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Druk Path Trek

- Popular Names: Druk Path Trek

Druk Path Trek

- Popular Names: Druk Path Trek

A Himalayan High Experience
  • Duration: 9 days/ 9 nights Paro to Paro
  • Highest Altitude: 4110m
  • Grade: Moderate ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Paro
  • Ends At: Paro
  • Region: Bhutan - West
  • Country: Bhutan
  • Nearest Airport: Paro, Bhutan
  • Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • Day 1: Fly to Paro. Resolve immigration permits.  Local Sightseeing
  • Day 2: Morning hike to Taktsang monastery ( The Tiger’s Nest)
  • Day 3: Paro to Jele Dzong
  • Day 4: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha
  • Day 5: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho
  • Day 6: Jimilangtsho to Simkota
  • Day 7: Simkota to Phajoding to Thimphu
  • Day 8: Sightseeing in Thimphu. Drive to Paro
  • Day 9: Fly back from Paro
Introduction To The Druk Path Trek
- Popular Names: Druk Path Trek

Bhutan is a dream country to visit. A country where its King declares the democracy; where the growth and country's progress is measured by how happy its people are; where on every corner of the country you will find peace loving happy faces welcoming you with a warm smile on their face; where the nature is very well preserved and where Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava resides in the heart of every person and wher the high mountains lures your fascination as high as it can get.

To be able to witness and experience Bhutan like a local, trekking to its beautiful corners feeling it to your soul's content, is a gift you will cherish for lifetime. Chomolhari is one of Bhutan's highest peak at , and on this trek we trek to its base camp, hike the Taktshang monastery, cross some high passes and also visit 2 of Bhutan's most beautiful cities - Thimphu and Paro.

The Druk Path Trek is one of the easy treks in Bhutan, but a very beutiful one. It takes you through the deep conifers, high altitude lakes, high snow capped peak, old dzongs and much more..

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We believe that a smaller group gives you the best of the Himalayan Experience and specialize in organizing customized groups for the Druk Path Trek. Do get in touch with us if you want us to arrange this trek for you.

You can use the link - Customized Plan For Druk Path Trek to drop us an email with your specific requirements and service required. We will get back to you with the detailed plan and quotation as per the group size and service requested.

Table of Contents

  • Hike to Taktshang Monastery - The Tiger's Nest. 
  • Local sightseeing of Paro and Thimphu - the capital city of Bhutan
  • This trek also offers hikers stunning views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world
  • Cross some high passes and also see the well preserved flora and fauna of Bhutan

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Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1:

Fly to Paro. Resolve immigration permits.  Local Sightseeing

Brief day's plan: Today we take a picturesque drive on the swirls of the Highway to one of the most peaceful towns in the lap of the Himalayas - Paro We then wander around the city for local sigthseeing.

 

The National Museum:

It used to be the watch tower for the Dzong below and the design is believed to be conch like, one will be able to notice how the corridors spiral down to the other entrance/ exit. However, there was a major earthquake which caused quite a bit of damage to the structure and the artifacts have been shifted to a newer building just above. The artifacts include a range of items which represent the history of Bhutan.

 

Paro Rinpung Dzong:

The name means Fortress of a heap of Jewels is now the center for District Administrations’ and Religious activities’. The structure itself dates back to the 17th century and is quite an imposing building watching over the valley of Paro. The annual festival (Tsechu) starts from this place and the dances take place in the courtyard outside.

 

A Short Bridge-Hike: 

A hike down the moderate slope to the cantilever bridge, one of the finest specimens in Bhutan with its shingle roof and two guard-houses at each end.

 

Accommodation: Hotel, Paro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  

 

 

Day 2: 

Paro (2300m) to Tiger's Nest ( over-the-cliff-hanging Taktshang Monastery, 2580m ), 5 - 7 hrs. 

Brief day's plan: Today we drive till the base of the Taktshang Monastery, a village names Taktshang. We then start our beautiful hike upto the monastery. As the monastery reveals itself hanging on a cliff, the hike become easier. All through the scenery is magnificent. After we reach the monastery, we visit it. It has deep rooted history and impact on present day Bhutan. After spending some good time there, we head back to the base which takes us a little less than 2 hours hike. We then drive back to Paro and spend the rest of the day.

We will start our trek tomorrow, so we also take care of the preparations for the trek.

 

Accommodation: Hotel, Paro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

  

 

Day 3: 

Paro to Jele Dzong (3,480m/11,415ft): 10 km, 4 - 5 hours

You begin with a steep climb for about an hour and a half, then the slope evens a bit and the ascent is more gradual. The trail takes you through thick alpine forests and dwarf rhododendron tress. You may see herders and their yaks around your campsite

 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Evening snacks and hot drinks

 

 

 

Day 4: 

Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha (3,770m/12,365ft): 10 km, 3 - 4 hours

A  fine trek through the rhododendron forest.

 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Evening snacks and hot drinks

 

 

 

Day 5: 

Jangchulakha to Jimilang Tsho (3,880m/12,729ft): 11 km, 4 hours

The trail follows a ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are simply stunning. The campsite is close to the Jimgelang Tsho Lake. This lake is known for its giant sized trout

 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Evening snacks and hot drinks

 

  

 

Day 6: 

Jimilang Tsho to Simkotra Tsho (4,110m/13,480ft): 11 km, 4 hours

The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and past Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The campsite is close to Simkotra Tsho Lake.

 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Evening snacks and hot drinks

  

 

 

Day 7: 

Simkotra Tsho to Phajoding to Thimphu (2,350m/7,710ft): 14 km, 5 hours

Today we begin with a gradual climb to enjoy majestic views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum and other peaks. The trail slowly descends through junipers trees to a community hall near Phajoding. From Phajoding the trek to Thimphu is downhill, passing through a forested area of mostly blue pine. After arriving in Thimphu, we check-in to our hotel and spend the night.

 

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

 

Day 8: 

Sightseeing in Thimphu. Drive to Paro In Evening

 We take a tour of the capital city today and leave for Paro in evening so that we can board our flights on time. 

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Evening snacks and hot drinks

 

 

 

Day 9: 

Fly back from Paro

 

Brief Day's Plan: Today is the last day of our trip. We leave as per the schedule of our flight to reach our city within time

 

Accommodation: none
Meals: Breakfast.

 

 

 

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Important Geo Locations

(** These data are approximate but are close to accurate. It will get perfect with repetative corrections over time)

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ALSO, If we have a OPEN GROUP TO JOIN CLOSER TO YOUR PREFERED DATES, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IN REPLY TO THE REQUEST FORM

Our Batch Size:
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