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10 DAYS BHUTAN WITH DRUK PATH TREK
Trip code:
BH-DPA10
Departure: Daily
picture of bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon, one of the most mysterious and unknown of all Himalayan Kingdoms, hidden in isolation behind the high peaks of the Himalayas. For centuries forbidden to foreigners, this timeless Buddhist Kingdom has succeeded in preserving its enchanting traditions and ancestral way of life.

We embark on a 5-day Druk Path trek that brings you from Paro valley to Thimphu, crossing a chain of mountains that separates the two valleys. The trail goes as high as 4000m and you are rewarded with great views of the Himalayan peaks, high altitude lakes teeming with fishes and specatacular rhododendron forests. After the trek, relax and soak in the atmosphere of Thimphu and Paro.

Day 01 ARRIVAL/BANGKOK
Upon arrival, own transfer to Amari Airport Hotel for the night (connected to the airport by a bridge).
Day 02 BANGKOK/PARO (L,D)
Own transfer to the airport.
Fly Bangkok/Paro KB 121 0550/0900 - 1-stop in Calcutta  
On a clear day the panoramic view of the Himalayas are sensational including the Mount Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro.
(NOTE: Try and get the left hand seat for better view of the Himalayas)
Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Paro is the only international gateway into Bhutan and is a lovely valley, which in spring, is blessed with lovely cherry blossoms. At 2200m, its advisable to take the rest of the day easy. Take a stroll in town and soak in the atmosphere of this mysterious dragon kingdom.
(Lunch & dinner included)
DAY 03-07 START OF 5 DAYS DRUK PATH TREK (B,L,D)
Starting from Paro, this scenic 5-day trek begins with the first night’s campsite at Jeli Dzong (3535m), sitting along the ridge with dramatic views of the valley and Mt Jhomolhari as the backdrop. The path then descends into the thick alpine forest and rhododendron trees. You may chance upon the occasional yak herders at your second campsite at Janchulakha. From here, you ascend to the ridge and arrive at the beautiful Jemilangtsho (Lake) for your overnight camp. The last night’s campsite is at Phajoding, a great meditation place. On the last morning, descend until you reach the head road. Drive to Thimphu and check into your hotel.
After lunch, visit the school of fine arts, the National Memorial Chorten and the handicrafts emporium.
Day 08 THIMPHU / PARO (B,L,D)
This morning, visit the National Library, Zilukha Nunnery and the general post office. After lunch, stop by the handmade paper factory before driving back to Paro.
Day 09 PARO (B,L,D)
This morning, we make an excursion to Taksang Monastery - this has to be the monastery with the most outstanding setting in Bhutan. Set on a vertical cliff face 800 m above the ground, it defies all engineering logic. For the energetic, hike 2 hours up to get a more dramatic view of the monastery. In the afternoon, we tour the Paro Museum and the Drukyel ruin.
Day 10 PARO/BANGKOK/DEPARTURE (B)  
Transfer to the airport for flight
Fly Paro/Bangkok KB 120 1110/1610 - 1-stop in Calcutta
  Bangkok/Singapore TG 401 1915/2235
PRICE
 
  • These prices are based on min. two persons traveling together sharing one room.
     
  • The prices stated can only be indicative and may be adjusted once we know your date of travel, number in your party and if you have any other specific requirements.

     
    Tour price per person Twin-share Single supplement
    Based on standard hotels    
    Addition cost per person per night if upgrade to the following hotels:
  • Uma Paro (superior room) or Zhiwaling
     
  • Amankora in Paro and Thimphu
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  • COST INCLUDES
     
  • Airfare Singapore/Bangkok/Singapore on Thai Airways;
  • Airfare Bangkok/Paro/Bangkok on Druk Air;
  • Accommodation on twin share basis;
  • All meals as stated;
  • All tours & transfers with English speaking guide in private air-con vehicle and including all entrance fees;
  • Complete trekking arrangements:
    • Guide;
    • Cooks/camp assistants/ponies/porters;
    • 2-men tents with mattress;
    • Dining tent with lighting, table and camp stools;
    • Toilet tent;
    • All meals (morning tea, breakfast, hot lunch, afternoon tea and dinner);
    • Trek permits
  • COST EXCLUDES
     
  • Airport taxes;
  • Visa - USD 20/- for Bhutan;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, bar bills and telephone bills.
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    HOTEL DESCRIPTION
    In Paro
     
  • Pelri Cottages: located on a small hill top, the hotel has 12 cottages with 2 rooms in each of these cottages. Built in traditional design with the blend of modern amenities.
     
  • Kichu Resort: nestled in the valley, with its 49 rooms of ethnic décor and modern amenities. It spreads over 5 acre with manicured lawns, delightful flowers and an adjoining 500m river bank.
     
  • Olathang Hotel: initially built to host the state guests for the coronation of the current King in 1974, the hotel is spread over 23 acres of lovely pine forest.
     
  • Uma Paro: Fashioned by traditionally trained Bhutanese artisans, Uma Paro is a 29 room hotel offering 5-star comfort and sleek design, with all rooms offering views of the forested valley. (www.uma.como.bz/paro)
     
  • Zhiwaling Hotel: this is the first privately-owned Bhutanese luxury hotel which has 42 rooms and 3 suites, built on 10 acres of land. The main building is fashioned after a dzong, a traditional Bhutanese temple fortress. (www.zhiwaling.com)
     
  • Amankora Paro: The epitome of luxury and service, Amankora has a series of lodges throughout Bhutan. Amankora Paro is Bhutan’s first luxury hotel. The resort’s spa and yoga facilities make this the perfect place to relax after a long journey. (www.amanresorts.com)
    In Thimphu:
  • Hotel Riverview : built in architecture of traditional splendour, the 50 rooms with all modern amenities come with a private balcony offering the view of the river and the city.
     
  • Amankora Thimphu: Dzong-like architecture, situated in a steep valley surrounded by forested mountains. (www.amanresorts.com)
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