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Dur Hot Spring Trek

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18 Days Bhutan Trek
Best Season: March - November
This trek starts from Bumthang passing through forests of Cyprus, juniper, spruce, hemlock and maple.

The main highlight of this trek is the Hot Spring (known for healing properties). There are also good chances of seeing wildlife such as Musk Deer and herds of Blue Sheep on this trek.

As on all the treks, here too, the scenery is spectacular.

Itinerary

No Experience Required
No former trekking experience is needed for this trek. To take part in this trek, you should be physically fit, meaning you should be able to walk a full day with a small day pack. Animals will carry the bulk of our loads.


At a glance:
Day 1 Arrive - Paro by Druk-Air
Day 2 Paro - Sightseeing
Day 3 Paro - Thimphu
Day 4 Thimphu - Sightseeing
Day 5 Thimphu - Bumthang
Day 6 Bumthang - Halt
Day 7 Trek Day 1 Start of Trek Bumtha-Gorsum
Day 8 Trek Day 2 - Gorsum-Lungsum
Day 9 Trek Day 3 Lungsum-Tsochenchen
Day 10 Trek Day 4 Tsochenchen-Dur Tsachu
Day 11 Trek Day 5 Dur Tsachu-Halt
Day 12 Trek Day 6 Dur Tsachu- Tsochenchen
Day 13 Trek Day 7 Tsochenchen-Gorsum
Day 14 Trek Day 8 End of Trek Gorsum-Bumthang
Day 15 Bumthang - Punakha
Day 16 Punakha - Thimphu
Day 17 Thimphu - Paro
Day 18 Farewell and Departures

Day 1 Arrival Paro by Druk Air
On landing at Paro you will be met by our representative. After Customs and Immigrations formalities, you will be escorted to the hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing at Paro
Drive the winding road northwest up the Pa-Chu to Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined Fortress which once defended this valley from Tibetan invasion. This Dzong was built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel, the spiritual leader of Bhutan. On a clear day one can view Mt. Jumolhari the sacred Mountain. On the way back we visit one of the Typical Bhutanese farm house. After lunch at the hotel, we drive to Ta-Dzong which was once the watch tower for Paro valley, now it houses the National Museum and then walk down hill pass the Paro Dzong and crossing the typical traditional roofed bridge to Paro town.

Day 3 Paro - Thimphu
After breakfast drive to Thimphu the capital. After lunch we visit the National Memorial Chorten, which was built in the memory of the Late king. Here the many worshippers go around the shrine chanting prayers with their prayer beads as they walk.

Day 4 Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast visit the visit Zulikha Nunery, and also visit the Handicraft Emporium/Chokey handicraft and the National Painting School. After lunch visit the traditional gold smiths and a stroll in Thimphu market in the evening.

Day 5 Thimphu - Bumthang
Today is a long drive to Bumthang (9-10 hours) The drive will be over the Dochula pass at 10'000 ft. and then descend to the Wangdue valley at 4'000 ft. After a view of Wangdue town and the near by Dzong, we continue your drive to a convenient spot for lunch. Enroute we stop at the Trongsa town and Chumey weaving houses.

Day 6 Bumthang Halt
After breakfast we explore the valley which is different from other valleys in Bhutan. It is a spacious and open ranging in altitude from 8'500 ft to over 13'000 ft. It is a haven for trekkers and hikers. Today you can spend the day visiting diary farm and local weaving houses and also visit the monasteries.

Day 7 Bumthang- Gorsum
Trek Day 1 : Distance 18 km and walking time 6-7 hours.
After breakfast drive to Kurjey Lhakhang, from here it is 8 km drive on unpaved road . The trek starts at Dur Zam and along the Chamkhar river famous for trout's.

Day 8 Gorsum - Lungsum
Trek Day 2 : Distance 12 km and walking time 5 hours.
Today your route will be through dense forest of cyprus, juniper, spruce, hemlock and maples. This trail is muddy and climbs gradually till your camp site.

Day 9 Lungsum - Tsochenchen
Trek Day 3 : Distance 17 km and walking time 6-7 hours.
Today you trek along more or less through similar vegetation till the camp site which is above tree line and offers and excellent of view of the surroundings.

Day 10 Tsochenchen - Dur Tsachhu
Trek Day 4 : Distance 18 km and walking time 6-7 hours.
The trek is all the way up until you reach Julila pass at 4700m. On clear days surrounding mountains can be viewed. After crossing the pass the trail descends till you reach your camp. Musk deer, herds of blue sheep and Himalayan bear may be seen enroute

Day 11 Dur Tsachu Halt
Trek Day 5 : Relax your muscles in the Tsachhu (hotspring).

Day 12 Dur Tsachu -Tsochenchen
Distance 17 kms. about 7 hours. Alt. 3,100m. The trek trail from Dur tsachu is uphill till Julila. After crossing the pass the trail descends till you reach the camp site.

Day 13 Tsochenchen - Lungsum- Gorsum
Trek Day 7 : Distance 27 kms and about 9 hours. On this day we will be doing Tsochenchen-Lungsum-Gorsum route.

Day 14 Gorsum - Bumthang
Trek Day 8 End of Trek : The trek starts at Gorsum and ends at Dur Zam, from here you will drive to Bumthang.

Day 15 Bumthang - Punakha
Today we do a 8 hour drive to Punakha.

Day 16 Punakha - Thimphu
Visit Punakha town and Dzong and do a 2 hour roundtrip hike to Chhimi Lhakhang (temple of the Devine madman). After lunch we drive on to Thimphu.

Day 17 Thimphu - Paro
Morning at leisure/shopping. After lunch drive to Paro and leisure.

Day 18 Farewells and departure

Cost in USD Per Person: (MIN 2 PAX)

TRIP DATES & COST AVAILABLE ON REQUEST


Cost Includes:
● Bhutan permit, entrance fees.
● Airport transfers.
● Daily guided sightseeing tours.
● Privately guided tours & transfers as per given itinerary.
● Twin sharing accommodation.
● All meals.
● Complete camping, cooking gears & camping staffs.
● Pony/porters for transporting luggages during camping.

Cost Excludes:
● Anything not mentioned under Services Included.