Druk Path Trek Bhutan from Nepal -10 Days
Druk Path Trek Bhutan from Nepal provides picturesque colors, mountains, and culture. Feast your eyes upon water falls, lush rhododendron forests. And landscape views behind Mt. Gangkar Puensum, Bhutan’s highest mountain. Also embrace the culture of “the worlds happiest country” and feel the warmth radiating from the wonderful locals.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, Trekking
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Nepal-Bhutan Druk path trek & Tiger Monastery tour- Our Bhutan Druk path trek and tiger monastery tour provides you an extra ordinary glimpse of culture and beauty in this lightly traveled country. Bhutan geographically characterized by rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys, showcases a Sub-alpine zone in the north, with peaks exceeding 7000m, it is recognized as subtropical in the south. Our Druk path trek is said to be the finest trek in Bhutan and provides picturesque colors, culture and history. Starting from Paro, explore their landmark of Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang temple and Ta Dzong. In the following day, hike Bhutan’s legendary and iconic tiger monastery giving you magnificent views of pine hills and bright clothing worn by the many visiting pilgrims. Along the way of our trip, we also visit the Memorial Chhorten, Punakha dzong, Chimi Lhakhang temple and Druk Wangyal Monastery. Our Druk Path Trek and culture tour in Bhutan ends where it started, in Paro.
- Assistance at the International airport by Step By Step Treks & Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
- Accommodation on Deluxe Category in Kathmandu 03 Night as per Itinerary with open choices Breakfast
- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple sightseeing with Owned Guide and Private tourist Transport
- Round ways International flight (Kathmandu-Bhutan-Kathmandu)
- Accommodation on Deluxe Category Hotel in Paro & Thimpu , Approved by Bhutanese Government
- Full Board Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and tours in Bhutan
- Tented accommodation during the trek
- All entry/permit fees during the tour/trekking in Bhutan
- All Accommodation with twin sharing Lodge/Guesthouses during the Bhutan
- Open choice Full board meals during the trek period (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Tea or coffee)
- All Ground Private Transportation service by private Vehicle while Airport/Sightseeing
- Neat & Clean Twine shared Private room during the trek period
- Group medical supplier (First aid kit will be Available)
- Travel & Rescue Arrangement for in case
- All applicable taxes and service charges
- Farewell Dinner
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu / (costs roughly USD 15 to 20 per person per day) (Except Farewell dinner).
- Kathmandu Sightseeing entry fee (Cost USD 5 to 15) per person on each spot.
- All kinds of drinks in the mountain (cold /soft/juice drinks and alcoholic)
- Personal equipment
- International airfare Departure / Arrival from Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
- Tips for Tour Guide and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section
Arrival in Kathmandu
Katmandu (1310m/4298ft). Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel
Sightseeing in Ancient historical Durbar squaer
An Morning at 9am Breakfast and sightseeing in Ancient historical Durbar squaer with Monkey Temple.evening trek/ tour preparation for Bhutan .overnight at Hotel
Fly to Paro-2250m (Bhutan)
Transfer in Airport and Fly to Paro-2250m (Bhutan) Approx 1:20 Hour and upon Arrival Our Representative Tour Guide will take sightseeing around Paro. Overnight at Hotel
Acclimatization hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery
Acclimatization hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (3,180m)
Trek from Paro to Jele Dzong
Trek start: Paro to Jele Dzong (3,480m/11,415ft( 4 – 5 hours
Trek from Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha
Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha (3,770m/12,365ft (3 – 4 hours
Trek form Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho
Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho (3,880m/12,729ft (4 hours
Trek form Jimilangtsho to Simkota
Jimilangtsho to Simkota (4,110m/13,480ft( 4 hours
Trek from Simkota to Thimphu via Phajoding
Simkota to Thimphu via Phajoding(2,350m/7,710ft( 5 hours: Trek Ends
Thimphu to Punakha
Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 – 3 hours
Punakha to Paro
Drive from Punakha to Paro (2,250m/7,382ft): 130 km, 4 hours, Hike to Chimi Lhakhang
Fly back to Kathmandu/ Home country
Final Departure from Paro to Home country or Kathmandu Return.
In order to fully enjoy your trekking and climbing tour in the Himalayas, or any other trek in the Nepal, having the right equipment is essential. The equipment is necessary depends on the type of trekking, teahouse or camping, and on the time of year, weather conditions, terrain, and maximum altitude.
A properly packed backpack is light and includes multipurpose clothing items. Moreover, please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during winter (Dec – Feb). Not having the required equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could in a worst case scenario be life threatening.
