Journey to Druk Yul

Journey to Druk Yul

TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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Duration:

5 Days

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Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

All over the year.

Journey to Druk Yul is perfectly tailored to offer you a deep cultural immersion in Bhutan.

Firstly, enjoying the relentless succession of astonishing cultural wonders, you travel from Paro to Thimpu to Wangduephodrang. The journey is outlined with exceptional panoramic views. Drugyel Dzong rises majestically in Paro with dominating views of Mount Chomolhari. Ta-Dzong, with a fabulous location high up overlooking the entire valley, is home to distinctive cultural monuments and artifacts that reflect a long and varied history.

During the journey, you can experience indigenous culture in its most authentic form by visiting monasteries, museums, the stupa, library, Chorten, and many such sites of cultural importance. You can stroll around the local market for a good selection of crafted artifacts, ceramics, basketry, traditional wood carvings, and contemporary paintings.  Wnagduephrodang and Punakha Dzong will further familiarize you with the deeply ingrained cultural values of Bhutan. 

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Starting Price

USD 1289 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Paro

Departure from: Paro

Day 1

Arrive in Paro.

Meals included: Lunch & Dinner

Arrive by Druk air BAe 146-100 series, the only national carrier. The flight offers you a beautiful view of mountains and landscapes.

On arrival and after visa formalities, you will be received by a representative of Himalayan trekkers and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Paro sightseeing and drive to Thimpu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a delicious breakfast, you will have guided sightseeing in Paro where you will visit Drugyel Dzong, Ta Dzong, and National Museum.

With delicious lunch, you will be driven to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. Free on your own.

Overnight.

 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2 hrs drive.

Day 3

Thimpu sightseeing and drive to Wangdue.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, you will enjoy guided sightseeing of Thimpu where you will explore Memorial Chorten, Changangkha monastery, Drupthob nunnery temple and other major attractions.

Later, you will have a scenic drive to Wangdue via Dochula pass (3100m). On fine weather, you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa. Visit the Dzong from outside and the market area.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs drive.

Day 4

Drive to Punakha, explore and return to Paro.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Soon after breakfast, we leave for Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. Once in the city, we will visit the beautiful Punakha Dzong which is located between the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River). 

We will have a lunch and brief break and continue the journey back to Paro city. En route, we will halt for a short period of time to explore the oldest building of the country, the Simtokha Dzong which now serves as a Buddhist university. 

Free on your own in Paro. 

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive.

Day 5

Departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

The final day in this tiny country comes to an end today. After the last breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the Paro International Airport for a flight back to your home or onward destination. 

We part our ways with great memories we created together. We wish you a safe journey and hope to assist you again for your upcoming holidays. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Meals

All meals in Bhutan are included within the evident cost. However, if you want to eat your meals other than at your hotel or local restaurant, you will have to pay the additional amount.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Airport transfers 
  • All ground transfers as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary with all meals
  • Bhutan Entry Fees
  • All Permit and Entrance Fees
  • Guided Sightseeing
  • Guide and Driver Fees 
  • A bottled water 
  • All government taxes and office service charges 

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfares and Airport tax
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in INCLUSION section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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