Where else but the happiest country in the world could you trek among the Himalayas, smiling the whole time at the sheer beauty of the temples and landscapes around you? This€tive tour will get you out and about to visit some of the most gorgeous temples and monasteries in this part of the world. Trek sacred mountain passes of the celebrated Druk Path, ascend to the profound Taktshang Monastary (Tiger’s Nest), and explore the unique beauty of the city of Paro. Bhutan is the only place in the world just waiting for you to walk all over its happiness. (Warning, it’s contagious here.)
Day 1 Paro (1D)
Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Take an orientation walk of Paro town.
Day 2 Paro (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive to the Chelela Pass before then hike to Kila Goempa, a nunnery perched on a cliff housing over 60 nuns.
Day 3 Paro/Jele Dzong (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive to Ta Dzong and begin the hike along the Druk Path. Enjoy a gradual climb with stunning views of the Paro valley, Mt. Jumolhari(7314m) and snowcapped mountains. Finishing the day’s journey at Jele Dzong camp.
Day 4 Jele Dzong/Jimilangtsho (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue hiking along a ridge, enjoying the spectacular mountain scenery and flowering rhododendron bushes around the trail. Pass by Jimelangtsho where you may see Yak herders and can visit their tents before reaching camp at Tshokam.
Day 5 Jimilangtsho/Simkotra (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue the hike through the mountains, ending the day at Simkotra camp near the lake.
Day 6 Simkotra/Thimphu (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a final day hikking up to Phume, the highest elevation on our trek. Continue downhill with stunning views of the valley, ending in Thimpu.
Day 7 Thimphu (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day exploring the sights of Thimpu, including the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services and Folk Heritage Museum.
Day 8 Thimphu/Punākha (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel to Punakha and trek to Chime Lhakhang. Also known as the temple of the "Divine Madman," hear stories of the madman’s legacy. Later, explore Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan’s most majestic structures.
Day 9 Punākha/Paro (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the Paro valley and gain a deeper understanding of the country’s history. Explore Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest monasteries, before learning about the national sport with a visit to a local archery ground.
Day 10 Paro (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore Drugyel Dzong, a ruined castle that has repelled many invasions, before hiking through the mountains to the stunning Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest).
Day 11 Paro (1B)
Depart at any time.
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