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9 Days Druk-pathTrek with Cultural sightseeing

Whether it's enjoying a gentle country stroll, or the breath-taking landscape and the monumental fortresses, the living culture of the people in their traditional costumes or the enchanting folklore and history – Stay in high quality hotels and scenic valleys, visit the spectacular Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s nest). Trek to trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages. Trek down to Thimphu and explore the capital city Thimphu.

This is a leisurely paced tour to make your experience the attractions in great detail rather than just skimming through attractions. This trip has very less driving times, with maximum exploration time to make the most of your holiday

per adult from

$468

AUD

Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Bhutan Tourism Royalty/Levy ($65 per day per person)
    • Visa Fees ($40 per person)
    • All necessary permit fees
    • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees
    • All meals and evening tea in 3-star hotels and restaurants only
    • Drinking mineral water
    • All 3-star accommodations
    • English-speaking tour leader and driver
    • New model SUVfor inland transfers
    • All trekking equipment and haulage
    • Services of Trekking crew etc.
    • Extra mattresses for trekking.
    What's excluded :
    • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses
    • Spa Charges
    • Travel and Medical insurance
    • Airfare

  • Day 1: Welcome to Bhutan

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    The flight into Bhutan takes you close to the great Himalayas; offering dazzling scenic views of world’s highest glacial peaks.Whereyou’ll be greeted by Mt.Everest and Mt.Kanchenjunga, and our very own Mt.Jomo lhari and Mt. Jichu Drakey.
    Upon arrival meet our friendly professional guides who will help you settle into your comfortable car, and then proceed to Paro town. As you enter the Paro valley, you will pass through forested hills with the slivery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley below the Paro Dzong (fortress). Check-in to your hotel. Stroll around Paro in the evening and have dinner.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Metta Resort/ Mandala Resort/ Gangtey Palace Resort

    Day 2: Paro Sightseeing.

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    In the morning visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong fortress overlooking the beautiful Paro river. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang – believed to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Bhutan built during the 8th century.

    Drive towards town and visit the Dungtse Lhakhang: The uniqueness of this temple lies in the fact that it is in the form of a chorten, one of the very few that exists in Bhutan. Alternatively, if you feel like a short easy hike, I recommend the Zuri Dzong hike that takes about 1 hour to reach Uma Paro Hotel from where you will be driven to town.

    Explore the town in the evening on foot, and visit handicrafts shops along the street to appreciate Bhutanese craftsmanship and Art works. Watch a game of archery match played in Bhutanese style over a range of 120m archery range, and filled with fun and frolic.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Metta Resort/ Mandala Resort/ Gangtey Palace Resort

    Day 3: Excursion to Tiger's Nest

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    Experience Bhutan’s most valued attractions, and perhaps the biggest highlight for your trip! This hike will also help you to acclimatize to the altitude before you start your trek. An excursion to the famous Taktshang monastery, Tiger’s nest monastery is a two hours hike that rewards you with a spectacular temple clinging on a 1000 feet cliff. It is a great place to meditate as it provides a very solemn ambience.

    In the evening stroll around the Paro town.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Metta Resort/ Mandala Resort/ Gangtey Palace Resort

    Day 4: First day of trek. Paro - Jangchulhakha (Distance 13 km, 7 hours, Appro 900m ascent, camp altitude 3900 m).

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    Drive from the National Museum on a farmraod towards Jili Dzong fortress. The ride follows a gravel road past a few farms for about 30 minutes and then climbs up a steep ridge before leading through blue pine and fir forests to Damche Gom. Once you reach the ridge below Jili Dzong, you trek will start.
    Begin with a climb for about an hour and a half and then ascend gradually up. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron tress. You may see yaks and yak herders around your campsite. Your trekking crew will be at the campsite fully prepared for the evening.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Jangchulhakha Campsite

    Day 5: Jangchulakha – Jimilang Tsho (Distance 11 km, 4 hours, 230m descent, 130m ascent, camp altitude – 4000 m).

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are beautiful. The lake is known for its giant sized trout. The trek follows the ridge to a saddle at 4,040m, then drops a bit and follows the ridge back to Jangchu la pass (4,180m). Camp is near JimilangTsho (Sand Ox Lake) known for its giant size trout. Also there are good views of Mount. Jichu Drake (6,989m), the peak representing the protective deity of Paro valley.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Jimilangtsho Campsite

    Day 6: Jimilang Tsho - Simkotra Tsho (Distance 11 km, 4 hours, 820m ascent, 400 m descent, camp altitude 4,110m).

    Stop At: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
    The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder’s camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The campsite is close to Simkotra Tsho Lake..
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Simkotra Campsite

    Day 7: Simkotra Tsho - Motithang (Distance 13 km, 6 hours, 130m ascent, Apprx 1600 m descent).

    Stop At: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
    The trek begins with a gradual climb. If weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and other Himalayan peaks. From this pass, the trek takes you downhill to Phajoding monastery. After passing Phajoding monastery, the trek to Thimphu (Mothitang) is all the way downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes 6 hours to get to the road point where you will be picked up and taken to your hotel for a relaxing night. Visit Changangkha monastery on the way to your hotel to complete your trek.
    In the evening visit the Memorial Chorten Stupa. Dinner at the Babesa village restaurant to enjoy authentic Bhutanese cuisines. Overnight in select hotel.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Thimphu Tower/ Hotel Pedling/ Hotel Damisa

    Day 8: Explore the capital city Thimphu and drive to Paro

    Stop At: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
    After breakfast, drive to visit Kuensel Phodrang where the gigantic 169ft statue of Buddha Dordenma. Enjoy a panoramic view of Thimphu city from there while taking a short scenic hike through the Park.
    Visit some of the treasures of the capital - Visit to the Folk Heritage-a three stored which provides glimpse of Bhutanese life style, and artifacts from the rural house holds. One can come across typical households objects, religious tools and equipment. the Royal Textile Museum and Academy. Visit the Bhutan Post Office to see our famous stamps and send postcards to your loved ones at home.
    In the evening visit the Crafts Bazaar, along the streets of Thimphu which sells and displays various handicrafts and textiles made entirely in Bhutan. Spend the evening exploring the capital city. Drive back to Paro.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Metta Resort/ Mandala Resort/ Gangtey Palace Resort

    Day 9: Farewell.

    Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
    After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will take you to the airport and fare you well on your onward journey.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Paro International Airport, Airport Road Paro, Paro 12001, Bhutan
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Bhutan Travel Club

Activity ID: V-159397P4

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