Dur Hot Spring Trek

Trip Facts

Dur Hot Spring Trek
Length :  9 Days - 8 Nights
Start : Paro
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Trekking Tour
Discounts : Applicable on this trip
Group Size : Maximum 12, Avg 5
Group Leader : Certified Tour Leader from The DBT.
Transport : New Model Toyota Hiace /Coaster bus/Land Cruiser not more than 3 years old.
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Can it be Tailored? : Yes

Trip Overview

Dur Hot Spring Trek is among the most challenging treks in Bhutan. The nine-day trek takes us to the beautiful Dur Hot Springs. The route partially overlaps with the trail of Snowman Trek.

Winding between 3,000m and 4,700m, the trail is ridden with numerous steep ascents and descents which add to the challenge as well as exhilaration. If the rugged trail is knee-jerking, it offers a feast to one’s senses. We pass through the virgin, refreshingly cool forests of spruce, hemlock, juniper and maple. We also pass through areas populated by the blue sheep, the musk deer, and the Himalayan black bear.

An entire day is dedicated for luxuriating in the medicinal hot springs. The best time for the trek is between March and April and September and November.

Outline Iteinerary

Day 1: Dur to Gorsum (Time: 6-7 hrs, Distance: 18 km, Trail: 380 m ascent, Campsite altitude: 3,120m)
The trail is gentle and follows the course of Yoleng Chhu, a river known for abundance of trout.

Day 2: Gorsum to Lungsum (Time: 5 hrs, Distance: 12 km, Trail: 40 m ascent, Campsite altitude: 3,160m.
The trail winds through a dense forest of spruce, hemlock, cypress, juniper and maple.

Day 3: Lungsum to Tshochenchen (Time: 6-7 hrs, Distance 15 km, Trail: 620 m ascent , Campsite altitude: 3,780m).
The trail passes through the same kind of vegetation that we saw the previous day, but towards the evening, the vegetation becomes thinner. The camp site is above the tree line.

Day 4: Tshochenchen to Dur Tshachu (Time: 8-9 hrs, Distance 18 km, Trail: 1,340m ascent, 1,530m descent, Campsite altitude: 3,590m).
The trail climbs up until we reach Juli La at 4,700 m. If the weather is fine, we can enjoy spectacular view of the surrounding mountains from the pass.

Day 5: Dur Tshachu
The highlight of the trek - either we soak in the rejuvenating hot spring or take a leisurely hike around the surrounding areas.

Day 6: Dur Tshachu to Tshochenchen (Time: 8-9 hrs, Distance: 18 km, Trail: 1,530m ascent and 1,340m descent, Campsite altitude: 3,780m).
We begin retracing our steps and take the same route that we walked previously but in the reverse direction. Today’s trek would be more difficult as we have to negotiate more ascents than descents.

Day 7:     Tshochenchen to Lungsum (Time: 4 hrs, Distance: 15 km, Trail: 620 m descent, Campsite altitude: 3,160 m).
Retrace the route we took on Day 3.

Day 8:     Lungsum to Gorsum (Time: 4 hrs, Distance 12km, Trail: 40m descent, Campsite altitude: 3,120 m).

Day 9:     Gorsum to Dur Village (Time: 6 hrs, Distance: 18 km, Trail: 380 m descent).
Today, the trail gently descends to the bridge near Dur village, at the road head.

Date and Departure Information

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Price Details

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Tourism Business regulating agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan, fixes the Tourist Tariff rate. This rate is valid for all the inclusive tour packages. The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Peak Season Rate: (March, April, May, September, October and November) Cultural Tour /Trekking – US$ 250/per person per night halt.

Low Season Rate:(January, February, June, July, August and December) Cultural Tour /Trekking- US$ 200/per person per night halt.

Price Inclusions

  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

Price Exclusion

  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

Route map

Dur Hot Spring Trek
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