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What’s included

  • An English speaking Bhutanese leader
  • Flights between Kathmandu and Paro and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good quality hotel in Kathmandu, on a twin share, bed & breakfast basis
  • In Bhutan, good standard hotel accommodation in main towns and best available hotels in outlying towns, on a twin share, full board basis
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Bhutan visa
  • Bhutan departure tax
  • The use of a good quality down jacket and sleeping bag (when travelling to Bhutan via Kathmandu).
  • All camping facilities (twin share tents) and all meals on trek
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

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Walking & Trekking

Bhutan | Walking & Trekking

Druk Path Trek
Moderate

Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

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Grade: Moderate ? Moderate
Duration:  14 days from the UK  
On Trek: 5 days
Walks on: 1 day
Private Departures Available

Flight inclusive from £3,445,
Land only from £2,695

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The perfect moderate trek through magnificent mountain country from Paro to Thimphu.

Highlights

  • Trek one of Bhutan’s oldest trails with superb scenery and mountain views
  • Visit Bhutan’s cultural highlights including Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • First rate camping whilst on trek and well appointed hotels in Bhutan
  • Relax and enjoy a full day at leisure in Kathmandu

Reviews          

Thank you for allowing me the holiday of a lifetime. The two weeks felt like a month and every day was a treasure. The Druk Path Trek is a wonderful experience and the walks beforehand and sightseeing afterwards were well organised, brilliant experiences. I felt very safe and well cared for throughout this exciting program.
Dr B, Cumbria

I am a very independent, solo backpacker, so to do a tour was a new experience that I thought would be cramping my independence. All I can say is that it was 'a blast' - great staff, loads of laughs, able to change itinerary if we wanted - everything was 100% amazing.
Ms M, Norfolk

Prior to the trek the MK staff in the UK were always most helpful. The attention to detail was excellent. As a solo traveller I was confident that there would be nothing to worry about. The trek was well planned and well graded. Hotels well chosen and comfortable.
Mrs H, Cambridgeshire

Everything was extremely efficient without losing the personal touch. Fellow trekkers were the most interesting and pleasant that we've ever trekked with. The pre-trek walk/briefing was very useful.
Mr & Mrs B, Herts

Bhutan and Druk path trek was fantastic. Bhutan is an incredible country and so lucky to have visited/experienced it before it changes. Once again many thanks for everything. We will be returning to Mountain Kingdoms for another adventure.....perhaps South America....so much to choose from......
Mrs F, Buckinghamshire

This was the first experience of this kind for us so we were a little uncertain as to what the trek might be like. Our expectations were exceeded. The MK guide and his team took very good care of us. Travelling in an unknown country, we loved having the details arranged for us: travel, accommodation, flights, routing, meals. Our support team were exceptional.
Mr & Mrs F, Canada

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The Druk Path trek takes in the most varied and beautiful sections of the original mule trail through the mountains from Paro to Thimphu, Bhutan’s main towns. We walk through rhododendron forest alive with colour in the spring, across open yak pastures and along glorious high ridges. Highlights along the way include serene sacred lakes teeming with trout, meeting nomadic yak herders, visiting a haunted monastery, and in good weather, wonderful views of the snow-capped eastern Himalaya.

Our five-day trek is combined with the must see cultural highlights of Paro, Punakha and Thimphu and the March departure attends the lively Paro festival.

Please note:  The 28 March departure is 15 days long, whilst the 08 October and 05 Nov departures are 14 days in duration.

Private Departures

Druk Path Trek Private Departure

Druk Path Trek Private Departure
We can offer a private departure of this trekking holiday in Bhutan for a minimum of two people sharing from £3035 per person, land only.  International flights available from £810. Contact the office for further details or to book your private departure.


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At a glance

Grade: Moderate
Moderate

Duration:  14 days from the UK  
On Trek: 5 days
Walks on: 1 day

Max. Altitude: 4,210m/13,812ft (Simkota La) - Day 8

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Kathmandu

Accommodation types: Hotels, Camping

Festival:

March 2017 departure attends the Paro Tsechu.

Meal arrangements: Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals included in hotels and on trek in Bhutan.

