Bhutan Druk Path Trek

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Bhutan Druk Path Trek

Bhutan Druk Path Trek is the famous short trekking route in Bhutan. This trek is between Thimpu & Paro. The trail is passed through the mountain ridges allowing us to get a magnificent view of mountains and the valleys. Bhutan Druk Path is fantastic trekking route in Bhutan. It offers to witness the gorgeous beauty of nature, unique landscape and ancient trading route. We will like to recommend you to join us for this trip because it provides an opportunity to experience the scenery of  Snow-capped mountain from a foreground of mountain lakes and forests. Bhutan Druk Path Trek is renowned as a versatile trekking route. The grandeur of the unique landscape, Buddhist Gompas, Snow clad peaks. Hence this trek is more popular trekking route where participants can enjoy views of Tashichho Dzong and King’s Memorial Chhorten.  The trail leads you towards Tiger’s Nest which is regarded as a more popular touristic hub which offers panoramic views of the unique landscape. Therefore Bhutan Druk Path Trek offers moderate and challenging trails where participants have to ascend and descend through several passes, including Phume La (4210m). This trekking trail is encircled by views of mountain lakes, yak herder’s camp and magnificent views of the Himalayas which includes Mount Jumolhari, Jitchu Drake, and Gangkar Punsum. Therefore this trek allows getting indulge in the beauty of nature.

 

Our friendly Bhutanese staff will guide you and provide information about local culture, including the Paro Festival. We would like to assure you that facilities in Bhutan are excellent and more comfortable. Bhutan Druk path trek is moderate trekking route where you can collect fond of memories.

BEST SEASON FOR THIS TREK

*MARCH-MAY

*SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER

Highlights of Bhutan Druk Path Trek

*Crossing the chain of mountains which dominates entire valleys.

*Mesmerizing views of the beautiful lake.

*Trail passes through unique landscape and ancient trading route.

*Jaw dropping views of Snow-capped mountains.

Bhutan Druk Path Trek
Day 1
Arrive Paro International Airport by Druk Air

During the flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Chomolhari and Mount Jitchu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International airport, you will be received by our representative and escorted to your Hotel.

Day 2
Paro – sightseeing

Drive to DrugyalDzong (a ruined fortress – 16 kms away from the Paro Town). Although now in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical significance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the Tibetans and drove them back. From here too the peak of Chomolhari “Mountain of the Goddess”, alt. 7329 m (24,029 ft) can be viewed on a clear day. On the way back, visit a typical Bhutanese farm house. After lunch at the hotel, take a leisurely walk to stretch your legs in preparation for the excursion to Taktsang view point.

Day 3
Paro – Excursion to Taktsang

Spend a full day hiking to Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest. This magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 4000 ft. above the valley floor. Legend says that Guru Padmasambhava flew here on the back of a tigress – hence the name to meditate. The hike to Taktsang Monastery takes about 4 hours. Picnic Lunch at the Taktsang Cafeteria.

Day 4
Paro – JeleDzong (trek starts) - Distance – approximately 7 kms. Alt.2576 mtrs.

This is a short trekking day. The trek trail is rather gradual till the camp and if the weather is clear, the Paro Valley can be seen against the backdrop of snowcapped mountains.

Day 5
JeleDzong – Janchulakha - Distance – 10 kms. Alt 2879 mtrs.

You begin with about an hour and half’s climb. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron trees. You may see yaks and yak herders around your camp site.

Day 6
Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso - Distance 11 kms.

The trail follows the ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valleys are beautiful. The campsite is close to the Lake Jimilangtso.

Day 7
Jimilangtso – Simkota. Distance –11kms.alt. 3485 m.

The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and the lake of Janetso. You may come across some yak herders camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of nomadic life. The campsite is close to Simkota Lake.

Day 8
Simkota – Phajoding. Distance-10kms. Alt. 2879 mtrs.

The trek begins with a gradual climb. If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount “GangkharPunsum”, the highest mountain in Bhutan as well as other Himalayan mountain ranges from the Dochula pass. From here, the trek takes you downhill to Phajoding Cafeteria for a nights halt.

Day 9
Phajoding – Thimphu. Distance-8kms. Alt. 2439

The trek to Thimphu 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 Hotel.

Day 10
Thimphu – Sightseeing

Visit TashichhoDzong, the seat of the Royal Government and the summer residence of the Head Abbot and the central monastic school. Visit the handicrafts emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and can be purchased.Visit the painting and wood craft schools where traditional art and painting are kept alive. Visit the Memorial Chorten, a huge stupa built in memory of the Third King who reigned from 1952-1972.Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Visit SimtokhaDzong (6kms from Thimphu), the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, built in 1629 A.D. the simtokhaDzong houses the largest monastic school in the country.

Day 11
Thimphu – Excursion to Punakha/Wangdi

A days trip to Punakha and Wangdi Valley. Punakha is the former capital of Bhutan (77 kms) from Thimphu and wangdi is 16 Kms away from Punakha. The Punakha Dzong houses the winter residence of the monastic body and its Chief Abbot. The massive fortress is situated between two rivers known as “PhochuMochu” (male and female river). The drive takes about three hours, one way. Evening : drive back to Paro.

Day 12
Departure from Paro airport.

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Relative Packages

  • Trip profile
    Bhutan Druk Path Trek
  • Trip Level
    Moderate
  • Duration
    12 Days /11 Nights
  • Trip Type
    Trekking
  • Best Season
    March - May/September - November
  • Group Size
    1 - 15 pax above
  • Start/Enf of Trek
    Kathmandu/Kathmandu

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