6 DAY TREKKING PACKAGE

Read below for a full description of this experience

District

Day

Itinerary 

1

Land in Paro, head to Thimphu, visit Buddha Point, Chorten, and Tashichhoedzong

Thimphu

2

Begin Druk Path Trek: Thimphu to Phajoding:

3-4 hrs, 6km steep hike

Phajoding camping

3

Phajoding to Simkotra Tsho. 

4-5 hrs, 11km steep uphill

Simkotra camping

4

Simkotra to Janchu Lakha. 

6-7 hrs, 15 km

Jangchu Lakha camping

5

Janchu Lakha to Jili Dzong, then descend to Paro valley

6-7hrs

Hotel in Paro

6

Drop off at Paro International Airport for your return flight to Bangkok

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Day 1

Paro – Thimphu

Arrival in Bhutan is an event in itself, with the plane sweeping into the country’s only international airport within the Paro Valley, offering a splendid view of the Himalayan mountainsides dotted with traditional Bhutanese houses perched high atop the rocky peaks.

 

Once you’ve landed, our representative will meet you with a white silk scarf embossed with eight lucky symbols, in accordance with Bhutan’s reverence for symbolism to ensure an auspicious start of your journey.

 

The road to Thimphu, the royal capital, takes about fifty minutes amidst the villages and rice fields of the Paro Valley, including the six hundred years old Tamchog Temple.

 

Once in Thimphu, there is no lack of fascinating places to visit, starting with the Dordenma Statue – the largest seated Buddha statue in the world, over 50 meters tall and made of bronze and gilded gold, as well as the Memorial Chorten at the center of the city, dedicated to His Majesty the Third King of Bhutan, or even the Tashichodzong, the Fortress of Auspicious Doctrine, where the royal government houses the throne room and offices of the King.

4 days along the Druk Path Trek
Visit the capital city of Thimphu
A mix of comfortable hotels and camping tents during trekking

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP

DETAILED ITINERARY 

Day 2

Begin Trek to Phajoding

6 Km, 3-4 hour steep hike

The trek begins at Motithang, at about 2500m high, and is approximately 5-6 km of steep uphill hiking, easily taking at least 3 hours for experienced hikers. The path will take you through forests of blue pine, with the trees turning to shrubs as you reach Phajoding, a large monastic complex with about a dozen temples, some which are open to visitors.

 

Our final campsite is located at about 3,700m where we will spend the night.

Dochula View

Day 3

Phajoding - Simkotra Tsho.

11 Km, 4-5 hour steep hike

Today’s trek will take us to the ridge-top, at an altitude of 4090m for an incomparable view, with a possible stop to Thujedrak Goempa, a remote meditation center that clings to the side of a precipitous cliff.

 

Once we’ve passed the ridge, we will be gaining altitude at a steady pace as we walk a gradual uphill path along the ridge, with a fantastic view of Dochula, Chomolhari, and other peaks as we make our way through Labanla Pass, and make a long descent to our campsite near Simkotra Tso Lakha.

Day 4

Simkotra - Janchu Lakha

15 Km, 6-7 hour trek

Beginning at Simkotra, we will follow the main trail and then make our way to Jangch Lakha where our overnight camp can be found. The entire day’s trek is expected to take about six or seven hours in total, with the possibility of diverting to Jimilangsto, and then to Jangchulakha.

Day 5

Jili Dzong - Jaydika - Paro

10 Km, 6-7 hour trek

Today’s hike is an enjoyable slow walk along the sides of ridges through meadows and forests, after which we will arrive in Jili Dzong, a monastery with a fantastic view of Paro and Tsaluna Valley, and containing an impressive statue of Buddha.

 

Then begins a lengthy descent through dense forests of golden moss, as well as a few settlements, finally arriving to our pickup point and be transferred back to your hotel in the Paro Valley for a comfortable night.

Day 6

Depart Paro

After breakfast, we will head to Paro International Airport for your return flight to Bangkok, after what we can only hope was the trip of a lifetime!

Yak Bhutan

Tour includes:

  • Round-trip flight from Bangkok

  • Airport Transfer - Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport

  • Hotel accommodation

  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Dedicated vehicle with a driver

  • 24x7 English Speaking Guide

  • All Sight Seeing and Monument entrance fees

  • 1 mineral water bottle every day

  • Welcome  white silk scarf in Paro

  • One-time 40$ visa fee

Not included:

  • Travel insurance

  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry and alcoholic drinks.

  • Tips for tour guides, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants.