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DUR HOT SPRING Terms & Condition
Departure dates in 2001

This trek starts from Bumthang and the main highlight of this trek is Hot Spring (known for healing properties) besides passing through rich temperate forests. There are good chances of seeing wildlife such as Musk Deer, herds of Blue Sheep on this trek.

Duration 9 days trek and 6 days city
Trek grade  AAA (Moderate)
Maximum group size 11 persons
Season March to November
Maximum altitude 3737m
Price USD 1800 per person
Single supplement USD 350
Flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu USD 380

  Itinerary 

Day 1 Arrival at Paro.
Meet our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Paro-Thimpu
In the morning, sightseeing of Paro. You will visit the Drugyel Dzong and Ta Dzong. In the afternoon, drive to Thimpu. Overnight hotel.

Day 3 Sightseeing of Thimpu valley.
You will visit the memorial chorten, handicrafts centres etc. Overnight hotel.

Day 4 Thimpu to Trongsa.
This is a drive of about 7 hours.

Day 5 Trongsa – Jakar (Bumthang)
Drive to Jakar takes approximately 2 ½ hours. Tales of the great teacher Padmasambhava dominates this holy valley. From a distance you can see Jakar Dzong “ The castle of White Bird”. Lunch at Tourist Lodge. Afternoon hike upto Lame Gompa, a monastery built by the 1st King for his two nun sisters. Outside of Lame Gompa, one can see the old style of Bhutanese paper maĆking.

Day 6 Bhumthang- Halt
Walk in and around Bumthang valley or visit the Dairy farm, Swiss cheese factory and apple juice factory. Try some of each- they are the best in Bhutan. Also fishing in Chamkhar Chu (Chu means, river or water)can be done, time permitting.

Day 7 Bumthang – Gorsum
After breakfast, transport will reach you up to the trek head just below Kurjey Lhakhang, the holy temple that Bumthang is famous for. The trek route takes you along the Chamkhar Chu, a river. The trek trail from Bumthang to Gorsum is gradual. Overnight in camp. Distance 18 km, about 6-7 hours. Alt. 3120 m.

Day 8 Gorsum- Lungs
Today you will be walking through dense forest 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. Distance 12 km about 5 hours. Alt.3120m

Day 9 Lungsum – Tsochenchen
Trail from Tsochenchen is all the way up hill till you reach the Julila pass, which is about 4700m. The vegetation from Lungsum to Tsochenchen is more or less constant until campsite. The camp will be above tree line. Overnight in camp. Distance 15 km about 6-7 hours. Alt.3100m.

Day 10 Tsochenchen – Dur Tsachu
The trek from Tsochenchen is all the way up hill till you reach the pass at about 3400m. 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 close to the famous Hot Spring. Musk Deer, herds of Blue sheep and Himalayan bear may be seen en route. Overnight in camp. Distance 17 km about 7 hours. Alt. 3400m.

Day 11 Dur Tsachu- Halt
After a late breakfast relax in the hot spring or hike around the camp. Overnight in camp. The famous Buddhist saint Padmasambhava is said to have founded this hot springs- as a cure-all for all ailments: the word Dur in Dzongkha means- esence, meaning that the hot spring contains the heart essence (medicinal) that can cure.

Day 12 Dur Tsachu – Tsochenchen
The return trek trail from Dur Tsachu is all the way up hill till you reach the pass. After crossing the pass the trek trail descends till you reach the campsite. Overnight in camp. Distance 17 km about 7 hours. Alt.3100m

Day 13 Tsochenchen – Bumthang
Start a little earlier as the trek is quite long. The trek trail descends till you reach the campsite. Overnight in camp. Distance 17 km about 7 hours. Alt.3120m

Day 14 Gorsum – Bumthang
From Gorsum descend down hill till you cross the bridge of Dur village. Then follow the new motor road till you meet the pick-up transport. Drive to Bumthang. After lunch is free at own leisure.

Day 15 –16 Bumthang-Punakha-Paro
You will retrace the way to Paro via Punakha.

Day 17 Departure