Bhutan: Druk Path Trek

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4.5 Based on 7 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • age_requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • A short classic trek through the beautiful Bhutanese countryside
  • An opportunity to gain an insight into the culture of the people
  • Famous cultural highlights; Paro Dzong and Thimpu's Memorial Chorten
  • Witness Bhutan's colourful, vibrant festivals (on festival departures)
Start and end in Kathmandu, the Bhutan: Druk Path Trek trip is a guided trekking trip that takes 12 days. You will be touring through Jele Dzong, Thimphu, Paro and 4 other destinations in Bolivia, Nepal and Bhutan. Bhutan: Druk Path Trek is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

The Druk Path is one of Bhutan's classic treks and follows an ancient, high-level trade route from Paro to Thimpu in a country visited by only a lucky few. Trek through splendid rhododendron forests, past yak herder settlements, across several passes and camp beside clear, blue, mountain lakes with spectacular views of the peaks which border Tibet. Experience Bhutan’s fascinating culture and on specific departures, its colourful festivals with masked dances and general joviality. Note that different departures follow different itineraries - see 'is this trip for you' for more details.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon (18Mar16-30Mar16)
4 - Very Good
“Excellent trip packing in the cultural highlights, a festival, and trekking which is kind of necessary given the daily rate charged by the Bhutanese authorities! So probably the best and most affordable! way of experiencing Bhutan”
Trekking with Culture in Bhutan
5 - Excellent
“Although we had disappointing weather - it rained mostly while trekking - this trip takes you to one of those beautiful places which the majority of people still haven't heard of. And that's the beauty of it. There are few tourists and the Bhutanese themselves are delightful and unspoilt. The Buddhist culture and local traditions are fascinating There is no hard sell and there are no hawkers. They are happy for you just to have a look at their crafts without buying when you go into the shops. This is after all The Land of Gross National Happiness.”
Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon
5 - Excellent
“Such an amazing country! The scenery, the people - I've never been to such a peaceful place.”
BHUTAN
4 - Very Good
“Fascinating country, very lovely people, amazing scenery and a very humbling experience.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Paro; visit Paro Dzong and museum
  • Day 3: Warm up hike to Taktsang also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Day 4: Trek to Jele Dzong
  • Day 5: Trek to Jangchulaka
  • Day 6: Follow the ridge with spectacular views of Jichdrake to reach Jimi Lang Tsho
  • Day 7: Trek to Labana
  • Day 8: Cross the Labana Pass and descend to Phajoding; transfer to Thimphu
  • Day 9: Excursion to Punakha
  • Day 10: Thimphu sightseeing; drive to Paro
  • Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: End Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights hotels and 4 nights full-service camping in two-person tents , All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport
  • Travel by private minibus 
  • Free transfers for any flight
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
Others
  • 5 days point-to-point walking with full porterage, plus 1 daywalk
  • Group normally 4 to 16 plus tour leader and local staff. Min. age 16 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 4235m, average 3654m
  • Paro and Thimphu Festival departures available (see dates and prices for details)
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Bhutanese visa
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Kathmandu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Bhutan: Druk Path Trek tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Bhutan: Druk Path Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 March 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Bhutan: Druk Path Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Bhutan: Druk Path Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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