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Druk Path Trek

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Overview

Group Size: 1 - 15 people People.

Max Altitude:

Arival On: Kathmandu.

Departure From: Thimbu.

Meals:  All major meal on the trek; breakfast in Kathmandu.

Accomodation: Tourist class hotel in Kathmandu, Tea house on the trek.

Trip Information:   This trek is also available on yours requested dates.

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Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu.

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

Day 02
Heritage Tour of Kathmandu.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

Day 03
Kathmandu – Paro.

Fly to Paro, Bhutan after breakfast. The flight provides a spectacularly dramatic view of the Himalayan range including the view of Mt. Everest as you fly east from Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Paro, our representative will pick you up and take you for sightseeing tour of Paro. Visit monastery, museum, archery ground etc. Stay overnight in Paro.

Day 04
Tiger’s Nest Hike.

Start the day after breakfast. Drive to the northern part of Paro to visit the remains of Drukgyal Dzong, a 17th century Dzong which was destroyed in a fire. Later drive to Satsam Chhorten and start the hike to Taktsang Monastery famously known as the Tiger’s Nest. Hike up or take a horse ride to go to the amazing Tiger’s Nest and return back down and drive back to city. Take you leisurely relaxing moment after you freshen up. Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 05
Paro – Jele Dzong.

After the breakfast today, the trek to Jele Dzong starts. The trek is gradual uphill climb for about three hours. Once you are on the camping site, you can see the beautiful view of Paro valley and majestic snow-capped Himalayan range behind it. You camp just below the Jele La pass and the ruins of Jele Dzong. Settle into you camping tents and enjoy the incredible view of the surrounding.

Day 06
Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha.

Take your breakfast at the camp and start the trek for the day. The trek today is another gradual uphill climb to Jangchulakha for about four hours. Chances of viewing a magnificent view of Mt. Chomolahari and several other mountain peaks. Reach the camp, settle in and relax.

Day 07
Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho.

As you start your trek for the day after your breakfast at the camp, so many wonderful views welcome you on the trail. A spectacular mountain which represents the protective deity of Paro, Jichu Drake, towers high at the elevation of 6989 meters. The majestic view of Jimilangtsho Lake is another alluring factor during the trek today. Reach the camping site after a walk of about four hours and settle in to relax.

Day 08
Jimilangtsho – Simkota.

Another day of four hours’ trek starts right after the breakfast at your camp. Go past the beautiful lake of Janetsho and lots of other beautiful encounters with nature, culture and spirituality. Reach the camping site near Simkota Lake and settle into your camp.

Day 09
Simkota – Phajoding.

Trek for today also starts after breakfast at the camp. Begin your day with a gradual uphill walk and have a beautiful view of mountain peak from the top. Then the trail descends gradually through juniper forest and reaches Phajoding for camping. About four hours of walk today takes you to camping site. Once you reach there, settle into your camp and relax.

Day 10
Phajoding – Thimpu.

Today you trek further down to Thimpu after breakfast. You can start at your leisurely pace as the walk today is short only of about three hours. Walk on the leisurely pace, reach Thimpu, check into a hotel and relax.

Day 11
Thimpu – Punkaha.

Drive to Punakha after breakfast and go for exploration of beautiful Punakha and Wangdue valleys for the whole day. The drive from Thimpu to Punakha is scenic and takes you through a mountain pass of Dochu La pass at 3088 meters above sea level. After the exploration of Punakha and Wangdue, come back to Punakha hotel and stay overnight there.

Day 12
Punakha – Thimpu – Paro.

Drive from Punakha to Paro valley via Thimpu. A short sightseeing tour of Thimpu is due for this day. Once in Paro, check into a hotel in Paro and relax.

Day 13
Paro – Kathmandu.

Be transferred to airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative to transfer you to your hotel. Check into the hotel and take a leisurely walk around.

Day 14
Departure Day.

We will transfer you to airport for the final departure. End of tour services.

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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