Trek on spectacular natural landscape between Paro and Thimphu of Bhutan, Druk Path Trekking follows an ancient, high-level trade route visited by few trekkers.The most popular trek in Bhutan goes through blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine valley. Fairly, an easy and short trek from Paro to Thimpu valley includes a hike to Taktsang(Tiger's Nest Monastery). The landmark of Bhutan, it offers a grandeur views of Paro valley. Druk Path Trek in Bhutan is recommended for beginners to advance hikers alike to enjoy stunning view of Mt Gangkar Puensum. Please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742 to book and customize Druk Path Trek package of Bhutan in 2023/2024.
Trip Name: Drukpath Trek
Trip Duration: 11 Days
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Season: Sep to Mar,Jan to June
Trip Altitude: 1350m- 3950m
Trip Cost: USD 2200-USD 3200
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trip Package: Standard
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trip: Paro/Paro
Bhutan Tour with Drukpath Trek 4 days
Drukpath Trek Bhutan will take you through thick alpine jungles, beautiful pine trees, various rhododendron trees and spectacular lakes. Incredible views of valleys,lakes, green Himalayan mountains and Himalayan snow capped mountains are the order of the days throughout the trek. You will also see some of the mighty Himalayan ranges like the Gangkar Phuensum, and Mount Jhomolhari. Being on top of the mountain, sunsets and sunrises are absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing. Apart from the lakes, Phadjoding monastery and the view from there is one of the highlights of this trek. The Lonely Planet describes the Drukpath Trek is one of the most scenic and popular treks in Bhutan, following a wilderness trail past several remote lakes. Although it is a short trek, it still goes to a high altitude making it moderately strenuous.
Drukpath Trekking is a moderate grade trek between Paro and Thimpu valley in Bhutan.Simply, the best short trekking in Bhutan passes through a gorgeous natural landscape of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while at the same time it offers the opportunity to visit some ancient Lhakhang, dzongs and villages. Fairly, an easy hiking trail takes you through forests of fir, blue pine and dwarf rhododendrons at altitudes ranging between 2400-4200m. On the third day hikers will arrive at Jimiling Lake, whose crystal clear waters are home to gigantic trout.
Day 1: Arrival in Paro(2,280m)
Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching down at Paro Airport, you will be received by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatize to the altitude.
Day 2: Paro Tour
A morning drive north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. An one hour hike to the cafeteria is also a vantage view whereby you can enjoy the stunning view of the Taktsang Monastery. Prayer flags adorn the clifts and this is also where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. After a sumptuous local lunch, we will retrace our steps to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
Day 03: Drukpath Trek: Paro to Jele Dzong(3,480m, 8km, 3 hours).
The trek is rather gradual up till a fortress in ruins (3,400 m). Campsite for the day is reached after crossing the 3,400m Jele la pass, arriving at Jele Dzong which is mostly in ruins. Overnight Tented Campsite
Day 04: Druk Path Trek: Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha(3,780m, 10km, 3 / 4 hours).
The route climbs through thick alpine forests and rhododendrons to a saddle at 3,590m. Stunning views of Mount. Chomolhari(7,314m) and the surrounding mountains can be seen from the trail. The beautiful Monal pheasant can also be seen during the day. Campsite at 3,780m near yak herders' camp. Overnight Tented Campsite
Day 05: Druk Path Trek: Jangchulakha to Jimilang Tsho (3,870m, 11km, 4 hours).
The trek follows the ridge to a saddle at 4,040m, then drops a bit and follows the ridge back to Jangchu la pass (4,180m). Camp is near Jimilang Tsho (Sand Ox Lake) known for its giant size trout. Also there are good views of Mount. Jichu Drake (6,989m), the peak representing the protective deity of Paro valley. Overnight Tented Campsite.
Day 06: Druk Path Trek: Jimilang Tsho to Simkota Tsho(4,040m, 11km, 4 hours).
The trail traverses through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetsho Lake and passes by yak herder camps. It is a short climb along the side of the ridge and then a short, steep descent to camp at 4,040m which is near Simkota Tsho Lake famous for its trout. Overnight Tented Campsite.
Day 07: Druk Path Trek: Simkota Tsho to Phajoding(3,870m, 10km, 3 / 4 hours).
The day begins with a gradual climb to a saddle at 4,180m crossing Phume la pass (4,210m) marked by prayer flags. If weather permits, there are enchanting views of Mount Gangkhar Puensum (7,541m) and other Himalayan peaks here. The trail then descends past Thujidrag Goemba, a meditation centre hanging on the side of a precipitous rock face, continuing further through juniper trees to the campsite near Phajoding Goemba(3,870m), an important pilgrimage site. Overnight Tented Campsite.
Day 08: Druk Path Trek: Phajoding to Thimphu (5 km, 3 hours).
Today's trek is all downhill through forested areas of mostly blue pine. On completion of trek you are collected and transported by road to your overnight accommodation.
Day 09: Thimpu to Paro
We make the return drive from Thimpu after the Thimpu sightseeing tour visit the important places of Thimpu.
Day 10: Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery Hike
We have a day for sightseeing, including the hike up to Taktsang Monastery. The Taktsang or 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery has a most stunning location, perched on a ledge of a cliff high above the Paro Valley. High up, there is a classic view point for Taktsang, looking across the gorge to the monastic buildings which cling, seemingly impossibly, to the cliff wall opposite. There is a small café located at this viewpoint and this makes a great lunch spot. This evening will be our last in Bhutan and we will celebrate by sampling some excellent Bhutanese cuisine.
Day 11: Paro to Kathmandu
We have an early transfer to Paro Airport for the morning flight to Kathmandu. The flight takes only 45 minutes and on arrival we transfer to our comfortable hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city or for shopping in the bazaars. In the evening, we will have a celebratory meal.