6 DAY TREKKING PACKAGE
Read below for a full description of this experience
Land in Paro, head to Thimphu, visit Buddha Point, Chorten, and Tashichhoedzong
Begin Druk Path Trek: Thimphu to Phajoding:
3-4 hrs, 6km steep hike
Phajoding to Simkotra Tsho.
4-5 hrs, 11km steep uphill
Simkotra to Janchu Lakha.
6-7 hrs, 15 km
Jangchu Lakha camping
Janchu Lakha to Jili Dzong, then descend to Paro valley
Hotel in Paro
Drop off at Paro International Airport for your return flight to Bangkok
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Round-trip flight from Bangkok
Airport Transfer - Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport
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
Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry and alcoholic drinks.
Tips for tour guides, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants.