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Pickup info

Upon arrival to Paro international airport, a car, driver and guide will await to meet you and have you escorted to the hotel. Your itinerary is flexible and picking time for daily tours will depend on what you have communicated to the guide. Most of the time pick up location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. In case of tight itinerary, your guide will have the time recommended to you.

Booking notes

Best time to undertake the Druk-path trek is Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct and Nov.   For more details follow the this link

Rate per person per night includes following

Accommodation
All Meals
Transportation with a dedicated driver.
Licensed English speaking guide
All site seeing indicated in the itinerary
All government taxes
Route permits and special permits
Entrance fee in monument and museums.
Mineral Water and soft drinks

On Trek, the following will be provided

Tents on the trek. (Sleeping, equipmentsToilet, dining and shower tents are provided)
Ponies (Animals to carry your luggage)
Hot water will be served on trek
Trekking Cook and equipment

Value Addition

Use of cell phone with local number
Use of internet complimentary where ever possible
Departure Bhutanese Souvenir
One time private cultural dance performance ( For stays of 15 days)

Administrative Service offered

Purchase of Druk air ticket(Can be purchased from website also)
Bhutan visa processing

Other mandatory charges not included in the Tariff

Druk Air Airfare

 

 

The Druk Path trek connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu via the old trading route between the main towns in Bhutan. The Druk Path (trek) goes as high as 13,000 ft past fresh water lakes abundant with fish (trout), alpine yak pastures and on a bright clear day one can witness spectacular view of the Himalaya along the Bhutan - Tibet border including Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake and Gangkar Punsum. Flowering rhododendron and high altitude wild flowers make this a colorful trail in the spring. The walks are between four and five hours each day. Besides the lakes and the natural beauty, it is the Phadjoding monastery that is one of the highlights of this trek. The months of March, June, September and November are the ideal months to undertake this trek.

  • Physicality: Medium
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Medium
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Pickup location: 

    Upon arrival to Paro international airport, a car, driver and guide will await to meet you and have you escorted to the hotel. Your itinerary is flexible and picking time for daily tours will depend on what you have communicated to the guide. Most of the time pick up location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. In case of tight itinerary, your guide will have the time recommended to you.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Throughout the tour you are entitled to a dedicated car, driver and guide. All drop-off location will be your hotel. Up completion of tour, you will be dropped to Paro international airport for your onward international flight or other location as agreed.

  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM - 9.30 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (5.00 PM - 5.30 PM)

Itinerary

Day 01:

  • Begin trek from Paro to Jele Dzong
  • Distance - approximately 10 Km - about 4-5 hours trek, - about 1025 m ascent.
  • The trek begins from Paro.

Your pack ponies arrive at the starting point of the trek near the museum area. The trek begins around 10 am after the horsemen and trekking crews have packed your luggage and trekking supplies. Initially, the trail passes through some villages, houses, apple orchards, cultivated fields, steadily uphill. The trek continues through the blue pine and fir forests with some nice meadows and great views of Paro valley as you climb to the camping grounds near Jele Dzong at an altitude of approximately 3500m.

Day 02: Trek to Jangchulakha

  • Distance - approximately 10 Km- about 4 hours trek, - about 300m ascent

Jele Dzong mounts a promontory at an altitude of 3560m, which is a short ascent from your camp. On a clear day, the great views of Paro town and upper valley far below and Mt. Chomolhari, Mt Jichu Drake and adjoining peaks can be seen in the distance. Visit this remote temple/fortress. From the Dzong, the trek is a long gradual walk along the ridge in a rhododendron forest. You descend and climb through forests of spruce, cedars and other trees mostly ravaged by bark beetles. You may pass nomadic yak herders camps, see some beautiful flora and fauna including monal pheasants. Camp at a pasture at an altitude of approximately 3750m

Day 03: Trek to Jimilangtso lake

  • Distance - approximately 11 Km – about 4-5 hours trek

The trail follows the ridge, ascending and descending as you get the view of the mountains and beautiful valley. The campsite is close to the lake Jimilangtso at an altitude of 3870m. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout and if lucky, you may enjoy a freshly prepared lake trout for dinner.

Day 04: Trek to Simkota lake

  • Distance – approximately 11kms, about 4 hours trek, 800m ascent and 400m descent

The trek makes a gradual climb and descends with the highest point being 4150m.The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and lake of Janetso. You may come across some yak herder camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The campsite is close to Simkota lake, and if you are lucky, you can do some trout fishing!

Day 05: Trek to Phajoding

  • Distance – approximately 10 km, about 3-4 hours trek, 150m ascent and 700m descent

The trek makes several short ascents, to summits, traverses broad rocky valleys, some sky burial sites, and crosses the final ridge at Phume la pass (4100m). From the pass, on a clear day, you will have a spectacular view of Mount "Gangkhar Punsum" - the highest mountain in Bhutan, as well other peaks and the view below of the entire Thimphu valley. From the pass, descend and visit the Thujidra Gompa, a meditation site hanging on the side of a precipitous rock face at 3950m. A short but steep descent from here is your campsite near the stone shelter at an altitude of 3750m

Day 06: Trek end at Thimphu

  • Distance – approximately 7 Km, about 3 hours trek downhill, 1200 descent

Phajoding has several meditation residences and some ancient temples. In the morning, explore the monastery nearby and trek to Thimphu. The last day of your trek is all the way downhill through the forested area of mostly blue pine. At a leisurely pace, it takes about three hours. The trek ends near Thimphu, where your transport will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Trekking itineraries can be incorporated with cultural tours to provide a taste of tradition combined with a tryst with pristine nature in remote areas and experiences with people of the mountains.

Cancellation Policy

Tours booked and subsequently canceled shall be subject to the following scale of charges depending on when the notification of cancellation is received:

  1. If notification of a tour cancellation is received 45 days before your travel date, 100% of the daily tariff will be refunded. Except for airline tickets.
  2. If notification of a tour cancellation is received 30 days from the date of travel to Bhutan, 60% of the daily tourist tariff will be refunded.
  3. If notification of a trip cancellation is received 15 days prior to arrival: 50 % of the daily Bhutan tour rate will be refunded.
  4. If notification of a trip cancellation is received on and after 15 days prior to arrival: 100% Retention charges will apply:

Children policy

Children are welcomed; however we do not recommended adventure activities such as trek and other adventure activities for children below ten years of age. Additionally please also be reminded that no facilities or very limited facilities may be available for children.

Participant Guidelines

Anyone who enjoys outdoor life and is physically fit can participate in treks. If you have a heart condition, please check with your doctor to ensure that it is OK to undertake high altitude treks. Allow yourself some days in Bhutan to acclimatize before you undertake any trek. Altitude sickness can be a serious problem at the altitudes in Bhutan. If you feel sick, dizzy or have a worsening headache, stop and drink as much water as possible. If the symptoms persist, return to the base. Guides are trained to look out for altitude sickness and other ailments that can affect trekkers.

Other Disclosures

This below is an exhaustive list of what you may need, however it varies with the type of trek undertaken.Please reconfirm.

  • Trekking or running shoes
  • Socks (polypropylene)
  • Down or fiber-filled jacket
  • Jumper or piled jacket
  • Hiking shorts
  • Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella
  • Hiking pants
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Sun hat
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle
  • Torch, batteries and bulbs
  • Photographic Equipments
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Nylon Wind pants
  • Long underwear
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves
  • Long gaiters
  • Toilet articles
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Small knife
  • Sun block / Sun block for lips
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Laundry soap
  • Medical and first aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Bandana