Bhutan is renowned as the ‘Dragon Kingdom’; the last remaining Vajrayana Buddhist Kingdom in the world. Moreover Bhutan is also recognized by UNESCO as one of the most bio-diverse centers in the world.
Bhutanese landscape is characterized by rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys from subtropical plains in the south, through a temperate zone to the Sub-alpine Himalayas exceeding 7000 meters in the north. On ‘Druk Path Trek with three Days Cultural Tour in Bhuan’ we get to experience the rich Bhutanese culture and trek in one of Bhutan’s finest short treks, The Druk Path. The tour begins in Paro with visits to its landmarks like Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang temple and Ta Dzong. Next, we hike to the famous Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery for acclimatization and to enjoy Bhutan’s finest landmark. Our hiking journey truly begins the next day for three days where we get to soak in amazing views of the Himalayas including Mt. Gangkar Puensum (7,497m).Bhutan’s highest mountain,cross the Dochula pass and enjoy the lush green forests. On our trip we also visit Memorial Chhorten, Punakha dzong, Chimi Lhakhang temple and Druk Wangyal Monastery. Our Druk Path Trek with three Days Cultural Tour in Bhutan ends where it started, in Paro.
Outline Itinerary (Bhutan Tour & Druk Path Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
Day 02 : Acclimatization hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (3,180m)
Day 03 : Trek begins: Paro to Jele Dzong (3,480m/11,415ft): 10 km, 4 – 5 hours
Day 04 : Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha (3,770m/12,365ft): 10 km, 3 – 4 hours
Day 05 : Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho (3,880m/12,729ft): 11 km, 4 hours
Day 06 : Jimilangtsho to Simkota (4,110m/13,480ft): 11 km, 4 hours
Day 07 : Simkota to Phajoding to Thimphu (2,350m/7,710ft): 14 km, 5 hours: Trek Ends
Day 08 : Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 – 3 hours
Day 09 : Punakha to Paro (2,250m/7,382ft): 130 km, 4 hours, Hike to Chimi Lhakhang
Day 10 : Transfers to airport, departure on your own destination.
Today we bid farewell to the tiny Himalayan kingdom and her friendly people. Druk Air generally departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions. Therefore, after taking breakfast, we will be taken to the airport.