Druk Path Trek- 10 Days

Trip Overview

Bhutan, a landlocked country is a sovereign nation with a total area of 38,394 km². It is situated between the People’s Republic of China in the north and the Republic of India in the south. Although a small country in comparison to its neighboring countries, Bhutan is heaven for trekkers who want to increase their affinity with Mother Nature. With more than 70% of the land covered by forest, Bhutan is rich in flora and fauna. With five national parks, four wildlife sanctuaries and a nature reserve, Bhutan is carbon-negative country till date. Bhutan is one of the countries amongst the ten most important biodiversity hotspots in the world.

Therefore, it is essential to go beyond the city exploration to experience the majestic views of the Himalayas. Druk Path Trek is designed for enthusiastic and nature loving trekkers who are keen to explore the nature, flora, and fauna. This is a moderately easy trekking route.

This is one of the most renowned trekking destinations in Bhutan. The best time for trekking is from March-May and from September- November. During the trek, you get to see the highest mountain of Bhutan, majestic view of pathways covered by rhododendron including an opportunity to acquaint yourself with the rural life and community of Bhutan. You will also get a chance to indulge in the profound culturally diversified environment with warm and friendly local inhabitants. As Bhutan lays strong emphasis on preservation, promotion, and protection of its local culture, you will be excited to be a part of it during your stay in Bhutan.

We will provide you with certified English speaking local guide who will not only accompany you to the entire trek but will also share you the ancient folk stories and significance of the trekking route. If you are considering this trek, please do let us know, our professional team is eager to serve you.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan, Paro (2250m)

Day 2: Sightseeing at Paro including Tiger’s Nest Monastery- Altogether 40 minute drive and 3/4 hour hike

Day 3: Trek to Jele Dzong ((3480m)) – 4/5 hour

Day 4: Trek to Jangchulakha (3770m) – 4/5 hour

Day 5: Trek to Jimilangtso (3870m) – 4/5 hour

Day 6: Trek to Simkota Tsho (4110m) – 4/5 hour

Day 7: Trek to Phajoding (3750m) – 4/5 hour 

Day 8: Trek to Thimphu (2300m) – 3/4 hour

Day 9: Drive to Paro and detour tourist places nearby the route (2250m) 

Day 10: Departure from Paro

Cost Includes

We will provide full board service during the entire trek with three meals served on each day.

All ground transportation including airport pick up and drop facility

An English speaking guide will accompany you throughout the trip.

All entrance fees and permits are included for all destinations as per the itinerary.

All accommodation including Tented camping during the trek

Cost Excludes

International Flights airfare

Bhutan Visa Fee

Additional costs in case of flight cancellation, bad weather, road blockage and extra days stay except mentioned in the package.

Tipping for guide and driver

All other costs not listed in the inclusion list are considered as your expense

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Paro International Airport, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. We will give you an overview of our trek schedule after check-in at the hotel. We will then go for a short stroll around the Paro city and visit the Paro Market where you will come across colorfully painted wooden shops, local products and the traditional outdoor market of Bhutan.
After a twenty minute drive from Paro, we start hiking to Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest. We will have a scenic walk while having a religious insight of this popular destination of Bhutan. On our way back to the hotel, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang. This temple is regarded to be the origin for the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan.
The first route of hike begins from the National Museum of Bhutan, Ta Dzong situated at the height of 2280m. The trek follows graveled road followed by a steep ridge, after which you have to descend to reach the campsite. We will stay in tents and see Mt. Jumolhari if the weather is clear.
After breakfast, we resume our hike by first climbing for one and half hours passing through thick alpine forests with rhododendron trees. We then trek uphill until we reach Jangchulakha. You can hear pheasants on the way and see yak herds around our campsite.
Today, we will hike along the mountain ridges to reach camping site at Jimilangtso. You will also enjoy a spectacular view of Jichu Drake (6989m) the peak representing protective deity of Paro. Our camping site to close to Jimilangtso Lake famous for trout.
Today, we will hike through dwarf rhododendron trees to reach Simkota Tsho at an altitude of 4110m. You will see Janye Tsho Lake on the route. You will also come across the camps of yak herders and have a glimpse of their living style.
Today, we will begin your hike with brief climbing, and on a clear day, you will see Mt. Gangkhar Punsum (7541m), the highest peak of Bhutan. Apart from this, you will get an impressive view of the entire Thimphu valley. The campsite is located above Phadjoding Monastery constructed in the 9th century.
We will walk downhill passing through blue pines after visiting Phadjoding Monastery. You will pass prayer flags while moving along the route. After lunch at Thimphu, you will visit Takin Preserve where Takin, an endangered animal, also the national animal of Bhutan has been preserved. We will also visit Tashichhodzong, the site of monarch’s throne room which is also considered as a religious center.
We will start the ride to Paro by visiting National Memorial Chorten dedicated to World Peace. Then, we will go to visit the Folk Heritage Museum and the National Textile Museum that will provide you with an opportunity to experience the rural life of Bhutan with its display of traditional art and culture. After this, we will travel to Pangri Zampa Monastery, built in the 16th century and reach Paro for night stay.
After breakfast and, as per your flight schedule, our representative will assist in checking out from the hotel and transfer you to Paro International Airport for your final departure from Bhutan. You will fly out of the country with beautiful memories of Bhutan.

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