Druk Path Trek

Druk Path Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Druk Path Trek

1 Popular Peaks:
Gangkhar Puensum ( 7570m )
5 Serene Lakes:
Simkotra Tso ( 4082m ), Dungtsho Sama ( 4215m ), Dungtsho Tso ( 4240m ), Janye Tso ( 3961m ), Jimilangtsho ( 3858m )
1 Tranquil Rivers:
Wang Chu
1 Beautiful Remote Villages:
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Druk Path Trek Daywise 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.




Why Should You Do The Druk Path Trek

  • 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

Druk Path Trek - Elaborate Description

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..

Druk Path Trek Package Cost Details

  • 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
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We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.

Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 15 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+


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Druk Path Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 9 days/ 9 nights Paro to Paro
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4110m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Paro
  • 🚩 Ends In: Paro
  • 🌏 Region: Bhutan - West
  • 🎌 Country: Bhutan
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Paro, Bhutan
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Paro
  • 📶 Mobile Network: No
  • 🌐 Internet Option: No
  • 🌞 Temperatures:
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian and Bhutanese

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We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report or Vaccination Certificate Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

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