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Duer Hot Springs Trek

Duer Hot Springs Trek
  1. 18 Days
  2. Challenging
  3. 2

Trip Destination:Duer Hot Springs

Max Altitude:4700 Meters

Trip Route:Paro- Taktsang Monastery- Thimpu- Bumthang- Gorsum- Lungsum- Tsochenchen- Dur Tsachu- Tsochenchen- Gorsum- Bumthang- Punakha- Thimphu- Paro.

Trip Style:Tented Camp Trekking and Sightseeing

Activity:Sightseeing and Trekking

Activity Per Day:Approximately 4-7 hr walking

Best Season: March to April and September to November

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Bhutan is one of the most popular destinations for unique  trekking experience  in the Himalayas. A tiny Himalayan country has varieties of trekking  to offers for all kinds of trekkers. Starting from easy hiking to some of the most challenging and world known trekking trails in Bhutan attracts many travelers every year.  Duer Hot Spring Trek is the  perfect Himalayan journey to explore the beautiful hot spring in the Himalayas including few day cultural tours.  Massif Holidays has designed the itinerary of 18 days trek to explore Duer Hot spring and the popular cities of Bhutan like Punakha, Thimpu and Paro. This grueling nine day journey will take you up to the Duer Hotsprings, arguably the most beautiful hot springs in the Himalayas. The trail has numerous steep ascents and descents and ranges from altitudes between 3000-4700m.  The trip combines the trekking in the beautiful high altitude natural hot spring , different floras, mountain ridge with beautiful Himalayas views, high passes, and remote village. The trip starts and ends  at Thimpu. The mentioned  itinerary is the general idea to explore the region.  It can be changed, altered and designed as per your interest and time schedule.   Please check the itinerary in details and let us know for any customized trips and  more information about the trip. 


Trip Highlights

  • 18 days trip, 9 days trek, 9 nights hotel and 8 nights camping.
  • Trekking in the old expedition roue to Gangkhar Puensum.
  • Trek to explore the beautiful  Hot Spring in the Himalayas.
  • Visit to Taksang Monastery, Drukyel Dzong, Paro Dzong & National Museum.
  • Cultural tour of  Thimpu, Paro and Punakha.
  • Majestic view of Himalayas from high altitude passes.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive Paro 2280 meters. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Paro. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03:Drive to Thimpu about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Trongsa via Dochula Pass (3050M) about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Drive to Jakar(Bumthang) about 3 hours. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Rest day at Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07:Trek to Gorsum (3120 Meters ) about 7 hours. Overnight at Camp.

Day 08: Trek to Lungsum (3160 Meters ) about 5 hours. Overnight at Camp.

Day 09:Trek to Tsochenchen (3780 Meters ) about 7 hours. Overnight at Camp.

Day 10: Trek to Duer Tsachu (3590 Meters ) about 8 and half hours. Overnight at Camp.

Day 11:Rest day at Duer Tsachu. Overnight at Camp.

Day 12:Trek to Tsochenchen (3780 Meters ) about 8 and half hours. Overnight at Camp.

Day 13:Trek to Lungsum (3160M) about 8 and half hours. Overnight at Camp.

Day 14:Trek to Gorsum (3120M) about 8 and half hours. Overnight at Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Drive to Punakha about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17:Drive to Paro via Thimpu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Departure at Paro International Airport.


The above cost include the following services:

  • All Meals[Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
  • Visa Fee.
  • Airport tax
  • Tourism Development fund.
  • Sightseeing including guide.
  • Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division fee.
  • Service of cook & Helper,
  • Guide, Sleeping Tent, Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent & Toilet Tent with mattress while on trek.
  • Ponies to carry supplies,
  • Government taxes

The above cost doesn't include the following services:

  • Druk Air fares.
  • Personal travel insurance Insurance.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and personal trekking equipments.
  • Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include section".
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  • Any trip expenses in Nepal if you travel via Nepal.
  • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected).

