Druk Path Trek

Destination: bhutan
Duration : 9 days
Best Season : All year around

Grade : Moderate
Max. Altitude : 4100m

This is a short and enjoyable trek that gives you the opportunity to see some of the beautiful country of Bhutan on foot. The trek can begin from the village of Paro and end in the capital city Thimpu or vice versa. The route between contains sparsely populated valleys and crystal clear mountain lakes with wonderful views of the Himalayas. You will also have the chance to explore the ancient monasteries and fortresses  Bhutan is so famous for. If you choose to visit in May, the stunning rhododendron forests will be in full bloom. Views of the mountains are clearest in the late autumn and winter. This is a great way to experience the culture, lifestyle and tradition of the Bhutanese people up close.

 

Day 01: Arrive in Paro
 
Day 02: Paro Hiking/Acclimatisation day
 
Day 03: Paro – Jele Dzong (8km 3 hours)
 
Day 04: Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha (11km 4 hours)
 
Day 05: Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho (11km 4 hours)
 
Day06: Jimilangtsho – Simkota (11km, 4 hours)
 
Day 07: Simkota – Phajoding (10 km, 3-4 hours)
 
Day 08: Phajoding – Thimphu
 
Day 09: Paro Depart
 

Day 01: Arrive in Paro

On arrival at Paro International airport, you will be received by our representative and escorted to your hotel. In the evening, a visit Paro town. Overnight in Paro.
 

Day0 2: Paro Hiking/Acclimatisation day

After breakfast we will take you to Taktsang or the “Tiger’s Nest” perched precariously on the cliff 900m above the floor of the Paro valley. It is the most famous monastery in Bhutan. It is said that Guru Rinpoche flew to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress and meditated here for three months. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria. Return to Paro in the evening. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
 

Day 03: Paro – Jele Dzong (8km 3 hours)

The day starts with a short climb to Jele Dzong. This trek has a gradual uphill route till the campsite. If the weather is clear the Paro valley can be seen. Above the camp is Jele La (4300m). Overnight in camp.

Day 04: Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha (11km 4 hours)

A gradual ascent for an hour and a half through thick alpine and rhododendron forests. You may see yak herders around your campsite. If the weather is clear you can see the view of Mt. Jhomolhari. Overnight at camp.

Day 05: Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho (11km 4 hours)

The trail follows on to the ridge of the mountains and on the clear day, you can see the picturesque view of the mountains and valleys. Camp is close to the Lake of Jimilangtsho. You can also see Mt. Jachu Drake (6989m), which represents the protective deity of Paro. Overnight at camp.
 

Day06: Jimilangtsho – Simkota (11km, 4 hours)

Today’s four-hour trek will take you through rhododendron trees and will pass by the lake of Jenatsho. You may come across yak herder’s camps. Overnight at camp.
 

Day 07: Simkota – Phajoding (10 km, 3-4 hours)

The day starts with a gradual climb and if the weather is clear, you will enjoy the view of the Mt. Gangkar Phuensum and other peaks. The trail slowly descends through Juniper trees. Overnight at camp.
 

Day 08: Phajoding – Thimphu

Today’s whole trek to Thimphu is downhill through the Blue pine forest. You can spent the second half of the afternoon resting or take a leisure walk in the town. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 09: Paro Depart

Drive to Paro Airport for the flight to another destination. The representatives of the company will see you off.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

- Camera, chargers, personal medical kit, ID/Passport, note book, Nepalese currency etc....

TREKKING GEAR

- Warm set of inner/base layers
- Goretex jacket and trousers
- Feather/down or any warm jacket
- Trekking shoes
- Warm socks (few pairs)
- Gloves
- Hat/ Cap
- Sunglasses
- Water bottle/camel pack
- Trekking poles

Cost Include :

• Entry visa
• A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
• An experienced driver
• A good vehicle (4WD for travelling couples or mini bus or bus for bigger groups)
• All meals inclusive
• Accommodation (3 star rated hotels minimum)
• Mineral water for the duration of the stay (foc)
• Taxes, surcharges, government contribution
 


Cost Exclude:


• Travel Insurance
• Meals at 5 stars restaurants. Breakfast at 5 stars restaurant is included if you have booked a night at the hotel.
• Tips for the guide and driver
• flight ticket

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