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Druk Path Trek – 13 Days

Daily Tour 13 day Availability: 2019-01-01
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Bhutan
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Overview

This trek gives you exhilarating and rewarding way to experience some of the most captivating and wondrous areas of Bhutan. This short, but scenic trek rewards the hiker with picturesque views of mountain ranges. This professionally guided trek acquaints you to the perfect timeless beauty and charm of Bhutan’s natural and cultural treasures. This trek is especially designed for those who wish to explore the most of Bhutan on foot within the short span of time

Important Note : 

Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kathmandu International Airport(Google Map)

Trip Fact
  • Price: USD 2914
  • Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
  • Duration: 13     Days
  • Holiday Style:
  • Accommodation: Hotel in city and tented camps during trek
  • Meals:
  • Transportation:Private Vehicles/ Flights
  • Service Level:
  • Holiday Grading:3
Trip Highlights
  • Cultural trek
  • Mountain
  • Local People
  • Scenic Views
  • Tiger’s nest

COST INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED
  • Tours Specified in the itinerary.
  • Best hotel accommodations, “A” grade hotels (Government approved 3 stars and above)
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee with snacks as and when required)
  • All land transportation by private vehicle within Bhutan as per the itinerary.
  • Services of experienced and English speaking guide (Government Licensed holder)
  • Mineral water on long trips both on trek and cultural tours.
  • Mineral water during all meals.
  • Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  • All necessary permits for entering Dzongs, Monasteries, Monuments and restricted areas.
  • Visa and TDF fees.
  • Government royalty, tax and fees.
  • Service charge.
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Bhutan
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet,     laundry, etc.)
  • rip cancellation and medical/evacuation insurance
  • Tips for staff (guide and driver)
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu

Departure Date

  The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favourable then please contact us and we will customize your trip on dates you preferred  
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Highlights
Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.
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Day 1 Arrival KATHMANDU (1300m/4265ft)

Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport where you will be warmly welcomed by our representative and check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this historic and vibrant city. Meals:Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Sightseeing in KATHMANDU

We go for visiting around some of the most famous places around Kathamndu. These include: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple – Hindu Temple & Bouddha Nath – (The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Kathmandu).The rest of the day we spend by preparing for the other day’s trek to Bhutan. Meals:Breakfast

Day 3 Fly to PARO (2280m/7480ft)

We take a flight to Paro. If we are flying in from Kathmandu or Delhi, the flight over the Himalayas is one of the most spectacular experiences one will ever experience. We will fly past Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and the entire Himalayan range visible on the left side. Our representative will be there to receive us and do the customs and immigrations formalities. Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Sightseeing in PARO

We start hiking to Taktsang monastery (Tiger Nest). The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 3 hours. We can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery where Guru Padmasambava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century, and meditated for three months. The monastery was later built in this holy place in 1684, the fourth temporal ruler of Bhutan. Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Trek to JELE DZONG

The trail starts above the Ta Dzong (Museum). The trek starts gradually up hill, through mixed temperate forests and occasional farmhouses. By lunch time the trails goes through thick coniferous belt. We can look out for wild animals & birds. By evening we reach the Jelela Pass 2600m from here, which the campsite is just hundred meters down hill. It is a great campsite with fairly wide meadow – a place where yak herder camps here. Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to JANCHUK LHAKHA

We begin with about an hour and half climb and then ascend gradually up. The trail takes us through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron tress. Mt. Jumolhari can be visible in this route. We may see yaks and yak herders around the campsite. Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to JIMI LANGTSO

The trail follows the ridge and on clear day the views of the mountains and valley are beautiful, in particular the Jichu Drake (6989m/22930ft).The route is covered with forests with high temperate and some alpine meadows. Camp is close to Lake of Jimilangtso. Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Trek to SIMKOTA

The trail takes us through dwarf Rhododendrons trees and then we pass by the lake of Janye Tsho. We may come across some yak herder’s camps where we will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The trail takes us around 4-5 hours to reach Simkota. Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek to PHAJODING

The trek begins with a gradual climb. If the weather favors, we will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and other Himalayan mountain ranges from Dochula pass. From here, down valley a beautiful view of Thimpu valley can be observed. Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Trek to THIMPU

The trek to Thimphu is all the way down hill through a forested area of mostly Blue pine. This day we can start our trek at late as well. There is no rush. We can start in morning or even we can start late and visit some old temples there. The sunrise view from Phajoding is great with Thimpu valley just below us. Many pheasants can be seen if we go for a walk around the hillside. Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Sightseeing in THIMPU

We can visit the National Memorial Chorten built in memory of late 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1974.Also, there is Changangkha Temple built in 15th century to visit. Takin (National Animal) sanctuary is another place we can go for visit. Not to forget the Thimpu city. We can go for the handicrafts emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and can be purchased. The other attraction is the painting and woodcraft schools where the traditional art and painting are kept alive. Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Drive to PARO

Our trek to Bhutan almost completes here so we head to Paro through winding road all the way down following the Wangchuk River and reaches to the confluence (Chu- Zom). It means the meeting of two rivers Wangchuk & Pa- Chu from Paro. This point is to check the vehicle pass by and immigrations. On the junction of these two rivers, we will witness the three different kind of Chorten Tibetan, Bhutanese and Nepalese style. We will cross this bridge and turn to right towards Paro. Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Fly back KATHMANDU

After breakfast we are being transported to airport for the flight back to Kathmandu from Paro Airport. This day can be utilized buying gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. In the evening you will be invited to join FAREWELL reviewing great photos and share experiences of the trip. Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Nepal has seen many rulers and ruling dynasties, which lead to a colorful, mixed history. Kathmandu Valley being the heart of Nepal is a natural basin of patchwork of terraced fields and sacred temple towns that showcase the glory of the ancient architects and artisans of Nepal.

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