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10 Days Druk Path Trek - Bhutan's Classic Short Trek

The Druk Path is simply an excellent short trekking experience which follows the ancient high trade route between Paro and Thimpu.

You will walk for between four and five hours each day following a quiet forest trail and up to alpine yak pastures, once above the tree line you see the spectacular view of the Himalaya along the Bhutan - Tibet border including Chomolhari, Jitchu Drake and Gangkar Punsum.

You have several days visiting Bhutan’s main cultural sites.  Included is the chance to hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) in the Paro Valley and take an excursion to the stunning Punakha Dzong, Bhutan's traditional winter capital.

Offering easy trekking within a pristine landscape, this popular trip provides a taste of the unique and fascinating culture of Bhutan.

Highlight

  • Pass through traditional villages, rhododendron and oak trees forest, paddy fields, monasteries and lakes during trek.
  • Camping in all natural environment without giving up comforts.
  • Day excursion to Taktshang Monastery and Punakha Dzong.
Included
  • Bhutan Visa USD 20
  • Tourist Development Fund USD 10
  • All tours and transfers, including entrance fees
  • Accommodation - Hotel (Twin-sharing) / Deluxe tented camp
  • Meals - Full board
  • Full camping services
  • English speaking guide
  • Pre-trip briefing

Excluded

  • International return airfare Singapore - Kolkata - Paro
  • Meals in Kolkata
  • Upgrade of accommodation and flight 
  • Tipping & gratuities to guide & local staff
  • Optional rental of horse/pony
  • Extra fees for photo & video cameras in the museums, historical sights and game parks ( except those specified in the itinerary )
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Pre-trip medical immunizations
  • All expenses of a personal nature
  • All others not mentioned above

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Tiger's Nest Bhutan

Duration : 10 days
   
Dates : 4 - 13 Dec 2014
  (or your own preferred travel dates)
   
Maximum altitude: 4200m
   
Best Season : All year around

Grading:

Group Size Price per pax
  High Season Low Season
min 2 pax $3,775 $3,295
3 - 4 pax $3,425 $2,975
  • Current winter promo airfare on Druk Air at $960 for travel valid till 28 Feb 2015.  Normal fares are $1490.
  • High season (Mar-May, Sep-Nov)
  • Low season (Dec-Feb, Jun-Aug)


Day 1 Singapore - Kolkata - Paro.
Day 2 Day excursion to Taktshang Monastery and Drugyel Dzong. Catch the spectacular view of Mt. Jumolhari - one of the highest peaks in Bhutan.
Day 3 - 7

Spend the next 5 days trekking through the beautiful valleys from Paro to Thimpu.

The first day's walk leads to the ruined Jeli Dzong which sits on a high ridge above the Paro Valley and commands breathtaking views across to Chomolhari. During the succeeding 4 days of trekking, we climb above the tree-line and cross several passes. Enroute, we camp beside clear mountain lakes, visit yak herders' encampments and enjoy splendid panoramas of the peaks on the border with Tibet, including Jitchu Drake (6989m) and Gangkar Puensum (7520m).

Day 8 Thimphu - Punakha
Day 9 Punakha to Paro. Visit Punakha Dzong. Drive to Dochula Pass for breathtaking views.
Day 10 Paro - Kolkata - Singapore

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