Duer Hot Spring Trek

This is one of the most challenging treks available in Bhutan and route partially overlaps with the trail of the legendary Snowman Trek, the most difficult trek in the world. This grueling nine day journey will take you up to the Duer Hot springs, arguably the most beautiful hot springs in the Himalayas.

The trail has numerous steep ascents and descents and ranges from altitudes between 3000-4700m. However despite the difficulty this trek is well worth the effort as it will take you through some...

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Duer
6h 30m - 18km
Gorsum

Day 1The trek route follows the Yoleng Chhu, a river known for its abundance of trout

Duer - Gorsum

  • Ascent: 380m Camp altitude: 3,120m

    The trek route follows the Yoleng Chhu, a river known for its abundance of trout. The trail from Bumthang to Gorsumis a gradual climb.

Meal and accommodations
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Gorsum
5h - 12km
Lungsum

Day 2Pass through forest of Spruce, Hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maple

Gorsum - Lungsum

  • Ascent: 40m Camp altitude: 3,160m

    The trail leads through a dense forest of Spruce, Hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maple. It ascends gradually to the campsite.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Lungsum
7h - 15km
Tsochenchen

Day 3Pass through the dense forest

Lungsum - Tsochenchen

  • Ascent: 620 m Camp altitude: 3,780m

    The vegetation along the route is similar to places crossed the previous day. Near the campsite the vegetation thins out and the camp is made above tree line.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Tsochenchen
9h - 18km
Duer Tsachu

Day 4The trek from Tsochenchen is uphill all the way until Juli La (4,700m)

Tsochenchen - Duer Tsachu

  • Ascent: 1,340m Descent: 1,530m Camp altitude: 3,590m

    The trek from Tsochenchen is uphill all the way until Juli La (4,700m). After crossing the pass, the trail descends to a lake at 4,220m, and then climbs again to Gokthong La(4,640m). From here the path is steep descent until the campsite. Musk deer, herds of blue sheep and Himalayan bears are sometimes seen along the route.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Duer Tsachu

Day 5Relax in the rejuvenating hot springs

  • As the highlight of the trek, today we will be taking rest at the Duer Tsachu. After a late breakfast, relax in the rejuvenating hot springs or take a leisurely hike around surrounding areas.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Duer Tsachu
9h - 18km
Tsochenchen

Day 6Return by the same route taken on day four

Duer Tsachu - Tsochenchen

  • Ascent: 1,530m Descent: 1,340m Camp altitude 3,780m

    Return by the same route taken on day four. The journey will be even tougher than before as there is slightly more climbing than descending.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Tsochenchen
5h - 15km
Lungsum

Day 7Distance 15 km, five hours, 620 m descent, camp altitude 3,160m

Tsochenchen - Lungsum

  • Descent: 620 m Camp altitude 3,160m

    Return by the route taken on day three.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Lungsum
4h - 12km
Gorsum

Day 8Distance 12 km, four hours, 40m descent, camp altitude 3,120m

Lungsum - Gorsum

  • Descent: 40m Camp altitude 3,120m

    The trail descends gradually from the campsite. It leads through dense forest of Spruce, Hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maple.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Gorsum
6h - 18km
Duer Village
17m - 7km

Day 9Trek ends at Duer Village

Gorsum - Duer Village

  • Descent: 380m

    From Gorsum the trail descends gradually until the bridge near Duer village, where you reach the road head and drive back to hotel in Bumthang.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
duration 9 days. International flight not included.

from 2320$ (per person)

Difficulty:3/5
Comfort:5/5
Directly ask from local agency.