Duer Hot Springs Trek

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.

Distance18 km
Time6-7 hours
AscentAscent 380 m
Camp Altitude3,120 m

Day 2: Gorsum – Lungsum

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

Distance12 km
Time5 hours
AscentAscent 40 m m
Camp Altitude3,160 m

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.

Distance15 km
Time6-7 hours
AscentAscent 620 m
Camp Altitude3,780 m

Day 4: Tsochenchen – Duer Tsachu

The trek from Tsochenchen is uphill all the way until Juli La (4,700m). If the day is clear, you will have a great view of the surrounding mountains from the pass. After crossing the pass, the trail descends to a lake at 4,220m, 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.

Distance18 km
Time8-9 hours
AscentAscent 1,340 m, descent 1,530 m
Camp Altitude3,590 m

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.

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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.

Distance18 km
Time8-9 hours
AscentAscent 1,530 m, descent 1,340 m
Camp Altitude3,780 m

Day 7: Tsochenchen – Lungsum

Return by the route taken on day three.

Distance15 km
Time5 hours
AscentDescent 620 m
Camp Altitude3,160 m

Day 8: Lungsum – Gorsum

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

Distance12 km
Time4 hours
AscentDescent 40 m
Camp Altitude3,120 m

Day 9: Gorsum – Duer Village

From Gorsum the trail descends gradually until the bridge near Duer village, where you reach the road head.

Distance18 km
Time6 hours
AscentDescent 380 m
Camp Altitude…………. m