Druk Path Trek

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This is a combination of cultural and trekking tours, which is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. It is a short and scenic trek with some great views and beautiful lakes en route. Besides the lakes, it is the Phadjoding monastery that is one of the highlights of this trek. Duration of Trek: 6
  • Tour Type: Outdoor Activity
  • Activities: Adventure, Local Culture, Sightseeing, Walking, Trekking, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Bhutan, Thimphu (Bhutan), Paro (Bhutan)
  • Group size: 15 persons
  • Duration: 12 Day(s)

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This is a combination of cultural and trekking tours, which is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. It is a short and scenic trek with some great views and beautiful lakes en route. Besides the lakes, it is the Phadjoding monastery that is one of the highlights of this trek.

Duration of Trek: 6 days/5 nights [plus 6 days/5 nights sightseeing tour]
Highest Camp: 4,110 m
Standard: Easy to Medium
Best Seasons: March to June & September to November

Day 1: Arrive Paro
Upon arrival in Paro Airport, you will be received by our guide from Bhutan Green Travel and transferred to your Hotel in Paro for three nights. Use the rest of the day to explore the sights of Paro valley, go shopping or stroll in the Paro town.

Day 2: Paro Sightseeing
The altitude of Paro is at 2,200 m. Today we visit the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1649 and destroyed by accidental fire. The dzong (fortress) was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1647 to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, enjoy a splendid view of the Bhutan’s sacred mountain, Mt Jomolhari. En route visit one of the oldest temples in Bhutan called Kichu Lhakhang, built in the 7th century. In the afternoon, explore the Ta Dzong (ancient watch tower), which now houses the National Museum of Bhutan or visit the Paro Dzong (also known as the Rinpung Dzong), built in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Overnight in Paro.

Day 3: Excursion to Paro Taktshang
Today morning we will begin a short hike to Paro Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). No visit to Bhutan would be complete without a trip to Taktshang. The monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 m above the Paro valley and takes about a 2-hour climb on a well-maintained trail through beautiful pine forest, trees festooned with Spanish Moss and fluttering prayer flags. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche flew to Paro Taktshang cliff in the form of Guru Dorji Drolo, mounted on a flaming tigress in the 8th century Your overnight is in Paro.

Day 4: Paro – Jili Dzong (Trek Starts From National Museum in Paro and Ends in Motithang, Thimphu)
Your first day is a long day trekking for the distance of 7-km, four to five hours, 1,090 m ascent and camp altitude at 3,480 m. The trek trail is rather gradual climb leading through blue pine & fir forests till the camp and if the weather is clear, the Paro Valley can be seen against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

Day 5: Jili Dzong – Janchulakha
Today your trek distance is 10-km, four to five hours, 310 m ascent, 50 m descent and camp altitude at 3,770 m. You begin with a climb for about an hour and a half and then ascend gradually up. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron trees. You may see yaks and yak herders around your campsite.

Day 6: Jangchulakha – Jimilangtsho
Today you will trek a distance of 11-km, four hours, 230 m descent, 330 m ascent and camp altitude at 3,870 m. The trails follow the ridge and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains and valley on a clear day. The campsite is close to the Jimilang Tsho Lake. The lake is known for its giant sized trout.

Day 7: Jimilangtsho – Simkotratsho
Today the trek distance is 11-km, four hours, 820 m ascent, 400 m descent and camp altitude at 4,110 m. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder’s camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The campsite is close to Simkotra Tsho Lake.

Day 8: Simkotratsho – Phajoding
Today will be the distance of 10-km, three to four hours, 130 m ascent, 680 m descent, camp altitude at 3,750m. The trek begins with a gradual climb. If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mt Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and other Himalayan peaks. From this pass, the trek takes you downhill to Phajoding. Spend the night in Cafeteria.

Day 9: Phajoding – Thimphu
Today your trek distance is 4-5 km, three hours and 1,130 m descent. After passing Phadjoding monastery, the trek to Thimphu (Mothitang) is all the way downhill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. The walk, at a leisurely pace, takes about three hours. Back to hotel for a hot shower and delicious lunch. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 10: Thimphu Sightseeing
Today we explore a fascinating full day tour to see the best of Thimphu city at an altitude of 2,300 m. First stop is at the National Memorial Chorten, built in memory of the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Next, visit the 13th century Changgangkha Temple and the Folk Heritage Museum, a showcase of the Bhutanese artefacts used in rural households. Later, drive up to the Sangaygang Hill (Radio Tower) offering a panoramic view of the Thimphu valley and visit the Mini Zoo for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Continue to the Centenary Farmer’s Market on the banks of the Wangchhu River selling farm produces, local arts and crafts, etc. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 11: Thimphu – Punakha – Thimphu
After early breakfast, we travel to Punakha at an altitude of 1,300 m and en route stop off at Dochula Pass at an altitude of 3,050 m. If weather is clear, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the snow capped eastern Himalaya ranges and also a magnificent distant view of the Gasa Dzong from this spot. After lunch, visit the Punakha Dzong (also known as the Pungthang Dechen Phodrang Dzong), built in 1637 and is strategically located at the confluence of the Phochhu (male) and Mochhu (female) Rivers. Today the dzong serves as the administrative centre of Punakha Dzongkhag (district) and the central monastic body. In the evening, we drive back to Thimphu for your final overnight stay.

Day 12: End of Tour
Make your early morning way back to Paro Airport for journey home. Goodbye and Good Luck!


Departure Dates

March, April, May, June, September, October and November
[It’s always advisable to contact us 2 or 3 months in advance. You decide dates depending on your plan of travel, however, plan your trekking tour during the best months indicated above]


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Disclaimer: Pins in map may not be accurate if Google Maps cannot find the exact address. In this case an approximation is made.

Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Paro
Thimphu
Punakha


Additional Pricing Information

Services Included
• Transfers to and from the airport
• Twin-sharing accommodation in 3-star hotels
• Upgrades to 5-star luxury accommodation available on request
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• Baggage handling at all hotels and camps
• Licensed Bhutanese English-speaking guided tours
• All entrance fees to museums and other attractions
• Comfortable transport within Bhutan
• All applicable internal taxes and service fees (including royalty)
• Mineral water
• Visa fees

Services Not Included
• International airfare (round-trip from hometown departure gateway to destination)
• Travel insurance
• Gratuities to guides and driver (we provide suggested guidelines)
• Single room supplement
• Beverages with included meals
• Other personal expenses

Tour Prices

Peak Season [March, April, May, September, October & November]
• Solo Traveller: US$ 3148
• Group of two: US$ 3038 per person
• Group of three or more: US$ 2708 per person

Low Season [January, February, June, July, August & December]
• Solo Traveller: US$ 2613
• Group of two: US$ 2503 per person
• Group of three or more: US$ 2173 per person

Single Room Supplement [Not Included]

Peak Season [March, April, May, September, October & November]
• From US$ 40 – 50 per person per night

Low Season [January, February, June, July, August & December]
• From US$ 25 – 40 per person per night


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