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Paro 2280 meters. Overnight at Hotel.Our airport representative will receive you from Paro International Airport. You will drive to the Hotel. After lunch, you will visit the places like the Drukgyal Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. Our guide will brief you in details about the places. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Paro. Overnight at Hotel. The wonderful sightseeing in Paro includes the places like the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery , Satsam Chorten, Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the Nationa Museum and Paro Rimpung. Our guide will brief about the cultural and historical aspects the places during the tour. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 03Drive to Thimpu about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.Drive to Thimpu about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 Drive to Trongsa via Dochula Pass (3050M) about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.Our trip starts after breakfast. We drive to Dochula Pass for the breathtaking view of the Himalayas including Masagang (7,158M), Tsendagang (6,960M), Terigang (7,060M), Jejegangphugang (7,158M ), Kangphugang (7,170M), Zongphugang (7, 060M) and Gangkar Puensun (7,497M). We continue the drive to Trongsa via Wangduephodrang Valley and Pelela Pass. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 Drive to Jakar(Bumthang) about 3 hours. Overnight at Hotel.We drive to Bumthang about 3 hours and spend the day hiking upto Lame Gompa and old style paper making places. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 Rest day at Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel.Today is the rest day for acclimatization. You have option for hiking and fishing for today. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07Trek to Gorsum (3120 Meters ) about 7 hours. Overnight at Camp.The gradual trail covers the places like Chamkhar Chu river and holy temple of Kurjey Lhakhang. Our camp is situated at the altitude of 3120 M. We will walk about 7 hours and cross the distance of 18 KM today. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 08 Trek to Lungsum (3160 Meters ) about 5 hours. Overnight at Camp.The trail leads through a dense forest of Spruce, Hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maple. Our camp is situated at the altitude of 3160 M. We will walk about 5 hours and cross the distance of 12 KM today. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 09Trek to Tsochenchen (3780 Meters ) about 7 hours. Overnight at Camp. The trail leads through a dense forest of Spruce, Hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maple. Our camp is situated at the altitude of 3780 M above tree line. We will walk about 7 hours and cross the distance of 15 KM today. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 10 Trek to Duer Tsachu (3590 Meters ) about 8 and half hours. Overnight at Camp.The trail is uphill until Juli La Pass (4700 M) – a place for remarkable view of the surrounding mountains. The trail continues to campsite after few hours descend and few hours climb for Gokthong La Pass (4640M). Different mountain animals like musk deer, herds of blue sheep and Himalayan beer are seen sometimes. Our camp is situated at the altitude of 3590 M. We will walk about 8 and half hours and cross the distance of 18 KM today. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 11Rest day at Duer Tsachu. Overnight at Camp.Today is the rest day for acclimatization. You have option for hiking in surrounding area and relaxing at the rejuvenating hot springs. Overnight at Camp.

Day 12Trek to Tsochenchen (3780 Meters ) about 8 and half hours. Overnight at Camp.Our camp is situated at the altitude of 3780 M. We will walk about 8 and half hours and cross the distance of 18 KM today. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 13Trek to Lungsum (3160M) about 8 and half hours. Overnight at Camp.The trail leads through a dense forest of Spruce, Hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maple. Our camp is situated at the altitude of 3160 M. We will walk about 5 hours and cross the distance of 12 KM today. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 14Trek to Gorsum (3120M) about 8 and half hours. Overnight at Camp.Our camp is situated at the altitude of 3120 M. We will walk about 7 hours and cross the distance of 18 KM today. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 15 Trek to Bumthang. Overnight at Hotel.From Gorsum descend down hill till you cross the bridge of Dur village. Then follow the new motor road till you meet the pick-up transport. Drive to Bumthang. After lunch is free at own leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16 Drive to Punakha about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.After breakfast explore fascinating valley of Bumthang. Then proceed to Trongsa where lunch would be served in local restaurant, famous for its traditional cuisine. Before arriving Punakha visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and town enroute. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17Drive to Paro via Thimpu. Overnight at Hotel.After breakfast, drive to Paro via Thimphu. Lunch at Thimphu. Afternoon, free for shopping. In the evening, drive to Paro. Overnight at Hotel. You can also extend your trip for sightseeing in Thimphu and spend a night here.

Day 18 Departure at Paro International Airport.We will transfer to Paro International Airport for you onward destination. You can continue the trip to Nepal for the more adventurous trekking, wildlife adventure, white water rafting, adventure sports, cultural tours and many more activities. Thank you very much for joining the trip with Massif Holidays.

Departure Details

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We are specialized in operating the trip form  big group to solo traveler and private trip to group joining departure.  We have not published any departure dates  for online booking.  Please contact us for the private journey to customize the departure dates suitable for you and to get attractive discount on group bookings.  Just fill up the form  for your customized trip and send to us to get an expert’s advice to discuss in details  on different issues like  the maximum group discount, complete private trip with your own departure date, special trips like honeymoon trip, volunteer trip, wedding trip, unique and complete cultural trip, upgrade your accommodation  and so on. 

 

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