Dur hot spring trek

The old route to Gangkhar Puensum is a hard trek. But the journey into the woods that are changing as we climb up the hill finally to a soothing hot spring that drives all the tiredness is worth the entire walk. But the roads remain closed during winter as it is thickly covered in snow.

Many Bhutanese treks this route to the hot spring for the medicinal values Bhutanese believes can cure illness. Although with special permission, the trek can be further extended to Gangkhar Phuensum itself, a return via the Mangde Chu valley can lead to an exit from Trongsa.

Duration

8 days

Max altitude

4700m

Type

Trekking

Difficulty level

Moderate/Hard

Cost in US $

250 * No. of PAX

Season

Mar-April

Sept-Nov






 

Place

Duration

Distance

Highest altitude

Day 1

Dur-Gorsum

6-7hours

18 km

3120m

Day 2

Gorsum-Lungsum

5 hours

12 km

3160m

Day 3

Lungsum-Tsochenchen

6-7hours

15 km

3780m

Day 4

Tsochenchen-Dur Tshachu

8-9 hours

18 km

4640m

Day 5

Halt at the Tshachu

 

 

 

Day 6

Dur Tshachu to Tshochenchen

6 hours

18 km

4640m

Day 7

Tshochenchen to Gorsum

9 hours

27 km

3160m

Day 8

Gorsum-Dur

6 hours

18 km

3120m