The Duer Hot Spring Trekking follows the old expedition route to the Gangkhar Puensum. This trek is rigorous, but the rewards can be worth the walk. It includes a stop at natural hot springs which are said to be the most beautiful natural hot springs in the Himalayas, a relaxing treatment for body aches.
Trekkers have the option to go to the Gangkhar Pueunsum Base Camp. All should be in very good physical condition to complete this demanding portion of the route.
Day 01 : Paro
Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimphu (2330m) and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Thimphu.
Sightseeing in Thimphu.
Day 03 : Bumthang
Drive to Bumthang (2600m).
Day 04 : Bumthang
Sightseeing in Bumthang.
Day 05 : Bumthang - Gorsum
Bumthang - Gorsum (3120m) - 7 hours.
Day 06 : Gorsum - Lungsum
Gorsum - Lungsum (3160m) - 5 hours
Day 07 : Lungsum - Tsochenchen
Lungsum - Tsochenchen (3780m) - 6 hours
Day 08 : Tsochenchen - Duer Tsachu
Tsochenchen - Duer Tsachu (3590m) - 8 hours.
Day 09 : Duer Tsachu
Rest day in Duer Tsachu and relax in the hot springs.
Day 10 : Duer Tsachu - Tsochenchen
Duer Tsachu - Tsochenchen - 8 hours.
Day 11 : Tsochenchen - Lungsum
Tsochenchen - Lungsum - 5 hours.
Day 12 : Lungsum - Gorsum
Lungsum - Gorsum - 4 hours.
Day 13 : Gorsum - Bumthang
Gorsum - Bumthang.
Day 14 : Thimphu
Drive to Thimphu.
Day 15 : Paro
Drive to Paro (2230m) and sightseeing in Paro.
Day 16 : Departure
Destination Duer Tsachu
Trek Days 9 days
Total Days 16 days
Max. Elevation 3780 meters approximatively
Trek Grade Moderate to Difficult
Best Season March - April & September - November