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Drukpath Trekking

 Drukpath Trekking

 Drukpath Trekking , although this is a short trek, it still goes to high altitude at an elevation of 4210 meters / 13,808 ft., making it moderately strenuous. This trek with panoramic views of northern Himalayan ranges and sacred lakes with beautiful scenic views of lush green valleys is a paradise for natural lover. Beginning from Paro Valley and entering into Thimphu valley, this trek also offers visits to the monuments of these two valleys

 

Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 11 Day(s)
  • Grade: Easy
DAY 01: KATHMANDU / PARO
Flight to Paro is breathtaking, with views of snowcapped peaks and the lush pristine valleys of Bhutan as you approach Paro. Your Bhutanese escort will greet you on arrival, and then drive to the Hotel. O/N in Paro. (L/D)

DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN PARO
After breakfast visit, Drukgyal Dzong, Satsam Chorten, Kyichu Temple, National Museum (Ta Dzong) and other places of interest. O/N in Paro. (B/L/D)

DAY 03: DOPSHARI - JILI DZONG, 10Kms, 5hours
Start with a short walk to Jili Dzong, which you can see atop a ridge above Paro. From Dobshari the trail crosses a brook and makes a long gradual climb to a wooded crest. It's then a gentle walk along the ridge to campsite in a Yak pasture at 3,450m/11,488ft. O/N in Yak Pasture at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 04: JILI DZONG - JANGCHUP LAKHA, 10Kms, 3-4hours
After crossing the pass the route stays below the ridge, climbing through thick alpine forest and rhododendron to a saddle at 3,590m/11,954ft. The trail goes from one side of the ridge to the other, following it north to a Yak herders camp at Jangchu Lakha, 3,780m/12,587ft. O/N in Jangchup Lakha at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 05: JANGCHUP LAKHA - JIMILANG TSHO, 11Kms, 4hours
The trail follows the ridge for about one and half-hours to a saddle at 4040m/13,453ft, then drops a bit and follows the ridge back to Jangchu La at 4,180m/13,919ft. Descend to a camp at 3,880m/12,920ft, close to the large Jimilangtsho Lake (Sand Ox Lake). O/N in Jimilang Tsho at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 06: JIMILANGTSHO - SIMKOTA TSHO, 11Kms, 4hours
The trail climbs through dwarf rhododendron to the lake of Janye Tsho, another yak herder's camp. It's a short climb along the side of the ridge and then a short, steep descent to camp at 4040/13,453ft. Close to Simkota Tsho, where there is another chance to fish for trout. O/N in Simkota Tsho at Tented Camp. (B/L/D)

DAY 07: SIMKOTA - PHAJODING-THIMPHU, 15Kms, 5/6hrs
The day begins with a gradual climb to a saddle at 4,180m/13,919ft. A short descent leads past another small lake, and then the trail climbs to Phume La 4,210m/14,019ft, where you are greeted by array of prayer flags. During clear weather if you look straight ahead you will see the views of Gangkar Puensum (the highest unclimbed peak in the world) and other Himalayan peaks here. Below you will see the view of entire Thimphu valley the capital city. The route then descends pass Thujidrag temple, a retreat center that hangs on the side of a precipitous rock face. The descent continues through juniper trees until you arrive at Thimphu (2500m/8200ft). O/N in Thiphu. (B/L/D)

DAY 08: SIGHTSEEING IN THIMPHU
The day begins with visits to the National Memorial Chorten, Dupthop Lhakhang (Monastery for the nuns), National Library, painting school, Indigenous Hospital and other places of interest. O/N in Thimphu. (B/L/D)

DAY 09: THIMPHU - PUNKHA DZONG
3 hour drive to Punkha across the Dochula Pass. Light refreshment will be served at Dochula Cafe.
Lunch at Hotel Zantopelri. After lunch visit the Punkha Dzong. O/N in Punkha Dzong. (B/L/D)

DAY 10: PUNKHA DZONG - THIMPHU
In the morning drive 3 hour to Gantay Gompa. Pack lunch will be served. After lunch drive back to Thimphu. O/N in Thimphu. (B/L/D)

DAY 11: THIMPHU - PARO - KATHMANDU
Early morning drive to Paro for departure to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.  (B)
 

Service Includes

01. Accommodation with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
02. All transportation by private vehicle.
03. Sightseeing tour with English speaking Guide as per itinerary including entry fee to museum.
03. Royalties and other taxes. Other than departure tax Bhutan entry visa fee US$ 20 and US$ 10.
04. Accommodation on two men nice tent with all meals cooked by our own cook during the Trekking.
05. Trekking equipment: Two men dome nice tent, dining tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent with all kitchen equipment, sleeping bag, down jackets and mattress etc.


Service Excludes

01.Airfares (Kathmandu to Paro, Calcutta to Paro, Dhaka to Paro, Delhi to Paro  and Bangkok to Paro for one way and double for round trip flight by Druk Airlines. 
02.Bhutan entry visa fees US$ 20, Paro airport tax US$ 10 & US$ 10 for TDF.
03.Hard and soft drinks during the trip.      
04.Surcharge, Insurance, Personal expense and Tips

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