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Dur Hotspring Trek

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  • Whole Day Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 24’ - Dec 24'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Paro International Airport

Embark on the rejuvenating Dur Hotspring Trek, an immersive journey through Bhutan’s pristine landscapes. Traverse enchanting trails, reaching natural hot springs that offer relaxation and breathtaking views. Immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture, trekking through picturesque valleys and ancient forests. This trek combines adventure and therapeutic indulgence, promising an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Himalayas. Join us for a unique blend of nature, wellness, and cultural exploration on the Dur Hotspring Trek

 

 

Departure & Return Location

Paro Airport/Phuntsholing if you are travelling by road.

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Hotels and Accommodation

All Hotels are 3 star and as per the itinerary.

Trip Advisory for Dur Hotspring trek

Cultural Respect: Bhutan values its traditions; dress modestly and ask before taking photos.

Altitude Awareness: Acclimate gradually to high altitudes, especially in places like Paro and Thimphu.

Local Cuisine: Savor Bhutanese delicacies like Ema Datshi. Adjust spice levels to your preference.

Weather Ready: Pack layers; Bhutan’s weather can change rapidly.

Visa Prep: Arrange Visa in advance for restricted areas.

Mindful Trekking: Respect nature; stick to designated trekking paths.

Price Includes

  • Trekking equipment including mattresses and tent Dome/Alpine trekking tents and kitchen tent with camping stool.
  • Professional English speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  • All meals and beverages during the tour
  • Medical kit
  • All meals as per the Itinerary
  • Cooks, trekking guide, porters and yaks
  • Services such as trekking permit, Sikkim royalty and other services
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc. 
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway

Dur Hot Spring Trek Highlight

  • Chances of spotting himalayan Ghost (Snow Leopard) Camp at sub zero temperature.
  • Experience the excruciating cold of Dur village during the trek.
  • Explore Hotspring Lake
  • Witness the amazing Lakes during the Trek
Dur Hotspring Trek Photos
Detail Tour Program for Dur Hot Spring Trek

Day 1Arrival at Paro International Airport

Arrive in 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. On arrival at Paro, you will be received by our representative. The drive to the hotel through Paro Valley is enchanting. After lunch, you will be taken to the Ta-dzong [museum]. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2Paro sightseeing:

Drive the winding road northwest up the Pachu to the Drugyal dzong, the ruined fort, which once defended this valley from the Tibetan invasions. Mount Jhomolhari, the sacred summit, reaches skyward beyond the Dzong. This can be viewed on a clear day. On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. Later excursion to Taktsang monastery viewpoint.

 

 

Day 3Paro – Thimphu City 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. Lunch at the hotel. After lunch visit the memorial chhorten. Here the faithful circumambulate the shrine dedicated to the late King. Overnight in hotel.

Day 4Thimphu – Punakha City Tour for old Capital of Bhutan

Embark on a picturesque journey from Dochula Pass to Punakha, savoring breathtaking views of the Higher Himalayas, weather permitting. Indulge in a delightful lunch in Punakha before exploring the historic Punakha Dzong, established in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Nestled between the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the dzong once served as the seat of government. Guru Rimpoche’s prophecy about a person named Namgyal and the visionary architect Zowe Palep’s dream at Zangtopelri influenced the dzong’s unique design. Known as Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness), it preserves war materials from battles with Tibetans. Today, Punakha remains the winter residence of Je-Khenpo, and in 1952, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here. Enjoy an overnight stay in Punakha.

Day 5Punakha – Trongsa - Bumthang:

Embark on an early start with a journey to Bumthang after breakfast. En route, pause to admire Chime Lhakhang, also known as the “Temple of Fertility,” built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley. The valley of Wangdiphodrang offers scenic stops, including an outside view of the 1638 Wangdiphodrang Dzong. Legend has it that four ravens guided its location, symbolizing the spread of religion. Enjoy lunch in Trongsa, followed by a visit to the impressive Trongsa Dzong, built in 1644, a significant seat of power. Explore Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower dedicated to Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal, before continuing the journey to Bumthang. This charming town holds historical significance as the ancestral home of Bhutan’s Royal Family. Rest for the night in a hotel.

