Druk Path Trek with Three Days Cultural Tour in Bhutan
Bhutanese landscape is characterized by rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys from subtropical plains in the south, through a temperate zone to the Sub-alpine Himalayas exceeding 7000 meters in the north. On 'Druk Path Trek with three Days Cultural Tour in Bhuan’ we get to experience the rich Bhutanese culture and trek in one of Bhutan’s finest short treks, The Druk Path.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bhutanese visa fee
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
- Government approved A and B category hotels in the cities and camping(tents) during trekking
- All meals, tea and snacks
- Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
- English speaking, trained and experienced local guide and staff
- All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
- Porter services for trekking
- Tents and Kitchen utensils for trekking
- Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties
What's excluded :
- Airfare for International flights to and from Bhutan
- Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
- Personal camping gears (sleeping bag, torch etc)
- Trip cancellation and medical/evacuation insurance
- Tips for staff/guide
- Travel Insurance
Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
Day 02: Acclimatization hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery (3,180m)
Day 03: Trek begins: Paro to Jele Dzong (3,480m/11,415ft): 10 km, 4 - 5 hours
Day 04: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha (3,770m/12,365ft): 10 km, 3 - 4 hours
Day 05: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho (3,880m/12,729ft): 11 km, 4 hours
Day 06: Jimilangtsho to Simkota (4,110m/13,480ft): 11 km, 4 hours
Day 07: Simkota to Phajoding to Thimphu (2,350m/7,710ft): 14 km, 5 hours: Trek Ends
Day 08: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours
Day 09: Punakha to Paro (2,250m/7,382ft): 130 km, 4 hours, Hike to Chimi Lhakhang
Day 10: Final Departure
• Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
Departure Point :Paro, Bhutan
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travelers from any hotels they are at or the travelers can visit our office on the day of theirtrip.
Departure Time :12:15 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. These government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. We will be accommodated in A grade hotels in Paro and Thimphu and B grade hotels in Punkha. We use Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro, Hotel Namgay Heritage in Thimpu, Meri Puensum Resort in Punakha and camping (tent) during trekking. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost USD 520.
- A variety of meals are available in most hotels the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in most parts of Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season. For the actual trekking days, our company will send wide assortment of food. We will be provided 3 meals a day breakfast, hot picnic lunch on the way, and dinner at the campsites with evening tea and snacks. Himalayan Glacier's trekking cooks are well trained and can whip up delicious meals at any altitude. If any special dietary needs are required, then it is advised to let the company know about them prior to the trip.
- It is a condition upon joining any of Himalayan Glacier's trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.
- Trekking in Bhutan is physically demanding because of the distance and abrupt changes in elevation. Depending on the day of the trek, you will have to walk for an average of 3-5 hours covering a distance of around 10-14 kilometers daily to reach the campsites. Most of the climbs run through deep forests on rocky trails and sometimes the trails traverses through wet mud were you need agility to hop between round river stones. But if you have experience walking long distances with a back pack and you do not have history of knee pains on descents it should not be difficult for you.
- Spring (March to May) and autumn (September and October) are the best time for touring and trekking in Bhutan. The months of April and May offer the natural grandeur of rhododendron blooms whereas Bhutan observes its biggest festivals during spring.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.