Dur Hot Spring

16 Days

Dur Hot Spring trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Bhutan. It is the oldest route to Majestic Mt. Gangkar Puensum through several Hot springs that locals use to visit. This is a 16-day Bhutan Trip combined with a cultural tour.

The Trek is a fantastic journey through some of Bhutan’s most stunning landscapes. Leading to the natural hot springs of Dur, which are known for their therapeutic properties. This trek offers a mix of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and the unique opportunity to relax in soothing hot springs.

Trek Highlight

  • Himalayan Views: Enjoy panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. As you trek through diverse terrains, experience lush forests, alpine meadows, and rugged mountain paths.
  • Pristine Valleys: Pass through beautiful valleys like the Bumthang Valley, known for its picturesque scenery and rich cultural heritage.
  • Dur Hot Springs: The highlight of the trek is reaching the natural hot springs of Dur. You can soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters believed to have healing properties. The hot springs provide a perfect way to relax and rejuvenate after several days of trekking.
  • Flora and Fauna: Trek through forests of blue pine, rhododendron, and bamboo. It is home to various species of birds and wildlife, including the elusive Himalayan blue sheep and takin.

Trek Details

  • Duration: 7-9 days
  • Distance: Approximately 50 kilometers
  • Best Time to Trek: Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are favourable weather conditions and clear mountain views. Check more
  • Start and End Points: The trek typically starts and ends in the Bumthang region, a central hub for cultural and trekking activities in Bhutan.

Dur Hotspring Trek Cost

  • Single Pax US$ 3415 Per Person
  • 2 Pax Group cost US$ 3200 Per Person
  • 3 Pax and above cost US$ 2990 Per Person

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Itinerary

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 Mt. 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.

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.

This morning follow the winding road beside the Pachu [chu means river or water] down stream 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.

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. 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

We start early today. After breakfast drive to Bumthang. On the way, stop for 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”. En route sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang, it includes: a visit to Wangdiphodrang Dzong (from outside) built-in 1638.

The Dzong is situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers. Lunch at Trongsa. 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.

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 then visit Lamey Goemba, a large palace, and monastery built in the 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.

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. The saint Dorji Lingpa built the Current building in the 14th century. Its correct name is Dechen Phodrang. We then visit Kurjey Lhakhang which is named after the 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.

Distance: 18Km
Walking Time: 7 Hours
Ascent:
Descent:
Maximum Altitude: 3716M
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 with the Chamkhar Chu, a river known for its richness in Trout. The Trek trail for Bumthang to Gorsum is rather gradual. Overnight in Camp.

Distance: 12Km
Walking Time: 5 Hours
Ascent: 40m
Descent:
Maximum Altitude: 3160m
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. Over night in Camp.

Distance: 15Km
Walking Time: 7 Hours
Ascent: 620m
Descent:
Maximum Altitude: 4700m
The vegetation is dense from Tshochenchen all the way uphill 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.

Distance: 17Km
Walking Time: 7 Hours
Ascent: 1340m
Descent: 1540m
Maximum Altitude: 3400m
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.

After a late breakfast, relax in the hot spring or hike in and around the camp. Over night in Camp.

Distance: 17Km
Walking Time: 7 Hours
Ascent: 1540m
Descent: 1340m
Maximum Altitude: 3100M
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.

Distance: 17Km
Walking Time: 9 Hours
Ascent:
Descent:
Maximum Altitude: 3120m
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. Over night in Camp.

Distance: 18Km
Walking Time: 7 Hours
Ascent:
Descent:
Maximum Altitude:
From Gorsum, descend downhill 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 Lodge.

After breakfast, drive to Batpalathang domestic Airport. It’s a small airport just 20 minute drive from your Hotel to Airport. The airport was recently completed. The domestic flight is one of the most amazing mountain flights that offer the best view of central and eastern Bhutan. The flight takes about 25 minutes to reach Paro airport. Our team will receive you at the airport and drive you to hotel. Stroll around Paro city and relax. Evening at Hotel.

Early Morning, drive to Paro airport and farewell.

Inclusion / Exclusion

Inclusion

  • All meals during the trek(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • The payment for cooks/Porter and Pony and Horse.
  • Airport Pick and Drop.
  • All entrance fees for Dzongs and Monuments.
  • Trek Guide.

Exclusion

  • Insurance Premiums
  • Payments for service provided on a personal basis
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head"
  • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc

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Dur Hot Spring
From $3,415
/ Adult

Trip Info

  • Paro
  • Paro
  • All meals are included
  • Professional Trekking Guide
  • TCB Approved Hotel and best Camping equipment.