The 6 days Bhutan trip offers offers cultural highlights of Bhutan combined with stunning 3 days Druk Path trek and 3 days cultural tour. Discover Bhutan with one of the finest short treks in Bhutan, the Druk Path, leading from Paro to Thimphu and following the traditional high route between these towns.
In this highly globalized world there is a sanctuary where those who visited describe it as a unique, deeply spiritual and a mystical experience. It is rated as one of the most refreshing and exclusive destinations in the world today. This is the Kingdom of Bhutan.
n Bhutan, we see the rare interplay of the old and new. Here is a country that is slowly and ever so cautiously opening up to the modern world carrying with it, its ancient traditions. This kingdom could give you an experience and an adventure that is both exhilarating and exciting like no other place.
DRUK PATH TREK
Druk Path Trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan and 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 temples, dzongs and villages. Compared to other routes it shorter and not too strenuous as walking distances between the camps are not too long. It is a scenic trek through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons and some great views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unclimbed peak in the world and beautiful lakes en route. Moreover, the Phadjoding monastery is one of the highlights of this trek.
Highlights of the trip:
- 3-Star accomodation with all meals.
- All permits formalities handled by us.
- Laban La pass, 4250m.
- Takshang monastery hike.
- Bhutanese culture.
- Accompanied by a LAFL repersentative all the time for assitance.
- Shorter format of the Druk Path trek to fit compact schedules.
- For airlines booking go to Druk Air
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Day 1 - Arrival at Paro or Phuentsholing
Arrives at Paro: Flying in to the country’s only airport, in the beautiful Paro valley, the clear mountain air, forested ridges, imposing monasteries and welcoming Bhutanese people in their striking national dress, provides a breath-taking first impression.
On arrival at Paro airport, after immigration and custom formalities, your guide will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
LATER HIKE TO TIGER’S NEST MONASTRY: You will be driven to the starting point of a hike to view the spectacular Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). The trail to the monastery climbs through beautiful pine forests, passing trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. After a refreshment stop at a cafeteria on the way, you will continue for a short distance until you see, across a deep chasm but clearly and seemingly within reach, the Taktsang Monastery. Built in 1600s, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. History states that Guru Padmasambhava, the Tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, landed here on the back of a flying tiger. In the afternoon before returning to your hotel, you will visit the 7th century Kyichu Monastery, one of the oldest in the kingdom.
Overnight: Hotel in Paro
Day 2 - PARO -JELE DZONG (START OF 3 DAYS DRUK PATH TREK)
Distance covered: approx. 10kms Begin your trek today. Starting from the watch tower (National Museum), the path winds its way slowly and evenly upwards through the forest towards the ridge line. As you walk, you will be captivated by the views of the highly cultivated Paro valley below, the Ugyen Pelri Palace and the Paro Dzong itself. Your campsite tonight is at Jeli Dzong (3535m), sitting astride a ridge with dramatic views of the valley and Mt. Jhomolhari as the backdrop.
Overnight: Camp site
Day 3 - JELE DZONG - JANGCHULAKHA - Distance covered: approx. 10kms
The path now follows a ridge before descending into the forest. It then follows a snake-like route on rather magical paths, along mountainsides and through thick alpine forest and rhododendron trees (with flowers during the month of April and May). You are also likely to come across yak herders at your campsite.
Day 4 - JANGCHULAKHA – TSHELUNA: Distance covered: Approx. 12km.
After breakfast we will hike down hill covered with beautiful forest.
Later we will reach Tsheluna Nye the sacred place where the second Buddha Guru Rinpoche visited which dates back to the 800-century A.D amongst other places in Bhutan. We can see the treasured imprint of Guru Rinpoche and other enlightened lams like Lam Drukpa Kinley in the cave. The Buddhists believe that the water of stream near the cliff, extracted by Lam Drukpa Kinley, would purify all our sins. The other imprints are:-
-Phurpa – ritual dragger
-Emanation of Buddha of compassion
-Drelbu- the ritual bell rock painting
-Khandu Yeshey Tshogyel’s hair, tooth relics of Buddhisatav
-Seat of Guru (Zhukthrel).
Day 5 - JTSHELUNA/THIMPHU
After breakfast we will drive to Thimphu. We will have the following sightseeing:
–We will visit Takin Preserve to see Takin, Bhutan’s national animal before you continue your journey to Thimphu and check into your hotel.
-Bhutan Post: Located at the heart of Thimphu city is renowned for the world famous 3D and other stamps and cards. Bhutan Post offers wide and extensive varieties of exotic stamps made out of metal, silk and three-dimensional images apart from stamps with mini photograph records. Most notable universal events are imprinted as stamps.
-National Library: The library has wide collections of ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan scripts. Apart from the silk cloth printing and wrappings kept on second floor, the library has a traditional wood blocks used for printing books and prayer flags. The library was built in 1967.
-Memorial Chhorten: Built in the loving memory of our beloved third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1974 after his demise in 1972. The chhorten is one the tallest structure in the town and a centre of worship for religious people. After lunch head towards Pangri Zampa Lhakhang now used as a school for Buddhist Astrology. It was built during the first quarter of the 16th century and is the first residence of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal who unified Bhutan during the 17th century.
Spend the rest of the evening taking walks along Thimphu town and free time for shopping at the handicraft /Emporiums.
Overnight: Hotel in Thimphu
Day 6 - THIMPHU/PARO/DEPATURE
After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to Paro in time to catch up your onward flights.
Your escort will bid you farewell and soon the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappears again behind its guardian mountains.
Fixed Departure Dates:
- 25th March 2017
- 1st April 2017
- 14th April 2017
- 29th April 2017
- 14th Oct 2017
- 21st Oct 2017
|INCLUDED||Accommodation in non-ac rooms (Triple sharing)||Meals during trekking|
|Camping gear*||Activity point transfers|
|Railway station transfers||Airport Transfers|
|Permits and Road taxes||Transportation in non-ac vehicles|
|LAFL coordinator||Sanctuary and Park Entrance Fees|
|LAFL Service Charges||Cooking staff|
|Luggage Porterage on trek||Accommodation in tents|
|NOT INCLUDED||All beverages (including bottled mineral water)||Transport|
|Camera fees||Meals apart from those during the trek|
|All insurance||All tips|
|Phone and internet usage||Personal expenses|
|Personal medical requirements||All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section|
Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.