Druk Path Trek 12 days
The Druk (Dragon) Path trek is ideal for those who are interested in seeing some of Bhutan's rich culture and its stunning Himalayan vistas without committing to one of our longer, more strenuous treks. This trek provides significant contact with the people, landscape and culture of this mythic kingdom. The trek is designed to maximize exposure to the countryside and provide views of Bhutan's most spectacular mountain scenery.
No former trekking experience is needed for this trek. To take part in this trek, you should be physically fit, meaning you should be able to walk a full day with a small day pack. Animals will carry the bulk of our loads.
- Route - Kathmandu - Bhutan - Kathmandu
- Duration - 12 Days
- Activities - Trek/Hike/Signtseeing tour
- Accomodation - Hotel & Lodge
- Transportation - Flight/Private Vehicle
- Best Season - Spring & Autmn
- Highest elevataion - 3485m
Day 01 : Kathmandu to Paro Fly
Fly to Paro from Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast drive to Drugyal Dzong. From here the peak of Chomolhari also known as Mountain of the Goddess " can be viewed clearly. On the way visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse.
Day 03 : Paro - Excursion to Taksang
After breakfast full day hiking to Taktsang Monastery, the tiger's Nest.This magical Monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 4000 ft. above the valley floor.
Day 04 : Paro to Jele Dzong (2576 m)
This is a short trekking day. The trek continues to Jele Dzong.
Day 05 : Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha (2879 m)
The trek takes you through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron trees. You may see yaks and yak herders around this area.
Day 06 : Jangchulakha to Jimilang tso
The trek follows the ridge and a clear view of the mountains and valleys till the Jimilangto, which is the Lake known for their giant sized trout's.
Day 07 : Jimilangtso to Simkota (3485 m)
The trek takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and the lake of Janesto.You may even see some yaks.
Day 08 : Simkota to Phajoding (2879 m)
The trek begins with the climb and you can have the spectacular view of Mount Gangkhar Punsum, the highest mountain in Bhutan as well as other Himalayan mountain ranges from the Dochula pass.
Day 09 : Phajoding to Thimphu
The trek to Thimphu is all the way downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine.
Day 10 : Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast drive to visit Tashichho Dzong.Also visit the handicraft emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed. Visit the painting and woodcraft schools where traditional art and painting are still kept alive. Visit the Memorial Chorten, the National Library and Simtokha Dzong.
Day 11 : Thimphu to Excursion to Punakha/Wangdi
After breakfast drive to Punakha and Wangdi Valley.Punakha is the former capital of Bhutan from Thimphu and Wangdi is the 16 kms away from Punakha.
Day 12 : Thimphu to Paro to Kathmandu Fly
Drive to Paro and then fly back to Kathmandu.