Druk Path Trek


Druk Path Trek
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Tour duration : 08 days 07 nights (6 days trekking)
Tour types : Trekking and Cultural Sightseeing
Departs : Everyday
Destination : Paro and Thimphu.
Accommodations : 3 star hotels / Camping
Difficulty Grading : Moderate
Trek starts at : Jili Dzong
Trek ends at : Motithang
Max Elevation : 4200m
Highest Camp : 4110m
Best Season : March, April, May, September, October & November
Transport : SUV cars, Toyota mini bus, Toyota coaster bus
Entry : Paro
Exit : Paro

Day 01: Arrival at Paro- Paro Vicinity tour (Cultural sightseeing)

Fly into Paro either from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Delhi or Kolkata. Representatives (guide and driver) from See Bhutan Travels will receive you from Paro international airport. Transfer to your hotel and if time permits, enjoy sightseeing around Paro valley.

Sites to visit in Paro: Paro Rinpung Dzong, Drugyal Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang.

 

 

Day 02: Paro – Jili Dzong (trekking)

Trekking distance       : 10 km

Elevation Changes      : 310 m ascent, 50 m descent

Trekking time             : 4 -5 hours

Campsite location       : Near by the ruins of Jili Dzong

Campsite altitude        : 3480 m

Drive till Paro national museum from where our trekking journey begins. Our camp for the night will be near the ruins of Jili Dzong.

 Day 03: Jili Dzong – Jangchulakha (trekking)

Trekking distance       : 10 km

Elevation Changes      : 310 m ascent, 50 m descent

Trekking time             : 4 -5 hours

Campsite location       : Jangchulakha

Campsite altitude        : 3780 m

Trial for the day will lead us through the pasture land of Yak harders.

 

Day 04: Jangchulakha – Jimilang Lake (trekking)

Trekking distance       : 11 km

Elevation Changes      : 330 m ascent, 230 m descent

Trekking time             : 4 -5 hours

Campsite location       : Jimilang Lake

Campsite altitude        : 3870 m

Enjoy the spectacular view of mountains and valleys. Campsite for the night will be near Jimilang lake, known for its gigantic trout.

Day 05: Jimilang Lake – Simkotra Lake (trekking)

Trekking distance       : 11 km

Elevation Changes      : 820 m ascent, 400 m descent

Trekking time             : 5 hours

Campsite location       : Simkotra Lake

Campsite altitude        : 4110 m

We continue our journey coming crossing across another two Lakes, Janetsho and Simkotra. For the night we will be camping near Lake Simkotra.

 

Day 06: Simkotra Tsho – Phajoding (trekking)

Trekking distance       : 10 km

Elevation Changes      : 130 m ascent, 680 m descent

Trekking time             : 4 hours

Campsite location       : Phajoding

Campsite altitude        : 3750 m

Today is fairly an easy day. We will descend down towards Phajoding for the night.

Day 07: Phajodhing – Mothitang – Paro (trekking)

Trekking distance       : 5 km

Elevation Changes      : 1130 m descent

Trekking time             : 2 hours

Overnight                   : At hotel in Paro

 

We will be descending down from Phajoding to Motithang (road point), where your tour vehicle will be waiting for you. Enjoy your lunch at hotel in Thimphu, stroll around the city and drive towards Paro for the night.

Day 08: Departure

Your wonderful trekking tour of Bhutan comes to an end today. After breakfast, your guide and driver will see you off at Paro international airport for you onward destination.

Fly out either to Bangkok, Singapore, Katmandu, Dhaka, Delhi or Kolkata

The total tour cost, minimum daily tariff, surcharges and Bhutan visa fees for booking “Druk Path Trek” are as follows:

Single Traveller: $2490
Dual travelers/2pax: $1890 Per Person
3 travelers: $1650 Per Person
4 Travelers: $1490 Per Person
5 - 6 Travelers: $1460 Per Person
7 and above Travelers: $1440 Per Person
The above mentioned price covers the following:
  • Tour vehicles with experienced driver – (SUV cars for single and dual travelers, Toyota Mini buses for group of 3 – 9 travelers and Toyota coaster buses for group consisting 10 or more travelers).
  • All meals – (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All accommodations in 3 star hotels/ guest houses in twin sharing basis – (Up gradation to 4 stars and 5 stars available on paying the extra premium).
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide – (Language speaking guides for French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai are available on paying extra premium of $60 - $100).
  • Sustainable Development fee of US $65 per person per night spent in Bhutan – (This money goes for a very good cause of reducing poverty, rural development, free medical services and free education for Bhutanese people).
  • Entrance fees to all tourist sites
  • Tea and snacks during the day
  • Bottled water during the day
  • Bhutan Visa Fee of US $40
  • Trekking Equipments as follows:
    • Horses/ potters and ponies
    • Toilet tents with toilet pots and toilet papers
    • Sleeping tents (A-shaped) with pillows and mattress
    • Dinning tents with tables and chairs
    • Kitchen tents with whole set of kitchen items to prepare meals
    • Trekking/camping cooks
    • Trekking/camping staffs
    • Hot water bags in bed
The above mentioned price does not cover the following:
  • Airfare (both international and domestic)
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, Beverages and tips
  • Any cost incurred due to flight cancellation, delayed flight, road blockage

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