The perfect two week holiday to Bhutan for keen hill walkers combining excellent, straightforward trekking with the chance to experience the fascinating culture, people and places of the ‘Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon’.
Before the early 1960s the only means of travel within Bhutan was on foot or horseback, along mule tracks that linked one valley with another. Even the Presidents and Prime Ministers of India took seven days on horseback from the border if they wished to visit the King in Thimphu. The route along this now mainly disused trail is full of interest and scenic beauty, which when combined with visits to some of Bhutan’s cultural highlights, makes for a wonderful Himalayan holiday.
We are delighted to offer this trip featuring the five day section from Paro to Thimphu, popularly known as the Druk Path Firstly however you spend some time walking in the Paro Valley and visiting the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery at Taktsang. With this valuable acclimatisation in hand you now set off on trek, following a tremendously varied route through virgin forest, along ridges and visiting beautiful mountain lakes and isolated settlements. However this is no gentle stroll, as each day you’ll be trekking at over 3,000 metres/10,000ft and have the 4,210m/13,812ft Simkota La to cross before your final descent to Bhutan’s capital ‘city,’ Thimphu. After spending some time in Thimphu after your trek you drive eastward to visit the lush Punakha Valley where magnificent Punakha Dzong provides a fitting finale to your time in the Thunder Dragon Kingdom.