Bhutan Dragon Kingdom

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5.0 Based on 5 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Mountains
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
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  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Paro, Bhutan
  • Ends Paro, Bhutan
  • +4
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Absorb the sweeping views of the sacred Jomolhari Peak (7326m)
  • Trek along the ancient Druk Path in the company of an expert guide and crew
  • Experience the beauty of Bhutan's rhododendron forests, lush alpine meadows and tranquil high altitude lakes
  • Climb high above the Paro Valley to Taktsang 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery
The "Bhutan Dragon Kingdom" trip starts and ends in Paro. It is a trekking tour that takes 11 days taking you through Thimphu, Jimilang Tsho, Simkotra and 3 other destinations in Bhutan. "Bhutan Dragon Kingdom" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Follow the ancient Druk Path through the extraordinary Kingdom of Bhutan. We combine an exceptional trek with time to explore the cultural heritage of Bhutan. In the company of our local guides we follow trails that lead high above the Paro and Thimphu valleys to gain unrivalled views of the Himalayan peaks that define the borderlands of Bhutan and Tibet. There is also ample opportunity to delight in the pristine forests of conifer, oak and rhododendrons as well as encountering yak herders as they establish their summer encampments. In Paro and Thimphu we wander the markets and appreciate the location of the monasteries and forts that reflect the deep cultural heritage of this remarkable Buddhist kingdom.
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 22 2019
5 - Excellent
“In September of this year I traveled on 3 World Expeditions trips. As I am usually an independent traveler, and usually not keen on group travel, I was overwhelmed with the quality of the three tours, Beijing to Kathmandu, Chitwan and Bhutan Dragon Kingdom. The itinerary was carefully planned and timing was excellent, well balanced with appropriate arrival and departure times. Tour leaders were professional, with excellent knowledge and were all passionate about their areas, with great first aid knowledge. This was extremely important for the high altitudes at which we were traveling and trekking. Care, comfort and safety were paramount. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the meals wonderful. The groups were small, 4, 8 and 5, and all wonderful and fun company with all participants having similar interests. I will definitely travel with World Expeditions again.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 14 2019
5 - Excellent
“What can we say From landing at what is probably the worlds most beautiful airport in Paro, to a marvellous hotel just outside the lovely town of Paro, the stunning Tigers Nest monastery climb (and descent!) followed by 6 hard days slogging on the Druk Path through forests, rhododendron glades and along ridges in rain and hail. We passed zhongs and apple orchards and small farms. We made friends with camp dogs and horses and stood above rainbows. We camped by glacier lakes and woke up to a frosty still morning and warmed up by climbing up and up to stand among stupas and prayer flags stuttering and flapping in the wind through the passes between valleys. The guide and crew kept us warm, fed and coffeed along the track and in the camps. The supplied camping gear was top notch quality and even in the coldest night at altitude we were snug and warm. The guys and the horses worked tirelessly and always had a smile and a laugh, even at 6AM when they showed up outside the tents with bed tea or coffee and hot water. We couldnt and wouldnt have done it without them. At the end of the trail to be greeted with momos and chilli sauce and a beer was going over and above. This was even more appreciated then the hot shower at the hotel in Thimpu. The Bhutanese people are warm, open and above all friendly. A local farmer open his home to us and allowed the group to explore and marvel at the beauty of his home and even offered tea. The people are smiles wherever you go and even the local dogs seem calm and contented, sleeping almost everywhere, even in the middle of the road, just another obstacle to be dodged by the traffic. I may never do another trek (thank you knees!) but I will return to Bhutan and try and see more of this amazing place. You want a short somewhat challenging glorious walk in a lovely unspoilt part of the world Do the Druk Path. You want to see a place where the people seem genuinely happy and dont seem to be racing for the next big thing What are you waiting for, see Bhutan before the word gets out.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 09 2019
5 - Excellent
“A peaceful and accessible escape into the lush forests of Bhutan, without committing to a more lengthy trek. The thoughtful itinerary allows for gradual acclimitisation, hearty meals ensure plenty of energy and the crew are lovely. The cultural inclusions pre and post trek make for a wonderful introduction to the unique country of Bhutan. I can't wait to return!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 21 2018
5 - Excellent
“Bhutan Dragon Kingdom provides a fascinating introduction to the culture and environment of this last of the Himalayan Kingdoms. Highly recommended.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Paro
  • Day 2 : Paro Valley, Takstang Monastery (3100m) & National Museum
  • Day 3 : Commence trek to camp (approx 2 to 3 hrs).
  • Day 4 : Trek to Jilli Dzong (approx 2 to 3 hours)
  • Day 5 : Jilli Dzong to Jangchu Lakha (approx 4hrs)
  • Day 6 : Jangchu Lakha to Jimilang Tsho (approx 5 to 6 hrs)
  • Day 7 : Jimilang Tsho to Simkota Tsho (approx 5hrs)
  • Day 8 : Simkota Tsho to Phajoding (approx 4 to 5 hrs)
  • Day 9 : Phajoding to Thimphu (3 hrs)
  • Day 10 : In Thimphu, transfer to Paro
  • Day 11 : Trip concludes
  • Good quality accommodation in Paro / Thimphu
  • 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 11
  • Private vehicle transport
  • English speaking local guide
  • Permits and entry fees and local guide in the National Park
  • Pre-departure Information Guide, with all you need to know for your trek
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • All group camping equipment
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Animals to carry 20kgs personal equipment
  • Sightseeing and site entry fees as listed
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • Bhutan Government visa and sustainability fees
  • Bottled water
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • International airfares and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Bhutan Dragon Kingdom tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 04 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Bhutan Dragon Kingdom 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.


For this Bhutan Dragon Kingdom 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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