Dur Hot Spring trek in Bhutan is very scenic and wonderful trek in Bhutan. You will come across herds of blue sheep and himalayan black bears with seven Hot spring along the route which believed to have good medicinal value.
Best Time to Trek Dur Hot Spring
The best time to trek is from April to May and October to December.
Guide for Dur Hot Spring Trek in Bhutan
We use best guide carefully selected for this trek of Bhutan. They are well trained and certified by TCB.
|Tour Program||Destination||Tour Activity||Hotels/Camps|
|Day 01||Paro||Cultural Sightseeing||Tashi Namgay Resort|
|Day 02||Paro||Culture and Hike||Tashi Namgay Resort|
|Day 03||Thimphu||Cultural Sightseeing||Hotel Phuntsho Pelri|
|Day 04||Thimphu to Punakha||Cultural Tour||Hotel Lobesa|
|Day 05||Punakha to Bumthang||Cultural Tour||Hotel Yugharling|
|Day 06||Bumthang Sightseeing||Cultural Sightseeing||Yugharling|
|Day 07||Bumthang to Gorsum||Trekking||Camping at Gorsum|
|Day 08||Gorsum – Lungsum: Distance 12 Km, about 5 hrs||Trek||Camping at Lungsum|
|Day 09||Lungsum – Tshochenchen -Distance 15 Km, 6-7 hrs.||Trek||Camping at Tshochenchen|
|Day 10||Tshochenchen – Dur Tshachu||Trek||Dur Hotspring Bath|
|Day 11||Dur Tsachu (Halt)||Sightseeing around the camping area||Camping at Dur|
|Day 12||Dur Tsachu – Tshochenchen||Trek||Camping at Tshochenchen|
|Day 13||Tshochenchen – Gorsum||Trek||Camping at Gorsum|
|Day 14||Gorsum – Bumthang||Trek||Hotel Jakar Village Lodge|
|Day 15||Bumthang to Thimphu||Driving and shopping at Thimphu||Hotel Phuntshopelri|
|Day 16||Thimphu and see off|
Dur Hotspring Trek in Bhutan:
The prime purpose is to visit the hot springs said to contain medicinal values and a popular treks in Bhutan.This is one of the famous trekking route in Bhutan. This is also the old expedition route to Gangkar Phuensum the highest mountain in Bhutan.
Day 01. Paro Tour upon Arrival
Arrive Paro by Druk air flight. During this flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Kanchen junga and other Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu drakey in Bhutan.The drive to the hotel through Paro valley is enchanting. After lunch you will be taken to small town of paro town to acclimatize with the mountain weather. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02. Paro Tiger nest Hike and sightseeing:
One day famouse hike to Tiger Nest monastery is one place you shouldnoy miss while in Bhutan Tour. The hiking route to Tiger Nest trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags.
This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favorite consort.
After lunch visit the only museum followed by short walk to cantilever bridge via Paro Dzong.
Day 03. Paro – Thimphu Tour:
This morning follow the winding road beside the Pachu [chu means river or water] downstream to its confluence with the Wangchu, then up valley to Thimphu, the capital.In Thimphu you can visit the highest standing Buddha Statue overlooking Thimphu valley. Lunch at the restaurant. After lunch visit the memorial chhorten. Here the faithful circumambulate the shrine dedicated to the late King. Overnight in hotel.
Day 04. Thimphu – Punakha:
After breakfast drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. Lunch at Punakha.
After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male river) and Mo Chu (Female river). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government.
The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952.Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 05. Punakha – Trongsa – Bumthang
We start early today. After breakfast drive to Bumthang. On the way, stop a while to view Chime Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley. He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”. Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang.
After lunch, visit Trongsa Dzong, the most impressive dzong in Bhutan, built in its present form in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, the official who was sent by Shabdrung to unify eastern Bhutan and enlarged at the end of the 17th century by Desi Tenzin Rabgay. Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral home of the present Royal Family and first two hereditary kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong. Then Visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower. The chapel inside the Ta Dzong is said to be dedicated to the Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal and drive to Bumthang. Over night in Hotel.
DAY 06. Bumthang Sightseeing:
After breakfast, visit Jakar Dzong, which literally means “The Castle of White Bird”. The current structure was built in 1667 and is said to be the largest Dzong in Bhutan and then visit Lamey Goemba, a large palace and monastery built in 18th century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi. Visit Jambay Lhakhang said to have been built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet in the year 659 on the same day as Kichu Lhakhang in Paro. The temple was visited by Guru Rimpoche during his visit to Bumthang and was renovated by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rimpoche restored his life force. Under the temple is said to be a lake in which Guru Rimpoche hid several Terma(treasure).
In October one of the most spectacular festival, “Jambay Lhakhang Drup” is staged here. After lunch, Visit Chakhar (Iron Castle) Lhakhang, it is the site of the palace of the Indian King, the Sindhu Raja who invited Guru Rimpoche to Bumthang. The Original palace was made of Iron and hence the name Chakhar meaning made of iron. The saint Dorji Lingpa built the Current building in 14th century.
We then visit Kurjey Lhakhang that is named after body print of Guru Rimpoche, built in 1652 by Minjur Tempa. Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa and is the most important Nyingmapa temple in the kingdom.
Dur Hot Spring Trek in Bhutan begins
Day 07. Bumthang – Gorsum: (Distance 18 Km, about 6- 7 Hrs)
After breakfast, the transport will reach you up to the trek point just below Kurje Lhakhang, one of the most renowned temples. The Trek route leads you along the Chamkhar Chu, a river known for its richness in Trout. The Trek trail for Bumthang to Gorsum is rather gradual. Over night in Camp.