Leader: Local leader, Bhutan
Local leader, Bhutan

Our holidays in Bhutan are led by fully qualified English-speaking guides. Mountain Kingdoms have been taking visitors to Bhutan since 1986, and our guides are some of the best in the Kingdom. They speak fluent English, as this is taught in all Bhutanese schools, and are fully qualified guides. The Tourism Authority of Bhutan maintains that a Bhutanese trek or tour leaders must pass their guiding exams in Thimphu before accompanying groups of foreign visitors. Our guides receive regular ‘top- up’ training and 15 of our regular leaders have completed an extended training course organised by Mountain Kingdoms in Bhutan.


DayActivity
1-2
This at a glance itinerary is based on our March 2017 departure. The exact itinerary varies by departure, please see our detailed itineraries for full details. Fly to Kathmandu.
3
Fly to Paro. Visit Dzong Drakha, a cluster of temples overlooking Paro valley.
4
Visit the famous Tiger's Nest, Taktsang Monastery.
5-8
On trek. Wonderful views of Mount Chomolhari and Mount Kangcheeta. Camp at Jana Tsho Lake.
9
End the trek in the morning. In the afternoon there’s time to explore Thimphu.
10
Drive to Punakha. Walk to Drukpa Kunley's temple and Chimi Lhakhang.
11
Sightseeing in Punakha Valley. Visit Punakha Dzong then return to Paro.
12
Attend Paro Tsechu, one of Bhutan’s most important festivals.
13-15
Fly to Kathmandu via Paro Airport. Sightseeing and time at leisure before returning to London.

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sun 8 Oct - Sat 21 Oct 2017Limited & Guaranteed£2695 Book£3545 Book
Sun 5 Nov - Sat 18 Nov 2017Guaranteed£2695 Book£3445 Book

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Optional supplements
  • Single Room Supplement
    From £350
  • Single Tent Supplement
    From £85
  • Single room supplement
    From £350
  • Single Tent
    From £85
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £114
No Surcharge Guarantee

No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • An English speaking Bhutanese leader
  • Flights between Kathmandu and Paro and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good quality hotel in Kathmandu, on a twin share, bed & breakfast basis
  • In Bhutan, good standard hotel accommodation in main towns and best available hotels in outlying towns, on a twin share, full board basis
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Bhutan visa
  • Bhutan departure tax
  • The use of a good quality down jacket and sleeping bag (when travelling to Bhutan via Kathmandu).
  • All camping facilities (twin share tents) and all meals on trek
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Tips


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

An amazing trip to Bhutan          

I had an absolutely amazing time whilst visiting Bhutan and really did not want to leave! The country is spectacularly beautiful and the people we met were incredibly friendly and accommodating. The success of the trip was principally due to our guide who (along with his team) looked after us and made sure that we got the most out of our experience.

Excellent, varied trip to Bhutan          

The mixture of trekking and culture was excellent. Punakha was beautiful.

Druk Path Trek          

Good organisation and plenty of pre-trip information. Our guide in Bhutan was endlessly polite and patient; the hotel staff were good. Twelve is a good number for a group.

Well-organised trip to Bhutan          

It was a well-run trip, excellent organisation. The small group size (limited to 12) works well and makes the experience more intimate and enjoyable. The-trip dossier was particularly helpful and informative.

Druk Path Trek          

It was great to travel to Bhutan with a company that had such an obvious interest in the country and its people. I found the tour leader and local staff to be friendly and knowledgeable and I learned something about Bhutan.


Extend your holiday

Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Luxuriously furnished accommodation
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views of the Himalaya
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the top of the range spa
  • Take a dip in the refreshing infinity pool
  • Restaurants serve locally sourced organic food

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Dwarika’s Resort is a charming hotel located just an hour’s drive from Kathmandu city and set on a ridge above the town of Dhulikhel. At an altitude of 1,700m/5,600ft and enjoying panoramic views of the mountains, Dwarika’s Resort is the perfect way to relax and feel revitalised and rejuvenated. The resort promises ‘a Himalayan approach to well-being in rustic luxury.’

