Bhutan: Druk Path Trek

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  • Trip Duration: 8 Nights 9 Days
  • Trip Type: Trek
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter
  • Elevation: 2200 m (3937 ft)-4200 m (13779 ft)

Detail

The Druk Path trek follows an ancient mule track that links the Thimphu and Paro valleys. The trek passes through forests of blue pine and offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. You can camp for two nights beside the picturesque Jimilang Tsho and Simkota Tsho lakes. The trail is known for its vibrant rhododendron forest, which blooms in May. The trek can also be shortened to three nights.

Trekking is one of the ways to free oneself from the clutches of the daily routine and immerse in nature. This trek offer you with the opportunities to witness the following:

  • The picturesque Paro and Thimphu valley
  • The view of the Himalayan peaks from the trekking trails
  • Camp in a yak pasture near the hillside
  • Immersing with the Yak herders to gain insight into their way of life
  • Walk through the forests of blue pine and juniper

Trip Costs

The minimum daily tour package covers the following services.

$ 3350 (Single Traveler)
$ 3082 (Couple -per person)
$ 2881 (3 – 6 Travelers -per person)
$ 2680 (7- 9 Travelers-per person)
$ 2512 ( 10 Travelers & above- per person)

Price Includes

  • A minimum of 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars can be upgraded at an additional fee)
  • All meals / Tea & snacks
  • All internal transport (excluding Domestic flights)
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees
  • An experienced English speaking tour leader
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • SDF (Sustainable Development Fees/Government Fees) & Visa Fees

While on trek the following are included

  • Camp site Fees
  • Two person tents
  • All meals (Veg/Non-Veg as per your preferences)
  • Foam mattresses
  • Eating utensils
  • Dining & toilet tents
  • Pack Ponies to transport equipment

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Additional personal expenses such as souvenirs, meals, snacks, alcohol, laundry, tips, and gratuities for the tour leader and staff.
  • Sleeping bags, Walking stick & Water bottles during the trek

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Paro (Sightseeing)

Elevation: 2350m / 7710ft 

Paro sightseeing

Attractions

– Paro Rinpung Dzong

– Ta Dzong (Paro National Museum)

– Kyichu Temple

– Explore in Paro Town

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

Day 02: Paro Taktsang Hike & acclimatization

Driving duration: 15km / 30 Minutes

Elevation: 2,250m / 7,382ft 

Day Hike to Tiger-nest (5-6 hrs round trip)

Attractions

– Tigers-nest Hike (one of the 10th Holiest places in the world)

– Explore at Paro Town

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

Day 03: Starts trek- Paro (Damchona) to Jangchulakha via Jele Dzong

Driving Duration: 13.5km/ 6hrs from Paro to Jangchulakha 

Elevation:  3600m/ 11811ft

Begin with a one and a half hour climb and then ascend more gradually upwards.

Attractions

–  View of Jumolhari and other snowcapped peaks

–  Yak herders around the campsite 

Overnight in the camp

Day 04: Jangchulakha to Jimilangtsho

Walking Distance: (111km, 5 hours) 290m Acent

Elevation:  3870m/ 12696ft

 The trail follows the ridge, and on a clear day the views of the mountains and valley are sensational. 

Attractions:

– A great view of Jichu Drake (6,989m)

–  The Jimilangtsho lake (camping site)

Overnight in the camp

Day 05: Jimilangtsho to Simkota Tsho

Walking Duration: (11km, 5 hours)

Elevation:  4100m/ 13448ft

270m Ascent

Attractions:

– The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and passes by the lake of Jaynetsho.

– Camp close to Simkota Lake

Overnight in the camp

Day 06: Simkota Tsho to Phajoding

Walking Distance: (10km, 4 hours)   100m Ascent, 1800m Descent 

Elevation: 4000m (13123ft)

Begin the trek with a gradual climb to a small saddle at 4150m

Attractions

– Enjoy majestic view of Mount Gangkar Puensum 

– Descend through juniper trees to a campsite 

– Yaks herders’ hut 

– Phajoding Monastery

Overnight in the camp

Day 07: Phajoding to Thimphu

Walking Distance: (5km, 3 hours)

Elevation:  2350m / 7710ft

Attractions

– Downhill trek passing through a forested area of mostly blue pine

– Take a leisure pace and enjoy the beauty of nature around

– Takin Zoo ( National Animal)

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 08: Thimphu (sightseeing)

Driving Distance: (24 min/ 10km) 

Elevation:  2350m / 7710ft 

Thimphu Sightseeing

Attractions

– National Memorial Chorten

–  Buddha Point

–  Centenary farmer’s market

-Tashichho Dzong

– Evening: Free to explore Thimphu Town 

-Bhutanese Authentic Local Crafts Bazaar. 

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 09: Thimphu – Paro- Departure

Driving Distance: (1.5hrs / 65km) 

Elevation: 2350m / 7710ft 

After an early breakfast, we drive on to Paro to catch the flight and bid you farewell.

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