 

Day 6Bumthang Sightseeing the

Post-breakfast, explore Bhutan’s cultural treasures in Bumthang. Begin at Jakar Dzong, the “Castle of White Bird,” constructed in 1667, ranking as Bhutan’s largest dzong. Next, discover Lamey Goemba, an 18th-century palace monastery built by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi. Jambay Lhakhang, dating back to 659, is, believed to be built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet and visited by Guru Rimpoche. After lunch, explore Chakhar Lhakhang, known as the “Iron Castle,” and Kurjey Lhakhang, named after Guru Rimpoche’s body print. Conclude with a visit to Tamshing Lhakhang, founded in 1501 by Pema Lingpa, a significant Nyingmapa temple. Immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich history and spirituality during this enriching cultural journey.

Day 7Bumthang – 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 from Bumthang to Gorsum is rather gradual. Overnight in Camp.

Day 8Gorsum – 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 your campsite. Overnight in Camp.

 

Day 09. Lungsum – Tshochenchen: Distance 15 Km, 6-7 hrs. Alt. 3100 m.

The vegetation is dense from Tshochenchen 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 the tree line. Overnight 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. Hot springs are often appreciated for their therapeutic properties, attributed to the presence of minerals in the water. They can offer relaxation and potential health benefits. The experience at Dur Hot Spring would likely involve immersing yourself in the warm water surrounded by the natural beauty of Bhutan’s landscapes. Overnight 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. Overnight 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 the campsite. Overnight in Camp.

Day 14.Gorsum – Bumthang:

From Gorsum, descend hill till you cross the Dur Village bridge then follow the new motor road till you meet up with transport. After lunch, Leisure time. Overnight at the Lodge.

 

Day 15Bumthang to Paro Via flight

Today we shall take direct flight to Paro from Bumthang. The flight takes about 25 minutes. The flight from Bumthang operates on Monday Thursday and Friday. Our team will receive you at Paro airport and drive you to Paro town for a quick visit. In the evening visit Tshering farmhouse.

Day 16Paro to Airport and See Off

Your Dur Hot Spring Trek gets over. Make sure you carry your documents before leaving the hotel.

Dur Hotspring Trek Map
Dur Hot Spring Trek Map
FAQ About Dur Hotspring Trek

What is the Dur Hot Spring Trek?

The Dur Hot Spring Trek is a captivating journey through Bhutan’s landscapes, leading to natural hot springs renowned for their therapeutic properties.

How long is the trek?

Typically a 5 to 7-day trek, the duration can vary based on the chosen route and pace.

Do I need prior trekking experience?

Moderate fitness levels are recommended. The trek is suitable for enthusiasts with basic hiking experience.

When is the best time to undertake the Dur Hot Spring Trek?

Ideal months are March to May and September to November when the weather is pleasant.

Are permits required?

 Yes, permits are necessary. Ensure you have the required documentation before embarking on the Dur trek.

What should I pack?

 Pack layers, comfortable trekking gear, a first aid kit, and essentials. Consult with your tour operator for a comprehensive packing list.

Are there accommodation options during the trek?

Basic lodges or camping options are available along the trekking route. Accommodations are arranged by tour operators.

Is altitude sickness a concern?

Some parts of the trek involve higher elevations. Acclimatize gradually, stay hydrated and consult with a healthcare professional if needed.

Can I combine the trek with cultural experiences?

Absolutely! Many tour packages offer a blend of trekking and cultural exploration, allowing you to experience Bhutan’s rich heritage.

How do I book a Dur Hot Spring Trek?

Contact a reputable tour operator in Bhutan, preferably in advance, to organize permits, accommodations, and a well-planned itinerary.

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