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Bhutan 12 DAYS
SUN 25 APR 2021 - THU 6 MAY (UTC+06:00)
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Druk Path Trek and Dung Tsho

12-Day Medium Grade Trip

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Explore Bhutan's beautiful conifer and rhododendron forests on the 6-day trek along the Druk Path, with an side trip to the beautiful, sacred lake Dung Tsho. Stunning mountain views can be seen on trek, including Mount Jomolhari and Jichu Drake, and in springtime wildflowers abound on the high alpine meadows.

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Paro

Paro is the gateway to Bhutan. Its wide valley makes it the most suitable location for Bhutan’s only international airport. The valley is dominated by the view of the magnificent dzong, or fortress, which is the site of one of Bhutan’s most popular festivals. Above the dzong sits the National Museum, home to some fine examples of Buddhist art and sculpture, as well as a room dedicated to Bhutan’s flora and fauna.

 

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The Tiger's Nest

Hike to Bhutan's most famous temple, the stunning Tiger's Nest, clinging to a sheer cliff above the Paro Valley.

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Stunning Mountain Scenery

Walk among the alpine rhododendrons and enjoy brilliant mountain scenery, including the snowy dome of Jomolhari, Bhutan's second highest mountain at 7,314 metres.

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High Passes

Trek over Bhutan's panoramic high passes, strewn with prayer flags and accompanied by exclaimations of "Lha gyalo", May the Deities Prevail.

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Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

Some of the best views in Bhutan can be seen from the rooftop of this gorgeous temple, set on a ridge high above the Punakha Valley. It was built in 2004 in honour of the current, fifth king. It's a great walk to get there, as the trail winds through the rice paddies then pine forest, with the views becoming more spectacular as you ascend. Further up the hill are the monks quarters and beyond that is a royal retreat.

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Thimphu

Finish the trek with the downhill walk to Thimphu, one of the smallest capital cities in the world.

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Punakha Dzong

The beautiful dzong at Punakha sits at the confluence of two great rivers and is reached by a wooden cantilevered bridge. This elegant building displays the very best of Bhutanese architecture, embellished with intricately carved, painted and gilded woodwork. The dzong is the site for the coronation of Bhutan's kings and it is the winter residence of the central monk body.

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Dochu La

Walk around the incredible 108 chortens and experience the superb views of the Dochu La, located on the road from Thimphu to Punakha.

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Lungchu Tsey Pilgrimage

Take the 3-hour hike on the Lungchu Tsey Pilgrimage, emerging from the forest  and prayer flags to reach the quaint temple at the top, at almost 3,600 metres in elevation, with gorgeous views across the valley.

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