One of the toughest Trek in Bhutan
Day 1: Duer – Gorsum
The trek route follows the Yoleng Chhu, a river known for its abundance of trout. The trail from Bumthang to Gorsum is a gradual climb.
Day 2: Gorsum – Lungsum
The trail leads through a dense forest of Spruce, Hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maple. It ascends gradually to the campsite.
Day 3: Lungsum – Tsochenchen
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.
Day 4: Tsochenchen – Duer Tsachu
The trek from Tsochenchen is uphill all the way until Juli La. If the day is clear, you will have a great view of the surrounding mountains from the pass.
Day 5: Duer Tsachu
As the highlight of the trek, today will be spent resting at the Duer Tsachu. After a late breakfast, relax in the rejuvenating hot springs or take a leisurely hike around surrounding areas.
Day 6: Duer Tsachu – Tsochenchen
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.
Day 7: Tsochenchen – Lungsum
Return by the route taken on day three.
Day 8: Lungsum – Gorsum
The trail descends gradually from the campsite. It leads through dense forest of Spruce, Hemlock, Cypress, Juniper and Maple.
Day 9: Gorsum – Duer Village
From Gorsum the trail descends gradually until the bridge near Duer village, where you reach the road head.