Dur Hot Spring trek(8Days & 7Nights)-Bumthang trek
Example trek from Bumthang
Day 01: Bumthang ai??i?? Gorsum (Distance: 18 km, time: about 6 A? hours.)
After breakfast drive to the trek starting point. The trek route follows the Chamkhar Chhu, a river known for its abundance of trout. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,120 m.
Day 02: Gorsum ai??i?? Lungsum (Distance 12 km, time: about 5 hours.)
The trail leads through dense forests of spruce, hemlock, cypress, juniper and maple. The trail is a little muddy and ascends gradually till you reach the campsite. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,160 m.
Day 03: Lungsum ai??i?? Tsochenchen (Distance 15 km, time: about 6 A? hours.)
The vegetation from Lungsum to Tsochenchen is similar until you reach near the campsite, which is above the tree line. Over night camp at an altitude of 3,100 m.
Day 04: Tsochenchen ai??i?? Dur Tsachu (Distance: 17 km, time: about 7 hours.)
The trek from Tsochenchen ascends till the Julila Pass at an altitude of 4,700 m. If the weather permits, the surrounding mountains can be viewed. After the pass, the trek trail descends to the campsite. Musk deer, herds of blue sheep and Himalayan bear may be seen en route. Over night camp at an altitude of 3,400 m.
Day 05: Dur Tsachu (Dur hot spring)
After a late breakfast, relax in Dur Tsachu or hike around the area near camp. Overnight camp.
Day 06: Dur Tsachu ai??i?? Tsochenchen (Distance: 17 km, time: about 7 hours.)
The trek trail from Dur Tsachu is up hill to Julila Pass. After crossing the pass, the trek trail descends to the campsite. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,100 m.
Day 07: Tsochenchen ai??i?? Gorsum (Distance: 27 km, time: about 9 hours.)
It is an early start for a long walking day. The trek trail descends gradually all the way to the campsite. Overnight camp at an altitude of 3,120 m.
Day 08: Gorsum ai??i?? Bumthang
From Gorsum descend to the bridge near Dur village. Then follow the new motor road till you meet your transport. Drive to Hotel for lunch and leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel.
NOTE: It is also possible to reach Dur Hot spring via Trongsa and then enter into Bumthang. Ask for a detailed itinerary if you plan to take this route.