Dur Hot Spring Trek

Himalayan musk deerThis trek is another challenging trek we offer. This trek takes us to Dur Hot Spring and partially overlaps Snowman Trek.
Ranging between 3,000 m and 4,700 m, this trail gives you an experience of steep ascents and descents. This trek is challenging, at the same time exhilarating. Sometimes this trail is knee-jerking while at the same time it is a feast to one’s senses. We pass through virgin and refreshingly cool forests of spruce, hemlock, juniper and maple. On this route, we spot the blue sheep, the musk deer, and the Himalayan black bear.
We dedicate a whole day in medicinal hot spring. The best time for the trek is between March and April and September and November.
Day 1
Dur to Gorsum

Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 18 km
Trail: 380 m ascent
Campsite altitude: 3,120 m
Today’s trail is gentle. The trail follows the course of Yoleng Chhu, a river known for abundance of trout.
Day 2
Gorsum to Lungsum

Time: 5 hrs
Distance: 12 km
Trail: 40 m ascent
Campsite altitude: 3,160 m
The trail passes through a dense forest of spruce, hemlock, cypress, juniper and maple.
Day 3
Lungsum to Tshochenchen

Time: 6-7 hrs
Distance: 15 km
Trail: 620 m ascent
Campsite altitude: 3,780 m
The trail passes through the same kind of vegetation that we saw the previous day, but towards the evening, the vegetation becomes thinner. The camp is above tree line.
Day 4
Tshochenchen to Dur Tshachu

Time: 8-9 hrs
Distance 18 km
Trail: 1,340 m ascent, 1,530 m descent
Campsite altitude: 3,590 m
Today, we climb up to Juli la at 4,700 m. If the weather is clear, we get the view of splendid mountains from the pass.
Day 5
Dur Tshachu
Today is the highlight of the trek. We soak in the rejuvenating hot springs or take a leisurely hike around the surrounding areas.
Day 6
Dur Tshachu to Tshochenchen

Time: 8-9 hrs
Distance: 18 km
Trail: 1,530 m ascent, 1,340 m descent
Campsite altitude: 3,780 m
Today, we make a detour. We take the same route we took on day 4 but it is tougher today because we have to ascend more than we descend.
Day 7
Tshochenchen to Lungsum

Time: 4 hrs
Distance: 15 km
Trail: 620 m descent
Campsite altitude: 3,160 m
Retrace the route we took on Day 3.
Day 8
Lungsum to Gorsum

Time: 4 hrs
Distance: 12 km
Trail: 40 m descent
Campsite altitude: 3,120 m
Day 9
Gorsum to Dur Village

Time: 6 hrs
Distance: 18 km
Trail: 380 m descent
Today, the trail gently descends to the bridge near Dur village, at the road head where the trek ends.