Druk Path trekking is a 6 day-trek
through high altitude and is moderately
strenuous. Druk path trekking, starting
from Thimphu and ending in Paro passes
through some beautiful high Altitude
lakes. Druk path trekking is very
popular among the tourist at present in
Bhutan. The highest point in Druk path
trekking is 3800m
Druk Path trek
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu
Arrival you will be received by tour
manager and escorted to your hotel in
kathmandu. Our tour manager will give
you pre-tour briefing. Rest of time is
Day 02 : Kathmandu city tour
After breakfast, visit monkey temple
(Swayambhunath Temple), Patan,
Boudhanath sputa and Pasupati temple.
Over night at Hotel.
Day 03 : Arrive Paro
The flight from Kathmandu to Paro,
offers fascinating views of the eastern
Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest.
On arrival you will be received by your
guide and escorted to your hotel in
Paro. In the evening visit Paro town,
stroll through its quaint two streets
and browse through the shops. Dinner and
overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.
Day 04 : Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast, sightseeing to Drukgyel
Dzong, the fort of the victorious
Drukpas. Although gutted by a fire, this
fort is renowned as the stand from which
several Tibetan invasions were repulsed.
To the north can be seen in all its
majesty, the dome of sacred Mt.
Chomolhari or the abode of the "mountain
En route, see one of the oldest
landmarks in Bhutan . The 7th century
Kyichu Lhakhang was one of the 108
temples built in the Himalayas by
Tibetan King, Songtsen Gembo. It is
revered as one of the most holy shrines
in Bhutan and embodies the arrival of
After lunch, visit to Ta Dzong,
originally the Watch Tower for the
Rinpung Dzong. It was later converted
into the National Museum of the Kingdom
and boasts a wide range of antique
thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons &
armour, household objects and natural
and historic artifacts.
Walk down the trail to Rinpung Dzong or
the 'fortress of the heap of jewels'
which is the seat of the district
administration and the residence of the
monastic school. The dzong is famous for
its wall murals depicting Buddhist
parables, symbols and the lives of
prominent saints. Walk down to the
cantilever bridge below the dzong where
your car awaits.
Ovenight at hotel.
Day 05 : Excursion to Taktsnag
After an early breakfast, drive to the
foot of the Taktshang cliff before
walking uphill for 2 hours to reach this
monastery, giddily perched on a sheer
800m rock face. Taktshang means ‘Tiger’s
Nest’ as legend has it that Guru
Padmasambhava flew to this spot on the
back of a tigress in the eight century.
He meditated here making this temple a
sacred pilgrimage destination for
Buddhists. Lunch at the Taktshang
Cafeteria. The trip to and fro takes
four hours for which riding ponies can
Overnight at HOTEL.
Day 06 : Paro - Jele Dzong (Trek
(Distance - approximately 7 Kms. Alt.
This is a short trekking day. The trail
is gradual till the camp and weather
permitting; a glorious view of Paro
Valley with the backdrop of snowcapped
mountains can be seen.
Day 07 : Jele Dzong - Jangchulakha
(Distance - 10 Kms. Alt. 2879m.)
You begin with about an hour and half’s
climb through thick alpine forest and
dwarf rhododendron tress. You may seek
yaks and herders around your campsite.
Day 08 : Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso
(Distance - 11 Km.)
The trail goes along the ridge with
beautiful vistas of mountains and
valleys on clear days. The campsite is
close to the Lake Jimilangtso . These
lakes are known for their giant sized
trout and if lucky you may enjoy a
well-prepared trout for dinner.
Day 09 : Jimilangtso - Simkota
(Distance -11 Km. Alt. - 3,485 m.)
The trail takes you through dwarf
rhododendron trees and the lake of
Janetso . You may come across some yak
herder’s camps where you will get a
glimpse of the life of a nomad. The
campsite is close to Simkota Lake and if
you are lucky, you can enjoy trout
Day 10 : Simkota - Phajoding
(Distance - 10 Km, Alt - 2,879m.)
The trek begins with a gradual climb
with a spectacular view of Mount
“Gangkhar Punsum”, the highest mountain
in Bhutan as well other Himalayan
mountain ranges from the Dochula pass.
Descend from here to Phajoding.
Day 11 : Phajoding – Thimphu (End of
(Distance - 8 Km, Alt. - 2,439 m.)
The trail is downhill all the way to
Thimphu , looping through thick blue
pine forests. The walk, at a leisurely
pace, takes about three hours. Back to
hotel for a hot shower and a delicious
Day 12 : Thimphu Sightseeing
Morning visit the memorial temple that
depicts the Buddhist teachings in form
of paintings and statues. Originally the
Third King who is known as the “Father
of Modern Bhutan” initiated this temple
to protect the nation against negative
elements. His son the present King and
the Queen Mother completed the temple.
Visit the Folk Heritage Museum , where
life in medieval Bhutan is still
showcased; the National Library, the
repository of all ancient books and
manuscripts; the Textile Museum for
antique textile collections; and the
Zilukha Nunnery and the 12th century
Changgangkha temple. Drive up to the
highest viewpoint overlooking Thimphu
valley and while returning, the Takin
research center. Should time permit,
visit Tashicho Dzong, the center of both
spiritual and temporal powers.
Independent tour of the town in the
Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Thimphu – Punakha
After breakfast drive to Punakha and
Wangdiphodrang. On the way, stop at Do
Chula Pass (Alt. 3050m.) for tea/coffee
and enjoy the most spectacular view of
the Eastern Himalayan ranges. Lunch at
After lunch visit Chimi lhakhang, built
by Lama Drukpa Kuenley or the Divine Mad
Man. The temple is revered for giving
fertility to barren woman and thus a
cynosure for childless couples. Visit
Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 on a sliver
of land between two rivers.
Night at Hotel.
Day 14 : Excursions to Khamsum Yueley
Namgyel Chorten - Thimphu
After breakfast, drive north for a short
excursion to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel
Chorten. This temple stands majestically
on a strategic ridge above Punakha
valley. Prophesised in the scriptures by
Thragthung Dudjom Lingpa, the temple was
built by the queens. It is intended to
ward off negative forces, promote peace,
stability and harmony in a changing
world. The unique architectural design
has been drawn from the scriptures.
After lunch drive to Paro.
Night at Hotel.
Day 15 : Fly back to Kathmandu.
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