- Explore the temples, dzongs, stupas and monasteries of Bhutan.
- Hike to Tiger Nest monastery
- Walk to Jele La dzong enjoying the spectacular views of Mt. Chomolhari along and Paro valley
- Walk along the lush forests of rhododendron and pine admiring the views of Jinchu Drake peaks.
- Visit Tsaluna Monastery
If you want to opt for a trekking journey in Bhutan along with exploration tour, then Druk Path Trek with cultural tour is probably the one for you. It is a journey that lets you taste the natural and cultural richness of Bhutan at once. Druk Path Trek with Cultural Tour is a short trek. But it can be challenging as it takes you to the wild high altitude regions. Your journey starts from Paro to Thimpu and ends the same way back. Though short, you will be able to witness every most visit fantasies of Bhutan.
A flight from Kathmandu to Paru airport will allow you to traverse through the mountainous terrain of Nepal and Bhutan. The towering peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu will be clearly visible to you during the flight which is nothing less than any mountain flights in Nepal. Upon your arrival at Paro, our Bhutanese crew will assist you for your journey ahead. You will drive across a beautiful chain of mountains that divides Paro from Thimpu valley.
On the way, you will pass a lake which is full of giant trout fishes. This sight of lake and trout fishes will leave you in astonishment. The drive from Paro to Thimpu goes through a sparsely populated area. Therefore you will find peace and serenity in the air. The lush landscape with the views of mountain in the backdrop adds to your drive and you will get a feeling as if the ride would never end.
Besides trekking and cultural exploration, Druk Path Trek with cultural tour has a unique feature i.e. you can enjoy staying under the tents and cooking food on your own. The trekking will be more like camping. You can imagine yourself under the moon light surrounded by the glittering snow clad mountains. Druk Path Trek with cultural tour can probably be the most memorable trip if you want to opt for this journey.
Himal Eco Trek assists you to make your journey even more wonderful. So, if you would like to enjoy the magnificence of great Himalayan ranges, lush landscape and architecturally rich temples and dzongs, feel free to contact us to be a part of this awe inspiring journey!
Day 01: Arrive Paro
Day 02: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Day 03: Paro – Jele Dzong
Day 04: Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha
Day 05: Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho – Langrithang
Day 06: Langrithang – Tsaluna – Thimphu
Day 07: Thimphu – Paro and depart from Paro
A flight to Paro takes you across the Himalayas to Bhutan. The flight in itself is nothing less than a mountain flight. You pass above the Himalayas admiring the magnificence of snow-capped mountains standing tall one after another. As you arrive at the airport in Paro, your guide i.e. our Bhutanese crew will pick you up and escort you to a hotel for check in. Get refreshed and rest for a while. After lunch, you will be escorted to Ta Dzong, a national museum that treasures the old paintings, armours and many other things of cultural and historical importance. After museum, you will be taken to the oldest temple of Bhutan – Kichu Lhakhang for sightseeing. Spend the night at your hotel. (Lunch and dinner included.)
We start our day with a hike to Tiger’s nest monastery. Also known as Taktsang monastery, it is one of the most popular monasteries in Bhutan that holds its own importance. According to a mythology, Guru Rinpoche has fled on a back of tigress to meditate in a cliff and it is the place where the monastery stands now. It is also popular for its dramatic location at the edge of the cliff. After exploring the monastery and its rich crafts, we descend down to Paro. Overnight at a hotel in Paro. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)
We take our breakfast and drive towards the National Museum, which is the starting point of our trek. The trail ascends gradually up until we reach our camp. If the weather is clear, we will be blessed with the spectacular views of the Paro valley in the backdrop of snow-capped mountains including Mt. Jumolhari. Above the camp is Jele La Dzong (3,400m) which is mostly in ruins and there is a Lhakhang with the statute of Buddha Sakyamuni. Overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)
We begin our day with an hour and half climb followed by a gradual ascent. The trail takes us through thick alpine and rhododendron forests to yak herders around our campsite. Today we will be showered with some awesome views of Jomolhari and other snow-capped peaks. If lucky, we can also encounter some pheasants during the day. Overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)
We follow a ridge to Jimilangtsho with views of the mountains and valley on our sight. Today, we stop at the lakes of Jimilangtso for lunch. These lakes are famous for the giant sized trout fishes which can be clearly seen from the edge of lake water. From this point, we can also enjoy the clear views of Jichu Drake (6989 m). The peak of Jichu Drake represents the protective deity of Paro. We continue our journey further and descend down to Langrithang where we set our tents for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)
Today, the trail takes us through the fir and rhododendrons forests to a stream. We follow the stream and continue walking until we reach Tsaluna Monastery. Tsaluna monastery is a sacred site of Guru Rinpoche that holds history of 8th century. Leaving monastery, we descend down to Tsaluna Village and pass the beautiful farms on our way. After few hours of walking, we reach to a place where a car would be ready for us to drop us to Thimphu. As we arrive in Thimpu, you can stroll around the town on your own. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.)
Leaving Thimphu, we head towards Paro. Your guide will escort you to the airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead. Hope you had a good time with us!
- Our package is inclusive of all ground transport which includes airport transfers as well.
- You will be assisted in acquiring visa to Bhutan.
- Accommodation in itinerary refers to three star hotel wherever available.
- Accomodation at tented camp and guesthouses where hotels are not available.
- The package includes full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
- All the permit fees during the tour
- An experienced local guide.
- Other government taxes and tourist service charges if any.
- First aid kit
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Meals which are not specified in the itinerary
- International flights (flight from your place to Nepal)
- Accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu
- Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee
- Snacks, soft drinks and water during the trek.
- Hot showers during the trek.
- Your personal expenses for shopping, internet, telephone expenses, laundry and other recreational expenditure.
- Personal trekking equipment if any.
- Tips to tour guide, porter or driver is not our responsibility. (Tip is subject to your judgment. Offering tip is not a compulsion)
- Travel insurance
Regarding your visa and arrival
You can obtain Bhutanese visa on your own by submitting an application to Bhutanese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence. However, you may also apply for visa through us. Once you book your trip with us, we take care of the process regarding visa. We apply for your visa on your behalf. All we need is photocopy of your passport and photographs. Once your application is processed and approved, you need to pay the applicable visa fees. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and escorted throughout the journey as per your itinerary.
Getting in Bhutan
You can enter into Bhutan via air or by road. You can catch a direct flight to Paro or enter into Bhutan via Phuentsholing through Indian border in West Bengal.
Best time to visit
Any season would be best for a traveler depending upon the motive of travel. However, Bhutan is mostly visited by travelers from March to May and September to November. These seasons are considered to best for visiting Bhutan.
Accommodation in Paro and Thimpu would be in a three star category hotel. For rest of the places, expect very normal kind of food and accommodation.
Meals and drinking water
During your travel to Tibet, we provide meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the itinerary. However, lunch and dinner while your stay in three star hotels is not included. The menus are limited therefore if you want to eat anything different then you should purchase it on your own.
The currency of Bhutan is denominated as Ngultrum (Nu).
Travel insurance is highly recommended as it insures your risk against any kind of uncertainties during the travel.
The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.
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