Druk Path Trek

Days 08
Price $2170
Max Altitude 2334m
Region Bhutan
Grade moderate
Accommodation Hotel/ Guesthouse/ Lodge
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Trip Overview

Druk Path Trek is one of the most satisfying ways of exploring the wonderland of Bhutan in a short period of time. The trek goes through high mountain passes that connect two main towns of Bhutan, Paro, and Thimpu. It provides the trekker with the opportunity to soak in the natural and cultural beauty of the Land of the Thunder Dragon. The quiet trails and pristine landscape encountered throughout the Druk Path Trek is bound to leave the trekker spell-bound and fall in love with the small yet beautiful country.

Druk Path Trek is a short trek of 8 days that takes you from the crowded city of Kathmandu to the beautiful valley of Paro. The trails lead you through the quiet parts of Bhutan with a pristine landscape that accompanies you throughout. You first visit the ruins of Jele Dzong, which can give you some idea of how Buddhism is practiced in Bhutan. Then, the trek walks mostly through yak pasturelands and yak herders’ settlements to reach Jangchulakha and the stunning Jimilang Tsho. Walking past several small yet beautiful lakes and crossing Phume La Pass (4200m), you arrive in Phajoding Monastery. One of the most prominent monasteries of the region that now struggles to thrive. The stunning peaks of snow-capped mountains like Gangkhar Puensum (7570m), Jomolhari (7326m), and Jitchu Drake (6662m) can a witness during the trek. The trek also allows us to stroll around the markets of the beautiful cities of Paro and Thimpu. Druk Path Trek is an unforgettable journey that helps us gain serenity.

Nepal Social has been a prominent name in multi-country trek and tour packages provided in Nepal. We provide you with a local guide who has ample knowledge about the trails and the local people. With us, you need not worry about permits and safety issues. Together, we can create beautiful memories to make you smile.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01:  Flight from Kathmandu to Bhutan, Paro airport and Trek start for 4-5 hours/1000 m from Paro to Jele Dzong

Enjoying the view of the Himalayas throughout our flight, we arrive at Paro International Airport, where our local guide is waiting for us. We first drive to National Museum (2487m) situated above the city if Paro, and from there on we take slow and steady steps towards Jele Dzong. It is very important to maintain the as the altitude gain is significant. Walking up through apple orchards and pine forests, we reach Damchena village before reaching Jele Dzong. We visit Jele Dzong and offer our prayers to the large Sakyamuni statue there. An amazing view of Paro valley and Mt Jomolhari (7326m) can be seen from the Dzong, on a clear day. Overnight in Jele Dzong.

Day 02:  Trek from Jele Dzong to Jangchulakha-4-5 hrs, (3770 m)

We first ascend and then descend on a ridgeline that brings us to the alpine forest and yak herders' area. Relishing the songs of birds and the view of Mt Jomolhari (7326m), we continue our trek through the yak pastureland. It is a good opportunity to learn about the life of the yak herders. Upon reaching Jangchulakha, we set up our camp on a pasture near a small hill.

Day 03:  Trek 4-5 hours from Jangchulakha to Jimilang Tsho (3870m)

Leaving Jangchulakha, we walk through the forest of juniper and rhododendron with an exceptional view of Paro and Thimpu valleys accompanied by the beautiful peak of Mt Jomolhari (7326m). We cross several passes and follow a trail along a ridge to climb up and then make a steep descent to reach the turquoise Jimilang Tsho. The lake sitting between bare rocks amid the large pastureland and with a backdrop of Jitchu Drake (6662m), looks mesmerizing in full plight. We will camp nearby the lake for the night.

Day 04:  Trek 4-5 hours from Jimilang Tsho to Simkota Tsho (4110m)

We leave Jimilang Tsho to again walk through rhododendron forests and large pasturelands with grazing yaks that lead us to Janye Tsho. With the continuous view of the mountains, we ascend and descend through hills to reach Simkota Tsho. The deep blue lake looks stunning with the reflection of the mountains and hills falling upon its surface. We will camp near the lake along with the yak herders who will keep us company for the night.

Day 05:  Trek 3-4 hours from Simkota Tsho to Phajoding (3750 m)

From Simkota Tsho, we begin trekking with a gradual climb. We can get an amazing view of Gangkhar Puensum (7570m), the highest mountain in Bhutan which is also famous as the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. Passing through yak herders' settlements and a small lake, we reach Phume La Pass (4200m) which is decorated with prayer flags. Crossing the pass, we descend towards Phajoding Monastery which used to be the most celebrated monastery in Bhutan but is now enlisted as one of the endangered cultural monuments. We camp above the monastery to stay the night.

Day 06:  Trek 3-hours from Phajoding to Motithang (1130m)

Today, we trek downhill from Phajoding Monastery to reach Motithang, alternatively known as Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. We walk leisurely amid blue pine and juniper forest with the view of Thimphu Valley until we reach the valley itself. Upon reaching, we can explore the markets of the city. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 07:  Drive back to Paro Airport and back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we drive through the scenic landscapes of Bhutan as we head to Paro from Thimphu. We board the flight back to Kathmandu and enjoy our scenic flight until we land at Tribhuvan International Airport. We will be picked up by the company representative who will drop you at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 08:  Rest/Departure

Our team representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight.

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What's Included

  • International flights transfer.
  • Hotel in a double/twin room sharing.
  • Bhutan entry visa fee
  • Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
  • Accommodation in tour at best available Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Daily breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Experience professional tour guide
  • Tour permits and local taxes for the region
  • Group first Aid Kit.
  • Insurance for all our staff.
  • Nepal Social Adventures T-shirt.
  • Trekking map for each trekker.

What's Not Included

  • Personal travel insurance; medical and evacuation insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
  • Tips for trekking guide & porters which is expected
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

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