This Bhutan tour with a five-day trekking itinerary is an example of what you can see and explore. We are happy to customize all tours to your interests and wishes!
Highlights of the Tour:
Sights to See
Bhutan Trekking Tour on Druk Path Trek
The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular flights in the world, with an ever-changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. You will meet your guide at Paro airport. Depending on your arrival time, you can visit the National Museum of Bhutan. The museum is housed in an old watchtower known as Ta Dzong, built in 1649. The next stop on this day is the Paro Dzong or also known as Rinpung Dzong, built in the 17th century. This visit will give you a first insight into the religious culture of Bhutan.
Today is a special day of your trip to Bhutan: you will visit the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, perched on a cliff, 3,120 meters above Paro valley. After breakfast, you will drive to Ramthangkha which is located in the north of the Paro valley, from where you will start your hiking trip to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). The trail leads through a beautiful pine forest, where many of the trees are decorated with Spanish moss and fluttering prayers flags.
First day of hiking from Paro National Museum (2,450m) to the campground below the Jele Dzong (3,435m)
Hiking time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 8 km, Ascent: 1,068m, Descent: 82m
Second day of hiking from Jele Dzong (3,435m) to Jimgelangtsho (3,880m)
Hiking time: 6-7 hours, Distance: 14 km, Ascent: 580m, Descent: 295m
Third day of hiking from the Lake Jimilangtsho (3,880m) to Simikota Tsho (4,090m)
Hiking time: 4 hours, Distance: 11 km, Ascent: 820m, Descent: 400m
Fourth day of hiking from Simikota Tsho (4,090m) to Phajoding (3,690m)
Hiking time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 10km, Ascent: 510m, Descent: 405m
Fifth day of hiking from Phajoding (3,690m) to the Radio Tower (2,818m)
Hiking time: 3-4 hours, Distance: 8km, Ascent: 0m, Descent: 872m
Thimphu – Paro
Today you will finally reach the capital of Bhutan Thimphu. Did you know that Thimphu has no traffic Lights, which makes it one of only two capital cities without traffic lights.
In the morning you will visit various cultural sites, starting with the Folklore and Heritage Museum: here you will experience the Bhutanese way of life. Likewise, there is the Arts and Crafts Institute, a training center where students are being taught in the different arts like painting, wooden crafts and sculpture.
In the late afternoon you will drive back to Paro.
Drive to Paro airport. Departure.
Bhutan has implemented special entry regulations to regulate the amount of tourism.
– Travelling into Bhutan is only possible with a visa. This is then only valid for the duration of the booked trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months.
-Every tourist has to pay a Sustainable Development Fee which is 200 USD per person and night. Special discounts for longer stays are available. Detailed information will be provided during the planning of the trip.
-When planning a trekking trip, a guide is mandataroy.
-In Bhutan you are not allowed to drive a car on your own, you always need a driver.
The climate in Bhutan is divided in three climate zones, so there is no general answer for the best travel time to Bhutan. As a basic rule it can be said that spring and autumn are the best travel times to Bhutan.
-For north Bhutan the best travel time is from March to May and from September to October
-For central Bhutan the best travel time is from April to the end of October
-For south Bhutan the best travel time is from November to March
All guides speak English. German speaking guides are sometimes avaiable on request.
Bhutan is a fascinating country with a rich cultural heritage. Therefore the country offers several famous attractions. Most known attractions are the city of Paro and the capital of Bhutan Thimphu. One of the most known religious sites of Bhutan is the Taktsang Monastery or also called the Tiger’s Nest.
Furthermore Bhutan offers many Monasteries, Dzongs and other religious sites. Bhutan also offers beautiful nature and landscape.
The most common way for European travelers how travel to Bhutan is via airplane. Bhutans only international airport is located in Paro. The national air carrier of Bhutan is called Drukair and operates flights from several cities in Asia, including Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Singapore and Dhaka.
Travel by road from India is possible but so far not very common for European tourists.
When planning a trekking tour to Bhutan it is important to know, that a guide is mandatory. And trekking through Bhutan without a Guide is not allowed.