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Druk Path Trek

The Druk Path Trek is the perfect moderate trek through magnificent mountain country, Bhutan. It's a short 5-day trek crossing

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    Trip Duration 07 Days

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    Max, Altitude 4110 meters

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    Type Trekking

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    Best Season Sept - May

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    Meals Included

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    Accommodation Hotel + Tented

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    Activity Tour + Trek

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    Difficulty Moderate

Highlights

  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery: Begin your journey in Paro with a hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched dramatically on a cliffside.
  • Cultural Touring: Explore historical sites like Ta Dzong, Rinphung Dzong, and Jangtsa Dumgtseg Lhakhang to dive into Bhutanese history and art.
  • Druk Path Trek: Trek along the Druk Path from Paro to Thimphu, passing through landscapes adorned with apple orchards, pine forests, and panoramic views of mountains.
  • Jele Dzong: Trek to Jele Dzong and witness the stunning views of the mountains from this elevated vantage point.
  • Jimilang Tsho Lake: Encounter the serene Jimilang Tsho Lake, in the breathtaking natural surroundings along your trekking route.
  • Phajoding: Trek towards Phajoding, passing through rhododendron forests and yak herder outposts, and reach the campsite near Phajoding Monastery.
  • Thimphu Exploration: Engage in a short city tour in Thimphu, visiting attractions like Tashicho Dzong, Memorial Chorten, and the giant Buddha Dordenma statue.
  • Punakha Visit: Transfer to Punakha and explore cultural sites like the Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chöten.

Overview

The Druk Path Trek is the perfect moderate trek through magnificent mountain country, Bhutan. It’s a short 7-day trek crossing the chain of mountains which separates two districts, Paro & Thimphu or vice versa. You will trek on Bhutan’s Druk Path trail from Paro to Thimphu.

The Druk Path Trek is a must-do for anyone who loves nature and wants to experience the rich culture of this beautiful country.

This ancient trade route journey will take you on a journey through some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever see. From lush forests to snow-capped mountains. You will be surrounded by natural beauty every step of the way.

But it’s not just about the landscapes – the Druk Path Trek also offers a unique opportunity to discover Bhutanese culture. Along the way, you will encounter ancient monasteries, traditional villages, and friendly locals who will welcome you with open arms.

So, pack your bags and get ready to begin the adventure of a lifetime. The Druk Path Trek is waiting for you, and it’s an experience you will never forget.

Druk Path Trek | Trip Facts

  • Altitude: Rises from 2800m to 4800m above sea level
  • Starting point: Paro
  • Ending point: Thimphu
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Accommodations: Camping Tents
  • Best Seasons: Mar, Apr, May, Oct, and Nov
  • Good Season: June

When it comes to Bhutan trekking, Druk Path Trek is one of the short, easy and famous treks. The trekking route passes over beautiful high mountains and connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu. It passes through spectacular rhododendron forests, alpine yak pastures and beautiful lakes stocked with the snowy mountain.

Our journey begins as we walk up via apple orchards and pine forest past ruined Jele Dzong. Jele (or Jili) Dzong is a high and isolated monastery that holds great historical importance.

Jele Dzong stands on a high grassy ridge with breath-taking views of Mount Jumolhari (7315m) to the north which is the main attraction of this trek.

Himalayan Trekking offers this amazing trek to the Bhutanese kingdom at a reasonable price. This trek is an easy graded trek that is suitable for all ages. Book your trip now!

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Bhutan, on arrival our guide will be there to welcome you and transfer you to  the Hotel. After having your breakfast and lunch,visit the Rinpung Dzong, which is the administrative center of the valley. Then we will head toward Dzong through road head crossing a traditional wooden bridge. In the evening, you can stroll in Paro town. Overnight at Hotel

After having breakfast, we will start to drive and reach the National Museum above Paro from where we will start our trek. We will walk from the Museum heading up hill through apple orchards, smallholdings of Damchena village and pine forests.Visit Jele Dzong perched on a whale back ridge. There is a Lhakhang with outstanding statute of Buddha Sakyamuni. On a clear day, the views of Paro town far below and of mount Jomolhari are breathtaking.

After the morning breakfast, we will walk through the trail of thick alpine forests and rhododendrons. We may see yak herders in the area. There are fascinating views of Jhomolhari and other snow capped mountains and you can also hear some monal peasants during the day. We continue our uphill walk to reach a yak herders’ pasture at Jangchulakha  with outstanding views of the Himalayan range. We camp in a yak pasture near the hillside. Overnight at Camp

During the travel we get to see juniper trees and dwarf rhododendrons. The views of the mountain valleys of Thimphu and Paro are sensational. Then, we arrive at Jimilangtsho Lake. The lake is famous for their giant sized trouts. Near the camp, experience Great views of Jichu Drake, the peak representing the protective deity of Paro. Overnight camp close to Jimilangtsho Lake. Overnight at Camp

We will go through dwarf rhododendron trees and bypasses the lake of Janetsho. We may come across some yak herder’s camp and get an idea how these people live. Simkotatsho Lake can be seen below after crossing one final spur. We continue our trek until we reach the yak pasture where we camp for tonight.  Overnight at Camp

Today we will begin with a gradual climb to a small saddle at 4,150m from where you enjoy majestic view of Mount Gangkar Puensum and other himalayan peaks on clear weather. We will then go to another small lake and then climb to the Phume La pass which is adorned with beautiful prayer flags. From here, we will enjoy great view of Thimphu city. Walk way down hill to Thimphu through a forests of blue pine and juniper until we arrive the roadhead of Sangaygang on the outskirts of Thimphu valley.  Overnight at Hotel

On early in the morning we will leave the Capital city of the Bhutan and drive to the Paro. Our guide will take you there  and have farewell. You will be returning to your home land with lots of memories with you that you have experience in the land of Thunder Dragon.

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