Multi-Day Tour | Private

Druk Path: Following the Black Regent (6 days)


Thimphu, Bhutan To Paro, Bhutan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018


Day 1
Thimphu, Bhutan
Paro, Bhutan
Hotel 4*or similar None

- Upon arriving at Paro airport, your WildChina guide will meet you in the

arrival hall with your chauffeur and private vehicle ready to take you to your hotel in Thimphu Valley (1.5h) for check-in

- En route, walk across one of the “Iron Bridge Builder” Thangthong Gyelpo’s famous bridges to Tachog Lhakhang, a 15th-century temple. Circumambulate around the National Memorial Chorten,

Day 2
Thimphu, Bhutan
Simkota, Bhutan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Start your high altitude trek from Sangaygang, which offers a panoramic

view of Thimphu valley

- Admire the temples of 13th century Phajoding Monastery, once one of the richest monasteries in Bhutan and dramatic landscape and semi-wild

yaks at Simkota Lake

Day 3
Simkota, Bhutan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Hiking during two days passing through lakes, meadows and fields to reaching to Jangchulaka, 3780m above sea level

Day 4
Paro, Bhutan
Simkota, Bhutan
Hotel 4*or similar Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Follow a trail which may reveal the Himalayan monal pheasant, prized for its medicinal properties

- Trek through a number of forests to Damchena village where your trek has reached an end. Transfer to Paro.  

Day 5
Paro, Bhutan
Hotel 4*or similar Breakfast

- Embark on a trek (4-5h) to one of Bhutan’s most revered monuments –Takstang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest

- Back to your hotel and enjoy an optional traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath

Day 6
Paro, Bhutan
None Breakfast

- Your WildChina guide and chauffeur will escort you to Paro Airport in your private vehicle and see you on your departure flight

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Follow along part of the Royal Route in Bhutan, whose name in native language Dzongkha means "land of the thunder dragon" (Druk yul). The Royal Route used to extend from Bhutan's west to east and functioned as the country's main highway (for foot traffic) until motor roads were built in the 1960s. The Royal Route saw a lot of use during the late 19th century, when the Black Regent Jigme Namgyel was uniting Bhutan's warlords while repelling invaders. Today, the Druk or Thunder Dragon Path has become a popular trekking route. On this high altitude adventure, you will encounter wild animals and ancient monasteries while trekking through stunning landscapes.

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Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

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Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

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Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

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Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

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Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

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