Bhutan Dragon Kingdom

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5 Based on 5 Reviews
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16208
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • 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
  • Discover the monasteries and market places of the capital, Thimphu
The "Bhutan Dragon Kingdom" trip starts from and ends in Paro. It is a trekking and hiking trip that takes 11 days taking you through Simkotra, Thimphu, Takshang 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.
  • Day 1 : Arrive Paro
  • Day 2 : Paro Valley, Takstang Monastery (3100m) & National Museum
  • Day 3 : Commence trek to Jilli Dzong (approx 3 to 4 hrs).
  • Day 4 : Jilli Dzong to Jangchu Lakha (approx 4hrs)
  • Day 5 : Jangchu Lakha to Jimilang Tsho (approx 5 to 6 hrs)
  • Day 6 : Jimilang Tsho to Simkota Tsho (approx 5hrs)
  • Day 7 : Simikota - day trip to Dungtsho Lake (approx 3 to 4 hours round trip)
  • 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
  • All group camping equipment
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Animals to carry 20kgs personal equipment
  • Sightseeing and site entry fees as listed
  • 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
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 22 2019
5 - Excellent
In September of this year I traveled on 3 trips with this tour company. 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,... Read more
  • 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... Read more
  • 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... Read more
  • 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.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Bhutan Dragon Kingdom tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 01 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 August 2024, a deposit of 318 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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 traveling 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:

  • 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 global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • 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.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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