Below is a list of suggested clothing and equipment items to bring:
- Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
- Backpack 70-75ltr for Carrying porter during the trek with cover
- Day backpack for self carry 40-45ltr with cover
- Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
- Sleeping bag and silk liner(4 season)
- 2 x water bottles or camel bag but avoid cheap ones that can burst inside your backpack
- Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
- Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
- Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
- Thermal underwear
- Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
- Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting
- Shorts and trousers, or skirt
- 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
- 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
- Proper hiking boots
- Running shoes and flip-flops
- 2-3 t-shirts
Additional winter clothing comments
- The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
- Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
- Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
- Snow gaiters
- A small light weight and quick drying towel
- Bar of soap
- Sunscreen (SPF +20)
- Insect repellants
- Personal First aid kid
- Water purification tablets or a water filter
- Toilet paper(Available number of tea houses along the trek)
- Camera, battery etc
- Trekking poles(provide from Company)
- GPS unit if have
- Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
- Sewing/repair kit
- Pocket knife
- Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen
Adapters (Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor)
Personal snacks (candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu or at every guesthouse)
In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.
Safety is our Top Most Agenda while organizing trips in Himalayas. All our trekking group leaders / guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course and years of experience have taught them to deal with any adverse situations from diarrhea to Acute Mountain Sickness. We carry Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbaric bag) along with a comprehensive medical kit. We plan adventure travel trips so that safety and comfort are not compromised.
Trekking in Nepal-Bhutan Himalayas is an adventure holiday thus do not expect shower each day . Now days, some of the tea-houses up to 4000 meters have hot shower facilities depending on the trekking regions. Laundry services are available at limited place on trek.
Yes. There are dozens of trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Our trekking guide / staff will be happy to assist you on this matter if needed.
Definitely! Our airport representatives will come at the airport to welcome and transfer you to your hotel. Do check the Step By Step Treks clip board on your arrival in Kathmandu airport outside the arrival terminal hall. Make sure you have provided your flight details to us in advance.
Our Company, being a professionally managed trekking company base in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent Local Trekking Group Leaders and Guides, who care the fragile environment, knows Nepal better and have empathy to porters and staff. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive Trek leader and Guide courses, wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc to ensure that they are fully competent in all aspects of trekking, climbing, nature and conservation, first aid to high altitude medicine. All of them have years long trip leading experience and high dedication on rendering the qualitative services. Many of them have work experienced on international adventure travel companies.
We are aware on the protection of fragile environments while organizing trekking and climbing trips. We discourage in buying the plastic bottle mineral water as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We do provide properly boiled drinking water on all Everest region trips where our staff properly boiled drinking water on Kerosene for you. We recommend that you collect the safe drinking water from local station or teahouse in Annapurna region.
To book your place on any our trips, please fill up the online booking form at our website www.stepbystepadvt.com and send it to us along with the trip deposit amount of US$ 30%.. Deposit can be paid by bank / wire transfer or any easy option that makes you confortable. On receipt of your booking details, we will send you Trip Confirmation once we get your Advance Booking Paid.for more details of the please visit the Booking condition
Fitness is perhaps the key factor in the trek. Most people of average fitness for their age could complete the adventure trekking in Himalayas. On all holidays, physical preparation is useful and a flexible, open-minded approach is essential. You can take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the most fascinating surroundings. Most first-time trekkers are concerned that they won’t keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will have them in destination well before they would have expected. Trekking is not walking competition, but walking holidays in own pace. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. The best preparation for trekking is cycling, swimming, jogging, squash, tennis and long walks involving up and down hill.
We are committed on the welfare of our staff from Trek Leaders / Guides to Sherpas, Cooks and Porters. We ensure good wages, salary, provident fund, proper insurance to the equipment and clothing needed for all staff including porters. They are our kind and kin as well as the backbone of adventure industry in Nepal.
No, you can’t get in Nepal. It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
Travel insurance is mandatory and obtaining for the days you are trekking is your responsibility. We suggest World Nomads as it covers Helicopter and medical evacuation up to 6000m. Some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters for evacuation so please confirm with your insurance company if you purchase it from another company.For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. You need to send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
Our Compnay trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of High altitude sickness. Extensive medical kits are carried on all our trips. In addition, Portable Altitude Chamber (a life saving device) is being carried as a safety backup on high altitude treks and climbing expeditions. All our trekking group leaders / guides are well trained in Wilderness First Aid Course who are competent to diagnosis it and to act accordingly on the very spot.
Available almost each teahouse at a cost of usually about 2-3 US$ per hour for re- charging batteries. We use the voltages 220-240 volts to power their appliances and two points plugs are recommended to bring.
If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities.althought,nowadays,everywhere WIFI can access even most of trekking part.Annapurna region/Everest are common access point for WIFI network.but depending network sometime get worse as nothing better.also can get the local mobile sim card in Kathmandu.
It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in Himalayas. Off course days are warm and nights are cold. There can be a snow or rain storms at any time. Between 1000 and 3500 meter the temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to 5 deg C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20 deg C to -10 deg C. During winter it is around 10 deg colder. Good polarizing sunglasses (not trendy fashion one) for high altitude and large brimmed hat are really helpful. Expect the unexpected.
Tipping is an accepted part of trekking although it is completely personal matter. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Budgeting up to 10 % of the trek cost as tipping could be a guideline.
Its sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we can not offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.
Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible.. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for these extras.