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Druk Path Trek

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September 15, 2019

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5 Nights / 6 Days
Availability : Between March - June or September-November.
Tour Details

The six day 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.
The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimilangtsho Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout.This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world.

Best Season:- between March – June or September-November.

Tour Cost
Number of travelers in the group High season (Mar,Apr,May &Sept,Oct,Nov) Off-Season (Dec,Jan,Feb &Jun,July,Aug)  
01 USD 1710/per person USD 1620/per person +Air fare (to & from Bhutan)
02 USD 1690/per person USD 1600/per person +Air fare (to & from Bhutan)
03 and more USD 1410/per person USD 1320/per person +Air fare (to & from Bhutan)

Price Includes

  • Bhutan Visa Fee of USD 40 per person per trip.
  • All meals (B, L &D), tea & snacks
  • Bottle of Mineral water everyday on tour.
  • Minimum of 3star Accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
  • Transportation in comfortable Toyota Coaster Bus/SUV 4WD vehicle for 01 /02 person in the group.
  • All required government taxes
  • Also includes USD 65 sustainable fee and USD 40/30 surcharges (01/02 person in the group, per night per person) to Govt. for alleviation of poverty, building infrastructure, free health, and education.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Monuments Fees
  • Tour payment transfer charges.
  • Compliment Bucket list activities:- Traditional Hot-stone Bath, Traditional Archery & Prayer flags hoisting
  • Trekking Haulage
  • Trekking Crews

Price Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
  • Medical/evacuation insurance
  • Travel insurance
Flight Cost

Bhutan have only two Airlines which fly in/out of country. Below mentioned airfare are average air fare for the flight to/from Bhutan as it fluctuates.

 

Route/Sector

Round trip Fare(USD)

Economy

Bangkok –Paro- Bangkok (Thailand) 730
Delhi-Paro-Delhi (India) 580
Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu (Nepal) 410
Dhaka- Paro-Dhaka(Bangladesh) 450
Kolkata- Paro-Kolkata (India) 390
Bagdogra-Paro-Bagdogra(India) 270
Singapore-Paro-singapore(Singapore) 890
Discounts
  • Children between the ages of 5-12 years shall be given 50% discount on minimum daily package rate.
  • Full time students below the age of 25 years, holding valid identity cards from their academic institutions, shall be given 25% discount on minimum daily package rate.
Trip Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • 0% charges will be made for the tour cancelled 7 weeks or more prior to arrival date.
  • 50% penalty on the total tour cost for the tour cancelled less than 7 weeks prior to arrival date. This is because by this time hotels would be already booked and company is subject to cancellation charges for rooms and other logistics cancelled in less than 7 weeks.
  • 100% charges after arrival in Bhutan, no refund will be made.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2250m /7382ft)

As we fly to Bhutan we can get a spectacular views of the Himalayas .At the airport, we will be greeted by a representative from A Bucket list Adventure who will take us to our hotel. Today, we will visit National museum (a best start to know about the culture, history, People and biodiversity of Bhutan), Visit Paro Dzong (fortress) built in 17th century which now house an administration and monastic body of the Paro district. In the Evening stroll around town’s main street. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 2Tiger nest; acclimatization

After breakfast, we hike for 4 -5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. In 8th century Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley. In the evening, we will Visit Farm house for typical dinner and traditional Hot-stone bath.overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 3National Museum to Jili dzong, 10km/ 5 hrs/ 1040m-ascent

We will start our trek from the Farm road for about 30 minutes and then we will gradually climb up through the cultivated field and apple orchid. You can see farmers harvesting their apple during the start of autumn season. The trail will lead us through the Blue pine and fir forest further up to the large pasture just before Jili la. (3560 m).We will cross the pass and drop to the camp site (3480m) at the base of JiliDzong.

Day 4JiliDzong to Jangchhulakha, 10km/3-4 hrs/ 270 m –ascent

After breakfast we will visit Jilidzong, the residence of lama
Nagwangchogyel,the cousin of Divine madman, lama Drukpa kuenley. Then we will further climb through the rhododendron forest and decend. Climb again and traverse around the west side of a cone- shaped hill to a meadow from where you can see Mt. Jhomolhari (7314m) and other snow peaks, if you are lucky you can see Monal pheasants. After several minutes’ walk through the Rhododendron and cedar forest we will reach at JangchhuLakha (3750 m), where we will camp for a night.

Day 5Jangchhu Lakha to Janye Tsho,14km/6hrs/ Ascent;-335m Descent;-227m

Warning;-Toughest route of the trek….
The trail will start through the juniper forest and then through the meadow, making many ups and downs to the ridge from where we will get good views of Mt. jhomolhari and Jichudrakye(6989m). We will further climb up on the saddle of the ridge to the Point from where we descend to JimilangTsho (Sand-ox lake) 3867 m. we follow the trail that climb up to the ridge (4000m) and makes many ups and downs to a crest at 4049m overlooking JanyeTsho,a lake(camp site).

Day 6JanyeTsho to Phajoding,11km/4hrs/Ascent;- 850m Descent;-1450 m

After breakfast we walk along the shore before we climb (200m) a ridge and climb down to 4110m to SimkortaTsho(lake) .we will climb to Labana La at 4200m and to the another crest , from the stretch of trail, we can get great view of Dochula and Mt. Jhomolhari .We will then pass by a prayer flags on the hill that mark a sky burial site and cross a final ridge at Phumela(4070m).The trail descend steeply towards Phajoding, a camp site.toMotithang.We will then meet the vehicle waiting for us to take the capital city,Thimphu.Later in the evening visit ThimphuDzong (fortress of glorious religion) stroll around the main street. Overnight at the Hotel in Thimphu.

Day 7Depart, Thimphu -Paro

Drive 1hr,55km
Today after breakfast, we will drive to Paro Airport and our representative will bid you farewell at the Airport. If you have enough time before flight, probably you can discuss with your guide and visit some places around.

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