in the West, often in some degrees.
Banking
Ngultrum is a Bhutanese currency. This is equivalent to the widely accepted Indian rupee in Bhutan. At the Paros airport, the National Bank of Bhutan and the Bank of Bhutan you can buy Ngultrum. An ATM accepts Visa and MasterCard in major cities. You can find the location of the ATM by clicking on the Bhutan Bank ATM.Currently; most hotel and craft shops accept credit card payments.
Enter Bhutan
Air Transport
Druk Airline is the flag carrier of the Bhutanese Government. All international departures and arrivals are operated from the only international airport in Paros (2,235 meters). As Bhutan is a mountainous country, the time of the flight is affected by the weather the flight may be canceled. We recommend that you maintain a space of 24 hours before participating in any international contact.
Amazing Nepal can help you to organize your flight to Bhutan. For your reservation, you must provide your full name (as indicated in your passport) and other details. As airlines do not issue printed tickets, electronic tickets will be sent to you by email in advance, once your reservation is confirmed.
Land
The border town of Phuentsoling, Samdrup Jogkhar and Gelephu is the only point of entry/exit for visitors. These border cities are very far from the capital, Thimpu.
The Approach of Tourism
Tourism in Bhutan is based on the principle of sustainability, which means that tourism must be respectful of the environment, social corporate, recognized sociocultural and economically viable. Therefore, the number of tourists in Bhutan remains at an environmentally manageable level through tourist policy imposed by the government.
Electricity
The ignition cycle is 220V Plus. Follow this power rating and carry the camera charger or travel accessory.
Clothing
Due to the wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, we recommend that you bring suitable clothing. In the months of October, November, December, January, and February, morning and afternoon are cold. You will have to wear warm clothes (without thick coats). In February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September, the days are warmer. June, July, and August will be low tide, some rain is necessary.
Seasonal clothing, sunglasses / spare glasses or contact lenses, casual shoes, wash kits, shaving kits, towels, hats, umbrellas, cameras, movies and accessories, maps, mosquito repellent, hand cream, and safety pin, flashlight or flash with battery backup, mirror, sunscreen, lip balm or soluble aspirin, anti-corrosion cream, to avoid sunburn.
Accommodation
Bhutan offers generally modest but clean hotels. A couple of high-end resorts have been opened in some districts.   Amazing Nepal agents put you up in the best available hotels that are classified and approved by the Royal Government. Visitors are advised not to expect luxury or five-star hotel services. Bhutan’s local hospitality is, however, an insight into a society where tourism may be a new venture, but where visitors are greeted with true warmth and friendship.
Transportation
We arrange comfortable passenger coaster buses for groups of seven visitors or more. You will also be traveling comfortably throughout the country in six-seater Japanese hi-ace buses. Smaller groups of one to two passengers will discover the country in luxury SUVs.
Facts about Bhutan
  • The word "Bhutan" translates as "Thunder Land" because it often has intense storms involved in the Himalayas.
  • At 24,840 feet, Gangkhar Puensum is the highest point in Bhutan and the highest mountain in the world that rises.
  • Bhutan's rules of etiquette provide you with food. The tradition is to say "meshu meshu", cover your mouth with your hands. However, you can give up after two or three offers.
  • Anyone who kills the sacred black-necked crane of a culture in danger can be sentenced to a fixed term prison sentence.
  • Bhutan is one of the last countries in the world to introduce television to its people. A few years ago, the government lifted the ban on television and the Internet.
  • Bhutan is the first country in the world to have its own constitutional obligation to protect the environment. What it requires: at least 60% of countries must always maintain forest cover.
  • One-third of the population of Bhutan is under 14 years old, the average age is 22.3 years.
  • Thimpu is one of the only two capital cities in Asia that does not have a single traffic light. (Pyongyang, North Korea) sent a single signal from local officials and was quickly dismantled
  • Bhutan is the only country in the world that prohibits the sale of tobacco.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
 
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:
 
HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • The first-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material

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