Bhutan: Druk Path Trek

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4.5 Based on 8 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Adventure
  • Festivals and events
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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • 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
The "Bhutan: Druk Path Trek" trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. The "Bhutan: Druk Path Trek" trip is a trekking tour that takes 12 days. You will travel through Bolivia, Bhutan and Nepal and visit Jele Dzong, Tsokam, Jimi Lang Tsho and 4 other destinations. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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 8 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Aptly described
“Against a background of knowing nothing of Bhutan, I found the trip so educational and broadening of my horizons with regard to the country's culture, customs, history, religion, etc. The trip fulfilled my desire to be immersed in the country's culture. I found it so interesting to listen to the two leaders in an effort to learn as much as possible of the country both of whom went to a great deal of time and effort to impart their knowledge and experience. I also enjoyed being amongst like minded people within the group and enjoyed listening to their stories, especially of their travels already made and those planned in the future.”
Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon (18Mar16-30Mar16)
4 - Very Good
  • On Apr 16 2017
“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
  • On Apr 16 2017
“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
  • On Apr 16 2017
“Such an amazing country! The scenery, the people - I've never been to such a peaceful place.”
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: Thimpu sightseeing, or Thimpu/Genekha/Dechenphu Festival, or day trip to Punakha
  • Day 10: Paro Festival, or sightseeing in Thimpu; overnight in Paro
  • Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: End Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
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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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Bhutan: Druk Path Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 91 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 90 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 January 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 90 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 does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

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