Built in Dwarika’s own inimitable style the resort offers a relaxing atmosphere of complete harmony in the tradition of ancient Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. The rooms are spacious and luxurious and are set in lovely gardens with inspiring mountain views. Facilities include an infinity pool overlooking beautiful countryside, top of the range spa facilities, a fitness centre, a Chakra sound therapy centre and a Himalayan salt room and meditation room all inspired by a blend of Vedic Philosophy and Buddhist Medicine.

The resort offers an impressive range of ayurvedic treatments as well as yoga and meditation and classes. Its wonderful restaurants offer delicious food, sourced locally and from Dwarika’s own organic farm, with delicious menus carefully created to complement Dwarika’s philosophy and treatments. Other activities include lovely walks to visit their farm or to explore the surrounding area and visit traditional villages such as the legendary Namobuddha Monastery or the Newari village of Panauti, to experience the simple joys of Nepalese rural life.


Bhutan Hotel Upgrades
  • Upgrade your accommodation for your trip in Bhutan.
  • Choose from lovely boutique and spa hotels in various destinations.

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For our brochure trips to Bhutan we offer good standard tourist hotels and lodges. However, nowadays Bhutan also offers some lovely boutique and spa hotels which we are pleased to offer as upgrades on your trip.


Tibet Extension
  • Visit some of Tibet's most important historical and cultural sites and monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Offers a scenery completely different to that of Bhutan and Nepal.
  • Suitable to add to any holiday flying in/out of Kathmandu.

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​A visit to Tibet offers an exciting extension to a visit to Nepal or Bhutan. Regular flights to Lhasa from Kathmandu make it possible to visit most of the major sights in and around Lhasa on an 8 day itinerary and a visit to Tibet will provide an exhilarating contrast to your trek or tour in Nepal or Bhutan. Tibet’s high plateau offers totally different and starker scenery to that of the other Himalayan countries. Here you will see some of the most important historical and cultural sites and monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism – the Potala Palace and Samye, Ganden and Drepung Monasteries.

If taking this extension you will need to spend an extra day beforehand in Kathmandu while our agents there process your Tibet visa. They will need your passport for the day for this purpose. You need to let us know in good time if you wish to take this extension as we need to put this process in hand and send your details to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu well before your departure date.


Bumthang Extension, Bhutan
  • Extend your Bhutan visit to Bumthang, often thought of as the cultural heartland of the country.
  • Home to some of Bhutan's most important and spectacular temples and fortresses

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The region of Bumthang in central Bhutan is often thought of as the cultural heartland of the country. If your trip to Bhutan does not include a visit to Bumthang, domestic flights now enable us to offer a 3 night visit to see the best of what the region has to offer. Here are found some of the country’s most important and spectacular temples and fortresses. The region is also of great cultural importance and is a center for Bhutanese weaving.

Bumthang encompasses four major valleys, Chokhor, Ura, Chumey and Tang.  The township of Jakar where you stay is located in the main valley called Chokhor. The other valleys are the Ura Valley which is to the east, the Tang valley which is slightly more off the beaten track to the northeast and the Chumey Valley which is west of Jakar.


Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara
  • Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the Annapurna range of Nepal
  • The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting
  • Beautiful outdoor swimming pool reflecting view of the Annapurna range
  • Delicious Nepali dishes & continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients, home-grown herbs & garden salads

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Why not extend your adventure in Nepal by visiting the beautiful Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge. Tiger Mountain Pokhara lodge is a lovely place, situated on a ridge half an hour outside Pokhara and enjoying the most stunning mountain views over the Annapurna range of mountains.

The lodge is an ideal base for you to relax in a rural mountain setting, away from the bustle of town. With a central lodge, bar and dining room, the comfortable rooms are arranged in clusters of cottages resembling a Nepali village. All have attached bathrooms, private verandas and Himalayan views. Daily menus feature a range of Nepali dishes as well as continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients and home-grown herbs and garden salads. You may enjoy lovely walks through the forests and villages of the lovely countryside surrounding the lodge, escorted by trained local guides. The beautiful swimming pool reflects the distant white peaks of the Annapurna range. The lodge also offers a range of Ayurvedic and shiatsu therapy and yoga and meditation sessions are also available (at additional cost). You may also venture further afield to visit Pokhara, Nepal’s second city located on a lovely lake and also enjoying spectacular views.


