Bhutan trekking tour

Bhutan trekking tour

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas and South Asia comprised of mountains and forests. The country is called by its people “Druk Yul”, meaning “The Land of The Thunder Dragon”. Trekking in Bhutan is dissimilar from other regions in Asia. You are trekking in a country steeped in Buddhist traditions, culture and mountains. Bhutan Himalaya is covered with a forest shrub. There are a lot more flora and fauna than anywhere else in this region. There are fewer villages in the high mountains. Trekking there does not require any special technical skills.

You will have opportunity to challenge yourself, relax your mind, immerse yourself in nature and local culture, also have a good night ‘s sleep under the stars. This is a wonderful experience in your life in The Kingdom of Bhutan.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan

Day 1 | Arrival in Paro

Your flight to Paro will offer you a beautiful mountain views. On this flight the views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jhomolhari and Jichu Drakey in Bhutan are awesome. On arrival in Paro our guide will receive you and check you into your hotel. After lunch we will see the rich history of Bhutan exhibited in the 17th century National Museum. The Paro Dzong, a massive fortress built in the 17th century now houses the monastic body. A tour of this beautiful Dzong will introduce us to the unique aspects of the Bhutanese Buddhism. A lovely stroll downhill from the Dzong over an old cantilever bridge wraps up an eventful first day in this magical kingdom.

Overnight in Paro | Altitude: 2200m

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan

Day 2 | Paro sightseeing

Taktsang or the tiger’s nest temple is the most revered temple to the Buddhist. This magical temple clings to a vertical granite cliff 800m above the valley. Legend has it that in the 8th century, Guru Rimpochey, a tantric master flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave around which the temple is built. A hike to this temple will take up most of our morning. In the afternoon, we will host a special Buddhist prayer ceremony at the beautiful 1200 year old Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, to bring us good luck for the rest of the journey.

Overnight in Paro

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Paro River, Paro Bhutan

Day 3 | Start of the Druk Path Trek

Paro to Jela Dzong

Distance: 10k

Walking time: 6h

Sleeping altitude: 3000m

The start of the Drukpath Trek is at the historic Ta Dzong, the National Museum. We follow a dirt road until it gives way to our trail in the pine forests. The trail is uphill all the way till Jela Dzong, a temple built as a war fortress in the olden days, overlooking the Paro valley below.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan

Day 4 | Jela Dzong to Jangchublakha

Distance: 10k

Walking time: 4h

Sleeping altitude: 3200m

Today’s trail looks like the setting of Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. With ancient firs wrapped in Spanish moss, a dinosaur or a Bhutanese Yeti might actually surprise you around the bend. You may see yak herders around the campsite.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan

Day 5 | Jangchublakha to Jimilangtsho

Distance: 13k

Walking time: 6h

Sleeping altitude: 3300m

The trek today starts off with a climb, overlooking the rolling valleys below. Rhododendrons and other high altitude shrubs decorate the rocky trail which climbs up and down. On a clear day the Jumolhari can be seen. Our camp is at the lake of Jimilangtsho.


Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan

Day 6 | Jimilangtsho to Labana

Distance: 15k

Walking time: 7h

Sleeping altitude: 3500m

The trail will take us through dwarf rhododendrons and junipers. We will also pass the lakes of Janatso and Simkotha. The view of the far ridge across the valley which you trekked will fill you with a sense of personal satisfaction and renew you with extra confidence in yourself. Tonight is going to be the coldest of all our camps.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Thimphu’s Weekend Market, Chhogyal Lam, Thimphu Bhutan

Day 7 | Labana to Thimphu

Distance: 12k

Walking time: 6h

Pass to cross: Pumo La, 4200m

An hours’ climb from the camp will take us over the highest pass on this trek at 4100m. On a clear day we can see the Gangkhar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan. Descending from the pass over rocky steps, we will be greeted by the sight of Thimphu far below in the valley. From this point on, it’s all downhill. We will be passing through the temple and meditation center complex of Phajoding. Our transport will meet us just as we start emerging from the forest and drive to Paro for our departure flight next day. The drive will take slight more than a hour. Overnight in Paro.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan

Day 8 | Departure

Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Infant seats available"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"



Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 8 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Bhutan International Airport - Paro, Airport Road Paro, Paro 12001, Bhutan

Traveler pickup is offered
Paro International Airport Bhutan.

Airports

  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan



Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point
  • Entry/Admission - Paro River
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu’s Weekend Market

No Incluye

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point

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