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:

3870 m (Jigmelang Tsho)

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 one of the finest short hiking expeditions,  ideal for those interested in learning about Bhutan‘s rich culture and its stunning Himalayan vistas without committing to one of the longer and more strenuous treks.

This trek provides significant contact with the people, landscape, and culture of this mystic realm. The trip is designed to maximize exposure to the countryside and provide views of Bhutan’s most spectacular mountainous landscape. 

Our 10 days' 9 nights' trip is combined with opportunities to experience the unique culture and a five-day trek along the Druk Path following a widely varied route through pristine forests, unrolled yak pastures, and glorious high ridges. 

No previous trekking experience is needed for this trek. To participate in this trek, one should be physically and mentally prepared. The walk is possible if the hiker is used to walking for a full day with a small backpack. 

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 interesting journey is perfect for you. 

Starting Price

USD 2399 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Paro

Departure from: Paro

Day 1

Arrival in Paro

Meals included: Lunch & Dinner

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.

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

Day 2

Full-day 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.

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 3

Hike to (Taktsang) Tigers' Nest Monastery (3190 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

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

Day 4

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 1hour drive & 4-5 hrs walk

Day 5

Trek to Jigmelang Tsho (3770 m) via Jangchulakha

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Labana (3870 m) 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.

On a clear day, we can observe a spectacular 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 Thimpu valley

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 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.

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

Day 8

Full-day Thimpu sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 9

Drive to Punakha, explore & return to Thimpu

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.)

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

Day 10

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

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!

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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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

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.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • 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 

Whats Not Included

  • 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 


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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