Day 08. Gorsum – Lungsum: Distance 12 Km, about 5 hrs. Alt. 3160 Meters. Today you will be walking through dense forests of Spruce, hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maples. The Trail is more or less muddy and ascends gradually till you reach to your campsite. Over night in Camp.
Day 09. Lungsum – Tshochenchen: Distance 15 Km, 6-7 hrs. Alt. 3100 m.
The vegetation is dense from Tshochenchen all the way up hill to the Julila Pass, which is about 4700 m. The vegetation from Lungsun to Tshochenchen is more or less the same till you reach near to your campsite. The camp will be above tree line. Over night in camp.
Day 10. Tshochenchen – Dur Tshachu: Distance 17 Km. About 7 hrs. Alt.
3400 m. The Trek from Tshochenchen is uphill till you reach the Julila Pass at about 3400 m. From here if the weather is clear, surrounding mountains can be viewed. After crossing the pass, the Trek trail descends till you reach the campsite. Musk deer, herds of Blue sheep and Himalayan Beers may be seen enroute. Over night in camp.
Day 11. Dur Tsachu (Halt)
After a late breakfast, relax in the hot spring or hike in and around the camp. Over night in Camp.
Day 12. Dur Tsachu – Tshochenchen: Distance 17 km, about 7 hrs. Alt.
3100 M. The Trek trail from Dur Tsachu is uphill till Julila. After crossing the pass the trail descends till you reach the campsite. Over night in Camp.
Day 13. Tshochenchen – Gorsum: Distance 17 km. about 9 hrs. Alt.3120 m.
Today the trek begins early, as the trail is long. The trail drops gradually down for about 2 hrs till you reach campsite. Over night in Camp.
Day 14. Gorsum – Bumthang:
From Gorsum, descend down hill till you cross the Dur Village bridge then follow the new motor road till you meet up with transport. After lunch, Leisure time. Over night at the Hotel.
Day 15. Bumthang – Thimphu:
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu (7 ½ hrs.)
Day 16. Departure:
Early Morning, drive to Paro airport and farewell.
Related Treks in Bhutan
When is the best time to Trek Dur Hot spring?
Dur Hot Spring trek in Bhutan is best in spring and autumn but the routes remains open throughout the year.
What does the cost includes in this Trek?
The cost includes all meals, Professional guide,cook,pony,sleeping tent,toilet tent and sleeping bag.
How much does it cost for this Trek?
The cost for single traveller will be more expensive and government have proper regulated fixed tariff for the trek. Check TCB website for cost.
What will be the weather like in Spring and Autumn?
The weather will be clear blue sky with warm temperature. The monsoon starts only from late July till august.
Please keep in mind that before you take this trip. Few things to remember are your visa acceptance letter, your air tickets, Passport validity should be 6 months and more. If you have any health condition please make sure your health insurance covers all.
Being a responsible company, we are always available for 24 hours a day, in case if you need any emergency help. It is best to first call your designated travel coordinator or sales person (whose contact numbers are will be listed on your tour agreement), for any reason if you are not able to reach to him/her then please ring us on the below numbers:
Thimphu Head Office: (00975)-331423
Mobile number: (00975)-17140505(Available 24/7)
Note: office working time is 9am – 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Mr. Sagar Pradhan (Sales Manager) 0097517343496 (Available for 24 hours a day)
Etiquette and Taboos
Cultural Considerations: Be aware that your cultural values may differ from those of locals. These may include different concepts of time, personal space, communication, etc., which are not wrong or inferior, just different. Making the extra effort to respect local customs and cultural differences will enhance your interactions with locals during your time in Bhutan and contribute to building mutual respect between locals and tourists.
Appropriate attire: Most Bhutanese are pretty conservative from our western perspective so it is always polite to wear long pants at all times (Man and Women). Women should wear long pants or skirts. Shirts should not be revealing and bras should be worn. Unfortunately, many tourists ignore these cultural norms and can be seen in towns and villages wearing shorts and revealing summer attire; while it may be comfortable, it is not appropriate, especially when visiting monasteries and Dzongs.
Generally we adhere to the original itinerary that we described but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. On the other hand, in order to make our trip for your personal experiences and flexible, we allowed our clients to make minor changes by discussing with us (office staff) and guide (field staff). The trip detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to sudden change in time and the local circumstances and climate.
Keeping in touch with your beloved at home
If your family members or colleagues or friends want to talk to you during your Bhutan Tour or Trek, then you can either provide your guide mobile number to reach you during the trip or you can directly give the company phone number. We will make the arrangement to reach you with guide.
Meals are usually provided in buffet system and most of tourist food are blend and if you need to change the foods varieties we are very open to change and you need to discuss with guide. We have Indian, Chinese and authentic Bhutanese restaurant where you can have very spicy food.
Destination Information on Dur Hot Spring Trek in Bhutan
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Mr.Lal Bdr Rai have done this trekking 20 times and have very good knowledge about this Trekking route. He had in-depth knowledge of the place.
Trekking Cook for Dur Hot Spring Trek in Bhutan:
Our Cook Kaka is licensed and trained Trekking cook. Though he may not be a very good conversational list in English but he is well trained in cooking of all kinds of meals.
We use high quality of tents and equipment imported from US for comfort stay.