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All of our packages include accommodations in standard quality hotels, all meals a day, a reliable vehicle, and an experienced driver to get you around safely.

Listed below are some of our most popular cultural tour and trek itineraries. We will work with you on customizing these tour arrangements to meet your interests and needs.


 

DUER HOT SPRING TREK (17 DAYS)

Summary:


Due to its high difficulty rating, this trek is not very commonly pursued. This trek takes you to Gangkar Puensum, the world’s highest unclimbed peak and offers a full day at the Tsachhu (Hot Springs). As the route is covered in snow in the winter, it is only open during March, April, September, October, and early November.

Best time for trek: March – April, September - November

Duration: 17 days; Actual Trek: 8 days

Start:Duer

Finish: Duer

Maximum Elevation:4,700m

Difficulty: Moderate - Hard

Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport

Kuzuzangpola – Welcome to Bhutan!

During the flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Mount Jomolhari and Jitchu Drake in Bhutan.

On arrival at the Paro International Airport, you will be received and escorted to your hotel by our representatives.


Day 2: Paro – Sightseeing

Morning: Drive to Drugyel Dzong (a ruined fortress about 16 km away from Paro town).The Dzong, although in ruins, is of great historical significance. It was from this fortress that the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. The name Drugyel means "the Victorious Bhutanese." You also have a spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari ("Mountain of Goddess") at 7,329m from the Drukgyel Dzong.
Visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse on the way back to get a feel of the traditional living style of the Bhutanese.

Day 3: Paro - Thimphu

Drive alongside the Paro Chhu (Chhu - river) to the confluence with the Wang Chhu, then follow the Wang Chhu to Thimphu, the Capital. Lunch will be served at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Memorial Chorten, dedicated to the Late Third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.


Day 4: Thimphu - Trongsa
 
The journey to central Bhutan begins today. The drive to Trongsa takes about 7-8 hours from Thimphu. Pack lunch stop at Chendebji Chorten.


Day 5: Trongsa - Jakar (Bumthang)

Drive for 2 .5 hours to Jakar. Bumthang (meaning “the Plain of Ghosts”), is a land of myth and mystery and tales of the great Guru Padmasambhava who performed formidable feats and miracles here.

A beautiful view of the Jakar Dzong ("Castle of the White Bird") can be had from viewpoint. Lunch will be served in hotel. In the afternoon, hike up to Lame Goemba, a temple built by the First King of Bhutan for his two nun sisters. Outside Lame Goemba, one can see a traditional Bhutanese paper-making workshop.

Day 6 :Duer – Gorsum (Distance 18 km, 6 hours, Ascent 380m, Descent 0m)

After breakfast transport will reach the group to the starting point of the trek just below Kurjey Lhakhang. The trek route follows the Gorzam Chhu, a river rich in trout. The trail to Gorsum (3,120m) is a gradual climb.




Day 7 :Gorsum –Lungsum (Distance 12km, 5 hours, Ascent 40m, Descent 0m)

The trail ascends gradually through dense forest of spruce, hemlock, cypress, juniper and maple to the campsite at Lungsum (3,160m).You might see Bhutanese wild dogs on the way.

Day 8 :Lungsum – Tsochenchen (Distance 15 km, 6-7 hours, Ascent 620m, Descent 0m)

The vegetation remains the same until the campsite at Tsochenchen which is above the tree line at 3,780m.

Day 9 :Tsochenchen - Deur Hot Springs (Distance 18 km, 8-9 hours, Ascent 1,340m, Descent 1,530m)

The trek from Tsochenchen is uphill all the way till the Juli La Pass at 4,700m. From the pass, if the day is clear, surrounding mountains can be seen. After crossing the pass, the trail descends all the way down to a lake at 4,220m before ascending again to Gokthong La at 4,640m and then descending again through the jungle to a camp near the Duer Tsachhu (hot springs) at 3,590m. Musk deer, herds of blue sheep, and Himalayan bear are sometimes seen along the route.


Day 10 :Halt at Duer Tsachhu

After a late breakfast, relax in the tsachhu or hike around the surrounding areas.


Day 11 - 13:Duer Tsachhu - Duer

Take the same route back to Duer.


Day14 :Bumthang - Wangdue Phodrang

The drive to Wangdue takes about 7 hours. Picnic lunch will be arranged along the way.

Day15: Wangdue Phodrang –Thimphu

Visit Punakha Dzong on the way. Punakha used to be the winter capital of Bhutan until 1966. It is a place of great historical significance. The mortal remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal is preserved in a shrine here. Punakha is also the winter residence of the Je Khenpo (Head Abbot) and the Central Monk body. After visiting the Punakha Dzong, continue on to Thimphu.

Day16: Thimphu – Sightseeing

Visit Tashichhodzong, the main Secretariat Building. It is from here that the Druk Gyalpo (King) and other prominent civil servants run the country. The Head Abbot and the Central Monk Body also reside here during the summer.

Wander through the town, visit shops and the Handicrafts Emporium, where Bhutanese textiles and other handicrafts are available. Visit the workshop where the handicrafts are made.

Visit the painting and woodcrafts schools where traditional painting and other arts are kept alive and the National Library where all the ancient traditional and religious manuscripts are preserved.

Visit the Semtokha Dzong, one of the oldest dzongs in Bhutan built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Semtokha Dzong houses the largest monastic school in the country.


Day 17: Thimphu - Paro International Airport

Drive to Paro International Airport where our representatives will bid you Bon Voyage!!!

TASHI DELEK!

Our package includes:

1. Accommodation in the best standard hotels available on twin sharing basis

2. All meals and evening tea

3. All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary (itinerary is flexible)

4. Full time English speaking Guide

5. All museum fees

6. Car and driver

7. Camping equipment such as tents, camping chairs, etc. provided. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags, trekking shoes, rain gear, etc.

NOTE: We can also make arrangements for you to see/participate in a traditional archery match.


      

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