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The druk path trek

Tips For Trip

Essential Equipment:

1 pair strong, comfortable hiking boots

1 Medium/Large rucksack/ backpack 

(max weight when loaded & carried by porter- 15 kg.)

1 sleeping bag- down-filling to zero cent or lower depending on trip altitude

1 day pack: +/- 10 litters

1Down jacket or all –weather Anorak-long(not short) with hood

1 Warm wooly hat

Gloves- quality and warmth subject to altitude and season

Sun-glasses-essential above snow –line

Sun-block/ Sun –Screen lotion(30-50 SPF) –essential for light-skinned people

1 Fleece or warm sweater

1 Sweat –shirt/light sweater

Towel-cotton, medium

Torch/flash-light-with additional batteries

Shirts- long-sleeved, cotton and/ or thermal  Tshirts

Trousers-2 pairs( warm or light –weight depending on trek altitude)

Short- 1 pair, cotton ( easy-dry)

Socks-2 pairs thick wool, 2 pair thin cotton

Underwear- various (& pracal)

Wind/water – proof zip-up jacket( nearly knee-length with hood)

Sport –shoes/sandals- light-weight

Personal toiletries/washing kit-item bio-degrade where possible

Basis band –Aid / moleskin/ blister kit

Water purifying tablets

Toilet paper ( for day-time- use)

Itinerary

  • day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (altitude:2250m)?As our flight nears Bhutan we can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, we will be greeted by a representative from exguide trek who will take us to our hotel. Today, we will visit Rinpung Dzong which was built in 1646 and now houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. We will also visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country and Drugyal Dzong. Overnight in Paro.
  • Day 02: Hike to Taktsang Monastery (altitude:3180m) Walking time approx 4/5 hrs?After breakfast, we hike for around 4 -5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up on the mountain. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor. Overnight in Paro.
  • Day 03: Trek from Paro to Jele Dzong (altitude:3400m) walking time approx 4/5 hrs ?First we are going to drive to the point where we start our trek to Jele Dzong (3400m). From there, we hike for a short while (around an hour) to the Dzong.  The trail ascends gently through a forest before reaching our campsite. Above the camp on top of the hill is Jele Dzong. From here, the Paro valley can be seen with snow-capped mountains as its back drop.  Built in the 15th century, Jele Dzong is mostly in ruins but there is a Lhakhang (Buddhist Temple) with the statute of Buddha Sakyamuni.  Overnight camp at 3,300m.
  • Day 04: Trek from Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha (altitude:3780m) walking time approx 4 hrs?Today we embark on about 2 hours of trekking. We begin with a gradual ascent (310m) then descend (50m). The trail passes through thick alpine and rhododendron forests and reaches Jangchulakha.  We still walk for some time and arrive at the campsite, which offers scenic views of the amazing landscape below.  You can also see yak herders around our campsite at the height of 3,600m.
  • Day 05: Trek from Jangchulakha to Langrithang  walking time approx 4 hrs:?Today we ascend 330m and descend 310m. The trail begins with a short climb and follows a ridge. From the top on a clear day, we get amazing views of the beautiful Mt. Jumolhari and other Himalayan ranges.  After a short descent, we arrive at Jimilangtsho Lake (3,700m) and take lunch.  Then, the trail descends further down towards Langrithang through fir forests.  Overnight camp at 3,500m.
  • Day 06: Trek from langrithang to Tsaluna (Trek ends) and drive to Thimphu walking time approx 4 hrs ?On our hike today, we descent 800m. The trail passes through fir and rhododendron forests and follows a stream before reaching the Tsaluna Monastery, a sacred site of Guru Rinpoche from 8th century.  Further down the trail is the Tsaluna Village with beautiful farms.  Then we drive to Thimpu. While there, we visit the King's Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972) and the majestic Tashichho Dzong. In the evening, we enjoy strolling in the streets of Thimphu and observe the local lifestyle. Overnight in Thimphu.
  • Day 07: Final Departure back to home?Today we bid farewell to the tiny Himalayan Kingdom and her friendly people. After early breakfast, we leave Thimphu for Paro airport. Druk Air generally departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions. Therefore, after taking breakfast, we will be taken to the airport in the morning for final departure.

 

Includes

airport pick up and drop,welcome dinner,all ground transportation as per the itinerary.,Daily gov. Royalties,breakfast and lunch and dinner all meals,English Speaking Guide

Excludes

international airfare,travel insurance and rescue,personal expenses(phone call laundry bar bill extra porter),tips for guide and porters

Trip Notes

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