Druk Path Trek

Druk Path Trek

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

10 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

3870m

Group Size

2-20 pax in a group.

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

March-May & Sept.-Nov.

Bhutan Druk 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 mystic 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.

So, aren't you desiring to experience this wonderful trip with Himalayan trekkers?

Come, we will take to the wonderful place with some adrenaline rush for refreshment and also oriented with locals. 

Starting Price

USD 2399 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Paro.

Departure from: Paro.

Day 1

Arrival at Paro.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After arrival at Paro, a representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet, meet and transfer you to the hotel where you will be staying overnight.

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

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Paro Sightseeing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Hike to Tiger nest monastery (3190m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a warm and nice breakfast served at the hotel, we will hike up the 4200 steps to the Tiger's Nest, locally known as the Taktsang Monastery. This monastery has been the identification of Bhutan for a long time because of its religious significance and also because of its location. The Mahayana Buddhist believes that the first Dalai Lama, Padmasambhava flew on a back of a tigress to her for Meditation.

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

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs hike and 30 min drive

Day 4

Drive to Ta Dzong and trek to Tsokam (3480m) via Jili Dzong.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, 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.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: An hour drive and 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 5

Trek to Jigmelang Tsho (3770m) via Jangchulakha.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With a good breakfast, we will continue our trek following the trail of the thick alpine forest of rhododendron. We will take our delicious 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.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Labana (3870m) via Simotra Tsho.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 too.

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

Overnight stay at Labana campsite.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 7

Trek to nearby Thimpu valley via Phajoding and Motithang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

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

Transfer to the hotel and overnight at Thimpu.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs trek and 20 min drive

Day 8

Thimphu Sightseeing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 9

Drive to Punakha, explore and return back to Thimpu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a scenic drive in the morning, we will reach a place called Punakha.former capital of Bhutan. 

Visit the Dzongs, as well as other interesting sites and return back 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.)

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive

Day 10

Final departure.

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will assist and transfer you to the airport for connecting flights back to your home town.

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!

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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

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

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


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • All Transfers as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary with all meals.
  • Bhutan Entry Fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • Guide and Drive
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • International Airfares to Paro and Airport taxes
  • All taxes

Whats Not Included

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide and Drive
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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