Dur Hotprings Trek

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  • Duration: 17 days
  • Price: $250

[ 17 days / 8days moderate trekking ]

This is a very scenic trek to one of our natural hot springs which brings the opportunity to see varied flora and fauna including musk deer, blue sheep and even Himalayan bear.

Day 1
Paro Dzong

Arrive at Paro, clear immigration and customs. I will meet as you exit the airport and take you to the hotel. hotel. Orientation. Visit the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Paro Valley

Sightseeing in Paro Valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Taktshang Monastery

Morning drive to Thimphu and then on to Punakha via Dochu Pass (3100m). On clear days there are excellent views of the Himalayas. Afternoon sightseeing of the Punakha and Wangdi valleys. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4
Trongsa

Leave early for drive east. Stop for lunch at the Chendebji Chorten. Pass through Trongsa with a chance to see the Dzong before continuing to Jakar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 5
Bumthang Valley

Sightseeing of Bumthang valley. Overnight at lodge.

Day 6
Gorsum

Bumthang to Gorsum, We being our trek with a fairly long 18km walk at a a moderate altitude of around 3000 m.

Day 7
Lungsum

Gorsum to Lungsum, 12 km walk at 3160m.

Day 8
Tshochenchen

Lungsum to Tshochenchen, 15 km walk, at 3400m.

Day 9
Dur Tsachu

Tshochenchen to Dur Tsachu. At 17 km walk at around 3600 m brings us to the Hot Springs.

Day 10
Dur Tsachu

We will spend the whole day at the hot springs, or if you prefer, wandering around the camp area.

Day 11
Tshochenchen

Dur Tsachu to Tshochenchen. We start our trek with a 17 km walk at a slightly lower 3400m as we begin our descent.

Day 12
Gorsum

Tshochenchen to Gorsum.

Day 13
Bumthang

Gorsum to Bumthang. The trek ends back in Bumthan with an 18 km walk.

Day 14
Punakha

Bumthang to Punakha. Retracing our route back to Punakha, we’ll have more a little more time at the Trongsa Dzong. Overnight at Lodge in Punakha.

Day 15
Thimphu

Morning drive to Thimphu. In the afternoon, take the time to visit a couple of handicraft schools and possibly do some souvenir shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16
Thimphu Valley

Sightseeing of the Thimphu valley. In the afternoon, visit Bhutan’s oldest Dzong, Simtokha, and then drive to Paro. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 17
Airport

Drive to airport to check in for your early morning departure.

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Details

 START Paro
FINISH Punakha
DESTINATIONS Paro-Thimphu-Punakha
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Paro International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
WHAT’S INCLUDE
  • Private guided tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Set of traditional costume (to be return at the end of your stay)
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drink
  • Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight

Best Season

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September and October) are the best time for touring and trekking in Bhutan. The months of April and May offer the natural grandeur of rhododendron blooms whereas Bhutan observes its biggest festivals during spring.

Trip Start Dates

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please Contact Us  for your customized departure date.

Additional Information

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Note: This itinerary is a sample itinerary to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. We have designed this itinerary including the best cultural and natural aspects of this country. We can further customize the itinerary to suit your specific interest and needs. Please Talk to Us for more details. Itinerary is subject to flight and hotel availability. 

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