Bhutan (Druk Trek between Paro and Thimphu)
I will be visiting Nepal and Bhutan this October. I am looking for someone to partner up with for Bhutan because it will be nicer to meet new people and also to keep the costs down. I am planning to arrive in Paro, Bhutan around the 22nd October 2017. Depending on costs I will consider trip duration of between 8 – 12 days. I am keen to get a nice combination of cultural sight-seeing and trekking. Here’s a brief itinerary for guidance, but happy to discuss variations and changes to it 🙂
Day 1: Arrival Paro airport from Kathmandu. Sightseeing in Paro: Paro National Museum, Paro Dzong
Day 2: Visit to the Tiger`s Nest Monastery, Kyichu Monastery, Traditional Farm House (considering a Farm House Home-stay`)
Day 3: DRUKPATH TREK STARTS: Trek from Paro – Jele Dzong / 4 to 5 hrs. trek. Alt.2576 mtrs.
Day 4: Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha / about 5 hrs. trek. Alt 3100 mtrs.
Day 5: Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso(5 to 6 hrs. trek). The campsite is close to Jimilangtsho Lake.
Day 6: Jimilangtso – Simkota / 5 to 6 hrs. trek. Alt. 3485 m. The campsite is close to Simkota Lake.
Day 7: Trek Simkota – Phajoding – Thimphu / about 4 hrs. trek. Alt. 2879 mtrs. Transport will pick you at trek-end point and transfer to your hotel in Thimphu
Day 8: Thimphu cultural sightseeing
Day 9: Short Thimphu Valley hike to the Talo Monastery
Day 10/11: Day trip to Punakha/Wangdi Valley(about 3 hrs. drive / 73 km).
Day 12: Depart from Paro