Druk Path Trekking-Bhutan

  • Trip Destination: Bhutan
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  • Total Duration: 11 Day(s)
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  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Druk Path Trekking is a very Popular 5 days Trek and goes to high altitude and is moderately strenuous. The Trekking route passes through some beautiful high altitude Lakes. You can come across diverse flora as you pass through the ridge of the Mountain and you can see the beautiful view of the Himalayas around. It starts from Paro near the Museum and ends in Motithang, Thimphu.

Trip Highlights

  • The famous Druk path Trek
  • Cultural and Historical tour
  • Visiting Monastery/Dzong and Temple
  • Visit National Park and National Museum
  • Visit the Tiger nest Monastery above Paro

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : ARRIVE AT PARO AIRPORT (B,L,D) 2280m

Day 02 : IN PARO

Day 03 : DRUK PATH TREK :- Paro- Jele Dzong, 10 Km, 5 hrs.

Day 04 : DRUK PATH TREK:- Jili Dzong – Jangchulakha 10 km, 4/5 hours.

Day 05 : Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso Camp Altitude: 3870m; Distance 11 Kms; Walking time 4 hours,

Day 06 : DRUK PATH TREK :- Jangchulakha – Simkotra Tsho Distance 11 km, 5 hours

Day 07 : DRUK PATH TREK ENDS :Simkotra Tsho – Phajoding Distance 11 km, 5hrs.

Day 08 : THIMPHU TO DOCHULA PASS

Day 09 : DOCHULA PASS TO PUNAKHA/WANGDUE, Altitude: 1350m 2 hours drive.

Day 10 : PUNAKHA/WANGDUE TO PARO

Day 11 : DEPART FROM PARO

Cost Include

    • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
    • 4 nights 5 days Camping Trek
    • 6 Days tours hotel accommodation
    • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] (3 star Hotel-“A” class hotels or selected by clients). Single
    • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
    • Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
    • KTM-PARO-KTM Air fare
    • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
    • Visa Fee.
    • English speaking Local guide.
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary.

Cost Exclude

    • Insurance Premiums
    • Payments for service provided on a personal basis
    • Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head"
    • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
    • Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water,
    • Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services
    • Single room supplement charge

Detail Itinerary

Day 01ARRIVE AT PARO AIRPORT (B,L,D) 2280m Arrive at Paro Airport and our representative will meet you and drive to hotel. After Lunch the trips begins. Later visit, Ta Dzong:- watch tower, which it served as during the 17th century to guard the region from the Tibetan invasion. It was converted to the National Museum in 1968. Kichu Lhakhang: It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King. Rimpung Dzong: It was built during the time of Zhabdrung in 1644. These houses are both administrative and monastic bodies. Overnight in Paro

Day 02IN PARO Acclimatization hike to Taktshang Monastery: This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 900m up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. Four hours hike to and from, some gentle and some steep hike, some stony foot path and some good ones. The horse services available but it will cost extra US$(25-35) per person. Visit Farmhouse: Picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Thrill yourself as the farmers welcome you to their homes with genuine smiles. The two to three-storied Bhutanese farm houses are handsome in appearance, with colorfully decorated outer walls and lintels, and are traditionally built. A visit to a farm house gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family. Overnight in Paro.

Day 03DRUK PATH TREK :- Paro- Jele Dzong, 10 Km, 5 hrs. Druk Path Trek is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. It is a short and scenic trek with some great views and beautiful lakes en route. Although it leads up to altitudes above 4,000m it is not too strenuous as walking distances between the camps are not too long. Besides the lakes, it is the Phadjoding monastery that is one of the highlights of this trek. The first day is a long day as you have to climb more than 1,000m elevation. You start from the Ta Dzong (National Museum) in Paro. The trek follows a gravel road past a few farms for about 30 minutes and then climbs up a steep ridge before leading through blue pine and fir forests to Damche Gom. Once you reach the ridge below Jili Dzong you descend about 100m to the campsite below Jili Dzong. Overnight in Tents.

Day 04DRUK PATH TREK:- Jili Dzong – Jangchulakha 10 km, 4/5 hours. You begin with a climb for about an hour and a half and then ascend gradually up. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron tress. You may see yaks and yak herders around your campsite. Overnight in Tents.

Day 05Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso Camp Altitude: 3870m; Distance 11 Kms; Walking time 4 hours, The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the views of the mountains and valleys are beautiful. Our camp is close to Lake Jimilangtso. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout, and if lucky, you may enjoy well-prepared trout for dinner.

Day 06DRUK PATH TREK :- Jangchulakha – Simkotra Tsho Distance 11 km, 5 hours The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are beautiful. The campsite is close to the Jimilang Tsho Lake. The lake is known for its giant sized. Overnight inTent.

Day 07DRUK PATH TREK ENDS :Simkotra Tsho – Phajoding Distance 11 km, 5hrs. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder’s camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. It also has a gradual climb. If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and Himalayan peaks. From this pass, the trek takes you downhill to Phajodhing. After passing Phadjoding monastery, the trek to Thimphu (Mothitang) is all the way downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours. Along the way you may see the Takin-Bhutan National Animal. Overnight at Thimpu.

Day 08THIMPHU TO DOCHULA PASS After visiting the markets held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the people crowd the stalls every day, dressed in full color and gathered to meet people and sell their products. •Visit Cheri monastery and Wild life-park. •Visit Textile museum: General Post office of Bhutan: Get an insight into Bhutan through its stamps. Visit their Philatelic Bureau for their beautiful, unique and wide range of stamps and philatelic products. You can also order them from Bhutan Post and its agents around the world. All types of attractive postage stamps, picture post cards, stamp albums, envelopes, etc., are available at the philatelic counters which are best for presentation and gift purposes. The bureau also maintains prepaid customer accounts such as Ordinary account and Standing order account. Bhutan Craft bazaar: The private stalls had a variety of high-end quality products from places across the country such as wood carved national symbols, bags and western wears with touch of traditional designs, wooden and clay utensils, Bangchung, Dhapa, key hanger of jewelry boxes, bookmarks and handmade packing papers (Deysho) in different patterns, antique items and etc. The stalls have a distinctly rich outlook with fine tones of elegance, and a warm and inviting atmosphere. The craft bazaar is also an exemplary of how bamboo can be used to construct houses in the country. Overnight in Dochula Pass.

Day 09DOCHULA PASS TO PUNAKHA/WANGDUE, Altitude: 1350m 2 hours drive. Morning we will hike to the Lungchotse Lhakhang. For those who do not fancy walking for hours seeking solitude and peace of mind yet would like to have that, this is the place to go. It is a perfect place to enjoy the bounties of nature. Visit, Temple of fertility and botanical garden and over night at Wangdue.

Day 10PUNAKHA/WANGDUE TO PARO Morning visit, Punakha Dzong- Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo Chu-female river and Pho Chu- Male river. Until the time of second king it served as a seat of the king.

Day 11DEPART FROM PARO Early breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport for your onward flights.

Trip Note

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit and Debit Cards are accepted in Bhutan. However some cash are highly recommended.
  • All flight tickets kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu will issue by Global Adventure Trek

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Facts of Trip

Category : Trekking and Tours

Best Seasons: Autumn and Spring

Maximum Elevation: 4200m

Group Size: 2+

Trek Duration: 5 days

Best Seasons: March-Jun & Sep.-Mid Dec.

Trek distance: 57 Km

Starting point: Paro Ta dzong/ Damchena

Ending point: Motithang (Thimphu)

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