Everest Flight - extension
  • Fly within five nautical miles of Everest
  • As well as Everest, see views of other 8,000m giants; Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu and Lhotse
  • Flights operate in the early morning, when weather conditions are at their best.

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience the spectacular sight of Mount Everest? Instead of trekking into the region to gain a good view of this must-see landmark you could see it in under an hour! We fly with either Buddha Air or Mountain Air who both operate modern Raytheon Beechcraft 1900 aircraft. These hold between 16 and 18 people and as the seating is only two abreast everyone is guaranteed a window seat.


Chitwan National Park - extension

Chitwan National Park - extension
  • Activities include; bird watching, elephant washing, canoe ride, elephant experience, landrover safari and jungle walks
  • Choice of accommodation from budget to luxury
  • Suitable to add to any holiday flying in/out of Kathmandu

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Why not extend your adventure in Nepal by visiting Nepal’s jungle region for a complete contrast to the high mountains and the Kathmandu Valley. Chitwan is home to a rich and varied wildlife. Here are found wild elephant, rhinos, leopard, sambar, chital (spotted) deer, wild boar and
arguably the most magnificent of cats, the Royal Bengal Tiger. You may even see sloth bear, gaur (wild cattle) and crocodiles. Chitwan is also wonderful for birdlife especially in the spring, when the jungle rings day and night to the calls of several kinds of Asian cuckoo.


Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (Nepal)

Agra, Taj Mahal & Jaipur - extension (Nepal)
  • 3-day and 6-day extension options available
  • Add to the beginning or end of your holiday in the Himalaya
  • Sights include the Red Fort, Taj Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort

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After your adventurous trek to the Himalaya why not add an exciting trip to Agra to see the sights of the one time capital of the great Mughal empire? Or, if you have more time available, perhaps a longer trip visiting both Agra and another gem of the ‘Golden Triangle’, Jaipur. For those travelling to or from Kathmandu for their holiday it is very straightforward to stop off in Delhi en-route to make a side-trip in India. Whichever option you take, once in Agra you will be looked after by one of our fully trained, English-speaking guides who will show you around the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal and the ancient city and mosque of Fatehpur Sikri. For those travelling on to Jaipur, you will take guided visits to the Amber Fort, Palace of the Winds and City Palace, and have time to explore the colourful bazaars of the ‘Pink City’.


Bardia National Park - extension

Bardia National Park - extension
  • Jungle activities including an elephant experience, bird watching, rafting and nature walks
  • See wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger
  • Stay at the delightful Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge situated on the edge of the park

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After your adventurous time in the Himalaya why not add a relaxing Jungle Safari to your trip?
The Royal Bardia National Park is situated in the west of Nepal. We use Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge, which is acknowledged to be the best lodge in the area. Bardia’s remote geographic location and the fact that the lodge has only 12 rooms, lends a degree of exclusivity to the experience, in comparison to other more popular parks. From the lodge you will be able to participate in safaris and have the chance of seeing some of the country’s wonderful wildlife, for instance, wild elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, deer, wild boar and if you are lucky, the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. There is also the possibility of visiting the villages of the Tharu tribal people that surround the lodge. With its abundant wildlife, relaxing lodge and first class service, our Bardia extension is an experience you will savour!


Shivapuri Heights Cottage extension
  • Escape the crowds and hustle and bustle of Kathmandu
  • Walks available from the cottage - explore the nearby countryside
  • Single and double rooms available, or exclusive hire of the entire cottage
  • Breakfast and dinner included, plus unlimited tea and coffee

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While in Kathmandu, why not experience an exclusive, private, home away from home? Shivapuri Heights Cottage is a “home-stay-style” property that offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the City. It is located in 2 acres of land at an altitude of 6,000ft /1,830m on the edge of the protected Shivapuri Reserve, with beautiful views looking down into the Kathmandu Valley.


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