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BHUTAN - TREKKING


DRUKPATH TREK - 11 DAYS
   

A trip to Bhutan would be incomplete without a trek. We offer a wide range of trekking packages suited to all people of varying age groups and tastes from all walks of life. Our trek will take you through breathtakingly beautiful pastoral landscapes of some of the world's highest lakes, streams, snow capped peaks and botanical wonders.

   
Day Programme
Day 01

On arrival in Paro our guide will receive you and check you into your hotel. After lunch we will visit the National Museum and the Paro Dzong. End the day with a walk around Paro town. Overnight in Paro. Altitude – 2200 mtr.

Day 02 Taktsang or the tiger’s nest temple is the most revered temple to the Buddhist. A hike to this temple will take up most of our morning. In the afternoon, we will visit the Kyichu Lhakhang Temple. Overnight in Paro.
Day 03 Paro - Jela Dzong, Distance: 10 km, Walking time: 6 hr, Altitude: 3000 mtrs.
The start of the Drukpath Trek is at the historic Ta Dzong, the National Museum. We follow a dirt road until it gives way to our trail in the pine forests. The trail is uphill all the way till Jela Dzong, a temple built as a war fortress in the olden days, overlooking the Paro valley below.
Day 04 Jela Dzong - Jangchublakha, Distance: 10 km, Walking time: 4 hr, Altitude: 3200 mtrs. Begin with a one and a half hour climb and then ascend more gradually upwards. The trail takes you through thick alpine forests and rhododendrons. You will have fine views of Chomolhari and other snow capped peaks if the weather is right, and you may hear some monal pheasants calling during the day. You may see yak herders around your campsite.
Day 05 Jangchublakha - Jimilangtsho, Distance: 13 km, Walking time: 6 hr, Altitude: 3300 mtrs.The trek today starts off with a climb, overlooking the rolling valleys below. Rhododendrons and other high altitude shrubs decorate the rocky trail which climbs up and down. On a clear day the both Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peak can be seen. Our camp is at the lake of Jimilangtsho.
The trek today starts off with a climb, overlooking the rolling valleys below. Rhododendrons and other high altitude shrubs decorate the rocky trail which climbs up and down. On a clear day the both Chomolhari n Jichu Drake peak can be seen. Our camp is at the lake of Jimilangtsho.
Day 06 Jimilangtsho - Labana, Distance: 15 km, Walking time: 7 hr, Altitude: 3500 mtrs.
The trail will take us through dwarf rhododendrons and junipers. We will also pass the lakes of Janatso and Simkotha. You will be able to see the far ridge across the valley which you trekked and give u a sense of accomplishment. The temp at this campsite will be the colder than the rest.
Day 07 Labana - Thimphu, Distance: 12 km, Walking time: 6 hr, Pass to cross: Pumo La, 4200 mtrs.
An hours’ climb from the camp will take us over the highest pass on this trek at 4100m. On a clear day we can see the Gangkhar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. Descending from the pass over rocky steps, we will be greeted by the sight of Thimphu far below in the valley. From this point on, we’ll be descending all the way to Thimphu be passing through the temple and meditation center complex of Phajoding. Our transport will meet us just as we start emerging from the forest. Overnight in Thimphu. Altitude: 2400 mtrs.
Day 08 Explore Thimphu
Visit the National Memorial Chorten (monument), the Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, Takin zoo, the National Library, the Government Handicrafts and the Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight in Thimphu. Altitude: 2400 mtrs.
Day 09 Thimphu – Punakha. Distance: 80 kms/ Driving time: 2 ½ hrs.
Drive to Punakha (2 ½ hours) over the Dochu La pass at 3000m. If we are lucky with the weather, we can see the entire Bhutanese Himalayas from this pass; east of Chomolhari to Gangkhar Puensum.
After lunch we will visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong. After the Dzong, we will go on a short drive in the lush upper Punakha valley and hike for 45 minutes to the beautiful chorten temple of Khamsum Yuley on a hill. Overnight in Punakha. Altitude: 1250 mtrs.
Day 10 Punakha - Paro We will start off our day with a short hike to this temple, which will take us through a village surrounded by rice fields. Lunch at the Dochu La café, and we will resume our drive to Paro. Overnight in Paro. Altitude: 2200 mtrs.
Day 11 Early morning flight from the Paro International Airport to your onward return destination…
Price: On request