Bhutan - Thimphu

Pem Tshering

212 Credits Price: USD/hr
Activity's information
  • Duration:
  • 10 days
  • Departure:
  • 09:00
  • Group size:
  • From 10 to 16 persons
  • Interested in:
  • Sightseeing
    Art & Culture
    Food & Drink
    Nature & Environment
    Sports & Adventure
    Shopping
  • Transport:
  • Bus
    Car
    Foot
  • Availability:
  • Day
    Weekday
    Weekend
  • Activity Price:
  • 250 USD/person
  • Price includes:
  • 1. A minimum of 3 star accommodation - Double Standard Room. 2. All meals and evening tea. 3. Full time service of a professional licensed tour guide. 4. All land transport within Bhutan with dedicated (exclusive) vehicle. 5. All entry fees to museum, monuments and parks. 6. All internal taxes and charges. 7. A sustainable tourism Royalty of US$ 65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
  • Price excludes:
  • 1. Bhutan Visa fee: currently USD $ 40/- per person to be billed along with the tour invoice. 2. Air fare: both Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines and International flight. 3. Laundry bill, phone bill and other bills of personal nature. 4. Bar bill. 5. Tipping. 6. Travel insurance. FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS SURCHARGE: Tourists travelling in a group of two (2) persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates. 1. Single individuals – US$ 40/- per night halt 2. Group of 2 pax – US$ 30/- each per person per night halt
About me:

Wind of Fortune Tours & Travel is a tour company approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and is a member of the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO). As one of Bhutan's leading... See more

10 DAY DRUKPATH TREK TRAVEL PLAN

Day 1 - Arrival in Paro, Bhutan
Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatize to the altitude. check in to the hotel and let’s have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine and some light sightseeing. if possible.

Day 2 - Paro
Taktsang Monastery - A one hour hike to the cafeteria is also a vantage view whereby you can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery. Prayer flags adorn the cliffs and this is also where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century.

Drukgyal Dzong - A morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past.

Kyichu Lhakhang - After a sumptuous local lunch, we will retrace our steps to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.


Day 3 – Paro to Jele Dzong
Distance 7 km, 4-5 hours, 1,090 m ascent, camp altitude 3,480 m.

The first day can be quite arduous as you have to climb more than 1,000m elevation. You start from the Ta Dzong (National Museum) in Paro. The trek follows a gravel road past a few farms for about 30 minutes and then climbs up a steep ridge before leading through blue pine and fir forests to Damche Gom. Once you reach the ridge below Jili Dzong you descend about 100m to the campsite below the Dzong.

Day 4 - Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha
Distance 10 km, 4-5 hours, 310 m ascent, 50 m descent, camp altitude 3,770 m.

You begin with a steep climb for about an hour and a half, then the slope evens a bit and the ascent is more gradual. The trail takes you through thick alpine forests and dwarf rhododendron tress. You may see herders and their yaks around your campsite

Day 5 - Jangchuklakha to Jimilang Tsho
Distance 11 km, 4 hours, 230 m descent, 330 m ascent, camp altitude 3,870 m.

The trail follows a ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are simply stunning. The campsite is close to the Jimgelang Tsho Lake. This lake is known for its giant sized trout.

Day 6 - Jimilang Tsho to Simkotra
Distance 11 km, 4 hours, 820 m ascent, 400 m descent, camp altitude 4,110 m.

The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and past Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The campsite is close to Simkotra Tsho Lake.

Day 7 - Simkotra to Phajoding
Distance 10 km, 3-4 hours, 130 m ascent, 680 m descent, camp altitude 3,750 m.

The day begins with a gradual climb. If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and several other Himalayan peaks. From this pass, the trek takes you downhill towards Phajodhing where you will halt for the night. The camp is located just above Phadjoding Monastery.

Day 8 - Phajoding to Thimphu
Distance 4-5 km, 3 hours, 1,130 m descent.

After passing Phadjoding monastery, the trek to Thimphu (Mothitang) is downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours.

Day 9 - Thimphu Tour
Dochula Pass - The 108 chortens was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Indian militants and to liberate the souls of the soldiers lost.

Takin enclosure - On the way to the viewpoint over Thimphu is the home of Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin; a strange looking beast some say looks like a bee stung moose. which houses the national animal the Takin that is only found in Bhutan. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family. Found in herds in the very high altitudes (13,125ft and over). They live on a diet of grass and bamboo. It can weigh as much as 550 pounds.

Kuenselphodrang (commonly known as Buddha Point) where the largest Buddha statue in the country is perched on the hillock overlooking the Thimphu Valley and enjoy the magnificent few of Thimphu Valley and mountain peaks. you can take a short leisure walk through Kuensel phodrang nature park.
Textile Museum - Witnesses the art of traditional weaving. which is a good place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in colors and designs. You will also see people

Thimphu Dzong - The largest Dzong is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan.

National Memorial Chorten - Which was built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk?

Day 10 - Depart Paro (Thimphu to Paro)
Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to your home country. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments!

Tashi Delek!

10 DAY DRUKPATH TREK TRAVEL PLAN

The six day trek is the most popular trek in the country as it passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time offering the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs, dzongs and villages.

The Druk Path Trek is also a fairly easy hike to undertake as the distances between rest camps is fairly short. The trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200 m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimiling Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout.

This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. The best times to embark on the Druk Path Trek are between March-June or September-November.

Pem Tshering

212 Credits Price: USD/hr
Activity's information
  • Duration:
  • 10 days
  • Departure:
  • 09:00
  • Group size:
  • From 10 to 16 persons
  • Interested in:
  • Sightseeing
    Art & Culture
    Food & Drink
    Nature & Environment
    Sports & Adventure
    Shopping
  • Transport:
  • Bus
    Car
    Foot
  • Availability:
  • Day
    Weekday
    Weekend
  • Activity Price:
  • 250 USD/person
  • Price includes:
  • 1. A minimum of 3 star accommodation - Double Standard Room. 2. All meals and evening tea. 3. Full time service of a professional licensed tour guide. 4. All land transport within Bhutan with dedicated (exclusive) vehicle. 5. All entry fees to museum, monuments and parks. 6. All internal taxes and charges. 7. A sustainable tourism Royalty of US$ 65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
  • Price excludes:
  • 1. Bhutan Visa fee: currently USD $ 40/- per person to be billed along with the tour invoice. 2. Air fare: both Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines and International flight. 3. Laundry bill, phone bill and other bills of personal nature. 4. Bar bill. 5. Tipping. 6. Travel insurance. FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS SURCHARGE: Tourists travelling in a group of two (2) persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates. 1. Single individuals – US$ 40/- per night halt 2. Group of 2 pax – US$ 30/- each per person per night halt
About me:

Wind of Fortune Tours & Travel is a tour company approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and is a member of the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO). As one of Bhutan's leading... See more