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Dur Hot Spring Trek 12 Days

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This trek takes you to the Bumthang area of Bhutan, about a nine hours drive from Paro. It’s a challenging trek that takes your over the Julila Pass at 4700m. the trek takes in the remote villages and forest of Bhutan and stops by the Dur Hot springs so you can refresh and relax.

Detailed Itinerary:
Day 01. Paro: Arrive Paro by Druk air flight. During this flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu drakey in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro, you will be received by our representative. The drive to the hotel through Paro valley is enchanting. In the evening drive to Thimphu. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02. Thimphu – Bumthang : (9 hrs) drive to Bumthang. Dinner and overnight in Hotel at Bumthang.

Day 03. Bumthang – Gorsum: Trek Start. (Distance 18 Km, about 6- 7 Hrs) After breakfast, the transport will reach you up to the trek point just below Kurje Lhakhang, one of the most renowned temples. The Trek route leads you along the Chamkhar Chu, a river known for its richness in Trout. The Trek trail for Bumthang to Gorsum is rather gradual. Overnight in Camp.

Day 04. Gorsum – Lungsum: Distance 12 Km, about 5 hrs. Alt. 3160 Meters. Today you will be walking through dense forests of spruce, hemlock, Cypress, Juniper, and Maples. The Trail is more or less muddy and ascends gradually till you reach to your campsite. Overnight in Camp.

Day 05. Lungsum – Tshochenchen: Distance 15 Km, 6-7 hrs. Alt. 3100 m. The vegetation is dense from Tshochenchen all the way uphill to the Julila Pass, which is about 4700 m. The vegetation from Lungsun to Tshochenchen is more or less the same till you reach near to your campsite. The camp will be above the tree line. Overnight in camp.

Day 06. Tshochenchen – Dur Tshachu: Distance 17 Km. About 7 hrs. Alt. 3400 m. The Trek from Tshochenchen is uphill till you reach the Julila Pass at about 3400 m. From here if the weather is clear, surrounding mountains can be viewed. After crossing the pass, the Trek trail descends till you reach the campsite. Musk deer, herds of Blue sheep and Himalayan Beers may be seen en-route. Overnight in camp.

Day 07. Dur Tsachu (Halt): After a late breakfast, relax in the hot spring or hike in and around the camp. Overnight in Camp

Day 08. Dur Tsachu – Tshochenchen: Distance 17 km, about 7 hrs. Alt. 3100 M. The Trek trail from Dur Tsachu is uphill till Julila. After crossing the pass the trail descends till you reach the campsite. Overnight in Camp.

Day 09. Tshochenchen – Gorsum: Distance 17 km. about 9 hrs. Alt.3120 m. Today the trek begins early, as the trail is long. The trail drops gradually down for about 2 hrs till you reach the campsite. Overnight in Camp.

Day 10. Gorsum – Bumthang: Trek end. From Gorsum, descend downhill till you cross the Dur Village bridge then follow the new motor road till you meet up with transport. After lunch, Leisure time. Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 11. Bumthang – Trongsa – Thimphu:
Early breakfast, drive to Thimphu and we can stop in various places to take photographs. Lunch at Chanbebji and after lunch, drive to Thimphu via Wangduephodrang. In the evening you have leisure time in Thimphu Town.
Overnight in Hotel at Thimphu.

Day12. Thimphu – Paro:
Early breakfast, drive to Paro Airport and farewell for your connecting flight to Kathmandu.

Cost Details:

Cost Includes

  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation on a twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Bhutan Visa fee.
  • Government royalty and all the taxes.
  • Bottled drinking water.

Cost Excludes

  • Flight fare.
  • Travel / Medical Insurance.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance.
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost.

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Trip Facts

  • Starting Price: $200+
  • Trip Starts/End: Paro Int’l Airport
  • Activities: Cultural Tours, Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Accommodation:  Deluxe 3-star hotels
  • Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Transportation:  Private Vehicle
  • Guide:  English speaking local tourist guide
  • Best Time: All months
  • High Season:  March, April, May, September, October, and November
  • Low Season:  June, July, August, December, January, and February
  • All Seasons:  September – November (fall), December – February (winter), March-May (spring), June – August (monsoons)

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