Druk Path Trek

Trekking and Walking

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  • Transparent Price
  • No hidden fees
  • Experience of a More than 10 Years
  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

USD $ 2,399 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    10 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Jigmelang Tsho 3,870 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Paro

  • Trip Ends At

    Paro

  • Transport

    Flight and Comfortable Drive

  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Overview

Druk Path Trek of Bhutan has the finest short trekking trail routes where you get to explore some of the unvisited region's beautifully crafted ancient monasteries architecture, heritage, museums as well as splendid views of the Himalayas.

This trip is ideal for those travel enthusiasts eager to learn about Bhutan's rich culture without committing to long and strenuous treks. The maximum altitude you gain here is 3870 meters, thus ideal for beginners, provides a significant opportunity to interact with the cordial locals and culture of this mystic realm.

The itinerary of the trip is also designed to maximize the exposure to the countryside and provide views of Bhutan’s most spectacular mountainous landscape. Our 9 nights and 10 trip has a five days tour exploring the best of Bhutan a five-day hike along the Druk Path following a widely varied route through pristine forests, unrolled yak pastures, and glorious high ridges. 

So, if you are looking for an exciting yet short trekking trip along with the chance to experience the fascinating culture of Bhutan, this particular journey is perfect for you. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Paro

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 2,200 m

Upon arrival at the Paro International Airport, our Bhutanese representative will greet you and escort you to the designated hotel. 

During the flight, you will experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other famous Himalayan peaks.

Overnight.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Paro

Day 2: Full-day Paro sightseeing

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,200 m

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.

Also, we visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century.

Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Paro

Day 3: Hike to (Taktsang) Tigers' Nest Monastery

🕑 3-4 hrs hike & 30 min drive

Max Altitude: 3,120 m

After a warm and delicious breakfast, you will go for an excursion to the Taktsang Monastery (Tigers' Nest) hanging on a high cliff at 3120 meters.This monastery has been the identification of Bhutan for a long time because of its religious significance and also because of its location.

While coming down we will have lunch halfway down the hill and continue to Paro.

Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Paro

Day 4: Drive to Ta Dzong & trek to Tsokam via Jili Dzong

🕑 1 hr drive & 4-5 hrs walk

Max Altitude: 3,480 m

After breakfast, we drive to Ta Dzong and start the trek. The trek continues till Jili Dzong.

After taking our lunch, we further walk uphill towards Tsokam, our campsite for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 5: Trek to Jigmelang Tsho via Jangchulakha

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,770 m

After a good breakfast, we will continue our trek following the trail of the thick alpine forest of rhododendron. We will take our lunch at Jangchulakha and further walk for a couple of hours to reach our campsite.

Overnight at Jigmelang Tsho, the campsite is nearby the Jimilang Tsho Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 6: Trek to Labana via Simotra Tsho

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,870 m

With an early sunrise wake up call and a warm breakfast, we will take a short climb and follow the trail of the same forest of rhododendron. We will also observe some yak herder camp and cross a beautiful Janesto lake.

On a clear day, we can observe a spectacular view of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan.

Overnight stay at Labana campsite.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 7: Trek to Thimpu valley

🕑 3-4 hrs trek & 20 min drive

Max Altitude: 2,350 m

As it is the last day of the trek, we will start a bit lately. We will enjoy our breakfast with sunrise view over the majestic mountains. 

By enjoying all these, we then slowly descend the hill of a forest with blue pine and rhododendron towards Thimpu valley.

Transfer to the hotel and overnight at Thimpu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 8: Full-day Thimpu sightseeing

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,350 m

Soon after breakfast, we drive to Tashichho Dzong and explore. Also, we will visit the handicraft emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed.

Later, we will explore the painting and woodcraft schools where traditional art and painting are still kept alive. Visit the Memorial Chorten, the National Library, and Simtokha Dzong.

Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 9: Drive to Punakha, explore & return to Thimpu

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,350 m

Early morning, we will have a scenic drive to the former capital of Bhutan called Punakha. 

Once in Punakha, we visit the Dzongs, as well as other interesting sites and return to Thimpu.

Overnight.

(Note: You can drive to Paro for the flight the next morning or wake up 2 hours earlier, before sunrise and drive to Paro. You can decide before finalizing the trip with Himalayan trekkers.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 10: Final departure

🕑 30 mins

After breakfst, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for a flight back to your home or further destination. 

Hope you enjoyed this trip with us and please do remember us for other exciting and amazing trips in the Himalayas.

Have a safe journey!

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off 
  • All  required transfers as per the itinerary
  • All accommodation on full board meal basis 
  • Bhutan Entry Fees
  • All required entrance fees and permit fee 
  • Guide and Driver
  • International Airfares to Paro and Airport taxes
  • All government taxes and office surcharges 

Excludes

  • Flightfare to Paro & from Paro
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section 

Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Paro, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

All meals in Bhutan are included within the evident cost. However, if you want to eat your meals other than at your hotel or local restaurant, you will have to pay the additional amount.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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