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DRUK PATH TREK

Actual Trekking Days : 6
Total Days : 16.
Season: March-May / September-December

This is a short Trek that goes to high altitude making it moderately strenuous. It is possible to shorten this Trek but you must be in good enough shape to walk for more than 8 hrs a day. With the shorter schedule, you would camp at Jilila, Jimilangtsho and Phajoding, arriving in Thimphu on the Fourth day. We also modify the Druk path into a four-day Trek in the reverse direction, starting at Motithang and ending by hiking down from Jimilangtsho to the road head at Tsaluna.




 

Day 01:

Arrive Paro (By Druk Air flight).

Day 02.

Paro sightseeing.

Day 03.

Paro, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery.

Day 04.

Paro-Jele Dzong (Start of Trek): hrs

 

Altitude: 3,350 m; Distance: 10 km; Time: 3-4 hrs.

Day 05.

Jele Dzong-Jangchulakha: hrs

 

Altitude: 3,700 m; Distance: 12 km; Time: 4-5 hrs.

Day 06:

Jangchulakha-Jimilangtso: hrs

 

Altitude: 3,800 m; Distance: 16 Km; Time: 6-7 hrs.

Day 07.

Jimilangtso - Simkota. (Time: 4-5 hrs).

Day 08.

Simkota - Phajoding (Time: 4-5 hrs).

Day 09.

Phajoding - Thimphu.

Day 10: Thimphu (Sightseeing).
Day 11:

Thimphu-Punakha

 

Distance: 72 km, Time:3 hrs drive

Day 12.

Punakha – Bumthang

 

Distance: 215 km, Time:8-9 hrs drive

Day 13:

Bumthang sightseeing.

Day 14.

Bumthang–Punakha.

Day 15.

Punakh–Paro.

Day 16.

Paro (Departure).


 

     
 

VISA AND PERMIT

 
 

All foreign travelers to Bhutan are permitted entry only through recognised travel agent. The daily tariff is fixed by the Tourism Authority of Bhutan (TAB). Visa for Bhutan is granted for 14 days which can be extended in Thimphu for upto six months The actual VISA is stamped on arrival in Bhutan upon payment of US $ 20, but visitors need to obtain visa clearance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance. 

 
   
 

WHAT TO BRING FOR A TREK IN BHUTAN

 
 

Personal clothing: strong normal clothing (according to season). Preferably cotton even for summer, woolen clothing for the evening and winter.

For trekking, one must bring:
1. Sleeping bag (down, 0-5 degree Celsius)
2. Strong comfortable trekking boots – water-resistant for the rainy period-June-August.
3. Sunscreen
4. Flash light
5. Rain coat (especially for rainy period –June-August)
6. Head gear/hat/cap; sun and rain protection
7. Water pills – for extra caution in purifying stream; (boiled water is provided at all times during the trek)
8. Aspirin – incase of altitude sickness
9. Lots of socks
10. Warm clothes


 

 
 

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO BRING

 
  1. Sunglasses
2. Head gear
3. Folding umbrella (only for wet months-July and August
4. One towel
5. Pillow case
6. Wet-packed tissue paper

 
 
 

PROVIDED FOR YOU

 
  One guide, cook, helper, horses/ yaks, tents, mattresses, meals and all other trekking accessories.
NOTE#: For trekking a load of 25 kg is allowed
 
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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